Bobby Ray Dyer, 66, Harrison

first_imgBobby Ray Dyer, age 66, of Harrison, Ohio died suddenly Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Mercy Franciscan Medical Center in Harrison, Ohio.Born May 4, 1953 in Lenoir City, Tennessee he was the son of James H. & Imogene (Simpson) Dyer Lindeman.He was a mechanic by trade, and also enjoyed working on automobiles in his spare time.Besides his mother, Imogene Lindeman of Harrison, Ohio survivors include three children, Anthony Ray Dyer of Brookville, Indiana, Sonia L. Denison of Aurora, Indiana and David Leon Dyer of Milan, Indiana; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a sister, Norma Johnson of Brookville, Indiana as well as a brother, James Henry Dyer of Virginia.He was preceded in death by his father, James Dyer.A celebration of life will be held as soon as the conditions are safe to do so, with burial in Big Cedar Cemetery.The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to serve the family of Bobby Ray Dyer, everyone is encouraged to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences to the family via .last_img read more

UW finds itself ‘on the road again’

first_imgView Gallery (2 Photos)After completing a two-week, 11 game home stand, the Wisconsin Badgers (24-15 overall, 5-7 Big Ten) will hit the road for nearly as long.UW will close out the regular season with eight games in 12 days, starting with Tuesday’s doubleheader against UW-Green Bay (12-16 overall, 4-6 Horizon League).”It’s always tough to go out on the road when you’re playing in front of other people’s crowds, but I think we’ve just got to keep playing our game, just keep going out and looking to take some wins,” senior centerfielder Sam Polito said of the upcoming road trip.One item the Badgers hoped they packed is their hot bats.During the home stand, Polito and infielder Athena Vasquez hit at a torrid pace (.485 and .423 respectively). Ricci Robben also hit well at Goodman Diamond, boasting a .435 average over the last eight games, including a walk-off double against Illinois-Chicago last week. On the mound, freshman pitcher Letty Olivarez was 3-1 during that stretch, with a 2.05 earned run average.The difference between playing on the road versus at home is mostly mental, Vasquez says, so the goal is to remain focused.”I think we’ll have to be in tune with each other,” she said. “Being on the road, you can hear the other fans and the other players always in your face, so we’re going to have to feed off of each other.”Wisconsin is coming off two losses at the hands of No. 8 Northwestern heading into Tuesday’s series and will look to rebound against the struggling Phoenix, who have lost seven of their last 10 games. UW-Green Bay did, however, shake some of its recent woes by taking two out of three this past weekend against Wright State.”I think we definitely showed that we can stick with Northwestern,” Polito said. “I think we’ve got to build some confidence from that and just make adjustments earlier at the plate.”The Badgers’ ability to make early adjustments has been vital all year, as the team is 17-1 when scoring first, versus 7-14 when their opponent scores the first run. Getting on the board first should put UW in good position to win and give the pitchers run support early.”I think that’s going to be one of our main goals,” Olivarez said of the team’s desire to score first. “We’ve got to let our girls get ahead and help them.””I think it’s just a matter of stringing together stuff quicker, coming out in the first inning ready to play,” Polito said. “The first inning is crucial for us.”Leading the way at the plate for UW-Green Bay is utility player Katie Cooney, who is hitting .342 while playing in every game this season. She leads the team in both hits and RBIs with 27 and 15, respectively, and has even recorded five wins as a pitcher.Andrea Kyrzynske is the only other UW-Green Bay player hitting more than .300, sitting at a healthy .311. Meanwhile, pitcher Anna Bluemel leads the team in ERA at 2.62. Despite the low ERA, she has just two victories in 13 appearances.On the other side of the diamond, Badger starter Eden Brock picked up both losses against Northwestern and will look to improve upon her 13-9 record. Over her past 41 1/3 innings pitched, she has only allowed five extra base hits, going 5-3 during that stretch.Polito carries a 14-game hitting streak into today’s matchup, which is tied for the best mark in school history. She will have a chance to earn sole possession of the record if she can get a hit in the first game of the doubleheader.Despite a losing record and recent struggles, UW-Green Bay will not be taken lightly by anyone on the Badger team, as they go into the doubleheader as focused as any other game.”Sometimes when you go to a local UW school, you’re thinking, ‘OK, let’s sweep them,'” Vasquez said. “But we’ve got to come with the same intensity [we brought] when we played Northwestern.””I think they’re going to give it their all,” Olivarez said. “Any team on any given day can beat us, and we can beat any team, so we’ve just got to go out there and go head-on like we were going to face Northwestern or some other good team.”last_img read more