Daily Update – May 11th, 2017

Tampa Bay Rays – The Rays (17-19) beat the Kansas City Royals (12-21) 12-1 on Wednesday in Tampa. MLB.com game recap here! The two teams will wrap up the series today at 1:10pm at Tropicana Field. MLB.com game preview here!

Florida Fire Frogs – The Fire Frogs (17-17) won 14-2 against the Daytona Tortugas (19-15) in Daytona yesterday. MiLB.com game recap here! The Fire Frogs are off to Lakeland to take on the Flying Tigers (16-18) for 3 games with game 1 starting tonight at 6:30pm. Live audio streaming of the game will be available here! Pitcher Luiz Gohara was transferred to Mississippi by the Braves and pitcher Andres Santiago was moved from Rome to the Fire Frogs to replace him. MiLB covers the players involved here!

NCAA Football – The 2017-18 Bowl schedule has been released and the following will be hosted in Central Florida:

  • The Cure Bowl – Saturday December 16th at Camping World Stadium (American Athletic vs Sun Belt)
  • The Camping World Bowl – Thursday December 28th at Camping World Stadium. (Big 12 vs ACC)
  • The Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl – January 1st at Camping World Stadium

Orlando City B – Orlando City B has been working hard to prepare for the continuation of their season after a break in the season. Christian Simmons at OrlandoSentinel.com takes a look at how they spent their break here!

UCF Baseball – UCF (34-15) defeated the Miami Hurricanes (24-24) 5-2 on Wednesday in Coral Gables. UCFKnights.com game recap here!

UCF Softball – UCF (29-23) lost to East Carloina (26-29) 4-2 Wednesday. The loss comes in the first round of the American Championship tournament and puts an end to UCF Softball’s season. UCFKnights.com recap here!

Rollin’s Women’s Golf – The Tar’s had a great final day of the NCAA Division II Super Regional, shooting the best team round of any school in the entire tournament and moving from 5th to a 2nd place finish in the tournament, qualifying them for the NCAA Division II National Championship Tournament. Read a recap of the day at RollinsSports.com here!

Rollin’s Baseball – Rollins (27-20) face Tampa (34-12) in Tampa today at 3pm for the start of a 3 game series, the final regular season series for the Tars. Series preview available here!

Rollin’s Men’s Golf – Rollins finished 19th in the NCAA  Division II South/Southeast Championship tournament to conclude their season. Tournament recap from RollinsSports.com here!

(Photo from @RaysBaseball Twitter)

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Daily Update – May 10, 2017

Tampa Bay Rays – Rays (16-19) fell to the Kansas City Royals (12-20) in Tampa Wednesday, 7-6 in 12 innings. MLB.com game recap here! The two teams will play the final game of this 3-game set tonight at 7:10pm in Tampa. The game will be broadcast on Fox Sports Sun, MLB.com game preview here!

Florida Fire Frogs – The Daytona Tortugas (19-14) beat the Fire Frogs (16-17) yesterday, 2-1 in Daytona Beach. MiLB.com game recap here! The final game of the three game series will be this morning at 10:35am in Daytona. Live streaming audio for the game will be available here!

Orlando City SC – Orlando City founder, Phil Rowlins, is moving out of Orlando. He is going into semi-retirement but will keep his position as Life President of Orlando City SC and still represent the Lions at MLS meetings and functions. Mike Bianchi has a good interview with Rowlins at OrlandoSentinel.com here!

Atlanta Braves (Spring Training) – The Sarasota County Commission approved partial funding for a new training camp for the Braves, if the rest of the funding is found, the Braves will no longer have spring training in Orlando, and move to Sarasota in 2019. BallparkDigest has more details here!

UCF Baseball – UCF (33-15) head to Miami to take on the Hurricanes (24-23) today. UCFKnights.com preview here! The game starts at 7pm tonight and live streaming audio will be available here!

UCF Softball – UCF (29-22) takes on East Carolina (25-29) in the first round of the The American Championship conference tournament today in Greenville, North Carolina, at 1pm. UCFKnights.com preview here!

UCF Women’s Golf – UCF had a better day Tuesday at the NCAA Athens Regional tournament, hitting a combined 299, compared with a 304 Monday, but are still tied for 11th overall. The top six teams will advance to the NCAA Championship, and today is the final round of the regionals. UCFKnights.com recap of round 2 here!

Rollin’s Men’s Golf – Rollins hit a combined 295 on Tuesday in the NCAA Division II South/SE Region Tournament, and moved up to 19th overall. Rollinssports.com recap here! The third and final round of the tournament is today.

Rollin’s Women’s Golf – Rollins remained in 5th place in the NCAA Division II Super Region Tournament after the 2nd round Tuesday. Rollinssports.com recap here! Third round of the tournament will be today.

