Lily’s Best (Summer) Week Ever: Disney Cruise Line

first_imgThis is my last article of the summer. In a couple weeks, I’ll be going back to school. So I want to say thank you to some people. Thank you to Ms. Laurel for letting me write about my summer. Thank you also to my mom and dad for taking me places. Thank you to everybody reading this and for all the nice comments. I hope your summer has been as fun as mine. And I’ll see you real soon! Share This!Hi, it’s Lily again. I’ve got an exciting surprise this week for the grand finale for my best summer week ever. I went on a cruise. I went on a Disney cruise. I went on an 11-night cruise on the Disney Fantasy! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I traveled with my parents and two of my grandparents (my mom’s parents).We got on board and had lunch at Enchanted Garden. Then we went up to the room on deck 9. This is the view from my balcony. We were parked next to a Carnival ship.The sail away party was inside because it was raining outside and people might slip. It’s interesting to watch the sail away party inside. It was very crowded.After we left, it stopped raining, and there was a rainbow!On this cruise, there were four sea days, and I went to the AquaLab on some of them. The AquaLab is a lab run by Huey, Dewey, and Louie. The water is leaking from different parts of the lab. You can even “run” the AquaDuck. It’s a LOT of fun and you get VERY wet.My grandparents and dad went to an animation class. We learned how to make a scene using animation, and we learned how to draw Winnie the Pooh.I spent a lot of time in the kids’ club. There are many different rooms and areas. The first side is the Club, and the other side is the Lab. In the Club, there is Andy’s Room, an indoor playground. There’s Pixie Hollow, which is a craft room. Then, there is the Star Wars room, which has a lot of electronics. You can fly your own ship. This is a picture of me in the Marvel room. It’s based off of a Marvel school. I am playing with one of the magic portals that Doctor Strange uses. On the Lab side, there is a craft studio, an animation studio, Pirate’s Cove (which is a place where you can sit down and relax and play on iPads), and the media lounge (where you can sit down and watch movies). There is also a gaming area in between the Club and the Lab with cafeteria tables and board games.This is me with my grandma and grandpa. We are making our own passports for arts and crafts time.I decided to get a treat before formal night dinner. We went to Sweet on You, an ice cream and sweets shop. There is ice cream, gelato, candy, and more, but I got two macarons. My favorite was the vanilla one. The chocolate was too much.This is the atrium on deck 3. There are balconies on decks 4 and 5. I was dancing to the music playing before we had dinner. The atrium is beautiful!One of my favorite things to do on a sea day is the Mickey 200. The Mickey 200 is where you carve a potato and a carrot to make a race car. Then, we race the race cars on a ramp. Most of the race cars break at the end. I like doing it. This time, my race car didn’t break. I did not win, though. It definitely won the award for sturdiest if they had a prize for that.Our first port was Aruba. As you can see, it’s One Happy Island!On Aruba we went on a port adventure. At our first stop, we saw this unique-colored lizard.At our next stop, I ordered a pastechi. It is a pastry filled with different ingredients. The one I got was a pastechi filled with cheese. I liked it.Then we went on a boat and a submarine. We saw a shipwreck from the submarine.We also saw lots of fish. They were eating stuff that was on the submarine.In the evenings, there were different featured shows. This show is a magic show. People were allowed to get up and examine the trunk for the magic show to make sure there was no fake lock, opening, or anything. We also wrote our names on it to see if it got switched out during the act. It was pretty incredible.We got to celebrate the 4th of July at sea. It was going to be a late night, so I got a chocolate coffee from Vista Cafe. It made me so I could stay up late and it was taaasty! There was a fireworks show and dance party for the 4th of July.The fireworks were amazing!Our next port was Barbados. This is a picture of one of the homes in Barbados and some land on the beach.We went to Orchid World. There were many different types of flowers. But my favorite thing was the turtle fountain in one of the greenhouses. I love my turtles!Next we went to Martinique. A thing different about Martinique is they speak French there. My daddy knows a little bit of French, and that’s the most in our family. We were able to manage, though. We walked to the Fort St. Louis. We didn’t get to tour it because tours left every hour and we came at 9:15. It would be another 45 minutes before we could get a tour. Instead, we walked around the outside. It’s a decent sized fort.We stopped for ice cream because it was hot out. I got the chocolate ice cream. We think it was dark chocolate. It was very rich but good!This is the towel animal we got on Pirate Night. We think it was supposed to be Davy Jones. I’ve seen all the Pirates movies except the most recent one. I saw them on other Disney cruises. You can watch them on TV on demand in the stateroom.In St. Kitts, we wandered around the town. This is a picture of a fountain in one of the local parks.At night after we left St. Kitts, we saw a lot of lights. It was an island. It looked a lot like a star formation, though. Those lights are going up a hill on the island.We ordered a All Hands on Deck–a cheese platter–from room service. My favorite was the cheddar (the orange cheese).On a sea day, my dad entered Chip-It Golf. Goofy and Max decided to play too. My daddy scored some points, but then lost them all on the double point ball. But he scored better than Goofy! (Only Max scored a few points for the Goofy and Max team.)We met up with one of my dad’s sisters when we stopped in Puerto Rico. We walked up to the fort, and saw an iguana.We also saw a crab!On our last sea day, we did hide and seek with the ship’s officers. They made themselves dress up as different people. Our cruise director, Trent, dressed up as Diane from Merchandise. She took over the announcements one time, too. It was very funny.There were all kinds of special shows on this cruise. Some of the theater people and Christina who does bingo did a show where you had to guess whether they were telling the truth or a lie about very funny words. Christina’s dress was made of bingo cards! She said one of them was a winning one.Our final stop was Disney’s Private Island, Castaway Cay. One of the things we did was the family whale dig. Mickey decided to show up, too.I went swimming in the ocean and I was looking for fish. I found a lot of fish. Some were near the beach. They were pretty big. There was one lady in the water who was afraid of the fish. But I’m not afraid of fish!last_img read more

