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The Allman Betts Band Announces Debut Album, Tour Dates With John Fogerty

first_imgThe Allman Betts Band have officially announced their debut album, Down To The River, due out June 28th via BMG. The torch-bearing family band, which features Allman Brothers Band offspring Devon Allman, Duane Betts, Berry Oakley Jr., as well as Johnny Stachela, Johnny Ginty, R Scott Bryan, and John Lum, will preview the new material on May 17th with the release of their first single, “All Night”.EXCLUSIVE: Devon Allman & Duane Betts Discuss “The Allman Betts Band”, Upcoming Album & TourThe new record was appropriately recorded at the legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, AL and produced by Grammy Award winner Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price, John Prine, Elvis Presley).Down To The Record also features special guest collaborations with Peter Levin, B3 Hammond player from the Gregg Allman Band, and Chuck Leavell, former Allman Brothers Band keyboardist and current musical director for the Rolling Stones.In addition to their world tour dates, The Allman Betts Band will join John Fogerty on the road for select dates later this summer with stops in Providence, RI; Portland, ME; and Boston, MA as well as a performance at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. Additional tour dates are expected to be added soon.“Anytime you get to play with your heroes it’s a dream come true, but John Fogerty, that’s pretty special. We are beyond honored to share the stage with him on these upcoming dates,” says Betts in a press release. “As a longtime fan of CCR, I’m so amped up to do some shows with one of the best voices in rock music,” adds Allman.Check out the tracklisting of the new album below, a video from their latest Paste Studio session, as well as The Allman Betts Band’s full tour schedule, and head to their website for additional information.The Allman Betts Band – Down To The River TracklistingAll NightShinin’TryDown To The RiverAutumn BreezeGood Ol’ DaysMelodies Are MemoriesSouthern AccentsLong GoneView Tour DatesThe Allman Betts Band – “Melodies Are Memories”, “Down To The River” [Video: Paste Magazine]The Allman Betts Band – Down To The River 2019 TourMay 6, Oklahoma City, OK @ Tower TheaterMay 8, Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon TheaterMay 9, Salina, KS @ Stiefel TheatreMay 10, Dallas, TX @ Kessler TheaterMay 11, Houston, TX @ Heights TheaterMay 12, Austin, TX @ MohawkMay 14, Lubbock, TX @ Cactus TheaterMay 15, Albuquerque, NM @ National Hispanic Cultural CenterMay 16, Tucson, AZ @ Fox TheaterMay 17, Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum TheaterMay 19, Chandler, AZ @ Chandler Center for the Performing ArtsJun 8, Garberville, CA @ Redwood RunJun 14, Lowell, MA @ Lowell Summer Music SeriesJun 15, Utica, NY @ Stanley TheatreJun 18, Kent, OH @ The Kent StageJun 19, Three Oaks, MI @ Acorn TheaterJun 20, Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre BallroomJun 21, Columbus, OH @ Express LiveJun 22, Kokomo, IN @ Foster ParkJun 23, McMinnville, TN @ Cumberland CavernsJun 25, Bristol, TN @ Paramount TheaterJun 26, Rocky Mount, VA @ Harvester PACJun 27, State College, PA @ State TheatreJun 30, Winter Park, CO @ Blues from the TopJul 5, Westhampton, NY @ Westhampton Beach PACJul 6, East Hampton, NY @ John Drew Theater at Guild HallJul 7, Norwalk, CT @ Wall Street TheaterJul 8, Ocean City, NJ @ NJ Music PierJul 16, Munich, DE @ Backstage HallJul 17, Luxembourg, LUX @ RockhalJul 23, Cologne, Germany @ KantineJul 24, Amsterdam, NL @ ParadisoJul 29, Hamburg, DE @ MarkthalleJul 30, Berlin, DE @ LidoJul 31, Nürnberg, DE @ HirschAug 9, Providence, RI @ Bold Point Park*Aug 11, Portland, ME Maine @ Savings Pavilion*Aug 13, Boston, MA @ Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion*Aug 15, New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall*Aug 29, St. Charles, IL @ The Arcada TheaterAug 30, Fort Wayne, IN @ Sweetwater Performance PavilionSep 1, Lakeville, PA @ Cove Ent ResortsSep 13, Colorado Springs, CO @ Pikes Peak CenterNov 1, Auburn, AL @ Woltosz Theatre* w/ John FogertyFestival DatesMay 18, Dana Point, CA @ Doheny Blues FestivalJun 16, 2019 Bethel, NY @ Mountain JamJun 28, Rochester, NY @ Rochester Jazz FestivalJun 29, 2019 New Martinsville, WV @ Back Home FestivalJul 2, Milwaukee, WI @ SummerfestJul 14, 2019 Suwalki, Poland @ Suwalki Blues FestivalJul 20, 2019 Maidstone, UK @ Ramblin’ Man FairJul 21, Peer, Belgium @ Peer Blues FestivalJul 25-28, 2019 Scranton, PA @ Peach Music FestivalJul 25-28, 2019 Breitenbach, GER @ Burg Herzberg festivalAug 2, Notodden, Norway @ Notodden Blues FestivalAug 10, 2019 Duluth, MN @ Bayfront Blues FestivalAug 24, 2019 Arrington, VA @ LOCKN’ FestivalSep 5-8, 2019 Las Vegas, NV @ Big Blues BenderSep 14, Telluride, CO @ Blues & Brews FestMORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED!View Tour Dateslast_img read more

