India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 11, 2019UPDATED: February 11, 2019 20:05 IST Gautam Gambhir reacted strongly against the assault on DDCA senior selection committee chairman Amit Bhandari. (PTI Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDDCA selector and ex-India cricketer Amit Bhandari was assaulted in Delhi on MondayBhandari was taken to the hospital and after being attacked with a hockey stickGautam Gambhir and Bishan Bedi condemned the incidentFormer Delhi captain and international cricketer Gautam Gambhir expressed his anger over the an incident on Monday where chairman off Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA) senior selection committee Amit Bhandari was assaulted by a group of unidentified men during the Under-23 team’s trials at St Stephen’s College ground.Bhandari sustained head and ear injuries and was taken to Sant Paramanand Hospital at Civil Lines by his colleague Sukhvinder Singh. The goons fled the spot before the police could reach.Gambhir, who played his last match for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy in December last year, was “disgusted” with the incident and said he would “personally ensure” that this incident is not taken lightly.”Disgusted to see this happen right in the heart of the Capital. This can’t slip under the carpet and I will personally ensure it doesn’t.Disgusted to see this happen right in the heart of the Capital. This can’t slip under the carpet and I will personally ensure it doesn’t. To begin with I am calling for a life ban from all cricket for the player who orchestrated this attack post his non-selection. https://t.co/RpS6fzTcNlGautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) February 11, 2019″To begin with I am calling for a life ban from all cricket for the player who orchestrated this attack post his non-selection,” Gambhir tweeted.Earlier in the day, DDCA president Rajat Sharma told PTI that guilty will not be spared. “We are trying to procure all details of the incident. As far as I have come to know, it is regarding one disgruntled player, who didn’t make it to the probables list for the National U-23 tournament.advertisement”The SHO from the local police station has reached the Stephen’s ground and I have personally spoken to the Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik. The guilty will not go unpunished. I promise exemplary action against whoever is found involved in this misdeed. We will register an FIR,” Sharma said.Delhi’s senior and U-23 team manager Shankar Saini narrated the incident.”I was having my meal along with a colleague inside the tent and Bhandari along with other selectors and senior team coach Mithun Manhas was watching the probables play a trial match.”A couple of men first came and went up to Bhandari. There were heated exchanges between Bhandari and the two men. They left and before we could gather our thoughts, suddenly some 15 men armed with hockey sticks, rods and cycle chains came charging,” Saini said.”When the other boys attending the trials along with us rushed to save Bhandari, they started threatening us and one of them said, “Don’t get into this or else we will shoot you.””They hit Bhandari with hockey sticks and rods and he sustained head injury,” the former Delhi seamer added.When asked who could be behind the attack, Saini said, “I was not there when these two guys came and spoke with Bhandari. He is obviously rattled and once he gives his statement to the police, we will get to know more.”Delhi cricket has always been mired in corruption charges and allegations of dubious selections at the various age-group levels have also surfaced time and again.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Gautam GambhirFollow Amit BhandariFollow DDCAFollow Cricket Gautam Gambhir furious with assault on Amit Bhandari: Won’t let this slip under the carpetGautam Gambhir was disgusted by DDCA senior selection committee chairman Amit Bhandari being assaulted by goons during Under-23 team’s trials and called for ban on cricketer who planned this attack.advertisement
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Junior pitcher Jake Vance (3), delivers a pitch during Ohio State’s game against Hawaii on March 24 at Nick Swisher Field. The Buckeyes came up short and lost the contest 3-15. Credit: Gretchen Rudolph | For The LanternAfter the Northwestern series, Ohio State’s bullpen seemed to be in shambles. But that very bullpen was the reason the Buckeyes were able to pull out a win against Dayton. In a game where the Buckeyes were short on hits, the bullpen produced five scoreless innings. Ohio State (18-16, 2-4 Big Ten) outdueled Dayton (18-14-1, 7-2 Atlantic 10) 4-2 on Wednesday. In its past home series, the Ohio State bullpen had an ERA of 23.63.With the game hanging in the balance in the eighth inning, junior pitcher Jake Vance was faced with a bases loaded situation. “Whenever it’s bases loaded, I just try to hit another level and turn it up a notch.” Vance said.The right-handed pitcher was able to calmly record the final two outs of the inning to keep the score 2-2. “[Vance] showed mental toughness,” head coach Greg Beals said. “In the face of adversity, he executed pitches and was really, really good.” Vance had been the usual midweek starter, but after a stretch of struggling, he moved into the reliever role. “Some of my starts haven’t been as good as I wanted them to be, so I kind of told them that I wouldn’t mind coming out of the pen,” Vance said. Despite his past struggles, Vance was able to deliver a strong performance Wednesday. Vance would finish the game with four scoreless innings of work. Vance would strike out four and allow only three hits in his third win on the year. With both teams playing in their second weekday game, two freshmen pitchers were called upon to make their starting debuts. Freshman pitcher Mitch Milheim had made 10 appearances for the Buckeyes. The left-hander had struggled in his short time on the mound, allowing 15 runs in only 12 innings of work. In his first collegiate start, Milheim was able to deliver a much needed four innings for the Buckeyes. He would finish with two earned runs allowed and three strikeouts.“Moving [Milheim] into the start role today, probably the best he has pitched all year for us,” Beals said.Freshman pitcher Dylan Keller had realized more success, but he had only logged nine innings on the hill for the Flyers. Keller had an ERA of 2.00, but the freshman had more walks than strikeouts on the season. Keller allowed two runs in his six-inning start. He struck out two and allowed three hits. Junior right fielder Dominic Canzone came into Wednesday’s game riding the longest reached-base streak since then-sophomore outfielder Troy Montgomery reached base safely in 37 consecutive games between 2015 and 2016. Canzone was able to extend his streak to 30 against Dayton. The co-captain would finish the game with two hits and two runs. Dayton was able to crack the scoreboard first with a two-run third inning. The Buckeyes were able to strike back in the bottom half of the inning. Freshman third baseman Zach Dezenzo was able to scamper home after a wild pitch to cut the deficit in half.Ohio State tied the game at two with a sacrifice fly ball from senior left fielder Brady Cherry in the bottom of the sixth inning.A bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth gave Ohio State’s its first lead of the contest. A sacrifice fly ball to left field by sophomore catcher Dillon Dingler pushed the lead to two runs.Ohio State would win the game with only five hits.“Not like we banged the ball around the ballpark, but we took advantage of the opportunities we had,” Beals said. Ohio State junior pitcher Andrew Magno completed the pitching performance with a hitless ninth inning, earning his fifth save on the season. Ohio State will begin its three-game series against Michigan at 6:35 p.m. Friday.