The Champlain Housing Trust announced today that TD Bank, through the TD Charitable Foundation, the bank’s charitable giving arm, has awarded the organization with a $50,000 capital grant to implement an innovative energy pilot program to reduce the energy bills of owners of its shared equity homes. The award was made in conjunction with TD Charitable Foundation’s signature ‘Housing for Everyone’ grant competition.The ‘Housing for Everyone’ grant competition drew hundreds of proposals from housing non-profits for projects to help improve the housing environment in communities where TD Bank does business. Grant awards were awarded to non-profits looking to preserve and improve home residencies through upgrades to property conditions, increasing energy efficiency, and cost savings through newer heating, cooling, insulation, window replacement, roof replacement and other renovations.The grant will be used to help develop a pilot program is based upon a concept termed PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) that allows for longer term repayment of energy investments in homes that are also transferable from owner to owner. This model allows for deeper investments by providing for affordable payments and by sharing with a future owner both the cost and benefits of the improvements. Such plans have been proposed by municipalities across the country‘We are very appreciative of TD Charitable Foundation’s confidence in our program, and excited to put this money to work,’ said Emily Higgins, Director of the Champlain Housing Trust Homeownership Center. ‘This program will not only improve energy efficiency, but also make the homes more affordable.’CHT expects to develop a set of evaluation criteria and program implementation guidelines within the next couple of months before making the money available to CHT’s homeowners.‘The Champlain Housing Trust has exemplified what we feel is an organization that uses resources well and pushes the envelope to innovate at the same time. We are happy be able to help CHT achieve its lofty goals,’ explained Phil Daniels, President of TD Bank in Vermont.The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank N.A., which operates as TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, and is one of the 15 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation’s mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses in all the communities where TD Bank operates, having made over $66.4 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002. The efforts of the Foundation are coordinated locally through TD Bank’s community relations departments and are focused on the areas of affordable housing, education and financial literacy, and the environment. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including an online grant application, is available at www.TDBank.com(link is external).The Champlain Housing Trust, founded in 1984, is the largest community land trust in the country. Throughout Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties, CHT owns or manages more than 1,500 apartments, stewards 485 owner-occupied homes in its signature shared-equity program, provides services to five housing cooperatives, and offers affordable energy efficiency and rehab loans. In 2008, CHT won the prestigious United Nations World Habitat Award, recognizing its innovative, sustainable programs. More information is available at www.champlainhousingtrust.org(link is external).
Pennsylvania COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring Dashboard Update for Sept. 18-24 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release, Public Health Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine today released a weekly status update detailing the state’s mitigation efforts based on the COVID-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard. Updates are released each Monday.The update includes the following:Level of community transmission as a basis for the recommendations for Pre-K to 12 schools to determine instructional models.Data on cases among 5-18-year-olds.Cases that reported visiting a business among potential locations where exposures may have occurred.Updated travel recommendations.The dashboard is designed to provide early warning signs of factors that affect the state’s mitigation efforts. The data available on the early warning monitoring dashboard includes week-over-week case differences, incidence rates, test percent-positivity, and rates of hospitalizations, ventilations and emergency room visits tied to COVID-19. This week’s update compares the period of September 18 – September 24 to the previous seven days, September 11 – September 17.“Our percent positivity and incidence rate for the Commonwealth both decreased this week, a testament to all the work Pennsylvanians are doing to unite against this virus,” Gov. Wolf said. “We must continue our focus on taking actions to protect ourselves and others, such as wearing a mask, practicing social distancing, washing our hands and avoiding large gatherings. Together, Pennsylvanians can be united to work to prevent the spread of the virus.”As of Thursday, September 24, the state has seen a seven-day case increase of 5,070; the previous seven-day increase was 5,551, indicating a 481-case decrease across the state over the past week.The statewide percent-positivity went down to 3.2% from 3.7% last week. Counties with concerning percent-positivity include Centre (12.0%). Northumberland (8.3%), Juniata (6.8%), Indiana (5.9%), Lebanon (5.7%), Snyder (5.2%), York (5.2). Each of these counties bears watching as the state continues to monitor all available data.Community TransmissionAs of Friday’s data, Centre and Northumberland counties were in the substantial level with known sources of outbreaks contributing to community transmission. The departments of Education and Health will speak with school district representatives in both counties to discuss the implications of this level of transmission.For the week ending September 24, 18 counties were in the low level of transmission, 47 counties in the moderate level, with two with substantial transmission:Low – Cameron, Clarion, Crawford, Elk, Forest, Fulton, Huntingdon, Jefferson, McKean, Montour, Pike, Potter, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Venango, Warren, WyomingModerate – Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Carbon, Chester, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Fayette, Franklin, Greene, Indiana, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Union, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, YorkSubstantial – Centre, NorthumberlandCases Among 5-18-Year-OldsThe Department of Health is providing weekly data on the number of statewide cases of COVID-19 among 5 to 18-year-olds.Throughout the pandemic, there have been 9,552 total cases of COVID-19 among 5 to 18-year-olds. Of that total, 624 occurred between September 18 – September 24. For the week of September 11 – September 17, there were 753 cases of COVID-19 among 5 to 18-year-olds.Cases by demographic group is available on the DOH website.Business VisitsThe Department of Health is providing weekly data on the number of individuals who responded to case investigators that they spent time at business establishments (restaurants, bars, gym/fitness centers, salon/barbershops) and at mass gatherings 14 days prior to the onset of COVID-19 symptoms.Of the 5,747 confirmed cases reported between September 13 and September 19, 42 percent (2.405) provided an answer to the question as to whether they spent time at a business establishment.Of those who did provide an answer, 14.5 percent, or 350, answered yes, they visited a business establishment 14 days prior to onset of symptoms:55 percent (194) of those who said yes reported going to a restaurant;23 percent (82) of those who said yes reported going to some other business establishment;12 percent (42) of those who said yes reported going to a bar;11 percent (39) of those who said yes reported going to a gym/fitness center; and4 percent (14) of those who said yes reported going to a salon/barbershop.Of the 5,747 confirmed cases, 42 percent (2,417) answered the question as to whether they attended a mass gathering or other large event. Of the 42 percent, 11 percent (266) answered yes to whether they attended a mass gathering or other large event 14 days prior to onset of symptoms.Compared to data reported on September 21, this week’s data saw an increase in people going to a restaurant (55 percent to 50 percent) and going to some other business (23 percent vs. 21 percent). Numbers went down for this week’s data for people who reported going to a salon or barbershop (4 percent vs. 8 percent), a gym/fitness center (11 percent vs. 15 percent) and going to a bar (12 percent vs. 13 percent). The number of those who attended a mass gathering or other large event went down slightly from close to 12 percent to 11 percent.On July 13 contact tracers began asking more specific questions on the types of businesses visited and if individuals attended a mass gathering, defined as more than 250 people in attendance outdoors or more than 25 indoors.The numbers above highlight business settings and mass gatherings as possible sites for transmission. With less than half of those asked about what types of businesses they visited or if they attended a mass gathering responding to the question, the department is reminding Pennsylvanians that it is essential that people answer the phone when case investigators call and to provide full and complete information to these clinical professionals.Travel RecommendationsAlso today, the Department of Health updated its travel recommendations, originally announced on July 2, to add Kentucky, Texas and Utah and remove Louisiana from the list of states recommended for domestic travelers returning from to quarantine for 14 days upon return to Pennsylvania.It is important that people understand that this recommendation is in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Pennsylvania. A concerning number of recent cases have been linked to travel, and if people are going to travel, we need them to take steps to protect themselves, their loved ones and their community, and that involves quarantining.Gov. Wolf continues to prioritize the health and safety of all Pennsylvanians through the COVID-19 pandemic. Pennsylvanians should continue to take actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, regardless of in what county they live. This includes wearing a mask or face covering anytime they are in public. COVID-19 has been shown to spread easily in the air and contagious carriers can be asymptomatic. September 28, 2020
He said: “The financial sector did not want to believe anything despite all the proof you gave them.”The audience also heard that the driver behind impact investing is often a personal one – whether it is being mauled by a lioness or being kidnapped.Peter Henderson, chairman of Gate Broadband, who managed to escape the lioness in the end, talked about the Mawingu Project, which – in collaboration with Microsoft and the Kenyan Ministry of Information and Communications – has brought low-cost wireless broadband access to rural Kenya, in particular schools, via solar-powered based stations together with TV white spaces.The impact on education and learning is clearly visible.However, one of the most contentious issues in impact investment remains the measurement of impact other than the financial kind.The second roundtable heard about the latest developments in impact measurement.There are various agencies and frameworks – such as the Global Impact Investing Rating System (GIIRS), Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS) – around now to help to assess ESG impacts.The impact measurement process, according to Anna-Marie Harling, senior research associate at the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) in Belgium, should have five steps:set objectivesanalyse stakeholdersmeasure resultsverify and value the impactmonitor ands report the dataLiving through a kidnapping ordeal has helped Christopher Wasserman, president and founder of the Zermatt Summit Foundation NGO and president of the Swiss Terolab Surface Group, see things in a different light.He stressed that, although business overall can seem impersonal, business leaders have the possibility