Learning about learning: Creating a connection

first_imgPeter Bol, Harvard’s vice provost for advances in learning (VPAL), announced Thursday the formation of the VPAL Research Group. The organization will integrate HarvardX and the research fellows’ programs from the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT), and adds new leadership and positions.“This fusion to support our growing work in the learning sciences is absolutely additive,” said Bol, Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, who has served in the vice provost role for two years. “Moreover, research is following our faculty, as what is happening online and in the classroom is increasingly blurred, and researchers have already been skating across both realms. In that sense, it’s a reflection of a reality that has already existed over the past few years.”The VPAL Research Group will be dedicated to advancing Harvard’s research on assessing and improving residential, blended, and digital learning environments.The newly formed VPAL Research Group will strive to study learning whenever and whenever it happens—even in virtual environments such as those created by the Visualization Lab in the department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Photo courtesy of the Harvard Initiative for Learning & Teaching.“Grounded by HarvardX’s benchmark studies on MOOC [massive open online course] learners and HILT’s ongoing efforts to convene faculty and build a teaching and learning network across campus, we are working from a position of strength,” said Dustin Tingley, Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy, who will assume the faculty directorship of the new VPAL research team. “Looking ahead, our charge is to enable faculty research as well as develop new opportunities for research that come out of Harvard’s investment in technologies like the new Canvas platform.”Tingley is also the director of graduate studies for the Harvard Government Department, faculty director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science’s Undergraduate Research Scholar program, and founding director of the Program on Experience Based Learning in the Social Sciences, which created and helps maintain ABLConnect, a resource for activity-based and active learning.Andrew Ho, professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, who has simultaneously served as chair of the HarvardX Research Committee and directed on an interim basis the efforts of the HarvardX research team, will become the chair of the VPAL Research Committee.The committee supporting and advising Ho and Tingley will be composed of faculty members from across Harvard, many of whom have previously served as advisers to the prior HarvardX research group. Designed around topic subgroups to help define and advance particular priorities, the committee will tackle adaptive learning; hybrid classrooms; and the use, sharing, and privacy of learning data, among other issues, while also fostering cutting-edge research.“Our aim remains steadfast: supporting the charge by our faculty to improve teaching and exploring the emerging, constantly changing state of what Provost Alan Garber calls ‘anywhere, anytime learning,’ ” said Bol. “I am very much in line with a growing sentiment of the learning sciences research community. Every learning experience offers a potential opportunity for experimentation and analysis — and progress.”last_img read more

