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Published: Sat, April 13, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



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Baseball teampostpones game

DETROIT, Mich. -- Due to unplayable field conditions, the Youngstown State baseball team's game at Detroit was postponed Friday.

The two teams will attempt to play a doubleheader today and another Sunday, each beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Penguins in 10th

RICHMOND, Ky. -- The Youngstown State women's golf team stood in 10th place after two rounds of the Eastern Kentucky Colonel Classic Friday.

The Penguins shot 326 in the second round for a two-round total 655. Murray State leads with a 624.

The event concludes today.

Football playersinvolved in community

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown State football team visited the Leonard Kirtz School March 28 and will go to Tod's Children's Hospital Safety Fair on May 11.

Next week the team has stops at the Fairhaven School and at the Boys & amp; Girls Club of Youngstown on Tuesday.

The visits are part of the "Overtime Program," which keeps the team involved in various organizations in the Mahoning Valley.

Softball teamsigns recruit

YOUNGSTOWN -- Kelly Murphy, a right-handed pitcher from North Olmsted, has signed a national letter of intent to play softball at Youngstown State.

So far this season Murphy owns a 3-1 record and recently tossed a perfect game, striking out 20 batters.

Last summer with the Ohio Emeralds, Murphy posted a 20-8 record with eight saves and a 0.48 earned run average with 218 strikeouts and just 19 walks in 146 innings.

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Canfield's Cobeyheaded to Kent St.

CANFIELD -- Canfield High senior discus thrower Lindsay Cobey has signed a letter of intent to attend Kent State University.

Cobey, a four-year letterwinner, has been a state qualifier and twice been the Mahoning County and Metro Athletic Conference champion. Her major will be early childhood education.

Thiel player honored

GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Jon Keenan, a sophomore on the Thiel College baseball team from Canevin High and McKees Rocks, has been named Presidents' Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week.

Keenan sparked the Tomcats to a 7-0 record for last week by batting .591 (13-for-22) with 12 RBIs, 10 runs scored, two homers and three doubles.

Keenan ranks No. 4 on the team in batting with a .347 average, and is tied for No. 2 in the PAC in runs scored (20) and homers (3), and is No. 5 in slugging percentage (.556).

Wardman wins award

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -- Slippery Rock University women's basketball player Shelbey Wardman was named as one of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference's Winter Top Ten Award recipients.

Wardman was a four-year starter at guard for the Rock. She finished as the school's fourth all-time leading scorer with 1,461 points and has a 3.65 grade point average.

Nate Miklosgolfer of week

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Nate Miklos, a senior golfer for Grove City College from Kennedy Catholic High, has been named Presidents' Athletic Conference Men's Golfer of the Week.

Miklos, from Hermitage, earned the PAC honor by firing 83s at both the Westminster Titan and Bethany invitationals, placing seventh in the latter tournament.

Titan pitcherunbeaten for week

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Westminster College junior Darcy Sutton of Fox Chapel High in Pittsburgh has been named the Eastern College Athletic Conference's Division II South region softball pitcher-of-the-week ending April 7.

Last week, Sutton went 4-0 for the Lady Titans as she posted four shutouts -- two over Allegheny (1-0 in eight innings and 8-0 in six innings) and two over Grove City (3-0 and 7-0).

Sutton has five shutouts on the season for Westminster (9-9, 2-2 Presidents' Athletic Conference).

Who? Mooney's'Kiki' Willis

YOUNGSTOWN -- Ken "Kiki" Willis, a freshman at Cardinal Mooney High, has been selected for inclusion in the 2001-02 High School Edition of Who's Who In Sports, a national publication that honors achievement in high school athletics.

Willis was an all-state player last season, registering 26 goals and 14 assists for the Cardinals. He has earned a 3.5 grade-point average.

Golf outing

COLUMBIANA -- A benefit golf outing for Heartland Christian School will by 9 a.m. April 20 at Pine Lakes Golf Club in Hubbard.

The $55 entry fee includes 18 holes of golf with a golf cart and three meals. Prizes include a set of golf clubs, watches and gift certificates.

To register to play, call the school office at (330) 482-2331 or Mike Husted at Kimpel's Jewelry in Columbiana.

Vindicator staff/wire reports




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