Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Bronchos Swing Into Second

Alexander Hughes shot off a one-under-par 71 round to roll with the pack and take Central Oklahoma into second place after the second day of playin the MIAA Men's Golf Championships Tuesday.
The Bronchos are the defending champions and are lead by head coach Josh Fosdick. They took ten strokes off their 1st round score at 292 and are at a 594 overall count after 36 holes. They are playing at the 7,081-yard, par-72 Sycamore Ridge Golf Course.The Bronchos are only 1 stroke behind the leader being Central Missouri. Lindenwood is in third at 597.

Bronchos are doing well for an 11 team field and hope to defend their title. 
The final round of play starts at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The winner is awarded an automatic bid to the NCAA Tourney

Baseball Breakdown

The Bronchos baseball team lost 5-2 to Northwest Missouri in the final game of its final MIAA series Sunday afternoon.

The Bronchos lead 2-1 in the bottom of the fifth as they were approaching their second of three wins from the Bearcats. But after a huge rally of three runs in the fifth, UCO couldn't wake the bats up once more. 

The Bronchos are 23-17-1 on the season and 13-15 in the MIAA. UCO has seven games left on the schedule. 

UCO plays at Northeastern State on Tuesday before a long three game weekend against Washburn and Nebraska-Kearney to end the year. 

Chos Chasing a Championship

Ashleigh Tramel rocketed a banger in the seventh inning of the first game to break a defensively dominated game and launched Central Oklahoma to a grueling 1-0 first-game victory over Pitt-State. 

 The No. 22-ranked Bronchos acquired the MIAA regular season championship for the first time since 2013

UCO came back from a 1-0 deficit in the second game and defeated Pitt-State to sweep them in the series and completed a perfect weekend of 4-0. The Bronchos finished the regular season 43-9 overall. 

The ladies play again Thursday in the MIAA Post-season Tournament at the ASA Hall of Fame Complex in Oklahoma City. Number 1 seeded UCO will face the eighth seeded Emporia State at 5 p.m. in the first round.

The tournament will continue in to Saturday where the winner will get a one way ticket to the NCAA National Championship tournament. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Emporia State Beat Down By Bronchos

On Wednesday, March 23, The Broncho softball team took the field in their brand new stadium against Emporia State University. 

Emporia took the lead early in the second inning with a 2 run double. Fortunately the Bronchos were able to make a score and keep Emporia's lead to a single point. 

Neither team would score again until the Bronchos rallied back in the 6th. With a three run inning, Buddy and the gang were back on top with a 4-2 lead. Emporia would lead off with a 1 run banger in the top of the 7th, but it wasn't enough. 

Jayden Chestnut held off the Hornets to 6 hits, 3 runs and struck out 3, to finish them off in the top of the 7th. 

The second game was a completely different story. The Bronchos bullied Emporia When Peyton Walker took the mound. Walker allowed 0 runs and just 2 hits throughout the entire game but this wasn't the most impressive stat. 

The Bronchos brought the wood when they scored 8 runs in the first inning. The final dagger came in the 4th when Jones got the final RBI of the game.

UCO run ruled the Hornets in just 5 innings and held them scoreless. The Bronchos are still undefeated in conference play at 4-0 and play at home Saturday and Sunday at noon.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Blogging For My Future

Blogging Is Tough

Blogging is much harder than I expected it to be. I believe the problem arises from the lack of interest in writing.

There are hundreds of disciplines in school and like many others, writing just so happens to be the least enjoyable for me. Right off the bat I had a hard time getting my page to look how I wanted.

Blogging frequently is another problem that arises after a short while. The excitement of your blog goes away and it seems like more and more of a hassle to do.

However, I have learned a lot about design, how a blog works. I've learned what looks and sounds both good and bad.

The hardest part about blogging is putting in the effort and grinding through posts to make them better.

Evolution of My Blog

In the beginning of the semester there were only winter sports going on. With baseball and softball coming in full swing, the sports my blog will be about are different now.

Also, Ive added my recent broadcasting posts to my blog. I starting doing play-by-play on the school radio station for all the UCO sports and it has been a blast! I believe this will make my posts better in the near future.

The length and style of my posts have stayed fairly consistent. I know I enjoy reading just the main points rather than searching through a long story for them.

Blogging For My Future

My main career goal is to become a firefighter. As far as that is concerned, I don't really need to know about blogging.

However, many firefighters have a side gig. I would love for mine to be sports broadcasting. I wanted to get a degree before becoming a firefighter for both financial and personal reasons.

It is easier to rank higher if you have a degree and also I will have a backup plan if things do not work out.

The Blogging Affect

In this class blogging gave me new friends. The guy I am doing the broadcasts with sits two seats over from me. The guy between us is hopefully going to join the team.

I've also acquired a new connection with Berry Trammel, a sports blogger who works for the Oklahoman

Blogging in this class has brought me a greater team spirit for UCO. I now have to keep up with the sports here and am able to inform others about how the teams are doing.

Lessons of More Importance

An important lesson I got which I still struggle with is being creative. I continue to struggle with writing in a manner that people enjoy reading.

Grammar is also a very important lesson. Believe it or not, I learned quite a bit about grammar in this class alone.

Word choice is the most important lesson of them all. If we use the correct words to describe whatever topic we are writing about, we will be able to more effectively paint a picture our audience can see.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Basketball Bronchos Bucked In Quarterfinals

The men's basketball team had a mediocre season.

After a season filled with injuries and slim rosters the Bronchos managed to fight their way to the MIAA quarterfinals and lost for the third year in a row.

Central Missouri bucked the Bronchos 59-54.

Corbin Byford, the Junior from Velma, OK, led the team with 20 points, 13 rebounds and 3 blocked shots.

The rest of the Bronchos however, failed to hit shots and just couldn't finish out the season playing well.

They ended the season 17-12 which is good however the talent of Byford could have advanced the Bronchos closer to the title

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

First Broadcast A Success

Tuesday evening Nate Baldwin and I attempted our first official broadcast over the UCENTRAL radio network.

Individuals from all over Edmond tuned in to 99.3 F.M. to listen to the First round of the MIAA womens basketball tournament.

The lady bronchos put a whoopin' on the Northwest Missouri Bearcats and will now advance to the next round.

As far as the broadcast was concerned it went great. After a few learning curves we figured out the women's names and grabbed our flow.

The further in to the game, the better we got. Soon we were playing off one another and had quite the broadcast.

Towards the end of the game the Athletic Director gave us a visit and was fascinated with the performance we had put up.

Needless to say, I'm sure we will be broadcasting many sports in the future of our tenure here at UCO