(Photo from @RollinsSports Twitter)

Daily Update – May 9th, 2017

Tampa Bay Rays – The Rays (16-18) fell to the Kansas City Royals (11-20), 7-3 on Monday in Tampa Bay. Despite a good start by Nathan Karns (6 1/3 Inn, 10 Ks, 6 H, 2 R), 4 errors by the team led to the loss. MLB.com recap here! The series continues today at 7:10pm in Tampa, with Matt Andriese (2-1 3.09 ERA) going for the Rays against Chris Young (0-0 4.22 ERA) for the Royals. The game will be on Fox Sports Sun, MLB.com preview here!

Steve Contorno with the Tampa Bay Times looks at the struggle the Rays have had in getting a new stadium here!

Florida Fire Frogs – The Fire Frogs (16-16) beat The Daytona Tortugas (18-14) in Daytona on Monday, 9-2 on the strength of a 7-run 6th inning. MiLB game recap here! The teams will play in Daytona again today at 7:05pm, with live streaming audio available here!

Josh Jackson of MiLB.com takes a look at the hot start of Frogs Catcher, Alex Jackson here! Jackson currently leads the Florida State League in homeruns with 10 and is hitting .295 with 27 RBI’s through the first 32 games of the season.

Shaq – Shaquille O’Neal announced yesterday that he plans to run for Sherriff in 2020. He hasn’t decided where he is running for sheriff yet though, Paul Wesley Sullivan of Fox 19 has coverage here!

Tampa Bay Lightning – Will Clewis of BoltsByTheBay.com has a look at how the Bolts might use the 14th Overall Draft pick this June here!

UCF Women’s Golf – After Round 1 of the NCAA Athens Regional, the UCF Women’s Golf team is currently in a tie for 11th place. UCFKnights.com coverage here! The tournament continues today.

Rollins Men’s Golf – After round 1 of the NCAA Division II South/Southeast Regionals the Tars are in 20th spot, rollinssports.com coverage here! Round 2 continues today.

Rollins Women’s Golf – After round 1 of the NCAA Division II Super Region 2 Tournament, the Tars sit 5th and are within striking distance of the leaders as the tournament continues today. Rollinssports.com coverage here!

Central Florida Sports Commission – The NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championship will be hosted in Central Florida at Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida May 16-19. Ncaa.com has coverage of the announcement of the teams and individuals selected to compete here!

(Picture from @FireFrogsBB Twitter)

Daily Update – May 8th, 2017

Tampa Bay Rays – The Rays (16-17) lost to the Toronto Blue Jays (11-20) 2-1 on Sunday at Tropicana Field. The Rays lost 2 of 3 to Toronto in their weekend series. Game recap from mlb.com here! Tonight the Rays start a series with the Kansas City Royals (10-20) in Tampa, it’ll be Blake Snell for the Rays against Nathan Karns for the Royals. Game Starts at 7:10pm and will be broadcast on Fox Sports Sun. Game preview care of mlb.com here!

Florida Fire Frogs – The Fire Frogs (15-16) got a walk off win, 3-2, over the Clearwater Threshers (19-12) on Sunday at Osceola County Stadium. The win gave the Frogs a series victory over the first place Threshers, 3 games to 1. Game recap from milb.com here! Up next is a trip to Daytona against the Daytona Tortugas (18-13), with game #1 tonight at 7:05pm. As always the game will have a live audio stream available here!

Orlando Pride – The Pride (0-2-2, 4pts) drew FC Kansas City (1-2-1, 4pts) on Sunday, 1-1 in Kansas City. Game recap from orlandocitysc.com here!

Orlando Magic – Orlando Magic Daily takes a look at what the Magic can do in Free Agency with their limited cap space here!

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – AL.com looks at top pick, O.J. Howard’s, first practice with the Bucs here!

UCF Baseball – UCF (33-15) beat Tulane (23-26) 11-1 in New Orleans, giving the team its fourth straight conference series win. Game recap from ucfknights.com here!

UCF Softball – UCF (29-22) beat Tulsa (37-15) 4-3 in Tulsa in their final regular season game of the season. Game recap from ucfknights.com here! The team now heads to the American Athletic Conference Softball Championship tournament, playing East Carolina (25-29) on Thursday in the 2st round.

UCF Women’s Golf – The UCF Women’s Golf team takes their #25 ranking to the NCAA Athens Regional beginning today. UCFKnights.com preview here!

Rollins College Baseball – Rollins (27-20) split a doubleheader against Palm Beach Atlantic (27-23) on Sunday. They lost game #1 6-0, but won game #2 5-4 in West Palm Beach. Game recap from rollinsspoers.com here!

Rollins Men’s Golf – The Rollin’s Men’s Golf team begins play in the NCAA Division II South/SE Super Regional in Muscle Shoals, Alabama today.

Rollin’s Women’s Golf– The Women’s Golf team plays in the NCAA Division II Super Regional starting today as well.

(picture from @FireFrogsBB Twitter)