Marshfield volleyball dominates Wisconsin Rapids

first_imgTigers improve to 5-3 in ValleyBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — With matches looming against the top two teams in the Wisconsin Valley Conference on Saturday, the Marshfield volleyball team wanted to make sure it took care of the business at hand Thursday.The Tigers started all three games strong and went on to beat Wisconsin Rapids 25-14, 25-11, 25-10 in a WVC match Oct. 6 at Marshfield High School.Marshfield is now 5-3 heading into the second conference tournament on Saturday at D.C. Everest. The Tigers will play first-place Everest and second-place Merrill as they look to make a push up the standings with only one week remaining in the regular season.Marshfield senior Stephanie Rhodes had eight kills in the victory, pushing her career total to 1,001, a milestone that coach Dawn Sadowska said was well-earned.“She’s been on varsity since she was a freshman, and year after year she’s been getting better,” Sadowska said. “We’ve asked more and more of her. She’s such a versatile hitter, and this year her blocking has been better than it ever has been for us.”Anna Ripp, who passed the 2,000-assist mark in her career last week, started the first game by serving six points in a row — three were aces — to push Marshfield out to a quick 7-1 lead.The Tigers finished just as strong, scoring the final eight points of the set, the final point coming on a Jamila Ougayour kill.Ripp had two aces to help Marshfield build a 5-0 lead to start Game 2 and served eight-straight points to begin the third set as the Tigers ran out to a 9-0 advantage. Marshfield was never challenged in either game.Ripp finished with 28 assists and six service aces, Alexa Aumann had a team-high 11 kills, and Maureen Cassidy had 15 digs to top Marshfield. The Tigers finished with 11 service aces overall.“Our plan was to serve aggressive, and we’ve been working on trying to run things faster,” Sadowska said. “I said every free ball, ‘We have to go quick because that’s our plan for this weekend,’ and they did a really good job of that.”(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)last_img read more

