Archive for May, 2009

Double play

Missouri first baseman Marla Schweisberger makes a diving catch of a bunt attempt by Bradley’s Julie Sherman on a double play in the second inning of MU’s 2-1 victory in the NCAA Tournament.

Hallsville baseball

North Callaway’s Zack Brinker is tagged out at second base by Hallsville’s Eric Millam during Hallsville’s 12-5 Class 3 District 8 quarterfinal victory.

Hallsville’s Alex Phillippe (6) is greeted at home plate by teammates after hitting a two-run homer in the Indians’ 12-5 Class 3 District 8 quarterfinal victory over North Callaway.

Death penalty protest

The Rev. Amy Chambers Cortright, who is nine months pregnant, looks down Walnut Street Tuesday while holding a sign at a vigil in front of the Boone County Courthouse to protest the death penalty in anticipation of the execution of Dennis Skillicorn.

Session ends

Cody Viebrock, 10, tosses papers into the air after his father, Rep. Jim Viebrock, R-Republic, and fellow legislators adjourned in the Missouri Capitol.

Griffith Poultry Farm Hatchery

Wednesday I visited this farm owned and operated Chris and Ashley Haubner in Fulton, Mo. for a story about some folks wanting to alter city ordinances to let residents keep hens in backyards. Such a measure could greatly affect the hatchery’s business.

The occasional food asssignment

Mmm, brownies.

Missouri 5, Nebrask 0

Missouri players celebrate a homerun by Lindsey Ubrun (32) during the third inning of their 5-0 win over Nebraska at University Field Sunday, May 3, 2009.

Day 2. It was the final home game of the season so I thought I would camp out in the outfield. I put a teleconverter on the 400mm and shot away. Here’s a couple outtakes and another hair detail.

Disaster at home plate

Missouri catcher Megan Christopher looks for the ball after colliding with Nikki Haget of Nebraska as Crystal Carwile slides home during the fourth innning of Missouri’s 6-1 loss to Nebraska Saturday, May 2, 2009, at University Field. Haget and Carwile were both safe giving Nebraska a 3-0 edge.

A sequence of the play:

Other outtakes from the game:

Mid-Missouri High Steppers

Damon Thompson, 8, adjusts his drum as the Mid-Missouri High Steppers prepare for their 30th anniversary show Thursday, April 30, 2009, at The Blue Note.