Digest for 04-08-14


COMMUNITY

Anderson at PB Razorback Club

Arkansas basketball head coach Mike Anderson will speak to the Pine Bluff Razorback Club on April 28 at the Pine Bluff Country Club at 5:30 p.m.

The cost is $40.00 and includes a prime rib dinner.

Please contact Mark Maxwell at 541-1315 or Rick Pierce at 541-1146 for ticket reservations.

PB Boxing Club

The Pine Bluff Boxing Club will be fighting in the Regional Golden Gloves on April 10-12th at the North Little Rock Community Center. The event will begin at 7 p.m.

Anyone interested in making a donation or information concerning the cause, please contact coach Scott Ladd at 718-7527.

LOCAL

Woodlawn to host Rison today

RISON — Today’s baseball game between Woodlawn and Rison has been moved to Woodlawn High School and is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m.

The game was originally scheduled to be played at Rison.

Monday’s game between Woodlawn and Camden Harmony Grove was cancelled due to poor field conditions.

Lyon-UAPB game postponed

The baseball game between Arkansas-Pine Bluff and Lyon College scheduled for today has been postponed due to heavy rainfall projected for this afternoon.

A makeup date has been tentatively set for Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Torii Hunter Baseball Complex.

UAPB is currently 10-21 and 10-4 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. The Golden Lions will host Southern University in a three-game series with a doubleheader slated for Saturday and a single game scheduled for Sunday.

REGIONAL

Cardinals survive, beat Reds

ST. LOUIS — Michael Wacha worked six solid innings and Yadier Molina hit an early three-run double, as St. Louis survived a close call in the ninth to best Cincinnati, 5-3, in the opener of a three-game set from Busch Stadium.

Allen Craig and Matt Holliday drove in a run each for the Cardinals, who raised their NL champion banner and won a home opener for the first time since 2010.

Wacha (1-0) allowed a run on seven hits with three strikeouts and one walk, then Carlos Martinez and Kevin Siegrist combined for two more scoreless innings.

NATIONAL

Masiello can return after degree

RIVERDALE, N.Y. — Manhattan College says Steve Masiello can return as head men’s basketball coach after he completes his undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky.

Masiello will remain on unpaid leave until he receives his degree, Manhattan announced Monday. Associate head coach Matt Grady will serve as interim head coach in the meantime.

Masiello said in a statement he was “extremely grateful and humbled” to have the chance to continue coaching at Manhattan.

His status was up in the air after the revelation two weeks ago that Masiello hadn’t received a degree from Kentucky, as was claimed on his resume. The fact was uncovered in a review of his credentials by South Florida, which had an agreement in principle to hire him as its new head men’s basketball coach.