Ulrich powers River baseball to victory

first_img Share: By Joshua Hart, Columbian staff writer Published: May 8, 2019, 10:45pm Share: Receive latest stories and local news in your email: Tags By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. “Last year, we had a disappointing season,” Donohue said. “But they really committed themselves to get after it. We had a great summer, had a lot of wins and they learned to win together. I really think it’s carried over into this spring. It’s been a great ride so far.” The Chieftains will meet 2A Greater St. Helens League foe Ridgefield (16-6)in the district championship Friday. Originally slated for 5 p.m. at W.F. West, there’s a possibility it gets moved to somewhere in Clark County, coach Stephen Donohue said.Columbia River had an answer to all of Tumwater’s scores. They tallied five runs in the second inning to pull to a 7-2 lead. After struggling with his control early, Mettler settled in before tossing a complete game. He allowed just eight hits and struck out five.“It was all mental, so I had to change from the wind-up to the stretch,” Mettler said. “The scoreboard figured it out.”When Tumwater (14-8) put two on the board in the sixth to cut the lead to 7-4, the Chieftains responded by loading the bases to set up Ulrich’s three-RBI double. Mettler was 2 for 4 with three runs at the plate and Nick Alder was 2 for 3 with a pair of RBI singles. Alder also made several defensive gems at shortstop, including a sixth-inning ender when he came across the infield to snag a soft hopper and throw a runner out. Ulrich powers River baseball to victory Senior has double, triple, 5 RBI in 10-4 victorycenter_img Columbia River catcher Xavier Ulrich receivers the throw from left fielder Cole Delich to tag out Tumwater’s Damon Gaither in a 2A district semifinal baseball game Wednesday at Ed Wheeler Field in Centralia. Columbia River won 10-4. (Joshua Hart/The Columbian) Photo Gallery 8 Photos Joshua Hart Columbian staff writer Columbia River ChieftainsVideo CENTRALIA — Senior catcher Xavier Ulrich is in his first year with Columbia River. He came from Heritage, and pressure playoff at-bats weren’t something he’d experienced before. Turns out he’s darn good in those situations.Ulrich went 3 for 4 with a double, triple and five RBIs in the Chieftains’ 10-4 2A district semifinal win over Tumwater Wednesday. His extra-base hits both touched the center-field fence that sits 370 feet from the home plate at Ed Wheeler Field.“Those baseballs have families, man,” senior Derek Mettler quipped after the game.The power-packed day at the plate sent waves through the Chieftains dugout, and the hits kept pouring in. River (18-4) had 11 on the evening to secure a state spot for the seventh time in the past eight years.“It’s really special to me,” Ulrich said. “It’s pretty new to me but it’s a great feeling because this group of guys is so special to me.” GO [email protected]last_img read more

Govt hospitals to issue medical certificates after examining candidates job requirement

first_imgNew Delhi: All government hospitals in Delhi, including the premier ones like AIIMS and Safdarjung, should issue medical fitness certificates to armed forces recruits only after examining the medical standards required for the job, the Delhi High Court has said. The court said the medical certificates should clearly state that the doctor issuing the document has examined the medical reports adverse to the candidate or patient and that he or she is aware of the requirements of medical standards for the post concerned. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsIt said the doctor should clearly mention the reasons for not agreeing with the findings of the previous report issued by the medical board. “The name and designation of the doctor issuing such certificate should also be clearly disclosed in the certificate. Only if such certificates are issued, they should be placed before the court and may be relied upon by the candidates to persuade this Court to examine the matter,” a bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rajnish Bhatnagar said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe court said this direction should be communicated to the Medical Superintendents of all government hospitals in Delhi for “strict compliance”. The court was hearing a petition by a candidate who was interviewed to join the Military Academy and was declared unfit after medical check up by the medical board. The man said he was advised by various ENT specialists that his medical condition was fully curable after which he underwent a surgery at Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital. He was again declared medically unfit by the appellate medical board and review medical board after which he got himself examined at AIIMS and RML Hospital. The ENT specialists at both the hospitals declared him medically fit and fully cured of the medical condition which was found by the authorities, the plea said. He made representation to the authorities for medical re-examination but did not receive any response and filed the petition in the court. Central government standing counsel Ajay Digpaul and Lt Col Kapil Pandya, also a doctor, explained to the court the man’s medical condition and said despite the surgery, if the petitioner is subjected to rigorous conditions such as in war zones, he may not be able to withstand the sound trauma generated by the firearms and ammunition. The court said it was not inclined to interfere with the rejection of the man’s candidature on account of his medical unfitness.last_img read more