to change things.He said: “Business is not just about profit but about creating progress in society.”One of his projects is now to create jobs in Europe.The Mawingu Project, meanwhile, also intends to help stop the migration of rural residents to cities by creating jobs away from cities.Keeping farmers happy – and in the countryside – is also a crucial part of the sustainable agriculture and food production business.While investors in the food space now have a bad reputation, so much that many institutional investors – worried about being accused of land grabbing or inflating the price of food commodities – avoid the space completely, impact investment models such as Urmatt, a cooperation of family farmers in Thailand, or agroforestry, which aims to build environmental and social resilience in land-use, show a different, social investable side. This year’s TBLI conference went beyond the environmental, social and governance (ESG) sphere by paying a lot of attention to impact investment.Robert Rubinstein, chief executive of the TBLI Conference, opened this year’s event in Zurich by saying institutions continue to believe impact investing is incredibly risky.He pointed out that one of the banks alleging this was one of the six US banks contributing to the $125bn (€92.6bn) in legal fees that have been paid out since the crisis.He told the audience it was again a ”proof versus belief” issue.
Image courtesy of WärtsiläFinnish technology group Wärtsilä handed over two gas-fired power plants to the British energy and services company Centrica.Wärtsilä was selected to deliver engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions for both sites, located at Brigg and Peterborough in the UK.The two 50 MW plants will balance the stability of the grid and together will generate enough electricity to supply 100,000 homes, Wärtsilä said in its statement.The two plants will each utilize five Wärtsilä 34SG engines running on natural gas and have now entered commercial operation.
“The award of this contract has provided an opportunity to demonstrate a concept we’ve been considering for a long time,” said Managing Director Sam Dowey. Back in 2018, Subsea 7 won a contract for the supply and installation of inter-array cables at the 12 MW project. The CVOW pilot project will comprise two 6 MW Siemens Gamesa turbines, installed on EEW’s monopile foundations, some 43.5km off the coast of Virginia Beach. Offshore construction is set to start later this spring, with commissioning expected by the end of the year. “We‘re convinced that utilising an integrated team that combines cable-pull, termination & testing activities is a major step forward in improving offshore efficiencies.” Correll Services has secured a contract by Subsea 7 US LLC for cable pull, termination and testing works on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) demonstration project.
Campbell Live 20 June 2012When the law was changed to remove the right of parents to use physical force to discipline their children, there were predictions the world would go mad. Wholesale prosecutions, the criminalisation of decent parents, children off the rails. The reality? Five prosecutions in five years. (WRONG – 36 (incl prosecutions for ‘minor acts of physical discipline)“nofollow” href=”http://ad.nz.doubleclick.net/jump/3news.co.nz/homepage;sz=300×250;ord=123456789?” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://ad.nz.doubleclick.net/ad/3news.co.nz/homepage;sz=300×250;ord=123456789?” width=”300″ height=”250″ border=”0″ alt=”Ad” /></a>The latest figures show 18 complaints to the police, 12 warnings issued, five cases in which no further action was taken, and one prosecution. (WRONG again). Facts like that have taken the heat out of the issue. But tonight we meet a Tauranga couple, who’ve been denied the right to care for a grandchild because they smack them, very occasionally. Fair enough or overkill?http://www.3news.co.nz/The-effect-of-the-anti-smacking-bill/tabid/817/articleID/258454/Default.aspxWATCH the coverage http://www.3news.co.nz/The-effect-of-the-anti-smacking-bill/tabid/367/articleID/258454/Default.aspx
Quillette 17 January 2020Family First Comment: This is a must-read article – from someone with the credentials and experience to be listened to, rather than extremists and the media“Transition is a goal unto itself, separate from the wellbeing of individual children, who now are being used as pawns in an ideological campaign. This is the opposite of responsible and caring therapeutic work, which is based on the need to re-establish respectful but loving bonds between mind and body. Such are the norms in every other area of therapeutic practice. And it is high time that the ideologues who have hijacked therapy’s gender subculture be held to account.”Over the past five years, there has been a 400 percent rise in referrals to the Tavistock Centre in north London, the only National Health Service (NHS) clinic in Britain that treats children with gender-identity developmental issues. During this period, there also has been an abrupt shift in the composition of the children seeking treatment. Formerly, a significant majority of patients had been young male-to-female children. Now, a significant majority are biological females who claim to have a male gender identity, often following the rapid onset of gender dysphoria in their teenage years.We do not fully understand what is going on in this complex area, and it is essential to examine the phenomenon systematically and objectively. But this has become difficult in the current environment, as debate is continually being closed down amidst accusations of transphobia. As I argued in a May, 2019 presentation before the House of Lords, this de facto censorship regime is harming children.Those who advocate an unquestioning “affirmation”-based approach to trans-identified children often will claim that any delay or hesitation in assisting a child’s desired gender transition may cause irreparable psychological harm, and possibly even lead to suicide. They also typically will cite research purporting to prove that a child who transitions can expect higher levels of psychological health and life satisfaction. None