Here is your horoscope for the day: December 26, 2014

first_imgARIESYou achieve victory in competitive ventures after a period of difficulty today. There is gain in business, success in assignments and love in personal relationships to rejuvenate your self-esteem and confidence. This is a good time to attempt difficult tasks. Lucky number 6. Colour red.TAURUS You handle difficult situations with practical wisdom and subtlety today. You are able to manage things well with a firm and clear perspective, indicating priorities and goals. Mental stress can manifest health problems so avoid it. Enjoy celebrations! Lucky number 7. Colour blue. GEMINILet go the past, especially hurtful relationships and memories. A professional opportunity should be considered seriously before you make plans for the future. It’s important not to repeat old patterns or mistakes. Money transactions go smoothly and honestly. Lucky number 3. Colour green. CANCERRelationships are sealed and promises are fulfilled today. Work and pleasure can be combined today as you enjoy what you do immensely. You are nearer to actualizing an important personal plan. Trust your feelings and intuition about people and situations. Lucky number 1. Colour lotus pink.LEOYou are practical and grounded while dealing with business, finances and property matters today. You are emotional and spiritual in relationships, and family matters. You are inspired by divine wisdom and insight as you toil persistently to achieve targets. Lucky number 5. Colour brown. VIRGO You are youthful and intense in all areas of life but mask passion with a calm surface. Your mystical personality attracts some interesting people. You achieve success with your own wisdom and resources. A personal involvement has qualities of love and freedom. Lucky number 8. Colour blue.advertisementLIBRAProfessional success is on the cards! Power and influence help you turn things around in the business area. You are noble and generous in family situations. Beware of friends who are conceited due to wealth and position. Art, music, and sport can be engaging. Lucky number 6. Colour pink. SCORPIO You tend to be busy with professional matters as you build up your commercial aspects, reputation and stability. You may start new ventures and make plans for the future that are exiting and lucrative. Spend quality time with family and children. Lucky number 3. Colour tomato red.SAGITTARIUS Nine Cups full of light bring happiness in personal relationships and satisfaction in professional ventures. Physical well-being allows you to indulge in sporty activity and exciting pastimes. You are lucky in love today and can expect some surprises. Lucky number 9. Colour pink.CAPRICORNMaterial gain is on the cards today. You retain a position of power at work and affirm personal commitments with promise. Labour to business goals brings wealth. Your investments and plans prove to be gainful, be it buying property or starting a venture. Lucky number 1. Colour green.AQUARIUS ‘The Queen of Wands’ allows you to achieve success with energy and calm authority. You adapt well to new situations and developments. You can be impatient of opposition at home or in the work area, as you need authority to express leadership qualities. Lucky number 8. Colour crimson. PISCES You may feel insecure while the changes are taking place but a detached view allows you another perspective. New developments prove to be more positive and progressive. It’s best to meet changes halfway and flow with them rather than resist them. Lucky number 16. Colour fiery red.last_img read more

10 months agoBarcelona ace Dembele scoffs at claims of paying pal €15,000-a-month

first_imgBarcelona ace Dembele scoffs at claims of paying pal €15,000-a-monthby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona ace Ousmane Dembele has scoffed at claims he is paying a friend to make sure he does things on time.Dembele continues to upset management and senior players with his poor timekeeping.And Radio Marca reported that Dembele is paying one of his entourage €15,000-a-month to keep him on the straight and narrow.However, Dembele has denied the story with a reaction on Twitter with several disparaging emojis.https://t.co/LP7RBIAFNp— Ousmane Dembélé (@Dembouz) December 19, 2018 About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoBarcelona Juvenil A Victor Valdes cops suspension

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona Juvenil A Victor Valdes cops suspensionby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona Juvenil A Victor Valdes has been given a two match ban after his referee outburst. The Barca great will not be on the sidelines for the clashes against Atletico Villacarlos and Lleida Esportiu. Valdes was sent off against Girona, for insulting the assistant referee. “F*** yourself,” said Valdes to the assistant and he was dismissed for it.The former Barcelona goalkeeper took over recently and along with Patrick Kluivert, is one of the ex-pros being brought back into the club. last_img read more

Football JK Dobbins announced as starting running back for game against Oklahoma

OSU freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs a play during the 2017 season opener vs Indiana. OSU won 49-21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorFor the second straight game, freshman running back J.K. Dobbins will be the starting running back for Ohio State Saturday, when the team hosts Oklahoma Saturday at 7:30 p.m in Ohio Stadium.Last season’s starting running back Mike Weber was held out of last week’s game with a hamstring injury, but is healthy and will play this weekend as well, according to coach Urban Meyer.“J.K. will start, and then we’ll see as we move forward,” Meyer said on his 97.1 The Fan radio show.Meyer said earlier in the week the two would operate in a rotation against the Sooners. During the Big Ten teleconference on Tuesday, Meyer said the pairing offers the Buckeyes a couple of different style running backs and both will be used, even if he was still unsure in what capacity the two will be deployed.Dobbins set a record for an Ohio State freshman running back in his debut game as he rushed for 181 yards on 29 carries. The first-year starter also added 24 yards on two receptions, including an 18-yard reception on a wheel route on the second play of his career.reer. read more

