Drake took the early 5-0 lead in the first two innings against Green Bay (1-11), which included a home run by Maddox. Green Bay responded with a pair of runs coming in the second and fifth inning. The Bulldogs extended their lead to 7-2 lead in the sixth before giving up one more run in the bottom of the sixth. Drake closed out the game with a four-run seventh inning.Print Friendly Version Full Schedule Roster Freshman Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.) had a pair of home runs in a 5-8 performance at the plate Friday in the two games. Maddox recorded four runs batted in and scored two runs. Freshman Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) added a 3-5 performance against Green Bay which included two runs scored and two RBIs. Next Game: vs. Iowa 3/12/2017 – 3:30 PM LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Drake University softball team split a pair of games Friday at the Jayhawk Invitational dropping a close 3-2 game against UMKC before picking up an 11-3 victory over Green Bay. Drake’s games scheduled for Saturday against host Kansas and Green Bay have been cancelled due to the weather forecast. The Bulldogs will close out the Jayhawk Invitational on Sunday with a game against Iowa scheduled to begin 3:30 p.m. After taking an early 1-0 lead with Maddox’s RBI single to open the game against UMKC (5-16), the Roos put up three runs over the next six innings to take a 3-1 lead. Despite a home run by Maddox in the bottom of the sixth the Bulldogs weren’t able to secure the victory. Earlier in the day, Smith took the loss against UMKC to fall to 6-5 after pitching 7.0 innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on nine hits and walking one batter. Preview Drake (15-9) freshman pitcher Aryka Knoche (Little Canada, Minn.) picked up her second win of the season against Green Bay (1-11) to move to 2-1. Knoche pitched 5.1 innings and gave up three runs (two earned) on nine hits while walking three batters and striking out two. Junior Kailee Smith (Murrieta, Calif.) pitched 1.2 innings of relief striking out four of the final five batters. Live Stats
The migration of the great snipe Gallinago media was previously poorly known. Three tracks in 2010 suggested a remarkable migratory behaviour including long and fast overland non-stop flights (Klaassen et al. 2011). Here we present the migration pattern of Swedish male great snipes, based on 19 individuals tracked by light-level geolocators in four different years. About half of the birds made stopover(s) in northern Europe in early autumn. They left the breeding area 15 days earlier than those which flew directly to sub-Sahara, suggesting two distinct autumn migration strategies. The autumn trans-Sahara flights were on average 5500 km long, lasted 64 h, and were flown at ground speeds of 25 m s-1 (90 km h-1). The arrival in the Sahel zone of West Africa coincided with the wet season there, and the birds stayed for on average three weeks. The birds arrived at their wintering grounds around the lower stretches of the Congo River in late September and stayed for seven months. In spring the great snipes made trans-Sahara flights of similar length and speed as in autumn, but the remaining migration through eastern Europe was notably slow. All birds returned to the breeding grounds within one week around mid-May. The annual cycle was characterized by relaxed temporal synchronization between individuals during the autumn-winter period, with maximum variation at the arrival in the wintering area. Synchronization increased in spring, with minimum time variation at arrival in the breeding area. This suggests that arrival date in the breeding area is under strong stabilizing selection, while there is room for more flexibility in autumn and arrival to the wintering area. The details of the fast non-stop flights remain to be elucidated, but the identification of the main stopover and wintering areas is important for future conservation work on this red-listed bird species.