Daily Update May 12th, 2017

Tampa Bay Rays – Rays (17-20) fall 6-0 to the Kansas City Royals (13-21) yesterday in Tampa. Game recap from MLB.com here! The Rays now head to Boston for a 3 game weekend series with the Red Sox (18-16), with game 1 today at 7:10pm. The game will be on Fox Sports Sun, game preview here!

Orlando Magic – The Magic interviewed a couple of players at the NBA Draft Combine yesterday including North Carolina’s Justin Jackson. OrlandoSentinel.com article by Josh Robbins covering the Magic’s day can be read here!

Florida Fire Frogs – The Fire Frogs (18-17) beat the Lakeland Flying Tigers (16-19) 7-5 in Lakeland on Thursday. Game recap here! The two teams play again today in Lakeland at 6:30pm, live streaming audio will be available here!

E-Sports – CEO has announced that the 2017 CEO Fighting Game Championships (June 16-18) will be the last year the event will be held in Orlando. The event will move to Daytona Beach starting in 2018, coverage from bizjournals.com here!

UCF Baseball – UCF (34-15) are in Cincinnati to take on the Bearcats (26-23) in a three-game series this weekend, with game 1 today at 6:30pm, the game will be broadcast on 96.9 The Game. Series preview available here!

UCF Men’s Tennis – The Knights (#28) take on Louisville (42) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Ohio State today. Preview from ucfknights.com here!

UCF Women’s Track and Field – The Knights take part in the 2017 American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championship starting today. Preview from ucfknights.com here!

UCF Rowing – The American Athletic Conference Championship for Rowing takes place this weekend in Sarasota. Preview from ucfknights.com here!

Rollin’s College Baseball – The Tars (27-21) lost to the Tampa Spartans (35-12) in Tampa yesterday. Game recap from rollinssports.com here! Today the two teams will play a doubleheader, with game 1 at noon in Tampa.

Rollin’s College Sports – Men’s Rowing and Women’s Rowing will both compete in the Dad Vail Championships in Philadelphia starting today, live coverage will be available here!  Meanwhile the Women’s Lacrosse team will compete in the NCAA Tournament starting today.

(Photo from @RaysBaseball Twitter)

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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