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Byron Jennings Replaces Rene Auberjonois in She Loves Me

first_imgBroadway switcheroo alert! Byron Jennings has boarded the starry cast of She Loves Me. The Great White Way alum replaces the previously announced René Auberjonois as Maraczek in the revival, who has departed the production due to personal reasons. Headlined by Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi and Jane Krakowski, the show will play a limited engagement February 19, 2016 through June 5. Opening night is scheduled for March 17 at Roundabout’s Studio 54.Jennings returns to the Roundabout Theatre Company stage, where his credits include The Man Who Came To Dinner, Heartbreak House, A Touch of the Poet, Twelve Angry Men and A Month in the Country. Other recent Broadway credits include You Can’t Take It With You and Macbeth.Directed by Scott Ellis and featuring a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock, She Loves Me follows Georg (Levi) and Amalia (Benanti), two parfumerie clerks who aren’t quite the best of friends. Constantly bumping heads while on the job, the sparring coworkers can’t seem to find common ground. But little do they know, the anonymous romantic pen pals they have both been falling for happen to be each other! Will love continue to blossom once their identities are finally revealed? The score features favorites such as “Vanilla Ice Cream,” “A Romantic Atmosphere,” “Dear Friend” and “She Loves Me.”The musical comedy’s cast will also include Gavin Creel and Michael McGrath. Zachary Levi Star Files View Comments Laura Benantilast_img read more

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Vermont hospital budgets increase 3.8 percent, down from five-year average

first_imgfor provider Patient Central Vermont Hospital 4,0% D BUD 12 Net provider tax & Gifford Memorial 1,0% North Country Hospital 5,2% Brattleboro Memorial 0,9% Grace Cottage $1,281,525 Mt Ascutney Hospital -3,0% Patient Revenue Copley Hospital 4,8% Central Vermont Hospital $7,434,697 Northwestern Medical Ctr 6,8% B System 3,8% Increase adj for Rutland Regional Medical Ctr 4,7% Grace Cottage 7,1% Grace Cottage 7,1% Rutland Regional Medical Ctr $10,392,423 Copley Hospital 7,1% Vermont hospital budgets will increase by a system-wide total of 3.8 percent for fiscal year 2012 beginning October 1, 2011, after excluding this year’s increased taxes on hospitals, according to individual hospital budgets approved today by Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration Commissioner Steve Kimbell. ‘Compared to the average annual system-wide increase of 7.2 percent over the span of the past five years, the rate of increase is definitely moving in the right direction,’ said Kimbell. Budgeted increases ranged from $1,193,974 for Gifford Hospital to $43,324,991 for Fletcher Allen. Meanwhile, Mt Ascutney Hospital’s budget shows a decrease of  -$1,465,403. The approved system-wide rate increase last year was 5.44 percent.Information about individual hospital budgets is below. Also included are the FY 2012 and 2011 budgets.Kimbell noted that the government payers are bearing their fair share of the increase this year. ‘One of the ways to reduce pressure on commercial health insurance premiums and bring fairness to the system is to reduce the cost shift growth that historically has been the result of underpayment by government programs.’ The system wide increase of 3.8 percent was achieved without using several exclusions, other than new taxes, allowed by the 2009 legislation that created a 4% target for increased hospital revenues for the upcoming budget year. For example, if the cost of existing physician practices acquired by hospitals is excluded, the system wide increase is 2.7 percent. Kimbell noted that that this is the last year for the budget process that has been in use since 1983.  The newly appointed Green Mountain Care Board is charged with revamping that process.  Changes likely will include standardization of some budget components among hospitals and movement toward a global budget for the system. Information about individual hospital budgets is attached. FY 2012 Budget Submissions A tax Increase in $ Northeast VI, Regional 1,4% Copley Hospital $3,536,882 Northeast VI, Regional 2,1% Mt Ascutney Hospital -3,4% The increase is measured against FY 2011 approved budget levels, Revenue Copley Hospital 6,0% Mt Ascutney Hospital -4,4% System as growth since the services were provided outside the hospital budget in the prior year, North Country Hospital 3,9% Southwestern VI, Medical Ctr $5,830,545 Brattleboro Memorial 6,6% Column C reflects the increase if the provider tax increase is not counted, Northwestern Medical Ctr 5,8% Physician Acq Fletcher Allen Health Care $43,324,991 Grace Cottage 7,6% Rutland Regional Medical Ctr 1,9% Northeast VI, Regional $1,272,808 Southwestern VI, Medical Ctr 4,4% Porter Hospital 1,6% Springfield Hospital $1,584,030 Springfield Hospital 3,0% BUD 12 Net Porter Hospital 4,2% Increase adj BUD 12 Net Northeast VI, Regional 1,4% C Central Vermont Hospital 2,4% Porter Hospital $3,084,292 Porter Hospital 4,9% Column B reflects the total requested net patient revenue increase, Fletcher Allen Health Care 3,2% North Country Hospital $4,493,465 Rutland Regional Medical Ctr 5,5% Fletcher Allen Health Care 3,9% System 2,7% Gifford Memorial 1,0% Mt Ascutney Hospital -$1,465,403 Gifford Memorial 1,9% Net Patient Southwestern VI, Medical Ctr 3,7% Notes: Southwestern VI, Medical Ctr 3,2% Brattleboro Memorial $4,134,377 Central Vermont Hospital 5,0% Increase $91,257,495 System 4,6% Springfield Hospital 2,2% Northwestern Medical Ctr 3,7% Northwestern Medical Ctr $5,158,889 North Country Hospital 6,0% Patient Revenue BUD12 Springfield Hospital 2,2% Gifford Memorial $1,193,974 Fletcher Allen Health Care 4,7% Brattleboro Memorial 5,6% Column D reflects the increase without including physician service increases, Those are not considered Revenue last_img read more

