Leading the Gophers in batting average, Ellee Jensen feels at home with Minnesota

first_imgAside from softball, Jensen also played volleyball in high school. She received All-State honors in Wisconsin three times for both volleyball and softball, and was a four-time letter winner in each sport.“Volleyball is a huge team sport and I think softball is as well,” Jensen said. “How to play with individuals on the court and on the field [was important to learn].”Now that she is on the field with the Gophers, Jensen has adjusted to playing in every game for Minnesota this season. She has played alongside plenty of people with experience in the outfield, with junior Maddie Houlihan in right field and senior Dani Wagner in center.Wagner hasn’t played as much this season due to injury, but she sees the value Jensen brings to the field.“She’s just someone who will go out and do whatever we need,” Wagner said of her teammate. “She’s learned a lot in the short time she’s been here.”The freshman has taken control of the Minnesota offense this season. She has 33 hits and three RBIs, plus four stolen bases on five attempts.Beyond the offense, though, head coach Jamie Trachsel said Jensen’s commitment to the defensive side of the game and getting better overall is noticeable.“Every day, that kid shows up, and her mentality never changes,” Trachsel said. “There’s nothing different about her approach, her mentality, how she sees something and her commitment to every single play.” Leading the Gophers in batting average, Ellee Jensen feels at home with MinnesotaJensen is batting .371 as a freshman.Courtesy of Brad Rempel, Gopher SportsFreshman outfielder Ellee Jensen runs to first base in a game at Siebert Field. Drew CoveApril 5, 2018Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintSince its last season, Minnesota’s softball team has remained relatively the same.One of the team’s additions stands out, though.Ellee Jensen, the Gophers’ freshman left fielder, leads the team in batting average, .371. Now roughly halfway through her first season, she will look to continue her play when the team faces off against Michigan State this weekend from East Lansing, Michigan.Jensen said her biggest passion besides softball is family, and while she’s from Wisconsin, she weighed those values when deciding to come to Minnesota. “This team here is so unique … everybody is so caring and they want the best for everyone,” Jensen said. “That’s not something you find on every team.”Jensen is reaping the benefits of the choice to venture from Watertown, Wisconsin. Her passion for family back home has helped her get to where she is now, playing Division I softball.The origins of her time on the field go back to her home. Jensen said her dad, Tim, coached her from when she was six years old almost until high school, when she was 12. Ellee — who got her nickname by combining her first name, Elizabeth, with her middle name, Lee — eventually said she wanted to go play on more competitive teams so she could make it to the collegiate ranks. Her father played baseball for a few years, and Jensen credits him with all of her knowledge about softball until she came to Minnesota.last_img read more

Brunei: PTAS Marine will soon have 10 vessels ready for Shell

first_imgIncat Crowther has announced the first deliveries of a 10-boat order for 42m Infield Utility Vessels to Brunei’s PTAS Marine. Developed in conjunction with builder Strategic Marine, the project called upon Incat Crowther’s track record in steel crew boats to meet strict performance criteria.PTAS has been contracted by Brunei Shell Petroleum to build and operate nine vessels to support their offshore platforms for a period of ten years. Incat Crowther supported Strategic Marine in their technical proposal for the project, committing to a timeframe of just 15 months from contract signing to the delivery of the ninth vessel. The tenth boat will be retained by PTAS as a backup vessel throughout the contract period.The first of the vessels, PTAS Amanah 1, was delivered in December, with PTAS Amanah 2, PTAS Amanah 3 and PTAS Amanah 4 subsequently being delivered. The remaining vessels are nearing completion at Strategic’s Vietnam yard and undergoing sea trials.The vessels’ hulls are built from steel, with aluminium superstructures. The vessels are classed to LR SSC rules.The design features a 100 square metre aft working deck, capable of carry 10 tonnes of cargo capacity. An aft platform is fitted for personnel transfers. The main deck cabin seats 30 personnel, as well as accommodating 100 survivors in the event that the vessel is called into an emergency situation. A sick bay is also located on this deck, as are a galley, crew mess and food storage for the vessel’s 12 crew.The vessels’ crew sleep below decks, with a noise lock / service void separating them from the engine room. The vessel meets stringent noise requirements, which include a maximum volume of 65bBa in all accommodation spaces.Additional features include oil dispersant spray booms port and starboard and an aft-facing firefighting monitor.The vessels’ propulsion system consist of a pair of Cummins KTA38 outboard engines and a single Cummins KTA50 central main engine. The central engine drives the firefighting monitor, all three drive fixed-pitch propellers through Twin Disc gearboxes. They have a service speed of 20 knots and a top speed of 21.5knots.[mappress]Press Release, February 21, 2014last_img read more

