Anderson went on to retire seven straight until Taylor Smith got the best of Anderson in a 12-pitch at-bat with Smith, the 2019 Southland Conference Freshman of the Year, drawing a walk with two outs. However, Reid Bourque avenged the free pass by holding down a tag as Smith slid through the bag at second on a stolen base attempt.BSB: Deep sac fly by Maxwell, scoring Fisbeck. @McNeeseBaseball takes its first lead of the night, 2-1 over @UIWBaseball. Top 6th in @SugarLandtxgov. ?? https://t.co/31i3ykFMXj ???? @espn apps #GeauxPokes #TheWord pic.twitter.com/SyWWKaCBef— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 23, 2019 McNeese starter Aidan Anderson earned the win after tossing all nine frames, allowing just one run on five hits. The senior from Beaumont, Texas, finished with a season-high 132 pitches and faced the minimum over his final 6.1 innings.BSB: Anderson completes his 8th inning of work for @McNeeseBaseball. 1 run, 5 hits, 4 strike outs, 1 walk. Cowboys lead 2-1 over @UIWBaseball. McNeese coming to bat, top 9th. ?? https://t.co/31i3ykFMXj ???? @espn apps #GeauxPokes #TheWord pic.twitter.com/t0V7XYIZDX— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 23, 2019 The Cardinals struck first in the home-half of the second as Eddy Gonzalez led off the inning with a single, advanced to third on a Lee Thomas double and scored on a Shea Gutierrez sac fly to right. McNeese answered with a sac fly of their own after Reid Bourque roped a fly ball to deep right, allowing Julian Gonzales to trot down the third-base line and make it 1-1. Box Score | Tournament HomepageSUGAR LAND, Texas – Small ball was the name of the game in No. 5 McNeese’s 2-1 win over No. 4 Incarnate Word on Wednesday night at Constellation Field as all three runs were scored by virtue of a sac fly. After Anderson retired the side in order in the ensuing half inning, the first two batters of the top of the sixth reached and advanced on a sac bunt to put a pair in scoring position for Jake Dickerson, who drew a bases-loaded walk. On the next at-bat, Carson Maxwell registered the third sac fly of the ballgame to give the Cowboys the lead. McNeese will face No. 8 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the night cap on Thursday, and UIW will take on regular-season champions and No. 1 seed Sam Houston State at Noon CT tomorrow. Despite having the winning run on his book, Cardinals’ reliever Luke Taggart did his part to keep UIW in the contest, striking out seven over his five innings of work, including striking out the side in the top of the eighth.
Day 1 of Project PhoenixParticipants came with high hopes that it would be a transformative weekend, but with little understanding of the project and its vision, relying heavily on faith in the organizers. At the end of the weekend, it was clear their faith was in good hands.The idea of Project Phoenix was conceived by a small group of younger and older Unificationists who had a profound experience around healing and reconciliation between young and older generations. Built on the foundation of four years of prayers for the concern of the growth of the Unification movement in North America, its premise holds that by creating intergenerational unity focused on authentic relationships as a family, we can create communities across the states filled with joy and loving families centered on God.The purpose of the conference was as follows:To experience God, be lit up about our lives and unique contribution, to leave connected to a dynamic community, and to be empowered in moving forward as a family and movement.To set a space where everyone could grow as family, 14 family groups were created at the gathering, each consisting of about six to eight participants. Each family group consisted of a mix of senior and junior Unificationists. Lucia Anderson and Tasnah Moyer facilitated a session, guiding participants to commit to creating a space of discovery, listening, sharing and being present.David Young led a guided session from his Divine Principle application seminar, Take Your Life On, on taking ownership of life as God’s child. This assisted in opening hearts and minds to receive not just the person sitting in the chair across the table, but to receive ourselves as people fully capable of anything.“I really enjoyed David Young’s talk,” said participant Laura Boitano. “It was about empowering yourself to change your attitude to change your circumstances, and I thought that was really relevant to my life and a really useful tool to not victimize yourself but to empower yourself to get the results that you want in your life.”With this in place, Justin Okamoto facilitated the process of setting intentions for the weekend. Afterwards, Sam Orman led the group family-time fun that had everyone playing games, singing, and dancing. The night closed powerfully with group song and prayer in trinities. Read More By FFWPU USA: This past weekend, April 8-10, 120 Unificationists, young and old, gathered at the International Peace Education Center (IPEC) in Las Vegas, NV for the first gathering of Project Phoenix, a pilot project of Origins Partnership.