Utah Baseball Hosts UNLV on Tuesday

first_img Written by Robert Lovell March 26, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Baseball Hosts UNLV on Tuesday Tags: Baseball/Utah Utes FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY – The Utah baseball team hosts UNLV on Tuesday, March 27, at 2:00 p.m. MT.The game will be live streamed on UtahUtes.com. Radio is on ESPN 700 AM.The contest is a precursor to the Utes hosting a three-game series against No. 1 ranked Oregon State beginning on Thursday, March 29.It is the second meeting this year between the Utes and Rebels, with UNLV winning the first game 3-1 in Las Vegas. Wade Gulden and Matt Richardson each had two hits in the last game for Utah while Josh Lapiana, Jacob Rebar and Trenton Stoltz all pitched for the Utes.Utah (4-18) leads the Pac-12 with 23 stolen bases. The Utes are tied for third in the league in triples (3), fourth in the league in total bases (274) and fifth in hits (200). Ute pitchers have surrendered just nine home runs, which is tied for the fifth-fewest in the league, and lead the league with six pickoffs. Utah is fourth in the Pac-12 in fielding percentage.DaShawn Keirsey, Jr., is tied for seventh in the Pac-12 with a .367 batting average. He is the sixth-toughest player in the league to strike out, just once every 10.0 at bats. Oliver Dunn and Chandler Anderson are tied for fifth in the league with five stolen bases while Dunn ranks tied for seventh in walks (15) and is tied for 10th in assists (48). On the mound, Tanner Thomas is tied for seventh in the league in strikeouts (34) and is 10th in innings pitched (33 1/3). Trenton Stoltz is tied for third in the Pac-12 with 12 appearances. Brett Brocoff is one of seven pitchers who have not allowed a home run this year.UNLV has been hovering around the bottom of several top 25 polls before dropping two of three to San Diego State this weekend. The Rebels are 3-0 against the Pac-12 this year, including wins over Oregon and Arizona State.Projected StartersUtah’s Riley Pierce (Fr./LHP) vs. UNLV TBDlast_img read more

OCIS Spanish Students Learn About the Importance of Bilingual Applicants in the Medical Field

first_imgSpanish students at the Ocean City Intermediate School and native speakers from around the community were recently invited to learn about the growing need for bilingual applicants in the healthcare field. Dr. Nussey, an ER doctor at Cape Regional Medical Center, stopped by to speak with them about his experiences with Spanish throughout medical school and within the hospital.This marking period, Mrs. Pontari, Mrs. Daily, and Ms. Miley’s 8th grade Spanish classes have been incorporating a unit on mental and physical health, expressing ailments and giving health advice due to an expressed interest in pursuing the medical field as well as the Spanish language in high school. To encourage their pursuits, Mrs. Pontari believed it would be beneficial for them to hear from someone who actually works in healthcare and deals with individuals on a daily basis who do not speak English. Dr. Nussey’s visit gave the students an inside look into their possible future careers and showed them how knowing Spanish can really give you the upper hand in the medical field.“As Spanish teachers, it is important to find ways to make learning Spanish important and relevant in our growing Spanish-speaking population. Sometimes connecting their interests and plans for the future with the content they are learning in the classroom helps open their minds to the growing need for bilingualism in today’s competitive workplace.”-Christie Pontari, OCIS Spanish TeacherDr. Nussey told the students that he sees at least ten patients a day in the ER that only speak Spanish, explaining how frustrating it can be to treat them and understand their problems due to the language barrier. He took Spanish throughout high school and college, but expressed to the students how he wished he had taken even more Spanish in college.The students were able to ask Dr. Nussey questions about his career and experiences, with a popular one being, “just how important are grades really?” Dr. Nussey responded by saying, “grades count. For example, when I applied for medical school, there were 800 applicants and only 60 were accepted.” Dr. Nussey, an ER doctor at Cape Regional Medical Centerlast_img read more