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Correa Affirms that There Are Drug-Trafficking Cartels Operating in Ecuador

first_img On 24 March, following the arrest of nine suspected liaisons for the powerful Mexican Sinaloa cartel, President Rafael Correa affirmed that drug-trafficking organizations are operating in Ecuador. “It’s beyond doubt that drug cartels are functioning in the country (…) What is not the case is that we’re in a situation like the one in Mexico, because (there) they dominate entire territories,” Correa said in a radio interview. On 23 March, the Ecuadorean police announced the arrest of four Ecuadoreans, three Mexicans, and two Colombians in an operation with the Mexican police, who detained another nine people allegedly linked to the Sinaloa cartel, led by the mob boss Joaquín ‘Chapo’ Guzmán. The gang is believed to be linked to around four tons of cocaine seized in Ecuador in recent months, according to the police. “I have to get more information about the operation, but in principle, it corroborates it,” Correa indicated with regard to the Sinaloa cartel’s presence in the country. He added that “it seems that this information is correct; the police are acting, and they’ve had a significant success with this operation.” “Ecuador still continues to be an island of peace in the whole of Latin America,” although “we can’t ignore the reality, however much it pains us at heart, that (…) our two neighbors (Colombia and Peru) are the two largest producers of drugs in Latin America and the largest in the world,” he declared. “Expecting Ecuador to be untouched by this problem of drugs and organized crime is demagoguery,” Correa said, emphasizing that “we’re combatting them here and being successful.” In addition, he declared that his administration has ordered the Armed Forces to act jointly with the police, because “there’s no country in the world that has succeeded in defeating organized crime without collaboration.” The police have not ruled out the involvement of the Sinaloa cartel in the death of an anti-drug agent on the outskirts of Quito on 19 March. By Dialogo March 28, 2011last_img read more

