Share Argonauts Fall in Extra Innings to #13 Lady Chargers March 31, 2007Box Score PENSACOLA, Fla. – Sage Woodham’s pinch-hit RBI double in the top of the ninth inning helped lift 13th ranked Alabama-Huntsville to a 4-3, nine inning win over West Florida Saturday in the first of two games at the UWF Softball Complex. Alabama-Huntsville (31-9, 4-3 GSC) won despite four errors and 13 runners left on base. West Florida (22-18, 2-5 GSC) lost their second straight.With Alabama-Huntsville nursing a 3-2 lead with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning, Nicky VanCamp (Davenport, Iowa/Kirkwood CC) clubbed her fourth home run of the season over the left field fence to tie the game. The Argonauts put the winning run at first base later in the inning, but were unable to score.With one out in the top of the ninth, Sydney Simpson doubled to left center. Woodham, who was the starting pitcher for the Lady Chargers, re-entered the game and laced a double to left field that was just out of the outstretched reach of left fielder Melissa Chastang (Saraland, Ala./Satsuma HS). Down to their last strike in the bottom half of the inning, Taren Walton (Pensacola, Fla./Daytona Beach CC) doubled to left and advanced to third on an error. But Jenny Hess induced Julie Carroll (Calgary, Alberta, Canada/Liberty Univ.) to ground out to shortstop to end the game.Alabama-Huntsville scored first in the top of the first inning on an RBI single by Simpson. But West Florida immediately tied the game in the bottom half of the frame. Ashlee Simpson (Decatur, Ala./Jefferson State CC) reached on an infield single and advanced to third on a throwing error by Woodham. Whitney Gay (Cantonment, Fla./Tate HS) then successfully laid down a bunt on a squeeze play to score Simpson and tie the game. West Florida took the lead in the bottom of the second inning on a two-out RBI double by Valerie Staub (East Brunswick, N.J./Wallace-Dothan CC). Burge kept the Argonauts in the lead by getting out of a bases loaded, no out jam in the top of the third inning.Leading 2-1 in the top of the fifth inning, Alabama-Huntsville put runners at first and second with no outs after consecutive errors by the Argonauts. After Woodham advanced the runners one base with a sacrifice, Anna Parker tied the game with an RBI single. Pinch-hitter Sarah Beth Medley followed with a successful bunt on a squeeze play to give Alabama-Huntsville a 3-2 lead. West Florida was poised to retake the lead after loading the bases with no outs in the bottom of the fifth. But Hess, who entered the game in relief of Woodham, escaped a bases loaded, no out dilemma to keep the Lady Chargers in front.Hess (4-0) tossed five innings of relief to earn the victory. She limited West Florida to one run on six hits while striking out three. Emily Burge (10-10) lost her third straight decision despite striking out eight over nine innings. Heather Bell (Bradenton, Fla./Bayshore HS) led West Florida offensively with three hitsPrint Friendly Version
Sittings of National Assembly…says spending of taxpayers’ money on new capital projects, policies “unlawful”With the passage of several bills during the parliamentary Opposition’s absence of the 112th sitting of the 11th Parliament, a People’s Progressive Party (PPP) frontbencher has made it clear that only certain bills can be passed in the house under current circumstances.In an interview with Guyana Times, former Attorney General and Opposition parliamentarian Anil Nandlall made it clear that after a Government falls to a no-confidence vote, the current circumstances in question, it cannot be “business as usual.”“Naturally, Government is expected to provide the basic services of the state to theFormer Attorney General Anil Nandlallcitizens, which are public security, public health, public utilities, payment of salaries of public servants, etc…”Besides these basic services, Nandlall made it clear that Government also has to give the highest priority to preparing the electoral machinery, in the form of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) for elections within three months.“Any bills which are necessary to accomplish those objectives ought to be passed. However, the Government will have no authority to bring in new legislation that are unrelated to those matters to which I made reference,” Nandlall said.“Government cannot embark on new capital projects and cannot begin implementing new policies; more so, those that cannot be completed in time for elections. Any expenditure of public funds on those types of projects can be regarded as unlawful and may attract criminal liability,” he added.On Thursday, the Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Bill No 20 of 2018; the Capital Gains (Amendment) Bill; the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill and the Natural Resources Fund of 2018 were all passed in the National Assembly.While Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland called for those in favour and against these bills to speak up, only the ‘I’s from the Government side were heard. That is because the PPP parliamentarians boycotted the sitting on account of its unconstitutionality.Government statusOn December 21, 2018, the No-confidence Motion brought by the parliamentary Opposition against the Government succeeded when Charrandas Persaud, a former AFC Member of Parliament, broke rank and made a conscience vote in favour of the motion.With the Government’s defeat, the Constitution of Guyana is clear about the next steps. Article 106 (6) of the Constitution states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.”Meanwhile, clause 7 goes on to state that “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election.”Since the passage of the motion on December 21, however, persons aligned with the coalition party have sought to question the motion’s validity even as the vote has already been certified.In addition, Government has insisted it is going nowhere until elections are held. A court case was filed on Friday, in which an order is being sought to, among other things, delay the elections until the court rules on the matter.