of these claims align substantially with any robust data or studies in this area. Nor do they align with the cases I have encountered over decades as a psychotherapist.During the 1980s, I assessed adult parasuicides (apparent suicide attempts, or suicidal gestures). A number of my patients had gone through gender-reassignment surgery, and often were angry at the loss of their biological sexual functioning. They also were aggrieved with psychiatric professionals, who, they believed, had failed to adequately investigate the underlying psychological difficulties associated with gender dysphoria.As a psychotherapist, I consulted with various mental health services that managed patients exhibiting challenging behaviours. In this capacity, I observed that patients who had a history of serious and enduring mental illness or personality disorder sometimes would also develop gender dysphoria. A common theme in their presentations was the belief that physical treatments would remove or resolve aspects of themselves that caused them psychic pain. When such medical interventions failed to remove their psychological problems, the disappointment could lead to an escalation of self-harm and suicidal ideation, as resentment and hatred toward themselves was acted out in relation to their bodies.One young man, who had a diagnosis of schizophrenia, had a fear of his own aggression, as he had once threatened his mother (whom he relied upon to care for him) with a weapon. After I treated him for several months, during which time he explored his fear of his own explosive temper, he suddenly announced that he wanted to change sex. There had been no previous evidence of gender dysphoria mentioned either in his notes or in his consultations with me.At that time, schizophrenia was a negative indication for sexual-reassignment surgery. However, the patient was quickly assessed and taken on by Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic. In my opinion, switching gender likely was a strategy for immobilizing his frightening temper and fear of psychotic outbursts (as women are stereotypically less violent and threatening). I wrote to Charing Cross recommending that the psychotherapy should be allowed to continue, and that the gender-reassignment treatments be put on hold, so that these deeper issues could be addressed. The team treating the patient indicated their disagreement and continued with the referral.My concerns in this field became more acute in Spring, 2018, after I retired from active work as a therapist and joined the Board of Governors of The Tavistock and Portman NHS, which hosts the National Health Service’s Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) at the aforementioned Tavistock Clinic—a public facility available to everyone in the UK. Almost as soon as I’d joined, I was made aware of the growing controversy over GIDS. A letter had come in from a group of parents complaining that their children had been fast-tracked through GIDS without any serious psychological evaluation. The author of the letter, a mother representing a group of parents, wrote to me in my role as governor, and I replied, circulating copies of that reply to other governors.Around the same time, Dr. David Bell, a senior consultant at the Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust and a Tavistock governor, was approached by 10 GIDS staff members (amounting to about one-fifth of the London-based service) who had grave ethical concerns similar to those expressed in the parents’ letter—including inadequate clinical assessments, patients being pushed through for early medical interventions, and GIDS’ failure to stand up to pressure from trans activists. As I discovered, this was not the first time such concerns had been raised. Thirteen years previously, psychotherapist Susan Evans (who, full disclosure, is my wife) had raised her own concerns about the thoroughness of the assessment process by some staff.As a governor of the Tavistock Trust, I personally witnessed attempts by the Trust’s management to dismiss or undermine both Dr. Bell’s report, which he submitted in late 2018, and the letter from parents. This included accusing Dr. Bell of fictionalizing the case studies he described, questioning his credentials, withholding his report from certain governors, and preventing him from attending a meeting to discuss the Medical Director’s response to his report.I have learned, through long experience with managing clinical areas in the National Health Service, that such efforts to dismiss or discredit serious concerns about a service or clinical approach typically are driven by those seeking to evade accountability and shield their methods from criticism. Such a defensive, self-serving approach would be dangerous and objectionable in any NHS context. It was particularly worrying in the context of a service that treats vulnerable young people in the midst of life-changing, often irreversible decisions that have unknown medical consequences. And so in 2019, I resigned from the Tavistock board of governors, in protest over the Trust’s failure to address the serious concerns that Dr. Bell and parents had raised.Many mental-health professionals share these concerns. But saying so publicly is difficult. Journalists who have researched this area report that while interviewees are willing to speak in confidence about their concerns, they shy away from being named, for fear of being accused of bigotry or taken up on human-rights claims. In an excellent 2019 book, Inventing Transgender Children and Young People, authors Heath Brunskell-Evans and Michelle Moore brought together a mix of experienced clinicians and academics to critique certain approaches to gender dysphoria. In an extraordinary step, GIDS threatened legal action against the publisher, and demanded to see the book before publication.What’s worse, the effort to suppress unfashionable views has been joined by some leading organizations, including the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP), whose policy statement on the issue, Ensuring comprehensive care and support for transgender and gender-diverse children and adolescents, was scathingly debunked in a recently published peer-reviewed journal article by James Cantor. “Although almost all clinics and professional associations in the world use what’s called the watchful waiting approach to helping gender-diverse (GD) children, the AAP statement instead rejected that consensus, endorsing gender affirmation as the only acceptable approach,” Cantor writes. The AAP’s approach, like that implemented by many clinicians at GIDS, appears to be driven more by political ideology than the clinical needs of presenting children.