First Command rallies around 40th Marine Corps Marathon

first_imgFirst Command Financial Services is sponsoring the 40th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM), continuing the company’s history of supporting ‘The People’s Marathon’.Taking place on 23-25 October, the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon boasts an entire weekend of events, including:Health & Fitness Expo and Runners ConferenceMCM Pep RallyRunners Brunch and Carb DinnerMCM 10K and Kids RunMarine Corps MarathonMCM Finish FestivalFirst Command is the sponsor of the MCM Pep Rally on 23 October and will have a booth in the Health and Fitness Expo.“We consider it a great honour to be affiliated with ‘The People’s Marathon’, and we look forward to joining the tens of thousands of volunteers and fans who will be cheering on the runners as they make their way through the heart of our nation’s capital,” said Scott Spiker, CEO of First Command.“We view our ongoing support of this event as a clear demonstration of the connection we feel with all of the armed forces.”First Command’s relationship with the MCM began in 1998 when more than 170 First Command employees and their families volunteered to assist nearly 15,000 runners.First Command Financial Services and its subsidiaries, including First Command Bank and First Command Financial Planning, ‘assist American families in their efforts to build wealth, reduce debt and pursue their lifetime financial goals and dreams.’www.firstcommand.comwww.marinemarathon.com Relatedlast_img read more

Indians Chop Down the Braves 8-4 in Game One of Doubleheader as Offense Scores Six Runs in the Fifth

first_img Matt Loede Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Related TopicsBravesCorey KluberfeaturedIndiansMLBcenter_img CLEVELAND – The Indians offense has waited all year to put up a big inning, and finally on Saturday against the Atlanta Braves, the most unlikely players came through to make it happen.Helped out by a number of key two-out hits, the Tribe scored six times in the fifth, and with Corey Kluber settling in, the Indians won their 12th game against seven losses, topping Atlanta 8-4.The win puts the team at 6-1 at Progressive Field, a number they will look to improve on in game two of the doubleheader against the Braves.Kluber was shaky early, but settled in to go seven innings, allowing four runs on five hits to move to 2-2 on the season.There’s a lot of positives around this victory, and here’s a couple takeaways as the team will look for the sweep of the twin bill in the nightcap.1. Spreading the WealthThe fifth inning was highlighted by a huge two-out hit by Greg Allen, whose average was hoovering around .030 before he came through with the RBI single that made it a 3-2 Indians lead.Little did everyone in attendance know it would be the first of a barrage, as from there it would be the first of seven straight Indians to reach base.Starting with Allen, it went like this – single, single (Naquin), walk (Plawecki), single (Moroff), single (Martin), walk (Ramirez), single (Kipnis).All in all the inning saw the Tribe push six runs across on six hits with two runners left on base. The big inning broke the game open at 8-2, and from there Kluber was able to put it on cruise control to earn his second win of 2019.2. Max a Million When you’re looking for someone to have a big day at the plate, not many times would you look to Max Moroff to be that guy.Saturday the former Pirate came through for the Indians, going 2-for-3 with a homer, walk, two RBI and two runs scored in the 8-4 win.It was Moroff’s first multi-hit game of the season and first since May 11th of last season against San Francisco with Pittsburgh.Moroff tied the game at two with a one-out homer in the 4th inning, his first home run of the season and as a member of the Tribe (last, July 14 vs. Milwaukee with Pittsburgh).Now with Francisco Lindor back Moroff will shift into a utility role with the infield, but it was nice to see him come through with a couple nice swings at the plate in the win.3. Kluber Settles InAfter a not so hot start, Corey Kluber was able to settle in and do a nice job on the mound, going seven innings total, giving up four runs on five hits with two walks and eight K’s.He matched a season-high in strikeouts (8, April 9 at Detroit) and innings pitched (7.0, March 28 at Minnesota). He also set down 11 straight from the 3rd inning through the 6th inning until allowing consecutive solo home runs to Brian McCann and Matt Joyce to start the 7th inningOverall his pitches had a lot more movement, and more importantly he had a lot more control after allowing two walks and a run in the first inning.Kluber improved to 15-7 with a 2.73 ERA (51ER/168.1IP) against the National League, tied for the 4th-lowest ERA in Interleague play among active pitchers (min. 15 starts).last_img read more