GOSPEL MISSIONARY TOURISM BOOM

first_img North Carolina Preacher holds services in Turks & Caicos Healing Services begin tonight in Provo Related Items:Community fellowship center, kansas, maps Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Youth in focus for Natl Leadership conference Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 05 Oct 2014 – Comnunity Fellowship Center Assemblies of God has drawn nearly 200 guests to the TCI from across the US over the past year.The MAPS programme of The Assemblies of God sends helpers all over the world for projects. CFC and its Community Christian Academy school has benefitted from no less than four visits to assist completion of the school building. Last October there was a free clinic where thousands got medical care and glasses from our visitors.A group of 18 from Kansas is here now. Another group is coming later in the month, October 21 to further construction at the school on Leeward Highway, Providenciales.last_img read more

Budget Talks Continue For Borough Mayor

first_imgKPB Mayor Pierce: “There won’t be a lot of frills in the budget, there won’t be a lot of money to go around, but we’ll do what we can with the money we collect. It will in the future require new taxation from folks, and the question is what form of taxation will the voters agree to.”  KPB Mayor Pierce: “2019 is a budget plan, that I believe helps gets us to the 2020 year. It’s no new taxation, it balances the General Fund, and utilizes some of the money we have retained in the Land Trust Fund.”  Pierce continues to push for a balanced budget with no new taxes for the current fiscal year, but in order to accomplish that the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly will need to approve his proposal to draw $4.5 million from the borough’s Land Trust Fund. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Charlie Pierce presented his upcoming budget proposal to a joint Chamber of Commerce, on April 18. Pierce will present his proposed budget on April 24th, to the assembly. The first public hearing on the budget is set for May 1st.last_img read more

Lawsuit Filed Against Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor

first_imgRequest for comment from the Kenai Peninsula Borough were not returned in time for publication. A former human resources director, Sandra Brown, filed the lawsuit alleging she experienced disability discrimination following her diagnosis with terminal breast cancer. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A discrimination lawsuit was filed against the Kenai Peninsula Borough and Mayor Charlie Pierce on Monday in Kenai superior court. On Sept. 28, 2018 Brown was called in for a meeting with the Borough Attorney and the Borough Chief of Staff. According to Brown she was notified in the meeting that she was ‘terminated effective immediatly’. Brown received her diagnosis on May 24, 2018 and notified Mayor Pierce on June 13, 2018, after being approved for intermittent medical leave from the borough. According to court documents, Pierce’s response to the news about her diagnosis included inappropriate comments that implied her diagnosis was “not a big deal.” Brown claims that in the months after notifying Pierce and the borough about her diagnosis, Pierce excluded her from meetings pertaining to her job, publicly humiliated her, and rescheduled her performance evaluation on dates when Brown had approved medical leave, according to charging documents.last_img read more

