The Lions cut the Bearkat lead in half with just their second hit of the day coming with two outs in the sixth inning. First baseman Rebecca Skains doubled to right-center to score shortstop Jaquelyn Ramon and second baseman Mahalia Gibson. Skains crossed the plate with designated player Mattie Ort’s single to left field. LAKE CHARLES, La. – In the second extra innings, walk-off ending of the day, No. 4 Southeastern Louisiana sees another game at the 2018 Southland Conference Softball Tournament at Joe Miller Field in Lake Charles, La. It took nine innings to declare a winner, but SLU defeated No. 8-seeded Sam Houston State 7-6 on Thursday. Southeastern will now play No. 1 Nicholls for a shot at the tournament championship tomorrow against No. 3 McNeese at noon on ESPNU. The Lions put the game away with third baseman Madison Watson’s triple down the right-field line to score rightfielder Ali McCoy in the ninth inning. It was the only lead of the game for Southeastern after Sam Houston State held it since the fourth inning.SB: What a game! @SLULionSoftball does it. The Lions eliminate Sam Houston State and move on to play Nicholls in approx. 30 minutes. #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/En0DXkF1Gh— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 10, 2018 The Bearkats added a fifth run in the seventh inning off first baseman Codi Carpenter’s single to right field to score Thompson, but the two-run lead did not last long. Southeastern tied things up at 5-5 in the bottom of the seventh with no outs as catcher Ella Manzer notched her second home run of the tournament, banging the scoreboard in left field. With the bases loaded in the top of the fourth, Sam Houston State took advantage of an unusual infield fly that scored centerfielder Megan McDonald for the 1-0 lead. Third baseman Katie Andrie almost made it 4-0 by the end of the frame with a blast to leftfield but the Lions’ Kinsey Nichols leaped high to rob the senior from her third homer of the season.SB: And it’s 4-0 Sam Houston State!Wait.. nope. Nevermind. @SLULionSoftball’s left fielder Kinsey Nichols makes the incredible play at the wall to keep it 1-0 in the fourth! #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/KzGqLKel7m— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 10, 2018 Bearkats’ shortstop Tiffany Thompson hammered her eighth home run of the season with a solo shot to left-centerfield in the fifth inning. Sam Houston added a pair in the sixth inning with catcher Megan Crosby’s double down the leftfield line followed by a groundout to second from Andrie that scored designated player Bailey White.SB: Okay, now that one is forsure out of here! @BearkatsSB ahead 2-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth after this one from Tiffany Thompson. #SouthlandStrongWatch via https://t.co/FDWfnDejSt or Southland Conference apps. #EatEmUpKats #LionUp pic.twitter.com/vExkFLPq7N— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 10, 2018 Tournament Central | Box Score | Highlights | Replay Gibson was not ready for the Lions season to end as she homered to left-centerfield to even the score at 7-7 before Watson claimed the win for Southeastern in the eighth.SB: Hold up wait a minute, y’all thought we were [email protected] ties it up again! This time Mahalia Gibson goes yard to make it 6-6 in the eighth. #SouthlandStrongWatch via https://t.co/FDWfnDejSt or Southland Conference apps. #EatEmUpKats #LionUp pic.twitter.com/ZQPubirb66— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 10, 2018 Crosby scored unearned in the top of the eighth as leftfielder Samantha Belongia reached on a fielder’s choice. The Bearkats had runners in the corner before Belongia stole second to put two in scoring position, but Southeastern avoided further damage, tagging one out, striking out Thompson and getting second baseman Brooke Malia to ground out to the third baseman.
The UV environment of the Beagle 2 landing site: detailed investigations and detection of atmospheric state
December 25th 2003 will see the Beagle 2 lander arrive at the surface of Mars in the Isidis region, allowing for the first time in situ measurements of ultraviolet (UV) flux directly from the surface of Mars through the use of a sensor designed as part of a miniaturised environmental package. The expected conditions the sensor will experience are studied here, and the detection signatures for phenomenon such as dust devils. H2O clouds ands near-surface fogs are presented. The beginning and end of mission surface fluxes show little variation, though the period towards mid-nominal mission does experience a maximum in total daily dose levels. Diurnal profiles are calculated highlighting the effects of increased scattering towards shorter wavelengths. A possible dust storm scenario is presented, and the effect upon component UV fluxes is shown to reverse the relative contributions of direct and diffuse components of the total UV flux. The presence of cloud formation above the landing site will be detectable though the observation of elevated diffuse/direct flux ratios. Near-surface morning fogs show a characteristic ‘dip’ in the morning profile when compared to clear mornings, allowing their detection on cloud-free mornings through post-event analysis of long term data. Predicted Phobos eclipses are investigated at each of the sensor centre wavelengths, and show greatest reduction in relative intensity at short wavelengths. Observations of near-miss eclipse events will also be possible, through monitoring of the diffuse UV flux. Dust devil encounters are shown to create a double minima lightcurve, with the depth of the minima dependent upon the total dust loading of the vortex. The effects of these changing conditions on DNA-weighted irradiances are investigated. Possible dust storms provide the greatest increase in biological protection, whereas expected cloud formations at the Beagle 2 site are found to offer negligible protection. Within just five minutes of landing > 95% of any Bacillus subtilis-like bacteria present on the surface of the craft will have lost viability.