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Newman, who struck out the first nine Crusaders of the contest, didn’t allow her first walk until the fifth inning when Jaymee Lawton reached with one out. Newman quickly erased the runner by getting the next two outs. Her next walk started the seventh inning as Addi Burke reached. Newman dug in and retired the next two hitters before striking out Lawton to end the game and send Drake to its seventh MVC Championship game in program history. She struck out the side four times Friday. PDF Box Score Story Links Saturday, the Bulldogs will try to win their fourth MVC Tournament title and first since 2008. The winner of the championship game earns the Valley’s automatic berth to the 2018 NCAA Tournament. Print Friendly Version Watch Live ESPN+ In the third inning, Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa) drew a one-out walk and then stole second base. After Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) struck out, Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) hit an RBI single to right center field with two outs that scored Johnson for a 1-0 lead. Top-seeded Drake (42-10) advances to Saturday’s title game at 1 p.m. where it will play the winner of Friday’s other semifinal matchup between No. 2 Missouri State and No. 3 Southern Illinois. Southern Illinois 5/12/2018 – 1 PM Photo Gallery Preview In the fourth inning, Kelsey Wright (Olathe, Kan.) led off with walk. Abby Buie (Gardner, Kan.) pinch ran for Wright and moved to second on Newman’s single through the left side. Tasha Alexander (Eddyville, Iowa) then dropped a perfect sacrifice bunt to move Buie and pinch runner Melissa Schlotzhauer (Pilot Grove, Mo.) to third and second. Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) then followed with a sacrifice fly to center field that plated Buie and added an insurance run, 2-0. Drake had five hits in the game, but the Bulldogs did an excellent job of manufacturing both runs. It is the third no-hitter for Newman, who struck out 15 batters, this season and second against Valparaiso (27-24) this year. With the win, she improved to 20-3 on the season and just missed her first-ever perfect game by allowing two walks. Live Stats Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) threw the fourth no-hitter in Missouri Valley Conference Tournament history to help lead the Drake University softball team to a 2-0 win over Valparaiso Friday night at Buel Field. Next Game: Full Schedule Roster
Volunteer teams will be out in force around Donegal today selling bright bunches of daffodils in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. People all over Ireland are being called on to support the charity and help fund crucial care for cancer patients. The goal this year is to turn Ireland yellow with daffodils, pins and socks all for sale locally.It’s Daffodil Day! Help us turn Ireland yellow and support the fight against cancer by picking up a daffodil pin and sharing your daffodil selfie with the hashtag #DaffodilDay. Tag us @IrishCancerSoc for a retweet! pic.twitter.com/H7Lgosxfyl— Irish Cancer Society (@IrishCancerSoc) March 23, 2018 Every 3 minutes a person in Ireland gets a cancer diagnosis, and in Donegal 986 people were diagnosed with cancer in twelve months. Daffodil Day, proudly supported by Boots Ireland, takes place on March 23rd and is a crucial fundraiser in the fight against cancer.Launching Daffodil Day in Donegal were Robert O’Connor, Louise O’Brien, CSO Boots, Ena Barrett, Irish Cancer Society, Helen O Driscoll, Health Promotion and Cancer Screening Advisor and Sharon O’Connell, Cancer survivor and local Night Nurse . Photo Clive WassonFunds raised are vital for supporting cancer patients through local nursing and hospital transportation.Last year 170 nights of nursing care were provided for 45 cancer patients in Donegal. In order to provide services to people affected by cancer, the Irish Cancer Society needs to raise €4m nationally on Daffodil Day this year. A total of 422 journeys were facilitated by volunteer drivers for cancer patients in Donegal last year.Averil Power, Chief Executive, Irish Cancer Society reiterated the need for donations today , “Record numbers are turning to the Irish Cancer Society for crucial care and support. Only two per cent of our funding comes from the State. We are therefore hugely dependent on the generosity of the public on Daffodil Day to fund vital services such as Night Nursing.” How to support Daffodil Day?Buy a daffodil on 23 March, donate online or text Daff to 50300 to donate €4*.*Text costs €4. Irish Cancer Society will receive a minimum of €3.60. Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 076 6805278Daffodil Day fundraisers to spring up across Donegal was last modified: March 23rd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)