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Expanding your member business loan portfolio through credit union service organizations

first_img 22SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Earlier this summer, the NCUA unanimously approved a series of proposed changes to their regulations on member business lending (MBL). These amendments, if adopted, would lessen current restrictions to make it easier for credit unions to lend to businesses. The proposal just concluded its 60-day comment period and a final version will be drafted in the coming months.While credit union lending to businesses has been on the rise over the last several years, the proposed MBL changes would allow the institutions to grow this area of their portfolios. But business loans are inherently more complex than consumer lending and require a robust process for evaluating the business’ and member’s ability to repay. With the potential for added risk in MBL and more complicated credit analysis, credit unions aiming to start or build on this area of the portfolio have a few options to support their institution. continue reading »last_img read more

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CFPB compliance bulletin focuses on automatic debits

first_imgThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) expects all entities obtaining consumer authorizations for pre-authorized electronic fund transfers (EFTs) to comply with the Electronic Fund Transfer Act and Regulation E, it reminded in a compliance bulletin issued this week. Pre-authorized EFTs refer to an electronic funds transfer authorized in advance to recur at substantially regular intervals.Under federal law, consumers have the right to stop automatic debits from their accounts and can revoke authorization.Regulation E requires that pre-authorized EFTs from a consumer’s account be authorized “only by a writing signed or similarly authenticated by the consumer.” It also required that entities that obtain authorizations must provide a copy of the terms to the consumer, in paper form or electronically.When practical, the bureau encourages entities obtaining consumer authorizations for pre-authorized EFTs to provide the copy of the authorization to the consumer before the first pre-authorized EFT is initiated.The CFPB also released its monthly complaint snapshot this week, focusing on financial institution accounts or services, as well as consumer complaints from Connecticut. continue reading » 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Govt allows MSMEs to obtain tax ID numbers through state-owned banks

first_imgThe government has promised to provide of total of Rp 100 trillion in working capital loans to MSMEs. It has paid out Rp 5 trillion in credit insurance premiums to state-owned insurers PT Jaminan Kredit Indonesia (Jamkrindo) and PT Asuransi Kredit Indonesia (Askrindo) to provide guarantees for banks that channel loans to MSMEs until November 2021.The program will cover loans with a ceiling of Rp 10 billion and a tenor of three years, with loans available for 60.6 million healthy MSMEs from all business sectors.The loan guarantee program is intended to encourage banks to disburse more loans during the pandemic, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani said on July 7.The loan disbursement rate among Indonesian banks grew 3.04 percent year-on-year (yoy) in May, much slower than the 5.73 percent growth in April as the coronavirus battered the real sector.“Guaranteeing loans can help us break the risk-averse attitude of MSMEs and banks, which would allow us to boost our economic growth,” Sri Mulyani said.The government is also working on a plan to provide cash transfers directly to MSMEs that have yet to receive financing access from banks to help them survive the pandemic.The Tax Office is hoping to bolster revenue in the second half of the year after recording Rp 531.7 trillion in revenue in the first semester this year, down 12 percent from the same period last year and 44 percent below this year’s tax revenue target. Topics : Indonesia’s more than 60 million MSMEs, which account for 60 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) of Southeast Asia’s largest economy, are struggling to stay afloat as COVID-19 restrictions severely affect their income. Their operations have either been closed or limited, and many workers have been laid off or furloughed.The government has allocated Rp 123.46 trillion (US$8.44 billion) to assist small businesses and cooperatives out of the total Rp 695.2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package. The funds cover loan interest subsidies and credit guarantees.The government has also placed Rp 30 trillion in state-owned banks with the expectation that they will provide more loans to businesses.State-owned banks under Himbara, including Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), Bank Mandiri, Bank Negara Indonesia and BTPN, are now be able to provide online and offline services to allow MSMEs to obtain NPWPs. Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) can now obtain tax identification numbers (NPWP) through state-owned banks, as the Taxation Directorate General seeks to simplify procedures to boost the government’s disbursement of COVID-19 aid.Tax Office chief Suryo Utomo said that some MSMEs did not yet possess NPWPs, which, before the change in policy, would have made them ineligible to receive funds from the government during the pandemic. He said the new policy would support the nation’s economic recovery by allowing more MSMEs to receive stimulus funds.“We are helping MSMEs obtain NPWPs through banks so that they can receive loans or government subsidies,” Suryo said during the launch of the program on Thursday. “This is a one-stop service in which banks can evaluate the eligibility of borrowers.”last_img read more

