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4/8 Weekend Recap: Everyone Wins

2 PM, April 11, 2016
Article by Jacob Geiser

Quite honestly I don't know where to begin. We can start with this. Every single team that BSN covers won over the weekend. UC, Ohio, Reds, and even FC Cincinnati. We will start off with a recap of the weekend for both UC and OU. First though, I'd like to take this time to say I feel bad for Jordan Spieth. The guy blew a 5 stroke lead in less than an hour. Spieth quadruple bogeyed on the 12th hole, which ultimately sunk any chance of him coming back, all the credit to Danny Willett because he did play some great golf.

Quick Bearcat basketball news, former Sacred Heart guard Cane Broome is going to be a Bearcat. The guard decided he would transfer to UC; Creighton and Seton Hall were also in the running for Broome. Broome averaged 23.1 ppg as a Sophomore for the Pioneers. He will have to sit out the 2016-17 season but will have 2 years of eligibility after that. It is a huge get for UC because after this season they will have to fill the void of Troy Caupain. Broome and JJ (Justin Jenifer) will be nice point guards for the Cats. The Bearcats are still in the running for the Martin twins from NC State as well.

The Bearcats had a okay week of baseball. They went 2-3 overall losing their single games to Indiana and Wright State. The good news though is they went 2-1 in their series with UConn propelling them into first place in the AAC. They won their first game of the series 3-2 in 13 innings. Treg Haberkorn led the way for the Bearcats going 5-6 at the plate on Friday night. On Saturday, J.T Perez got the win to push his record on the year to (4-1). UConn had 8 hits to UC's 2 but the Bearcats still came out on top. Going for the sweep on Sunday the Bearcats came up short losing 4-2 but sit atop the standings in the AAC at (4-2). The Bearcats now sit at 16-16 (4-2). Here is how the week looks for UC:

Schedule comes from the Official site of the American Athletic Conference
Picture via Pinola Photo
Up in Athens, the Bobcats had a great weekend compared to how it ended last week. The Bobcats beat Eastern Kentucky 10-4 in a 1 game series. In conference play the Bobcats squared off with Buffalo. They won the series 2-1; losing the first game 9-3 but won the double header on Sunday 3-1, and 6-5. They played a double header due to Saturday's game being postponed. They play Dayton on Tuesday in Dayton. Moving on throughout the week they play Bowling Green in conference play at Bowling Green. Mitch Longo helped lead the way at the plate over the weekend. For the Bobcats, they are now 14-17 (4-5).

Remember when everyone said that the Reds would lose 100 games? That may be out the window with this team. The Reds are 5-1, which is their best record through 6 games since 2011. I know it is early, but this team plays with a lot of fire and if Eugenio Suarez, and Jay Bruce can keep hitting the way they are... look out. Joey Votto had a great spring, but his bat hasn't made the trip up from Goodyear, Arizona. I don't expect that to last very long. The Reds face off with the Cubs at Wrigley for a 3 game series. Then play the Cardinals in St. Louis in another 3 game series from Friday to Sunday. Here is who you should expect on the mound for the Reds this week:

Picture via Phil Didion of WCPO
In their first home game of the inaugural season, FC Cincinnati got the win against Charlotte Independence 2-1. The game set a record for highest attendance in the young USL season at 14,658. Nippert Stadium looked packed from numerous pictures. The atmosphere looked great and I'll definitely be attending a game or two. Their first goal at home even landed on SportsCenter's Top 10 plays, coming in at #4. Forward Sean Okoli kicked the ball up to himself about 10 yards out, and scissor kicked it into the back of the net for FC Cincinnati. In the 52nd minute, Summit Country Day grad Austin Berry scored to give them a 2-0 lead. The game has drawn lots of national media attention and has the city buzzing over this team. I wouldn't be surprised if they average over 10,000 people a game. It will exciting to see how well this plays out for the city. Their next home game is this upcoming Saturday @ 7 P.M vs. Louisville City FC.

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