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Defending the diamond: Post 1216 shuts down Red Wing

The Austin Post 1216 VFW baseball team was on its toes on defense and on point on the mound as it swept Red Wing by scores of 6-0 and 2-0 in a non-conference five inning game in Marcusen Park Friday.

Austin’s pitchers allowed just five total hits in 14 innings of baseball and Post 1216 committed zero errors.

“We played errorless in the field and it was fun to see kids make plays,” Austin head coach Dave Lillemon said. “I’ve seen it in the last three games. We’ve progressed in the field, we’ve turned three or four double plays and we’re making the routine plays and then some outstanding plays. That’s encouraging.”

Payton Ransom gave Austin (15-3 overall, 8-3 Southeast District) a dominant mound performance in the opener as he allowed just one hit and struck out six to earn a shutout. Red Wing’s only hit came in the top of the first inning.

“I mainly just had to throw strikes with the fast ball early in the count, and I had the curve ball going,” Ransom said. “The defense played well with no errors. It’s definitely fun to win and when we’re making the plays, we’re usually winning games. We’re a pretty good hitting team most of the time.”

Austin extended its lead to 5-0 when it scored two runs in the fifth. Braden Bishop blooped a single and Connor Munson bunted for a single to set the table. The scoring came when Ransom singled in a run and Cody Bloom grounded out to knock in a run.

Isaac Osgood put Post 1216 on the board when he lined a two-out RBI single into center field in the bottom of the second inning. Isaiah Conway and Mac Nelson added RBI singles to push the lead to 3-0.

“Those three two out hits were huge,” Lillemon said. “We were missing three guys tonight and it was good to see the younger guys step up.”

The Post 1216 defense stepped up early on when Jared Lillemon turned a double play after Red Wing had runners on first and second with one out. 

“We’ve come a long way this summer,” Ransom said. “A lot of us know each other from playing together at younger ages, but this has been fun.”

Post 1216, which has now won six straight, has already qualified for the VFW state tournament as a host team this summer, but Austin is hoping to finish in the top four of the Southeast District so it can host a Divisional Tournament. Friday’s win puts Austin up two games ahead of Red Wing in the chase for the top four.

RW 0 0 0  0 0 0  0  –  0  1  1

Austin 0 3 0  0 2 1  X  –  6  11 0

Austin pitching: Payton Ransom (W) 7 IP, 1 H, 3 BB, 0 R, 6 K

Austin hitting: Isaiah Conway, 1-for-3 RBI; Mac Nelson, 1-for-3, RBI, BB; Jake Truckenmiller, 1-for-3, BB, RBI; Braden Bishop, 1-for-4, R; Connor Munson, 1-for-4; Payton Ransom, 2-for-3, RBI; Cody Bloom, 2-for-3, RBI, R; Cooper Napton, 0-for-3; Isaac Osgood, 1-for-3, RBI, R; Isaac Stromlund, 2 R; Jared Lillemon, 1-for-1, double, R

RW 0 0 0  0 0  –  0  4  1

Austin 0 1 1  0 X  –  2  3  0

Austin pitching: Isaiah Conway, 2 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 0 R, 2 K; Braden Bishop, 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R; Jake Truckenmiller, 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R; Isaac Osgood, 1 IP, 0 R 

Austin hitting: Isaac Osgood, 0-for-2; Ethan Anderson, 0-for-2; Mac Nelson, BB; Isaac Stromlund, 1-for-2, double, R; Isaiah Conway, 1-for-2, RBI; Camden Gilles, 0-for-2; Cooper Napton, 1-for-2, R; Gavin Esplan, 2 BBs; Mark Temke, 0-for-2; Cody Bloom, 0-for-1; Truckenmiller, 0-for-1

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Prince Harry v William: Their different approaches to defending Princess Diana compared

Prince Harry, 36, and Prince William, 38, both hit out at the BBC following a probe into how journalist Martin Bashir secured his 1995 Panorama interview with their late mother Princess Diana. The report by Lord Dyson was published on Friday and contained damning details about how Mr Bashir went unpunished by the organisation despite having admitted to showing Diana forged bank documents.

Language expert and author Judi James analysed Harry and William’s reactions to the investigation and highlighted the differences between their statements.

According to the expert, the brothers who have been on different paths since Megxit were reunited in their bid to protect their late mother’s memory.

Judi told Express.co.uk: “It is touching to see both of Diana’s sons stand up so quickly to defend her memory with passion and justifiable anger.

“In many ways, this is a moment of unity for both of them.

“Long-running conflicts between two people are often resolved when they unite against a common enemy.

“Their well-worded, well-structured statements show both men using assertive techniques to gain maximum effect.

“We can’t know how many angry words they must have wanted to use here but both choose to speak in the ‘adult’ state of rational calm to make their words even more powerful.”