Mayoral initiative heads for year two

first_img A summer of service to cities Mayor Rosalynn Bliss of Grand Rapids, Mich., a member of the first-year cohort, noted that the program exposed her to more than one new source of learning.“In addition to the talented professors who challenged us to think differently about how best to solve community problems,” Bliss explained, “we had the opportunity to connect with and learn from other mayors.”With an emphasis on leadership, innovation, collaboration, and data-driven decision-making, the program begins each year with an intensive three days in New York City and seamlessly transitions to virtual classes from the HBX Live studio for the rest of the year. Additional support and programming helps each mayor focus on building their leadership skills by applying real-time learning to real-world problems. In Year 1, Fischer was particularly impacted by the public narrative workshop with Marshall Ganz, the Rita E. Hauser Senior Lecturer in Leadership, Organizing, and Civil Society at HKS.“The storytelling sessions that we did with Marshall, learning how to better express yourself and connect heart-to-heart with your citizens, was really valuable,” said Fischer. “Mayors tend to talk kind of head-to-head, from an intellectual standpoint. But what moves people is heart-to-heart storytelling about the mayor as a person — the constituency as a whole, what we’ve done, or what our challenges are together. That was a great takeaway that I use every day.” “In addition to the talented professors who challenged us to think differently about how best to solve community problems, we had the opportunity to connect with and learn from other mayors.” — Mayor Rosalynn Bliss of Grand Rapids, Mich. Bloomberg Harvard program opens with three-day session, offering yearlong support on solving problems Reflecting on his experience with the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative over the past year, Mayor Greg Fischer thought first of the collective learning for his organization.“It’s been the most valuable kind of training, lifelong learning experiences, that I’ve had and my administration has had together,” said Fischer, the mayor of Louisville, Ky., and a first-year participant in the initiative.The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative is a collaboration among Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Harvard Business School (HBS), and Bloomberg Philanthropies, a nonprofit foundation created by businessman and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. It offers leadership and management training to mayors and senior officials from participating cities, and kicked off its second year on July 22.As the first year ends, the feedback has been positive. Through the Bloomberg Harvard Initiative, student fellows help mayors to improve lives center_img Fischer’s cohort included 29 U.S. mayors and 11 from Canada, South America, and Europe. The second group has widened its outreach to Africa and Asia, including mayors from cities in Indonesia and Sierra Leone.Though specific policy challenges vary between states and countries, many leadership challenges for city officials are consistent worldwide. The initiative’s faculty leaders have found that investing in the local level of government translate to a direct impact on communities.Rawi Abdelal, an HBS professor and the executive education co-chair for the initiative, said that in many cases, “it is city government that is the most consistent about both vision and pragmatism.”“Investing in these city leaders means increasing capabilities within the level of government that has the largest influence on citizens’ day-to-day lives,” he said.The new cohort of mayors aren’t the only ones selected from their cities to attend Harvard classes; each mayor will soon nominate two senior change agents in their administration to spend a year working with them and the initiative to advance the goals they set together. The three-person team will have ample opportunity to engage others in city hall — and beyond — to share in the learning journey and attend classes and workshops.The initiative is designed to benefit more than the participating mayors and their senior leaders, said Jorrit de Jong, the initiative’s faculty director, executive education co-chair, and lecturer at HKS.“We educate not just current city leaders, but also future city leaders and people who are currently enrolled in our degree programs,” de Jong said.This summer, for example, the initiative has 16 Harvard graduate student fellows working in the offices of Year 1 mayors.“We’ve made it a big focus to expose our students to what we do,” de Jong said. “We want to make them excited about working for cities and expose them to the real challenges our cities are facing.”Situated in HKS’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the initiative models itself as a “learning organization,” according to de Jong. The program has evolved as it enters its second year, and is adapting its content in response to feedback from Year 1 mayors.“We’re asking mayors to think differently, to ask themselves and their organizations tough questions, to pursue innovation with courage, and to accept failure as a necessary ingredient for success,” he said. “As an organization, it’s vital that we also commit ourselves to those principles so we can be creative yet strategic with our program, and practice what we preach.”In pursuit of new knowledge, the Initiative has engaged in research and curriculum development projects with a number of cities from the first cohort.“Convening mayors is only the beginning of our partnership with cities,” de Jong said. The initiative has launched three HBS/HKS research projects with Year 1 cities, he explained. They’re looking to produce more actionable data, teaching tools, and case studies that will continue to push what de Jong called ‘the field of city leadership’ forward in academia and on the ground in cities.“Year 1 taught us that the program resonates with mayors and senior leaders,” de Jong said. “For us, Year 2 is about doubling down on the best HBS and HKS has to offer so city leaders can step up with confidence and leverage skills they learned from each other to better serve their communities.” Related The mayors, who have to make government worklast_img read more