No 7 Louisville Set to Tangle With Kentucky Tuesday

first_imgFOUR FORMER CARDS ON MLB OPENING DAY ROSTERSThe Major League Baseball season opened up on Thursday and four former Louisville baseball players were on Opening Day rosters. LAST MEETINGKentucky jumped on the board first with a pair of runs in the third inning, but the Cardinals answered back with eight unanswered runs over the next four frames on their way to an 8-3 victory. Adam Elliott earned his second win of the year with two scoreless innings of relief. Drew Campbell, Zeke Pinkham and Jake Snider all had two hits to pace the Cardinals offensively. Tuesday, April 16 | 6:30 p.m. ET | Live Stats TV: SECN+ | Radio: 93.9 The Ville LOU: Jr. RHP Luke Smith (4-0, 3.55 ERA) UK: Fr. LHP Dillon Marsh (2-1, 5.97 ERA) LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Battle of the Bluegrass will take center stage for the second time in the 2019 season as the seventh-ranked Louisville baseball team heads to Lexington to take on in-state rival Kentucky on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., ET. The game can be seen on SEC Network+ and radio coverage will be available on 93.9 The Ville. Live scoring is available at GoCards.com. 3. LSU 575 LOUISVILLE FRESHMEN HAVE BIG WEEK AT THE PLATEOn a roster that returned seven of its position starters from the 2018 season, Louisville had three freshmen with memorable moments at the dish the week of March 11-17. CARDINALS CONTINUE TO FIND SUCCESS IN ACC PLAYSince joining the ACC before the 2015 season, Louisville has seen its success at the conference level spill over into its new league. The Cardinals won regular season titles in each of their first three seasons in the ACC and were voted the preseason favorite in 2019. LOUISVILLE LEADS COUNTRY IN WINS SINCE 2007Dan McDonnell took the reins of the Louisville baseball program in 2007. Louisville entered 2019 with the most wins of any Division I program from 2007-18 with 554. In the finale against Wake Forest, Bobby Miller made his own run at history with seven hitless innings in his second start of the season. However, the Demon Deacons broke through against the relievers in the eighth. SERIES HISTORYTuesday’s Battle of the Bluegrass will be the 110th all-time meeting between the two programs with the Wildcats leading the series 63-45-1. Louisville is just 16-35 against Kentucky in Lexington and has lost the last two games played there. Under Dan McDonnell, the Cardinals are 16-11 against their in-state rival. OFFENSIVE EXPLOSION IN RALEIGHLouisville entered the weekend series at NC State with a .258 team batting average and scoring 6.2 runs per game. The Cardinals blew past those numbers against the Wolfpack, tallying 34 runs over three games and hitting .379 for the weekend. It has been more than 35 years since Louisville last tossed a no-hitter, going all the way back to Dave McCormick’s gem against Cincinnati on March 26, 1983. The Cardinals have five in program history. BINELAS CAPTURES ACC PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORSFreshman third baseman Alex Binelas was named the ACC Player of the Week after leading the offensive charge in the four victories last week. GAME DAY INFORMATION #7 Louisville at Kentucky Location: Lexington, Ky. Venue: Kentucky Proud Park (5,000) Twitter Updates: @LouisvilleBSB Game Notes: Louisville | Kentucky ABOUT KENTUCKYKentucky comes into Tuesday’s matchup at 20-16 overall, with a 4-3 mark since taking a loss against the Cardinals at Jim Patterson Stadium two weeks ago. The Wildcats scored their biggest series victory of the season over the weekend, sweeping a doubleheader at Ole Miss on Sunday to capture the series in Oxford. He then followed it up with seven more hitless innings against James Madison before allowing the only hit of the game to lead off the eighth. Detmers finished his eight innings with a career-high 14 strikeouts. Detmers tossed seven no-hit innings with 11 strikeouts against Brown. The southpaw retired the first 16 batters he faced before issuing a walk with one out in the sixth inning. Detmers then retired the next five hitters to finish off his outing. UofL scored 14 runs in both games on Saturday, marking the first time the Cardinals had reached double digit runs in both games of a doubleheader since March 16, 2004 against Murray State (13-1, 13-4). DETMERS NAMED TO GOLDEN SPIKES AWARD MIDSEASON WATCH LISTReid Detmers drew more recognition on Wednesday, as USA Baseball named him to the Golden Spikes Award midseason watch list. Louisville pitching currently leads the ACC and ranks top 15 in the country in ERA (3.14), WHIP (1.14), strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.98) and hits allowed per nine innings (6.77). Louisville’s starting pitcher has pitched five innings or more with one earned run or fewer allowed in 16 games this season. UofL has had a starting pitcher throw seven no-hit innings on three occasions this season, with Reid Detmers doing it against Brown and James Madison, and