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Arsenal fans demand Shkodran Mustafi is sold immediately after Crystal Palace horror show

first_imgArsenal fans demand Shkodran Mustafi is sold immediately after Crystal Palace horror show Metro Sport ReporterSunday 21 Apr 2019 5:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Skip Comment PLAY About Connatix V67539 Read More Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Video Settings SPONSORED Top articles Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire / Advertisementcenter_img 1/1 1 min. story Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Full Screen Coming Next Shkodran Mustafi was at fault for Wilfried Zaha’s goal against Crystal Palace (Picture: Sport Image)Arsenal fans instructed Unai Emery to sell Shkodran Mustafi following another error-strewn display against Crystal Palace.The Germany international was restored to the starting line-up as a consequence of Sokratis Papastathopoulos’s suspension after the former Borussia Dortmund defender picked up his 10th booking of the season in the recent defeat at Goodison Park.Arsenal had kept six cleans sheets in their last seven games in all competitions, but Mustafi’s presence heralded the return of familiar defensive frailties.The 27-year-old was partly at fault for Christian Benteke’s opener, allowing the Palace striker, who hadn’t scored a Premier League goal in over a year, the freedom of the penalty area to head home Luka Milivojevic’s free-kick.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Mustafi has to be sold this summer. He is broken and in need of immediate repair somewhere else #ARSCRY— Alex (@TotalFootball_7) April 21, 2019 Read More Read More Shkodran Mustafi appeared to blame Bernd Leno for Wilfried Zaha’s goal (Picture: PA)Arsenal equalised immediately after the break through Mesut Ozil but another Mustafi error gifted the visitors the lead when he failed to play the ball and allowed Wilfried Zaha a clear run in on goal.The Ivory Coast international comfortably beat Bernd Leno with Mustafi compounding his error by appearing to lay the blame at the feet of his goalkeeper, much to the annoyance of Arsenal’s fans who were left to count the cost of an eventual 3-2 defeat that put a huge dent in their Champions League qualification hopes… More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Skip Ad by Metrolast_img read more

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Bigger land blocks drive fierce competition at auction

first_img53 Lloyd Street, Camp Hill, had a number of pre-registered buyers prior to auction day.Competition was always going to be fierce at the auction of 53 Lloyd Street, Camp Hill yesterday, with 11 of the 13 bidders pre-registered for the event.But rather than the four-bedroom character home with period features being the main attraction, selling agent Joanna Gianniotis of Place Bulimba said it was the large block of land that had attracted all the attention.Larger blocks in coveted areas such as Camp Hill are hot property at the moment with an abundance of buyers looking for that extra bit of space, in a safe and secure suburb. Buyer were attracted to the property’s large 810 sqm block.With an early 9am start, the group of predominantly local buyers set the bidding off for auctioneer Paul Curtain at $1 million, with the price rising rapidly, before slowing at about $1.3 million. It soon withered to just two active groups before the hammer fell at $1.42 million. The property sold to a young couple with a toddler who were looking for a large family home, after recently moving to Brisbane from Melbourne.Having submitted an unconditional offer before the auction, which was unsuccessful, Ms Gianniotis said the couple were determined not to lose out on the day.She said it was a great result and the fact that the house sold over reserve was indicative that buyers’ attention had definitely switched back to bigger blocks. The four-bedroom property is the perfect family homes and has plenty of Queenslander character.“There are a lot of people looking for properties like Lloyd Street, but it’s more about what they are willing to pay for the land rather than the house,” she said. “I have about 12 buyers on my books that are unconditional, looking to purchase a family home on a large block, so if you’re selling, it’s a good position to be in. The problem is a lack of supply.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoThis deceased estate pre-war house at 16 Wride St, Woolowin, exceeded expectations by selling well over the anticipated auction price.The Brisbane auction market continues to be buoyant through September with clearance rates above 60 per cent, 10 per cent higher than last month. Across the river at 16 Wride Street, Woolowin, the action was fast and furious for Ray White auctioneer Haesley Cush, with bids from 12 active groups failing to pause for breath until the hammer fell at $785,000 for the pre-war home. Selling agent Nick Mogridge said he had never seen the momentum at an auction move so fast. “The bids just kept on going and going, but it was all over in about 20 minutes,” he said.The deceased estate went to a Brisbane couple looking to restore the pre-war home to its former glory. Mr Mogridge said it was an amazing result, that no one expected.“We thought it would go for the high $600,000s but to reach $785,000 was amazing.”He believed the property’s location was the main driver. “Woolowin is a little hidden gem, the little sister to Clayfield. The house is in a great street and is the perfect spot for a first-time buyer, or young homebuyer.”last_img read more