CUNA, orgs outline essential data breach legislation points

first_img continue reading » CUNA and other trade organizations highlighted what data breach legislation should look like to leadership of the House Energy and Commerce Committee this week in response to a request for comments on such legislation. CUNA supports strong national data security and breach notification requirements.“Any legislation enacted into law must ensure that all entities that handle consumers’ sensitive financial data have in place a robust–yet flexible and scalable–process to protect data, which must be coupled with effective oversight and enforcement procedures to ensure accountability and compliance,” the letter reads. “This is an important step to limit the onslaught of breaches and reduce risks to consumers and the significant costs imposed on our members from breaches.“This standard should apply to all entities that handle sensitive personal and financial data in order to provide meaningful and consistent protection for consumers nationwide,” it adds. 19SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

TV Stars Who Left Shows and Came Back: Photos

first_imgAt the end of Chicago Fire‘s sixth season, Monica Raymund, who portrayed Gabby Dawson, announced she wouldn’t be back for season 7 and was ready to move on to new projects.Luckily, fans did get a chance to say goodbye after showrunner Derek Haas begged her to come back. She appeared twice in the season 7 premiere.“Last year, Monica let me know that she wasn’t going to come back. I was in denial,” Haas told Us at the time. “So she was like, ‘Derek, I love this character and have done this character for six years, but I have bigger, other ambitions.’ So, I was like, ‘OK, s—t.’ I wrote the ending of last season, and I will admit it was not the perfect … it wasn’t what I wanted to do in my head. We had planned pretty good in Puerto Rico, I just thought Casey would go get her and bring her back. Whatever. This summer, I saw her a couple of times. The first time, she was like, ‘Derek, I’m not doing it.’ Then the second time I was like, ‘Monica, please. I’m asking for one — literally one day, one episode. Can you come back?’ I think she took pity on me and came back and did it.”- Advertisement – For others, they put the character behind them, but when a show wraps, they decide to come back. Steve Carrell, for example, decided to exit The Office — and continuously said he wouldn’t be back. However, when the show came to an end in 2013, he couldn’t help appearing for one last laugh.For more stars who have exited TV shows only to come back later, scroll through the gallery below. – Advertisement –center_img Saying goodbye is tough — staying away is even tougher. That’s the case for many stars in TV shows. Episodic TV, although it’s changing constantly in the midst of the streaming wars, isn’t a small commitment. Many dramas include 24 hour-long episodes per season, leaving little room for other projects.That said, many actors who decide it’s time to hang up their hat on a role they’ve played for years, later come back. Sometimes, they don’t even wait very long.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Corker told truth about Trump. Now Congress must act.

