River Bats: Bats Bang in 3-1 victory

By Kevin Allenspach
(c) 2008 St. Cloud Times (MN)
July 26, 2008

There was a talent show Friday night at Joe Faber Field.

Ryan Sheldon didn’t sing, but he rang up eight strikeouts and allowed just four hits in seven strong innings.

And the dynamic duo of Kevin Johnson and Derek McCallum, who entered the game as the top two hitters in the Northwoods League, didn’t dance. But Johnson drove in McCallum as part of a two-run sixth, and McCallum added an insurance run with a seventh-inning sacrifice fly.

Those performances combined to highlight a 3-1 come-from-behind victory over the Brainerd Blue Thunder, the Bats’ fifth straight win after a franchise-record eight-game losing streak.

All that matters now, however, is that St. Cloud trails first-place Thunder Bay by a half-game in the second-half North Division race — with 12 of the 16 games remaining on the Bats’ home stage.

Hong Kong (PRWEB) June 10, 2008 --  World Mahjong Tour (WMT), a leading Asia focused gaming media company announced the start of its Celebrity Invitational this year from June 9th to June 13th in Hong Kong, which will be available for full television distribution and broadcasted throughout Asia and the world. Celebrities and top ranked professional Mahjong players will be coming from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the United States to compete in this inaugural event. Winners of this event will help raise over $230,000 HKD in donations to the Red Cross benefiting the Sichuan earthquake disaster.

"We are very excited about our first Mahjong television event which has many known celebrities from Asia participating," said Pierre Wuu and David Wang, World Mahjong Tour Founders. "We feel bringing the sport of Mahjong to television will allow us to create the phenomenal effect of what TV did for the sport of Poker worldwide and WMT is in the best position to capitalize on this."
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