READ MORE: Prince Harry is hurting Royal Family to core: ‘Total neglect’

Prince William’s response analysed

William issued a video message following the BBC’s report being published that was shared on Kensington Palace’s social media accounts.

Responding to William’s words Judi said: “William’s statement is formally composed, starting with words of thanks and even a note of polite positivity: ‘It is welcome that the BBC accepts the findings in full…’

“His tone is suitably authoritative and he appears to speak from a position of one who has the power, status and authority to make a change or to help ensure change happens.

“He even ends with a very specific analysis of exactly what that change should be: ‘It is my firm view this should never be aired again’.

“William’s words slowly increase in power as he writes. From ‘extremely concerning’ as he lists the points made by the findings he builds to words like ‘deceitful’ ‘hurt’ and his mother’s ‘fear, paranoia and isolation’.”

She added: “William also adds his very personal experience and view on the fall-out when he says ‘…I remember from those final years with her’.

“William is careful in describing his own response, saying ‘What saddens me the most’ rather than referring to the anger that was visible in his body language as he delivered the message.

“William also uses words to speak personally and in the singular: ‘It is my view…’ ‘I remember…’ and ‘my mother…’ to suggest he is fighting alone.”

William’s statement in full

William said: “I would like to thank Lord Dyson and his team for the report.

“It is welcome that the BBC accepts Lord Dyson’s findings in full – which are extremely concerning – that BBC employees: lied and used fake documents to obtain the interview with my mother.

“Made lurid and false claims about the Royal Family which played on her fears and fuelled paranoia.

“Displayed woeful incompetence when investigating complaints and concerns about the programme.

“And were evasive in their reporting to the media and covered up what they knew from their internal investigation.

“It is my view that the deceitful way the interview was obtained substantially influenced what my mother said.

“The interview was a major contribution to making my parents’ relationship worse and has since hurt countless others.

“It brings indescribable sadness to know that the BBC’s failures contributed significantly to her fear, paranoia and isolation that I remember from those final years with her.

“But what saddens me most, is that if the BBC had properly investigated the complaints and concerns first raised in 1995, my mother would have known that she had been deceived.

“She was failed not just by a rogue reporter, but by leaders at the BBC who looked the other way rather than asking the tough questions.

“It is my firm view that this Panorama programme holds no legitimacy and should never be aired again.

“It effectively established a false narrative which, for over a quarter of a century, has been commercialised by the BBC and others.

“This settled narrative now needs to be addressed by the BBC and anyone else who has written or intends to write about these events.

“In an era of fake news, public service broadcasting and a free press have never been more important.

“These failings, identified by investigative journalists, not only let my mother down, and my family down; they let the public down too.”


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Harry statement in full

Harry’s full statement read: “Our mother was an incredible woman who dedicated her life to service. She was resilient, brave, and unquestionably honest.

“The ripple effect of a culture of exploitation and unethical practices ultimately took her life.

“To those who have taken some form of accountability, thank you for owning it.

“That is the first step towards justice and truth. Yet what deeply concerns me is that practices like these – and even worse – are still widespread today. Then, and now, it’s bigger than one outlet, one network, or one publication.

“Our mother lost her life because of this, and nothing has changed. By protecting her legacy, we protect everyone and uphold the dignity with which she lived her life.

“Let’s remember who she was and what she stood for.”

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Now Huw Edwards is ‘ordered’ by BBC to delete flag tweet defending Naga Munchetty

“Always a flag, Munchetty remarked. “Always a flag. They had the picture of the Queen there in Westminster office – I’m assuming.”

After BBC Breakfast, Naga liked anti-Conservative tweets including, “The flag s*****s will be up in arms”. 

She also liked a post which said: “Should be done every time the Tories roll out one of the talking head ministers”. 

Last night, the BBC star apologised and tweeted: “I ‘liked’ tweets today that were offensive in nature about the use of the British flag as a backdrop in a government interview this morning. I have since removed these ‘likes’. 

“This do not represent the views of me or the BBC. I apologise for any offence taken. Naga.”

Following the presenter’s apology, a BBC source told The Sun that bosses “reminded” Munchetty of her “responsibilities” over impartially concerns.

Piers Morgan fumes at GMB's Alex Beresford for defending Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

“Touching private revelations, stoic defence of Netflix for trashing his family, & fully justified attack on the UK press for forcing him to quit royal duty & live in a California mansion.”

Referring to the Sussexes’ upcoming tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, Piers sarcastically added: “Can’t wait for Oprah!”

Piers then hit out at lawyer Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu for telling him: “Piers close your mouth, your malice is drooling,” in response to his criticism of Harry and Meghan.

The outspoken star replied: “Shola, talking of mouth-closing, are we supposed to respect Meghan/Harry’s privacy by watching all their TV confessionals or not watching them? It’s very confusing!”

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