first_imgTying Trump’s hands on nuclear weapons would be a far more aggressive step, but it’s one that members of Congress who are mindful of this moment’s profound peril should take.Of course, “should” is the key word here. There are plenty of things that Republicans should  do about Trump, including impeaching him for violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution.We’ve grown so inured to Republican politicians’ persistent refusal to put the welfare of the country above their re-election prospects and lust for tax cuts that complaining about it feels banal and naïve.But Corker’s expression of alarm is a reminder that we are teetering on the cusp of horror.He made it clear that Trump’s tweeted provocations of North Korea are impulsive rather than strategic.“A lot of people think that there is some kind of ‘good cop, bad cop’ act underway, but that’s just not true,” he said.We need to take seriously the possibility that Trump might cavalierly start a war that could kill millions of people. It would be a human calamity of inconceivable, history-bending scale, and it would leave America as a hated global pariah.Now that Corker has admitted that Trump cannot be trusted with the power he holds, he and other Republicans have no excuse not to try to take that power away.Taylor, of the Niskanen Center, is in frequent contact with anti-Trump Republicans, and he senses a growing sense of urgency among them.“Having an unstable narcissist who is ignorant of politics, policy and foreign affairs with the nuclear codes has probably turned them white as a sheet,” he said. “There is some degree of serious responsibility that they fully realize that they hold.”If so, now would be a good time to show it.Michelle Goldberg is a senior correspondent for The American Prospect and a columnist for The Daily Beast, Slate and The New York Times.More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation Categories: Editorial, OpinionOver the past few months, the country has been in a foul sort of trance.Among people who work in politics, Republicans as well as Democrats, it is conventional wisdom that President Donald Trump is staggeringly ill-informed, erratic, reckless and dishonest. “The Congress holds the ultimate power for war,” Jerry Taylor, president of the Niskanen Center, a libertarian think tank, told me. “Though they have more or less delegated that power away to the executive branch, they can take it back.”They could start with a pair of bills introduced by Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Rep. Ted Lieu of California, both Democrats, prohibiting the president from launching a nuclear first strike without a congressional declaration of war.So far, the only Republican to sign on in either chamber is Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina.But given how little faith Senate Republicans have in Trump’s judgment, they have a duty to take up this legislation or develop an alternative.“Increasingly, senators and members of Congress are going to come to the conclusion that there has to be a firewall that is erected so that a single human being cannot impulsively launch nuclear weapons,” Markey told me.Despite its overall record of weakness, Congress has acted on one occasion to curb Trump’s worst foreign policy impulses.In July, Republicans voted overwhelmingly for a bipartisan bill that, among other things, limited Trump’s ability to unilaterally lift sanctions on Russia.center_img (He also might be compromised by a hostile foreign power.)But it’s also conventional wisdom that with few exceptions, Republicans in Congress are not going to stand up to him.America’s nuclear arsenal is in the hands of a senescent Twitter troll, but those with political power have refused to treat this fact as a national emergency.Thus, even though a majority of Americans consider the president unfit for office, a fatalistic sense of stasis has set in.Credit Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., for momentarily snapping us out of it.On Sunday evening, after a Twitter feud with Trump, Corker gave an interview to The New York Times in which he said publicly what Republican officeholders usually say only privately.Trump, Corker told the reporters Jonathan Martin and Mark Landler, is treating the presidency like “a reality show” and could be setting the nation “on the path to World War III.” Corker has previously said that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and chief of staff John Kelly “help separate our country from chaos.”On Sunday, he identified the agent of that chaos.“I know for a fact that every single day at the White House, it’s a situation of trying to contain him,” Corker said of Trump.Now that Corker has done the country the immense favor of acknowledging the obvious, the key question is: What’s next?Corker, despite his culpability in helping to legitimate Trump during the presidential campaign and despite waiting until he’d announced his retirement to speak out, has behaved more patriotically than most of his quietly complicit colleagues.But as Trump continues to tweet threats at a war-ready North Korea, it is not enough to simply hope that the president’s minders can stop him from blowing up the world.Corker, after all, is not a passive spectator; he’s the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.last_img read more

Shell opens its 1st Belgian LNG truck station

first_imgThe Hague-based energy giant Shell on Monday opened its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) truck refuelling station in Belgium.The station is located in Herstal, Liège near the three-border point at the E313, a key route for international road freight.It has a capacity of 3.5 KT of LNG and can supply 150 trucks with LNG daily, according to a Shell statement.Shell said it sees a mosaic of fuels and engines developing for road transport and believes LNG has a significant role to play as a solution for heavy-duty road transport.Road transport companies are increasingly choosing LNG fuel as it offers both financial and environmental benefits in comparison to conventional diesel.LNG is cleaner-burning than diesel and produces less sulfur, particulates and nitrogen oxides. Moreover, it also contributes reducing noise pollution and can help lower CO2 emissions, the statement notes.Shell already has 7 LNG stations in the Netherlands (Rotterdam, Waalwijk, Amsterdam, Pijnacker, Waddinxveen, Eindhoven and Heerenveen) and intends to open further LNG stations in Europe over the next 12 months, the company said.“LNG fuel is an important option for transport companies,” Laurent Charlot, Commercial Director, Shell Belgium said in the statement.“We expect demand for LNG to grow and continue to work with truck manufacturers, customers and policymakers to promote the use of LNG as a cleaner-burning and more affordable transport fuel,” Charlot said.last_img read more

