Michael Aquino of Rice is the winner of this year’s College Home Run Derby. The Owls’ slugger belted six homers in the final round to top the five hit by Georgia Tech’s Matt Gonzalez at TD Ameritrade Park. Aquino hit six in the first round, then added eight more in the second to reach the final. Gonzalez hit 11 homers over the first two rounds.
A look at the big stories that made news this week and the headlines you may have missed.
Americans are angry with the handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants.
The state Rail Board approved the new South Dakota rail plan at their meeting this week.
Bidding for the emergency siren project in the lake area of Yankton closed yesterday, but at their meeting yesterday afternoon, Commission members agreed not to go ahead with the project and to reject any received bids.