Daily Recap – April 30th, 2017

The Tampa Bay Rays lost 3-1 to the Blue Jays in Toronto. TampaBay.com Recap here!

The Florida Fire Frogs lost 7-0 to the Lakeland Flying Tigers in Osceola. NewsChief.com recap here!

UCF Baseball beat Memphis 2-1 at UCF. The Knights all wore jerseys with the name of Joe Skinner on the back for today’s game to honor the memory of their friend and teamate who lost his life to cancer last year. UCFKnights.com recap here! 

UCF Softball beat UConn 9-0 at UCF. UCFKnights.com recap here!

And The Seminole State Raiders Softball team lost to Chipola 6-2 in the FCSAA State Tournament in Vero Beach, to be eliminated today.

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Today’s Events – April 30th, 2017

The Tampa Bay Rays take on the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre in Toronto at 1:07pm today. The game will be on Fox Sports Sun, as well as 620am and 95.3fm on the radio.

The Florida Fire Frogs look to rebound from a loss in the rubbermatch against Lakeland today at 5:05pm at Osceola County Stadium. A live streaming audio broadcast of the game will be offered here!

UCF Baseball take on Memphis again, this is the rubbermatch of the series and the game starts at 11:30am on the UCF campus. The game will be broadcast live online at http://www.ucfknights.tv/

UCF Softball takes on UConn again, at noon on the UCF campus. This game will also be broadcast live online at http://www.ucfknights.tv/

Seminole State Softball plays the winner of Central Florida vs Chipola at Noon in Vero Beach as the 2017 NJCAA District Tournament continues. The winner gets to go to both the FCSAA State Championship game at 2pm against Florida SouthWestern, and is also qualified for the NJCAA Division I Softball Championship. This game can be watched live on youtube here! and the State Championship game will be available here!

Orlando Area Daily Update – April 29th, 2017

Orlando City SC –
Orlando City SC shutout Colorado Rapids 2-0 to move to 6-1-0 on the season. They have now won 4 in a row, and 5 straight at home to start the season. Orlando continues to hold 1st place in the Eastern Conference. http://www.foxsports.com/florida/story/orlando-city-colorado-rapids-score-recap-042917

Orlando Magic –
Might Kevin McHale be the teams next President? – https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2017/04/28/orlando-magic-have-serious-interest-kevin-mchale-team-president/101046024/
Or might it be David Griffin? – http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-magic/os-sp-orlando-magic-david-griffin-0429-story.html
Of course it may be neither 😛
Tampa Bay Buccaneers –
The Bucs got O.J. Howard TE Alabama (#19), Justin Evans S Texas A&M (#50), Chris Godwin WR Penn State (#84), Kendall Beckwith LB LSU (#107), Jeremy McNichols RB Boise State (#162), Stevie Tu’ikolovatu DT USC (#223) in the NFL Draft. – https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/04/29/tampa-bay-buccaneers-nfl-draft-grades-picks-list

Tampa Bay Rays –
The Rays lost 4-1 in Toronto today, falling to 12-13, and are currently 4th in the AL East. – http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/sports/smoak-homers-blue-jays-beat-rays-4-1-3-game-skid-article-1.3117438

Orlando Pride –
The Pride lost 3-1 on the road to the North Carolina Courage, dropping to 0-2-1 on the
season, and extending their winless streak to 11 games. – http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-pride-soccer/os-sp-orlando-pride-nc-courage-0430-story.html

Florida Fire Frogs –
The Fire Frogs lost to Lakeland at home 2-1, dropping them to 10-13 on the season. Currently they are tied for 5th in the Florida State League North Division – http://www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2017_04_29_lakafa_floafa_1&t=g_box&did=milb&sid=t503

UCF Baseball –
UCF lost 9-4 to Memphis at home today. They play the rubbermatch tomorrow. – http://ucfknights.com/news/2017/4/29/baseball-bitten-by-the-tigers.aspx

UCF Softball –
UCF won 3-2 over the University of Connecticut at home. – http://ucfknights.com/news/2017/4/29/softball-evening-up-the-series.aspx

UCF Rowing –
UCF won all four rowing events today against Miami on Lake Pickett – http://ucfknights.com/news/2017/4/29/rowing-perfect-on-lake-pickett.aspx

Seminole State Raiders Softball –
The Raiders won the first game today, 4-3 over Indian River in the semifinals of the FCSAA State Tournament, but then lost 4-0 to Florida Southwestern in the Winner’s Bracket Finals.
They can still advance to the National Championship if they win the Loser’s Bracket game tomorrow morning at noon. And if they win that game they will play Florida Southwestern again tommorow evening for the State Championship.
A write-up of the game against Florida Southwestern can be found here: http://www.seminolestateraiders.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=34200&ATCLID=211578495

What an Amazing Game!

Orlando City SC just won their 4th straight game, 5th straight at home since opening the new stadium. It was a great win, Rivas and Kaka getting goals after coming in half-way through the 2nd half. The final score was 2-0 Orlando City SC over the Colorado Rapids.

Find the official box score and other stats here!

Welcome to Orlando Area Sports

Welcome to Orlando Area Sports. This blog will focus on all the sports news in the greater Orlando area, from high school to college to minors to pro teams, along with all the special sporting events the area hosts. Please mind the dust while we settle in and expect daily updates very soon!

Michael C. Engelbart

Orlando Area Sports Blogger

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