UW finally comes home

first_imgAfter 35 straight road games, the Wisconsin softball teamwill finally play their home opener Wednesday afternoon at Goodman Diamond.Hosting the University of Chicago-Loyola for a double header, the Badgers arejust glad to finally be at home.“It feels good, because we haven’t been on our field sincethe fall,” senior Lynn Anderson said. “It is exciting because a bunch ofparents are going to be there, and it is always fun to play in front of yourhome crowd.”“It is really exciting to finally be home,” junior TheresaBoruta added. “My parents are coming up, which is cool, and hopefully we canget a couple of wins.” UW (10-25) opened the Big Ten season last weekend and wasswept by both Northwestern and Michigan State. The Badgers have had troubleputting together consistent performances this season and find themselves miredin another funk.“We are in a little bit of a slump, but we can’t let it getto us,” Boruta said. “You can’t let it get to you because these games reallyare anybody’s games. We can’t think, ‘Well, we have lost the first four, sothere is nothing to look forward to’ when there is so much to look forward to.We just have to remain optimistic, and we will snap out of it.”Part of the reason for the recent slump can be attributed toa lack of offensive production. In the past four games, UW was shut out twiceand only scored five runs total. On the season, only two Badgers are hittingabove .250. To have success Wednesday, Wisconsin must figure out how tohit Loyola ace sophomore Amy Solava, who boasts a 2.96 ERA. “The key to scoring more runs is execution,” Boruta said.“When one runner gets on, we need to move her over and then have someone bringher in with an RBI. We need to do simple things like getting bunts down, and wehave to execute the fundamentals and the basics.”Loyola, on the other hand, is on a tear offensively and hasscored 29 runs in its past four games. It is led by sophomores Ellen Kresl andAngie Funston, who are batting .394 and .356 respectively. “We have to come in aggressive and keep the ball down,”sophomore pitcher Letty Olivarez said. “Obviously I gave up a few home runslast weekend because I let the ball get up in the strike zone. If you keep theball down, even if they hit it hard, it isn’t going to be a home run.”Some of the players feel that slumps happen when everyone onthe team is too tight. As a result, Boruta has made it her mission to looseneveryone up.“Quite frankly I just like to lighten the mood,” Borutasaid. “I am the loudest person on the team, but I think if we take ourselvestoo seriously we will put too much pressure on every game, and then we willnever get through it. I tell all the girls to have fun and joke around, becausethat is why we first started playing this game.”last_img read more

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SBTech to power Sky Bet Deutschland launch

first_img StumbleUpon Share Related Articles Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’ August 18, 2020 Kambi takes control of Churchill Downs BetAmerica sportsbook August 28, 2020 Submit Richard Carter, SBTechIndependent online gambling operator Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has informed that industry software and systems supplier SBTech will service its sports betting platform provisions for its German market launch.Updating stakeholders, SBTech has informed that it will provide SB&G’s full operational provisions for its Sky Bet Deutschland brand. Agreed platform provisions will include trading and risk management systems, bonusing tools, CRM functions and payment provisions.A pleased Richard Carter CEO of SBTech commented on securing Sky Bet Deutschland as a platform client: “The deal with Sky Bet consolidates our position as the market-leading provider of sportsbook and platform solutions for premium operators worldwide. I’m particularly looking forward to overseeing close collaboration between our teams. Innovation is at the core of both of our organisations, and together we can push the boundaries of the sports betting industry, providing new products to customers in a wide range of territories.”In 2016, SB&G governance announced that the company would expand its international reach by entering the German betting market. Last September, the operator appointed Jochen Weiner as Managing Director of Sky Bet Deutschland.SB&G has high ambitions for the market, detailing that it wants to deliver a premium localised product for the German betting consumer, offering new functionalities such as cash-out, enhanced accumulators, price boosts combined with best-in-class payment provisionsCompleting its deal with SBTech, Jochen Weiner, Managing Director of Sky Bet Deutschland, said: “Our growth strategy is focused on agility and technological innovation and as such, SBTech was a natural choice as our sportsbook and platform provider.” Sharelast_img read more

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