MLB wrap: Pete Alonso hits first career home run in Mets’ win over Marlins

first_imgPete Alonso can check this off his list. The Mets first baseman hit his first career home run Monday against the Marlins, and he absolutely crushed it. The 444-foot homer was the last of New York’s runs in its 7-3 victory over Miami.  [email protected]_Alonso20’s first big league homer was a BOMB. #Crushed pic.twitter.com/pg9Ae3xrSp— MLB (@MLB) April 2, 2019The two teams traded scores until the seventh inning. The Marlins were the first on the board with a Starlin Castro two-run home run in the opening frame. The Mets answered in the second and fourth innings and Miami plated another in the sixth to take a 3-2 lead. But, that would stop the Marlins scoring and New York took over from there.MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNBefore Alonso’s final blast, Juan Lagares hit a game-tying home run and Amed Rosario added an RBI in the ninth.Jeurys Familia was awarded the win and Drew Steckenrider took the loss.Castro was the only player to score for Miami.Studs of the NightKevin Kiermaier went 2 for 3 with a run scored and four RBIs in the Rays’ 7-1 win over the Rockies. The Braves bullpen threw five innings of scoreless relief in their 8-0 victory over the Cubs. It was Atlanta’s first win of the season.Duds of the NightThe Rockies strung together six hits and only one run against the Rays. Three batters were 0 for 4 at the plate — Trevor Story, Ryan McMahon and Ian Desmond — and three more were 0 for 3.Pirates reliever Richard Rodriguez allowed two hits and three runs (two earned) without recording an out in his team’s 6-5 extra innings loss to the Cardinals. HighlightsAstros outfielder George Springer accomplished a career first after sending a leadoff home run over the left-field wall. Springer started Houston’s scoring in the first and it went on to beat the Rangers, 2-1. Congrats to George Springer on his first career leadoff homer! pic.twitter.com/0E5KLpVyMc— MLB (@MLB) April 2, 2019Aaron Judge stretched out for this impressive catch during the Yankees-Tigers matchup. New York won, [email protected] calls for an extension. pic.twitter.com/mGaJWDdWvw— MLB (@MLB) April 2, 2019What’s Next?Phillies (3-0) at Nationals (1-2), 7:05 p.m. ET — Tuesday will mark the first of 19 matchups between the Phillies and Nationals. It also marks the first time Bryce Harper will return to Washington D.C. after he signed with Philadelphia as a free agent this offseason. There are a lot of storylines in this game. How will the fans react? Will Harper help the Phillies keep their perfect record intact? How will Nationals ace Max Scherzer do against his former teammate?last_img read more

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Experience Olympia & Beyond Receives Industry Accreditation

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Experience Olympia & BeyondExperience Olympia & Beyond was awarded the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) seal along with other destinations at the Destinations International conference. The accreditation program by Destinations International recognizes the organization’s commitment to industry excellence and meeting the industry standard for performance and accountability of destination organizations around the world.From left: CEO Shauna Stewart, Director of Sales Jeff Bowe and Director of Marketing & Communications Moira Davin with Experience Olympia & Beyond receiving accreditation. Photo courtesy: Experience Olympia & Beyond“By achieving DMAP accreditation, these destination organizations have demonstrated that they have developed strategies for the direction of their destination and the policies and procedures to safeguard the use of public dollars,” said David Holder, CDME, DMAP Chair and Vice President – Tourism of JLL – Hospitality and Tourism Group.“We are pleased to have Experience Olympia & Beyond join our distinguished group of professionals,” said Don Welsh, President and CEO of Destinations International. “The industry distinction defines quality and performance standards for destination organizations and I look forward to welcoming them to the DMAP community.”The accreditation program requires a destination organization to successfully comply with a multitude of mandatory and voluntary standards that span a variety of performance areas to gain this momentous achievement. The standards cover nearly all aspects related to the management and marketing of destination organizations including governance, finance, human resources, sales, communications, destination development and research. Experience Olympia & Beyond joins the ranks of more than 200 destination organizations who have obtained DMAP recognition.“Our industry sets high standards and we are honored to officially be an accredited destination marketing organization. Our team and board have been dedicated to achieving this goal and worked tirelessly to make it happen. We are truly celebrating this accomplishment,” said Shauna Stewart, CEO of Experience Olympia & Beyond.Experience Olympia & Beyond recently went through a branding process which was a part of the accreditation and has launched a new brand, website, videos and product trails such as the South Sound Coffee Trail. The organization markets the destination to visitors, meeting planners, tour operators and sports event organizers.last_img read more

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SCOTIA BANK STEPS TO THE PLATE FOR STUDENT ATHLETES:

first_imgThe Bomber Baseball program is very thankful for the efforts of the Scotia Bank Team helping to keep the cost of playing reasonable for the student athlete.Again the Bomber Baseball program want to thank the Scotia Bank for their support. The Nelson/Trail Scotia bank has been a strong supporter of the L. V. Rogers High School baseball program for the past couple of years.Again this year they stepped up to help the team with their fundraising, seen here are members of the Scotia Bank team giving a cheque to two Bomber players, the cheque matched the amount raised by the team during two fund raisers.last_img

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