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Stanford outlasts Trojans

first_imgStanford second baseman Colin Walsh’s single to right field in the bottom of the seventh inning drove in two runs to break a 1-1 tie, and the No. 19 Stanford Cardinal protected their lead to beat the Trojans, 3-1, Sunday in the rubber game of a three-game set at Sunken Diamond in Palo Alto, Calif.Hiccup · After six strong innings to start, sophomore pitcher Andrew Triggs, pictured here against Oregon, ran into trouble in the seventh inning on Sunday after giving up a hit and a walk and gave up three earned runs. – Nathaniel Gonzalez | Daily Trojan Starter Brett Mooneyham (1-3) picked up his first win of the season for the Cardinal (12-6, 2-1). He pitched six innings and allowed only one run on three hits and seven strikeouts. Cardinal Alez Pracher picked up his third save, pitching three innings of scoreless relief. Walsh finished the day 3-4 with one run scored and two RBI.Sophomore pitcher Andrew Triggs (1-3) took the loss for USC (12-12, 1-2), giving up three runs on five hits with three strikeouts. Sophomore Chad Smith pitched  one and two-thirds innings of scoreless relief for the Trojans to end the game. The Trojans compiled only five hits in the game, two of them coming off the bat of sophomore outfielder fielder Matt Foat.Both teams jumped on the board early in the contest. In the top of the first inning, USC sophomore first baseman Ricky Oropesa hit a solo home run off Mooneyham, but the Trojans left the bases loaded when junior third baseman Matt Hart grounded into a double play to end the frame.The Cardinal responded quickly with a run of their own. In the bottom of the first, Walsh led off the inning with a base hit to centerfield and scored later on freshman Stephen Piscotty’s sacrifice fly to right field.Both teams were held scoreless after the first until Walsh broke through with the game-winning single for Stanford in the seventh.USC dropped the second game of the series Saturday when Stanford infielder Zach Jones singled to right with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Cardinal a 5-4 walk-off victory against the Trojans and even the Pac-10 series.Sophomore Brian Busick (2-0) earned the win for Stanford after pitching two innings of no-hit relief. For the Trojans, sophomore reliever Brandon Garcia (1-2) was charged with the loss after giving up one run in one and two-thirds innings. Sophomore Ben Mount started the game for USC and gave up four runs in seven innings.Although the Trojans lost the final two games of the series, they opened up Pac-10 play on a positive note Friday, defeating Stanford 13-8. Sophomore infielder Taylor Wrenn scored four times and drove in the go-ahead runs for the Trojans in the sixth inning. Wrenn and Oropesa tallied three hits each on the game, and sophomore Alex Sherrod added a three-run homer.Shuhei Fujiya (3-1) earned the series-opening win for the Trojans, allowing only one run on four hits in three innings, while Garcia and junior reliever Chris Mezger combined to throw two shutout innings.USC now travels to Loyola Marymount Tuesday to take on the Lions at 3 p.m. before continuing conference play in a weekend series against Oregon State at Dedeaux Field.last_img read more

Baseball wins twice, loses once in Tony Gwynn Classic

first_imgJunior shortstop Ben Ramirez hit 3 of his 8 total RBIs this season in USC’s win over San Diego State Saturday. (James Wolfe | Daily Trojan) USC will travel to face Cal State Fullerton before returning home to take on Keio University Tuesday and Wednesday. CSUF is 3-4 on the season despite having a historically strong program. On the other hand, Keio — a part of the Tokyo Big6 Baseball League that features six prominent baseball programs — will be traveling from Japan for an exhibition game. USC beat Seattle University 6-2, lost to Southern Illinois 3-1 and took down SDSU in a comeback 11-5 victory. The Trojans are now 4-2 early in the season. As for the Aztecs, sophomore pitcher Aaron Eden had a perfect first three innings before giving up a walk with two outs in the fourth. But it was only a matter of time before USC started its comeback. The Trojans put up 11 unanswered runs the rest of the game, including 2 in the seventh and 4 more in the ninth. For the Trojans, freshman center fielder Rhylan Thomas finished the game with three hits and 2 runs while junior shortstop Ben Ramirez finished with three RBIs. “I was actually pretty proud of them,” head coach Jason Gill said. “It was a long stretch. We didn’t hit well yesterday, and then the first five innings of the game today seemed to snowball into ‘Oh no, here we go again.’ It just takes one or two guys to break that open.” The game started off quickly for the Trojans as USC scored three runs in the first inning thanks to a 3-run home run from sophomore first baseman Clay Owens, who finished with 4 RBIs. Juniors righty Kyle Hurt and lefty John Beller combined to allow just one earned run on the night as the Trojans coasted to the victory. It was SDSU, however, which started the game off hot, scoring 5 runs in the first four innings. Redshirt sophomore pitcher Alex Cornwell lasted only 3.2 innings, giving up 3 earned runs on nine hits for the Trojans a week after pitching 5.2 innings of 2-run ball against Western Michigan. “[SDSU was] kinda pitching us backward, and to beat guys like that, you gotta use the whole field,” Gill said. “You can’t just sit up there and try to hit 500-foot home runs. What [Thomas and Ramirez] did was [they] went the other way with the baseball. And it paid off.”center_img Sophomore first baseman Clay Owens is hitting .421 on the season with 7 RBIs. Owens hit a clutch home run in USC’s win over Seattle Friday. (James Wolfe | Daily Trojan) The USC baseball team traveled to San Diego this past weekend to participate in the Tony Gwynn Classic at San Diego State. The Trojans took on another opponent they had not seen in more than 40 years when they played Southern Illinois Saturday. In USC’s second loss of the season, the Trojans could not find a way to get the bats going. There were still some bright spots for the Trojans, however. Junior pitcher Isaac Esqueda pitched 5.1 innings while allowing only 2 runs on six hits with three strikeouts, and Owens added two hits out of just four on the day for USC. USC took on Seattle Friday in the first game of the event. The Redhawks were an unfamiliar opponent for the Trojans, as USC entered Friday with just a 2-0 all-time head-to-head advantage.  In the final game of the Tony Gwynn Classic Sunday, USC took on a familiar opponent in SDSU. Having faced the Aztecs a total of 89 times, the Trojans got their 61st win against the Aztecs on a 5-run comeback win to cap off the weekend. “We gotta get on a little roll,” Gill said. “We have a tough matchup on Tuesday against Cal State Fullerton, and I know they just recently got ranked. So we got our hands full on Tuesday and that’s all we’re going to focus on.”last_img read more