Spinal cord repair restores independent breathing

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share 19 Views   no discussionscenter_img HealthLifestyle Spinal cord repair restores independent breathing by: – July 14, 2011 Share By James GallagherHealth reporter, BBC NewsDamage to the spinal cord in the neck can result in problems breathingThe ability to breathe has been restored to mice with spinal cord injuries, in what US researchers describe as a medical first.Some patients with damaged spinal cords need ventilators as they are unable to breathe on their own.A report in the journal Nature showed a nerve graft, coupled with a protein, could restore breathing.Human trials could begin soon, which the charity Spinal Research said could be “potentially life-changing”.Damage at the top of the spinal cord, around the neck, can interrupt messages to the diaphragm – a layer of muscle involved in breathing.ChallengeThe cord is notoriously resistant to repair. Techniques such as nerve grafts, which worked in the arms and legs, had shown limited success with the spinal cord, doctors at the Case Western Reserve University said.The spinal cord scars after it is damaged, and molecules – chondroitin sulphate proteoglycans – prevent nerves repairing and forming new connections.The researchers used a nerve graft to form a bridge across the scar at the same time as injecting an enzyme – chondoitinase ABC – which attacked the inhibitory molecules.Three months later, tests showed the mice had recovered 80-100% of breathing function.Professor of neuroscience and lead researcher Jerry Silver said: “The use of the enzyme, that’s helped get the nerve fibres out and we were amazed at, once they get out, how well they can reconnect.“The spinal cord can just figure things out and restore really beautiful functional breathing patterns.”Researchers hope to begin trials in humans. They are also investigating whether bladder function can be restored, which can be lost when the lower spine is damaged.Dr Mark Bacon, from the charity Spinal Research, said: “Long distance regeneration has remained quite elusive in the field of spinal cord injury repair, so to achieve this and at the end of it establish functional connections that actually do something useful – restore breathing – is remarkable.“It is potentially life-changing if this or similar techniques can be translated to the clinic.”last_img read more

Lady Cardinals And Lady Indians Split VB Games

first_imgThe St. Louis 8th Grade Volleyball team defeated Milan 25-15, 25-17.Leading servers for STL were: Alexa Miles. 9/13 9 points 8 Aces. Grace Laudick 8/10 6 points 3 Aces. Harlee Masavage 6/10 6 points 2 Aces.Leading attackers for STL were:  Grace Laudick 3/3 and Harlee Masavage 2/3.Next match is this Thursday at home against Sunman.Courtesy of Lady Cardinals Coach Julie Laudick.The Lady Indians won the 7th Grade battle over The Lady Cardinals 25-19, 25-21.Courtesy of Lady Cardinals Coach Jennifer Meer.STL vs. Milan MS VB (8-17)Courtesy of Lady Cardinals Coach Jennifer Meer.last_img

Lady Bulldogs JV Softball Splits Games in Golden Bear Invitational

first_imgThe JV Lady Bulldogs traveled to Shelbyville on Saturday to compete in the Golden Bear Invitational.  First game up was the Greensburg Lady Pirates.The Lady Bulldogs were up the entire game and lost in heart breaking fashion in the bottom of the seventh as the Lady Pirates came back and scored five runs to defeat the Lady Bulldogs.  The final tally was 7-6.  Batesville played very well the whole game but the Lady Pirate bats came alive in the seventh as they pounded out five hits and took a walk to complete the comeback.Paige Oldham and Hannah Nunlist led the JV Lady Bulldogs in hitting as each collected two hits a piece.  Abby Westerfeld, Chloe Saler, Ainsley Phipps, and Anna Gerth all chipped in with one.Westerfeld was solid on the mound going all seven innings for the Lady Bulldogs punching out nine Lady Pirate hitters.Next up for the Lady Bulldogs was the Milan Lady Indians.The Lady Bulldogs started quickly as they put up three in the bottom half of the first after shutting down Milan.  Westerfeld, Nunlist, Saler, and Gerth all had hits in the inning to put the Lady Bulldogs ahead early.  The Lady Indians responded with one in the second and three more in the third to put the Lady Indians in front 4-3.  In the bottom half of the third, Gwen Martin knotted up the score with a solo homerun that was crushed over the left-center field fence.  Milan, however, responded with one run in the fourth and pushed across two more in the fifth to regain the lead at 7-4.  The Lady Bulldogs would respond.  They exploded for six runs in the fifth inning and added another for good measure in the sixth. Westerfeld shut the door in the seventh striking out three Lady Indians hitters to secure the victory.Martin led the offensive attack for the Lady Bulldogs going 3-3 with the homerun, a double, a single, and a walk.  She came around to score four times in the game to lead the team.  Westerfeld and Gerth added two hits a piece while Oldham, Saler, McKenzie Laker, Zoe Peters, and Phipps all had one.  It was a well balanced attack as every starter for the Lady Bulldogs had a hit in the game.Oldham picked up the win on the bump going five innings for the Lady Bulldogs striking out four Lady Indian hitters.  Westerfeld came in for the save pitching the remaining two innings punching out five Lady Indian hitters.Batesville JV softball will next be in action Tuesday evening as they will once again square off against the Milan Lady Indians at home.  First pitch will be immediately following the varsity game.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Stacey Kessens.last_img read more