Bobby Miller against Wake Forest. Louisville pitchers set a Jim Patterson Stadium record with 18 strikeouts against Georgia Tech on March 22. The Cardinals have struck out 10 or more in 20 games this season, with a 17-3 record when doing so. The Cardinals have been active offensively in the first inning this season, plating at least one run in the opening inning of 20 games. Louisville has scored 33 first inning runs overall and is 17-3 when scoring in the first. The Louisville offense tallied double digit hits in all three games last weekend, giving it 16 games this season with at least 10. The Cardinals are 24-0 this season when they outhit the opposition. Logan Wyatt is third in the country with 43 walks through 36 games and is currently on pace for 67 this season. The UofL single season record in 69 by Kevin Malone in 1980. Wyatt moved to ninth all-time on Louisville’s career walk list with three walks Tuesday vs. NKU. Louisville swiped a season-high nine bases on March 6 against Morehead State. It was the most since the Cardinals finished with 10 stolen bases against Eastern Kentucky on Feb. 20, 2013. UofL currently leads the ACC with 71 stolen bases on the year. Louisville has finished in the top five in the country in stolen bases in four of the last six seasons. In the victory over Morehead State on March 6, the Cardinals set a program record with eight different players recording a stolen base. The Cardinals are 24-0 this season when leading after eight innings. From 2012-17, Louisville accumulated a six-year record of 266-3 when entering the ninth with a lead, including a 50-0 mark in 2017. UofL has won 35 of its 46 ACC series since joining the league and is 38-7 in its series finales during that span, including an 11-4 record in rubber games. The Cardinals have won 18 of their 23 ACC series at home since debuting in the conference. Twelve different Cardinals have made their Louisville debuts this season (Albanese, Binelas, Davis, Leonard, Lohman, Masterman, Metzinger, Perkins, Poland, Schmeltz, Smith and Wright). It was the collegiate debut for 11 of the 12. While at Louisville, coach Dan McDonnell has guided the Cardinals to four College World Series berths, seven NCAA Super Regional appearances, 11 NCAA Regional bids, eight regular season conference championships and two conference tournament titles with 37 All-Americans. Since the inception of the midseason watch list in 2012, Louisville is tied for fourth nationally with the 12 players selected. Only the Cardinals and Oregon State have had at least one representative on the list in seven of the eight years. Nick Burdi (Pittsburgh Pirates), Adam Engle (Chicago White Sox), Chad Green (New York Yankees) and Matt Koch (Arizona Diamondbacks) were each on the roster to start the 2019 season. Louisville has won 35 of 46 conference series since joining the league. With sweeps this season against Wake Forest and at Duke and NC State, the Cardinals have tallied 10 conference road sweeps over the last four-plus seasons and 20 sweeps in ACC play altogether. TEAM NOTES AND TRENDS Louisville is currently third in the Atlantic Division with a 10-5 start at the midway point in conference action. Henry Davis, who has split time behind the plate this season, launched his first collegiate home run with a towering shot in the seventh inning of Louisville’s opening win at Duke. He then added a second long ball in the finale, when he was 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Two batters after Davis hit his second homer of the weekend, Jared Poland got in on the act with a two-run blast that tied the game at four as the Cardinals rallied back for the victory. The Cardinals began head coach Dan McDonnell’s 13th season ranked as high as fourth in the national polls. UofL is coming off a 45-19 record in 2018, its seventh straight 40-win season and the 11th in 12 seasons under McDonnell. The Cardinals advanced to the championship round of an NCAA Regional for the seventh straight season. LOUISVILLE’S CONTINUED FLIRTATIONS WITH NO-HITTERSThe Cardinals have taken a no-hitter into the eighth inning on three separate occasions this season. Reid Detmers tossed seven no-hit innings against Brown on February 22 before the Bears spoiled things against the UofL bullpen with two outs in the ninth. Detmers followed it up with seven hitless innings the next week versus James Madison, only to see the bid end in the eighth. DETMERS EARNS BACK-TO-BACK ACC PITCHER OF THE WEEK HONORSSophomore lefthander Reid Detmers was named the ACC Pitcher of the Week in consecutive weeks after dominant starts against Brown and James Madison. Detmers is the 12th player in Louisville program history to appear on the midseason watch list and the first since Brendan McKay in 2017. McKay went on to win the Golden Spikes Award that season. ABOUT THE LOUISVILLE CARDINALSLouisville was red hot last week, racking up four wins behind an explosive offensive outburst. The Cardinals scored  45 runs on 56 hits in the four victories, including a three-game sweep at second-ranked North Carolina State. With the three wins in Raleigh, the Cardinals took over the top spot in the ACC. Most Wins Since 2007 LOUISVILLE IN NATIONAL POLLS EVERY WEEK SINCE START OF 2012Louisville, which surpassed its previous high national ranking of No. 2 (in 2016) with the No. 1 ranking on March 13 and March 20 during the 2017 season, has enjoyed a historic run by remaining ranked in at least one major national poll every week since the release of the 2012 preseason rankings — the longest such span in school history. 