…. When doctors always give patients what they want (or think they want), the fallout can be disastrous, as we have seen with the opioid crisis. And there is every possibility that the inappropriate medical treatment of children with gender dysphoria may follow a similar path. Practitioners understandably want to protect their patients from psychic pain. But quick fixes based only on self-reporting can have tragic long-term consequences. And already, a growing number of trans “desistors” (also known as detransitioners) are seeking accountability from the medical professionals who’d rubber-stamped their trans claims. And in 2019, when a formerly trans-identified British woman named Charlie Evans went public with her desistance, she was contacted by “hundreds” of other desistors, and formed a group called The Detransition Advocacy Network to give them a voice and support in a contentious environment that has been dominated by dogmatic trans ideology.… In 2016, the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services reviewed the long-term outcome studies of sex-reassignment surgery. Of the 33 studies reviewed, most were found to have methodological problems that rendered their conclusions unreliable. And the studies deemed reliable failed to show substantial improvements in psychological functioning after gender-reassignment surgery—despite the fact that anecdotal evidence suggests a strong bias toward the funding and publication of studies that align with affirmation-based approaches (and a countervailing effort to bury data that fails to support such methods).In fact, several studies have been closed down prematurely following expressed opposition from pro-trans lobby groups and their media allies. In 2017, Spa University denied the extension of research being performed by psychotherapist James Caspian into patients seeking to reverse the effects of gender-reassignment surgery. “The fundamental reason given,” he said, “was that it might cause criticism of the research on social media, and criticism of the research would be criticism of the university, and they also added it was better not to offend people.”… In his report to the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust Board, Dr. Bell cited the high percentage of patients suffering from gender dysphoria who also suffer other complex problems, such as trauma, autism, a history of sexual abuse and attention deficit disorder. This finding is consistent with a growing body of knowledge that connects the development of gender dysphoria with psychological factors. Since resigning my position at Tavistock, I’ve been contacted by many parents asking advice about trans-identifying children who often tend to exhibit one or more of these factors. Typically, the parents were concerned that services such as Tavistock encouraged the idea that their child’s problems could be comprehensively addressed merely by changing gender.… “First do no harm,” should be the least we expect from those who treat our children. Yet in 2019, it was revealed that the GIDS program at Tavistock clinic had lowered the age at which it offers children puberty blockers on the basis of a study that—it later was revealed—concluded that “after a year of treatment, ‘a significant increase’ was found in patients who had been born female self-reporting to staff that they ‘deliberately try to hurt or kill myself.’” The fact that Tavistock officials ignored such evidence suggests they have bought into the idea that transition is a goal unto itself, separate from the wellbeing of individual children, who now are being used as pawns in an ideological campaign.This is the opposite of responsible and caring therapeutic work, which is based on the need to re-establish respectful but loving bonds between mind and body. Such are the norms in every other area of therapeutic practice. And it is high time that the ideologues who have hijacked therapy’s gender subculture be held to account.Marcus Evans Tweets at @marcusevanspsyc. He is a Psychoanalyst in private practice and formerly served as Consultant Psychotherapist and Associate Clinical Director of Adult and Adolescent Service at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust. He is the author of Making Room for Madness in Mental Health: The Psychoanalytic Understanding of Psychotic Communication.https://quillette.com/2020/01/17/why-i-resigned-from-tavistock-trans-identified-children-need-therapy-not-just-affirmation-and-drugs/
WRBI Area Girls Basketball Sectional Scores. Opening Round (2-11)Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Jac-Cen-Del.Hauser 56 Oldenburg Academy 54 (2-OT)South Decatur 62 Shawe Memorial 44Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ Milan.Switzerland County 55 Milan 40Austin 51 North Decatur 44Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ Rushville.Lawrenceburg 50 Franklin County 25Batesville 44 Greensburg 29Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ Bloomington SouthBloomington South 58 East Central 55Columbus North 78 Shelbyville 33
It was another chilly night for the BMS golf team last night at Hillcrest Country Club. The Bulldogs fought through the wet conditions to come up with another win with a team score of 192 against Brookville Middle School (235).Drew Wagner and Austin Pohlman both shot a 47 for match medalist honors. Other top Bulldog finishers were Brett Wagner and Zach Wade both shooting a 49, Dean Campbell (50), Sam Emmons (52), Kylar Daulton and Emma Weiler (53), and Chase Cummings (55).The Bulldog golfers will wrap up their season at the Batesville Invite at Cricket Ridge Saturday morning.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Sheryl McCreary.