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Jose Mourinho won’t discuss Chelsea’s pursuit of John Stones

first_img The Blues are understood to have had four bids rejected so far – although Everton refused to confirm the latest reported £37million offer – and are unlikely to lodge a further bid before Tuesday’s 6pm deadline. “I don’t speak about players from other teams,” said Mourinho, whose side play Crystal Palace on Saturday in his 100th Premier League home game at Stamford Bridge. Jose Mourinho refused to comment on Chelsea’s pursuit of John Stones after admitting the Premier League champions had practised their defending this week. “He is a Guangzhou player, so it’s the same story. I don’t comment,” Mourinho added. Captain John Terry was sent off in the 3-2 win at The Hawthorns and is suspended, with Gary Cahill and Kurt Zouma likely to line-up in central defence. Chelsea have one loss in Mourinho’s 99 home games – against Sunderland in April 2014 – but have already conceded seven goals in three games this term, including a 3-0 loss at Manchester City. “We did a few things (in training),” Mourinho said. “We defended with nine men. I didn’t work the defenders, I worked the team, because you cannot blame defenders for goals conceded, because a team is a team and a good team defends as a team.” Mourinho insists Chelsea’s start, which began with a 2-2 home draw with Swansea, is no “drama” and that the five-point gap to leaders City is manageable. “It’s not normal that in three matches you have two penalties against and you play with 10 men twice,” said Mourinho, who saw goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois sent off against Swansea. “One match at home, two matches away, four points is not what we want, but four points is not a drama. “When you are five points behind a leader in another league that can be complicated. In the Premier League it’s not complicated. “(Manchester City are) a good team and they started well. Last season Chelsea started the same, or better, because we won seven or eight consecutive matches and we arrived on January 1 with the same points as other teams (level with City). “When the start is good, it’s good. It doesn’t mean you’re going all the way.” Chelsea beat Palace 1-0 to secure a first Premier League title in five years on May 3 and Mourinho hopes to, at least, avoid defeat in his 100th Premier League home game. Mourinho, who refused to discuss the Champions League draw against his former club Porto, Dynamo Kiev and Maccabi Tel-Aviv, added: “If I don’t win, I don’t get a good memory of 100 matches, because the 99 are not important. “If last season (Palace) were good, this season they are going to be even better. “But I see my team coming. Hopefully we can get three more points.” “I have a good squad. I’m happy with the squad I have. If I get another player until the end of the market, good. If I don’t get, we go with what we have.” Mourinho was asked about Everton boss Roberto Martinez’s belief that the transfer window should close before the competition begins. It is something the Portuguese has suggested previously, but he refused to respond. “You think I’m going to comment on Roberto Martinez’s words?” Mourinho said. “Not generally, I don’t comment. I don’t comment on other opinions.” Speculation of a Chelsea move for France midfielder Paul Pogba continues as the transfer deadline approaches, but Mourinho again declined to comment. “I’m not going to do the ‘like’, ‘I would like’ of Pogba. He’s a Juventus player, I’m the Chelsea manager,” added Mourinho, who last week rebuked Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri for commenting on his fondness for Ramires and Oscar. The Blues have also been linked with China right-back Zhang Linpeng from Guangzhou Evergande, an interest which is understood to be genuine. Once more, Mourinho was silent. Press Associationlast_img read more

