Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 120-pound Russian Terrier swept away Wednesday by surging floodwater under an overpass in Babylon has been found dead, according a Facebook page dedicated to missing pets on Long Island. The all-black dog, Yuri, was found Thursday morning off of Carlls River, south of Montauk Highway, Lost & Found Pets of Long Island said on Facebook. “Words cannot express our deepest sympathy or the heartache we feel at Yuri’s loss,” the post read. Yuri went missing Wednesday after a record-breaking storm dropped more than a foot of rain on parts of the Island. The male Russian Terrier, who was collared and microchipped, was last spotted getting swept under the overpass on Park Avenue sometime around 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Facebook group. Yuri’s flier generated thousands of shares and inspired many in the community to search for the missing pet. Lost & Found Pets of Long Island reported that 60,000 people “viewed” their post on Facebook. The group also reported a possible sighting at around 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. and that the family of the missing pet was alerted. “They are still searching and will be heading to the area tomorrow morning as well,” the post read. But Thursday morning brought the tragic news that Yuri was found dead—a victim of the powerful storm that broke a New York State record for rainfall in a 24-hour period. Here’s the post reporting the sad news:
Eager to get back on the field after being swept at the hands of No. 21 Arizona State over the weekend, the USC baseball team does not have to wait long for a chance at some redemption.USC travels to Bakersfield tonight to take on the Roadrunners at 6 p.m.Struggles · Sophomore infielder Kevin Swick and the Trojans have stumbled since sweeping Cal State Bakersfield back in early March. – Luciano Nunez | Daily TrojanThe Trojans (19-14) swept the Roadrunners over a three-game series in the beginning of March, including two thrilling come-from-behind ninth-inning rallies in the first two games and a dominating 6-0 shutout in the series finale.But the Trojans have fallen into a slump. They have been 7-11 since their sweep in Bakersfield and have lost six of their last nine, five of their last seven and four in a row, capped off with the sweep by the Sun Devils — in which the Trojans were outscored 17-2.“We’ll bounce back,” USC coach Frank Cruz said. “This team always does. And we have no choice.”Throughout the season, Cruz has asserted that his team competes in a way few of his have before. That competitiveness and perseverance will be necessary to bounce back, especially against a team as hot as Bakersfield.Unlike the Trojans, the Roadrunners have caught fire since the end of March. They’ve won 10 of their last 13 games and eight of their last 10.“We have to hit better,” Cruz said. “Our pitching is doing everything we can ask of them. We’ve just got to put runs on the board.”After taking on the Roadrunners tonight, the Trojans host UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday. With a rare set of back-to-back midweek games, the USC pitching staff would normally be stretched thin. But with no series this upcoming weekend, Cruz and pitching coach Dan Hubbs don’t have to worry about saving any arms for a full week.