Walter Presents: Ride Upon the Storm season 2 preview – rousing stuff that’s exquisitely acted

first_imgI recall reviewing season 1 of Ride Upon The Storm (Herrens Veje in its native Danish) back in January 2019 and remarking that this isn’t a crime show at all. At the time, it was unusual for Walter Presents to offer us anything that didn’t involve a gruesome murder or twenty; but these days, WP have widened their net to incorporate more and more drama of all types and genres; including family dramas like this.If you want to avoid spoilers for Ride Upon the Storm, stop reading now.For Season 2 of RUTS, there are still no murders – not yet, at least – but there is more family intrigue for Johannes Krogh (the masterful Lars Mikkelsen) and his dysfunctional clan.Credit: Tine Harden / Walter PresentsIt’s 18 months since the death of August (Johannes’ son), who walked in front of a lorry in the Danish countryside at the end of Season 1. Christian (Johannes’ other son), who was with August that fateful day, is immersing himself in his new self-help book, trying to cope with the guilt of being unable to prevent August’s death. Johannes is coping with troubles of his own, as August’s church is on the verge of being sold to the Muslim community, causing discord and anger from some parishioners in Brovang – a view Johannes is not unsympathetic with and one which the tabloids are quick to promote and exploit for a good storyline. As he admits to colleagues, that church is all that he has left of his son and he doesn’t want it sold to anyone – be it Aldi or Allah.Johannes’ wife, Elisabeth – played sublimely by Eleonora Jørgensen, winner of two best actress awards at the Danish Film Awards – is undergoing therapy as a result of the breakdown of her marriage to Johannes. They’re still living together, but they’re no longer intimate; and she struggles to cope with his moods and temper, whilst still mourning the loss of her son.Credit: Tine Harden / Walter PresentsElsewhere, Emilie – August’s widow – has decided that their young child will not be baptised in church, but instead has chosen to have a non-religious naming ceremony; something that further distances her from her father-in-law.This is rousing stuff. It’s exquisitely acted throughout, particularly by Jørgensen and Mikkelsen. In addition, the characterisation is so beautifully rounded, it’s an absolute joy to watch. Take Johannes as an example – he’s a violent, dinosaur of a man, and yet when his daughter-in-law stops him from seeing his grandson, you cannot help but feel sorry for the man. The scriptwriting is top-drawer; and everything from the musical score to the camerawork are faultless too. It is proof that you don’t need flash and crash to create quality drama.Walter Presents: Ride Upon the Storm launches on Channel 4 at 11pm on 5th April and the boxset is available via All4 immediately after the transmission of first episode.last_img read more

Pitching Matchups for the “Ohio Cup” Two-Game Set Between the Indians and Reds

first_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Related TopicsIndiansShane BieberTrevor Bauer Matt Loedecenter_img The Indians are now 10 games over .500 after a sweep in Kansas City, and now the team will move on to Cincinnati to take on the Reds for a quick two games before the All-Star break.Here’s the pitching matchups for the two games in the finale of the “Ohio Cup” for 2019. July 6 @ Cincinnati, 4:10PM (SportsTime Ohio/WTAM/WMMS/IRN)RHP Shane Bieber vs. RHP Anthony DeSclafaniJuly 7 @ Cincinnati, 1:10PM (SportsTime Ohio/WTAM/WMMS/IRN)RHP Trevor Bauer vs. RHP Tyler Mahlelast_img read more