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F-M baseball swept by B’ville; CBA, Grimes get big wins

first_imgB’ville held on to win, 4-3, as relief pitcher Chris AuClair went 4 1/3 shutout innings in relief of Marshall. The Hornets only managed four total hits off Marshall and AuClair.The second game of the F-M series with B’ville took place last Wednesday at Onondaga Community College and was part of the 12th annual Strike Out Lou Gehrig’s Disease Classic.In a poignant pregame ceremony, Ray Middle School teacher Mike Pauldine, who is battling Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, threw out the ceremonial first pitch, to the applause of both teams and a large group of Ray Middle teachers who were present at the game. Here was the big challenge for the Fayetteville-Manlius baseball team as reigning Section III Class AA champion Baldwinsville challenged them in a three-game series.The first game was a close one as the Hornets got to Bees starter Jake Marshall for three runs in the bottom of the first inning, two of them driven home by Sean Arthur’s single, answering a B’ville run in the top of the first.Up 3-1, Tom Coleman protected that lead until the Bees scored twice in the fourth. Then, with the game still tied in the top of the eighth, the Bees went in front when reliever John Egnaczyk’s wild pitch allowed Mike Carni to score. F-M lost 12-2 to B’ville, who had ace Jason Savacool pitch five innings, only allowing one hit while striking out 10.The Bees built a 12-0 lead in the first four innings, with both of the Hornets’ runs coming in the sixth as Mike Vaccaro had an RBI triple and was driven home by Sean O’Connor. Wet weather then postponed the third game until later this month.In its only game last week, Christian Brothers Academy lit it up last Tuesday against Hannibal, only requiring five innings to put up a season-best total for runs in a 24-2 destruction of the Warriors.Already up 12-0, the Brothers peaked with 12 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning as Kent Wilson pounded a pair of home runs and didn’t stop until he had amassed seven RBIs and scored four times.Jason Boule scored five runs as he, along with Leo Genecco and Joey Marsallo, got three RBIs. Matt Doane, Anthony Marsallo, Tommy Marzullo, Cade Bacon and Derek Jann had one RBI apiece.Bishop Grimes took part in the Strike Out Lou Gehrig’s Disease Classic at NBT Bank Stadium last Monday afternoon and earned a wild 11-8 victory over Jordan-Elbridge.The Cobras steadily build a 9-0 lead before the Eagles nearly made it all up, scoring a run in the fifth and striking for eight runs off reliever Joe Fisher in the bottom of the sixth.But Fisher got the final three outs after Grimes netted a pair of insurance runs in the top of the seventh, rewarding starter Joe Wike for his four scoreless frames that included five strikeouts.Seth Murphy, with two hits and three RBIs, led the Cobras as David Cifonelli had three hits and three runs scored. Wike, Matt Tarby and Dalton Damuth had two RBIs apiece.Grimes was able to play on Thursday and, like CBA did earlier in the week, bashed Hannibal, this one a 19-6 decision where, down 1-0 early, the Cobras scored three times in the third inning and then erupted for 12 runs in the top of the fourth.Patient at the plate, Grimes drew 14 walks and took advantage of eight Warriors errors. Damuth had three of those walks as he and Ben Rivett had three RBIs apiece, with Wike and Murphy both driving in two runs. Cifonelli scored four times as 10 different Grimes players had at least one RBI.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: BaseballBishop GrimesCBAF-Mlast_img read more

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