Govt sole sources substandard ware-“house” for drugs

first_imgPharmaceutical farce…conducted own evaluation; pays $150M annuallyTransparency and Accountability – or rather the lack thereof – was on full display on Monday as Government sought to defend almost $1 billion it had advanced from the Contingencies Fund to meet “unforeseen” expenditures.Public Health Minister, Dr George NortonHealth Minister Dr George Norton was prodded to provide answers to the Members of Parliament in relation to a new company with which the Public Health Ministry has contracted to store pharmaceuticals.The MPs were told that Ministry of Public Health engaged a company named Linden Holdings Company.Secret contract onpharmaceuticalsThat company has its registered office as 176 Middle Street, Cummingsburg—the same address as the Sidewalk Café, owned by Telecommunications Minister Catherine Hughes.The bond for Linden Holdings Company is said to be located in Sussex Street, Charlestown, and the company’s principal listed as Larry Singh.The House was told that a three-year contract has been entered with the company for rental at some $12.5 million a month, only began in March of this year; and as such was not catered for in the original budget, hence the advance from the Contingencies  Fund.Dr Norton told the House that the resort to have another facility for use to store government pharmaceuticalOpposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeirawas since the NEW GPC Inc was asking an exorbitant fee.He did confirm to the House that NEW GPC has in fact only this year began receiving payment for the storage of drugs and medical supplies for government.The NEW GPC storage warehouse facility of 30,000 square feet had been provided free of cost to the GHPC and the Min of Health for a decade-and-a-half. It has the necessary equipment, staff, IT, security, certification and sanitation to comply with WHO/PAHO standards. The facility also has three separate temperature control zones for the storage of temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals in addition to a separate area for the storage of controlled substances. It also has testing facilities.The Government claimed that it would store all its pharmaceuticals at its Diamond Warehouse facility which was built at a cost of $100 million.Grilled on the suitability of the new storage facility being used by the Public Health Ministry and the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, Dr Norton said it was built to PAHO/WHO standards but when asked to produce a certificate to this effect, the Health Minister was unable to do so.In fact, he said that it was the Ministry which evaluated the company’s facility and decided on its suitability.People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament Dr Frank Anthony drew the House’s attention to the fact that under the PEPFAR arrangement, there is a requirement for the facilities to meet international standards.On the matter of whether there was any public tendering in the selection of Linden Holdings Company, Dr Norton said this did not obtain since the facility was required on an emergency basis.Acknowledging that government is looking to end all such arrangements with private facilities, Dr Norton said the initial contract is for three years but could not give a definitive answer as to when government is looking to end using private facilities.Dr Norton was also asked to make a copy of the contract between the Ministry and Linden Holdings Company and its terms and conditions available to the House, but according to the Public Health Minister, he would be unable to do so until both parties (Govt and Linden Holdings Company) agreed to have the document made publicly available.He said the arrangement with Linden Holdings Company was done through sole sourcing with the approval of the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board, in addition to a No-Objection offered by Cabinet.The matter was subsequently raised in the House, since in addition to the allocations from the Contingency Fund, the Ministry of Public Health sought an additional $62.5 million for the storage of pharmaceutical to be met from the Consolidated Fund.Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira at this time vehemently objected to the use of the facility since according to the Former Health Minister, the building was unsuitable for the storage of pharmaceuticals for the people of this country.Teixeira told the House that not only is the building not appropriate, it is a private residence with garbage strewn at its entrance in addition to a lack of security and basic amenities such as windows.Opposition speakers objected in vain to the allocation since the new arrangement entered into by Government is for the monthly payments of $12.5 million when NEW GPC had previously offered the same service to Government free of cost.“This is a building costing $12.5 million a month when we were getting NEW GPC free for four years…We have a right to ask about the quality of this building.”last_img read more