Prickel’s Pinch Hit Walkoff Gives Bulldogs Victory Over South Dearborn on Youth League Night A walk-off led Batesville past South Dearborn 15-14 on Tuesday. The game was tied at 14 with the Bulldogs batting in the bottom of the eighth when Christian Prickel laid down a suicide squeeze bunt, scoring the winning run.The Bulldogs took an early lead in the first inning, as Trey Heidlage drove in two when he doubled. Jacob Christie also homered in the first. However, despite holding a 4-0 lead after the first inning, the game ended up having five lead changes and went to extra innings.Caleb Raab earned the win for the Bulldogs. He threw three innings, giving up three runs, seven hits, striking out one, and walking zero. Aaron Morehead took the loss for South Dearborn. He went one-third of an inning, allowing three runs, three hits, and walking zero.Alex Roell started the game for Batesville. He went five innings, surrendering 11 runs (seven earned), ten hits, and striking out three. Alex Smith started the game for South Dearborn. He threw five innings, giving up eight runs, nine hits, striking out nine, and walking one.Home runs for the Bulldogs came when Jacob Christie homered in the first inning and Zach Britton homered in the third inning.The Bulldogs had 15 hits in the game. Britton, Christie, Heidlage, and Alex McPherson each collected three hits to lead Batesville Batesville.Lawrenceburg Captures Lead Early To Defeat the Bulldogs The Bulldogs fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 12-0 loss to Lawrenceburg on Thursday. Lawrenceburg scored on a single by Hughes, a double by Mueller, a single by Murphy, and a double by Houze in their eight run first inning.Hahn earned the win for Lawrenceburg. He threw six innings, allowing zero runs, one hit, striking out five, and walking one. Lane Oesterling took the loss for Batesville. He tossed two innings, allowing eight runs, and six hits.Batesville Grabs Lead In Eighth Inning For Victory Over East Central- GAME ONEThe Bulldogs took the lead late and defeated East Central 6-1 on Friday. The game was tied at one with Batesville batting in the top of the eighth when there was an error, scoring two runs.Alex Roell earned the win for the Bulldogs. He threw seven innings, allowing one run, five hits, striking out three, and walking one. Sam Selhorst took the loss for East Central. He went seven and a third innings, allowing six runs, five hits, and striking out six.Jacob Christie and Lane Oesterling each drove in two runs to lead the Bulldogs.Batesville defeats East Central in final conference game of seasonBatesville took the lead late in the game in a 5-1 victory over East Central on Friday. The game was tied at one with the Bulldogs batting in the bottom of the fifth when Trey Heidlage singled off of Mitts, driving in two runs.The Bulldogs captured the lead in the first inning. An error scored one run for Batesville.Joe Bohman earned the win for the Bulldogs. He went five innings, allowing one run, three hits, and walking zero. Mitts took the loss for East Central. He tossed five innings, allowing five runs, six hits, striking out four, and walking one.Trey Heidlage and Alex Roell each drove in two runs to lead Batesville.The Bulldogs complete the regular season with a record of 19-9 and 11-3 in the EIAC (2nd place). Batesville will take on Connersville in the first round of sectionals this Thursday at South Dearborn.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Justin Tucker.