The South Ripley Raiders defeated The Southwestern Rebels 9-8.Down 8-1 in the 4th, the South Ripley Raiders mounted an epic comeback, highlighted by Lane Sparks’ walk-off base hit in the bottom of the sixth, to defeat the previously undefeated Southwestern Rebels 9-8.In their last at-bat, down 8-4, two outs and nobody on, the Raiders started their rally: Jon Adkins singled; Cody Samples walked, Eric Vickers reached on a error – Adkins scored; Brady Linkel singled – Samples and Vickers scored; Aaron Greiwe and Dillon Binion drew back to back walks; that set the stage for birthday boy Sparks, who lined a hit over third, allowing Binion and Greiwe to score and setting off a celebration for the home team.Sparks was also the winning pitcher, coming on in relief to pitch three and one-third innings. Adkins paced the offense with three hits and a run scored; Greiwe was on base all four times with two hits and two walks, scoring three times; Linkel had a base hit, 2 RBI, and a run scored; and Sparks finished with a hit, walk, and 2 RBI. The Rebels were 11-0 coming into the game.The 3-1 Raiders next play at home Thursday, May 19 against the Greensburg Titans.Courtesy of Raiders Coach Jeff Greiwe.
Switzerland County, Ind. — Law enforcement agencies in the tri-state are searching a suspect in a Carroll County, Kentucky gas station robbery.Police say, Billy Sangster, 47, Warsaw, Kentucky, robbed the business in Ghent then fled into Indiana. Police pursued Sangster into Switzerland County by vehicle and on foot. No injuries were reported, but he did flee with an undisclosed amount of cash.Authorities say Sangster is a white male, 5-feet 10-inches tall, bald with a goatee, blue eyes and approximately 165 pounds. He was wearing blue jeans, blue shirt and a light camouflage hat. He is believed to be armed and dangerous.Tips can be left confidentially by calling 502-532-6363 or 800-222-5555.
APO (African Press Organization) the sole press release wire in Africa and the global leader in media relations relating to Africa, announced today that entry is now open for the 2015 APO Energy Media Awards (#APOEnergyMediaAward).APO will offer transport, accommodation and perdiem for the first-place winner to attend the Africa Energy Forum held in Dubai from 8-11 June 2015, as well as one year of access to over 600 airport VIP lounges worldwide. *The Africa Energy Forum (AEF) is the only international Forum focused on power generation for Africa with attendance restricted to stakeholders (investors, consultants, developers, ministries, utilities, regulators etc.) from the power sector. APO Energy Media Awards celebrates brilliant and inspiring stories about Energy in Africa. The subject matter may comprise a single topic or a variety of subjects, including – but not limited to – oil, gas, electricity, geothermal energy, hydropower, solar energy, wind power, nuclear, coal, biomass and more. APO Energy Media Awards is open to African journalists and bloggers, whether directly employed or freelancers, working in the continent of Africa who have produced a story that has been broadcast or published in English, French, Portuguese or Arabic in the form of a printed publication, a television feature, a radio story, a website or a blog whose primary audience is based in Africa. Stories are judged on content, writing, analysis, creativity, human interest and community impact. Stories must have been broadcast or published between January 1, and April 30. All stories must be submitted in electronic format: a) Print: upload the scan(s) of the published article. The deadline for entries is 1 May 2015, an APO press release said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)