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first_imgA baseball bat used by Jack White has recently been inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame. The custom-made baseball was used by White during a charity baseball game on March 23rd, which took place outside of the Baseball Hall Of Fame’s home in Cooperstown, New York, ahead of his own concert on May 27th. The bat earned the induction after Jeff Idelson, president of the Hall of Fame and Museum, saw the bat in action and requested that it be inducted.White, a noted Detroit Tigers fan, co-owns the company that made the bat, Warstic, with Los Angeles Angels second baseman Ian Kinsler—the company seeks to merge “beauty and purpose to the weapons that athletes use to accomplish their goals.”After the charity game—which saw White’s Warstic Woodmen face off against a local team, the Leatherstocking All Stars—Warstic created 50 limited-edition replicas of White’s bat for charity. Each of the bats was individually numbered, autographed by White, and then auctioned online, with the proceeds totaling $32,000 and benefiting Well For Culture and youth Native American baseball participation.[H/T Rolling Stone]last_img read more

first_imgCordell Hudson was quick to point out that the only touchdown given up by the Syracuse defense should have been a sack.But with pass rushers having to pull up short of the quarterbacks, Austin Wilson was able to loft a 36-yard touchdown pass to Adly Enoicy on a seam route.And count it or not — in a makeshift scrimmage that had no clock or score — SU’s annual spring game lent an encouraging look at a retooled defense. According to the stat sheet distributed by SU Athletics after the scrimmage, the defense held the offense to less than 2 yards per carry and 21 completions on 48 pass attempts.First team formingThere was no depth chart prior to the spring game and Syracuse likely won’t publicly settle positional battles until the week leading into the season opener against Rhode Island.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut with cornerback Wayne Morgan sidelined with a lower-leg injury, safety Rodney Williams out with the flu, and defensive end Isaiah Johnson also absent, this 11 looked something like a first team.Defensive line: DE Ron Thompson, DE Donnie Simmons, DT Kayton Samuels, DT John RaymonLinebackers: OLB Marqez Hodge, MLB Zaire Franklin, OLB Parris BennettSecondary: CB Julian Whigham, CB Corey Winfield, FS Chauncey Scissum, SS Antwan CordyUnderclassmenRising sophomores Samuels, Franklin, Bennett and Cordy (all listed above), mostly ran with returning starters, and redshirt freshman Cordell Hudson made a handful of impressive plays in coverage. Redshirt freshman linebacker Jonathan Thomas was also in the mix, spelling Bennett at strong side linebacker and finishing with six tackles.Cordy — who is learning both the cornerback and safety spots — played alongside Scissum at strong safety, and laid a pair of big hits in the middle of the field. Cordy finished with four total tackles.Bennett sniffed out an option pitch to running back George Morris II and wrapped him up in the backfield, and deflected a pass attempt to Jamal Custis over the middle a few plays later.In all, it was a solid showing by Syracuse’s young defensive personnel.“I thought Parris Bennett had a couple nice hits. Zaire Franklin looked like he had a lot of tackles. I have the worst seat in the house standing behind it,” SU head coach Scott Shafer said.“… But for the most part, I think those kids have played good football this spring.”Loose endsWhile Thompson and Simmons haven’t been officially named the starting defensive end pair, they were quick off the edge against the first- and second-team offensive linemen.Thompson and Simmons are both seniors and will look to fill holes left by Robert Welsh and Micah Robinson. Thompson’s usual position is defensive end but he shifted into the interior of the defensive line due to injuries last season.The pair finished the spring game with a combined five sacks — which accounted for all of SU’s sacks — and six tackles for loss. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 4, 2015 at 4:31 pm Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

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