2. North Carolina 576 Following victories over Boston College and Duke, Detmers set the Jim Patterson Stadium record striking out 16 Georgia Tech hitters over 7.2 innings on March 22. The lefty gave up just one run in 7.1 innings against Wake Forest on March 29 while tallying double digit strikeouts for the fifth time on the year. 1. Louisville 581 Since the hiring of head coach Dan McDonnell prior to the 2007 season, 64 Louisville players have signed professional contracts after being selected in the Major League Baseball Draft, including a school-record nine Cardinals in 2010. Binelas was at the forefront of the offensive outburst, going 8-for-15 (.533) at the plate with four doubles, a home run and seven RBI. The freshman tallied seven of his eight hits in the sweep at NC State, with four going for extra bases. Detmers ranks second in the country with 94 strikeouts and has walked just 13 batters in 60.1 innings. Of his nine starts in 2019, three have ended with a career high in strikeouts. Detmers worked seven hitless innings with a then-career best 11 strikeouts against Brown on Feb. 22. His next start out against James Madison, he once again carried a no-hitter through seven innings, finishing with 14 punchouts on the night. Six different Cardinals had a batting average of at least .400 last week with 10 or more at bats as Louisville hit .359 as a team. In addition to the offense prowess, UofL limited NC State to just 15 runs in the three-game series after the Wolfpack entered the weekend averaging 8.5 runs per game. Michael Kirian and Michael McAvene have been key pieces at the end of games in 2019 with marked improvement from their 2018 numbers. Kirian held a 12.71 ERA in 11.1 innings as a freshman last season, while McAvene had a 4.55 ERA over his two-year career entering 2019. This season, Kirian is 2-0 with a save and has given up just two runs in 17.2 innings for a 1.02 ERA. McAvene is 1-0 with four saves and four runs allowed in 16.1 innings. The duo has combined to strike out 46 batters with just seven walks. FEELING AT HOME INSIDE JIM PATTERSON STADIUMSince opening the gates at Jim Patterson Stadium in 2005, the Cardinals have won more than 77 percent of their games in the ballpark posting a 390-111 record (.778 winning percentage), including an impressive 33-4 mark during the 2017 season at the corner of Third and Central. The Cardinals are 19-4 on their home field this season. Louisville set a school record for home wins with 36 in 2016 and the Cardinals have registered 30 or more wins at home in four of the last six seasons. DETMERS EARNS MIDSEASON HONORSSophomore Reid Detmers has racked up midseason honors this season, being named the Midseason Pitcher of the Year by Perfect Game, Midseason Top Pitcher by D1Baseball and the March National Pitcher of the Month by the NCBWA. The Oak Creek, Wis. native has been on a tear over the last month, hitting .357 during that stretch with five home runs and 15 RBI. On the season, Binelas holds a .293 average and leads the Cardinals in long balls and slugging percentage. LOUISVILLE’S BACK END BULLPEN RESURGENCELouisville has consistently produced top of the line bullpen arms, many of which are spread across pro baseball. This season is no different, with the Cardinals a perfect 24-0 when leading after eight innings. In Sunday’s win over Clemson, McAvene and Kirian pitched the final six innings of the game, striking out eight with no runs and just three hits allowed. Ranked in the top 25 in all six major preseason polls for 2019, the Cardinals have earned a preseason national ranking in 11 straight seasons (2008-2018) overall. Louisville entered the 2019 season ranked fourth in the D1Baseball rankings, eighth in the Perfect Game and USA Today polls, ninth in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and NCBWA rankings and 11th by Baseball America. Print Friendly Version 4. Florida State 574 The 28 runs scored on Saturday were the most in a doubleheader for the Cardinals since March 23, 1991 when they scored 40 in two games against Western Illinois. The 28 runs were also the most runs scored by Louisville in consecutive ACC games since joining the conference in 2015. Story Links 5. Vanderbilt 564 Alex Binelas was the first of three to hit his first collegiate home run, doing so in the third inning against Ole Miss. The two-run shot was part of a 2-for-4 showing with four RBIs for the Oak Creek, Wis. native.last_img read more