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Published: Tue, April 16, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



YSU

Softball

CANFIELD -- Melissa Benter of Butler pitched two complete games as the Bulldogs swept a doubleheader from Youngstown State 19-8, 3-1 Monday at McCune Park.

In the opener, the Penguins (8-19, 1-3 Horizon) led 2-0 after five innings on Lacey Reichert's two-run double. Butler exploded for 10 runs on nine hits in the top of the sixth. Benter, who tossed four innings of no-hit ball, scattered five hits in the first game.

She scattered seven hits, with seven strikeouts and no walks in the second contest. Butler (10-14 , 3-1) got all the runs it needed in the first inning when it scored two runs as Cameo Wrasse double home Andrea Keech, who reached on a fielder's choice and Jamie Bradley, who singled.

YSU got its run in the fifth as Amber Smith singled home Chad Kudlock, who went 2-for-4.

Women's tennis

BOARDMAN -- Leslie Banks defeated Tammie Spiel 6-0, 7-5 as she led Youngstown State to a 7-0 victory over UW-Milwaukee Monday at the Boardman Tennis Center.

YSU's Heather Hagood defeated Molly Caulk 6-2, 6-0; Annie Marino defeated Cassie Kuranz 6-1, 6-1; Sarah Rothenberg defeated Megan Brown 7-5, 6-3; Jenn Meister defeated Julie Heling 6-1, 6-4 and Jenny Vodhanel defeated Shauna Jansen 6-1, 6-0.

In doubles the Penguins (8-8, 4-3 Horizon) Banks-Marino beat Spiel-Caulk 8-1, Meister-Hagood defeated Kuranz-Brown 8-2 and Rothenberg-J.Vodhanel beat Heling-Jensen 8-0.

Football

YOUNGSTOWN -- Former Youngstown State players Charles Mister and Marcus Green will participate in the 2002 National All-Star Bowl Saturday at Alumni Stadium at Perry High School in Perry, Ohio.

The event, which is one of five All-Star games throughout the country, begins Friday with a professional football combine, two practices and an awards banquet. Two games are held on Saturday with kickoff times set for 3 and 7 p.m.

AREA

Peter Iudicianito Ohio Northern

LOWELLVILLE -- Peter Iudiciani, a senior at Lowellville High, will continue his football career at Ohio Northern University.

A 6-foot, 289-pound offensive guard/defensive tackle, Iudiciani was a three-year starter for the Rockets. He was a first-team Northeast Ohio All-District selection and a special mention all-state pick this past season.

He will major in engineering.

Krivonak aidsJohns Hopkins

BALTIMORE, Md. -- Senior John Krivonak, a Canfield native, is batting .409, with 27 hits, 4 doubles and 14 RBIs to help Johns Hopkins University to first place in the Centennial Conference with an 11-1 record.

John Hopkins' overall record is 25-5 and it is ranked 13th in the NCAA Division III poll.

NATION

Gonzo's gumgoes for 10 grand

TUCSON, Ariz. -- A Wisconsin man gave up a real wad -- $10,000 -- for the gnawed-on chewing gum of Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Luis Gonzalez.

It was all for charity, of course.

Jason Gabbert, owner of a sports memorabilia store in Wood Lake, Minn., and Johnjay Van Es of Tucson's KRQ radio confirmed the $10,000 bid by Curt Mueller, owner of Mueller Sports Medicine.

Stoudamireunder scrutiny

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Trail Blazers guard Damon Stoudamire is under investigation in a case involving felony drug possession, police said. Police forwarded the results of their investigation to the district attorney's office, Lake Oswego Police Capt. Marc Galloway told The Associated Press. He would not elaborate on the inquiry. Stoudamire has not been arrested or charged.

Raiders' trial set

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A July 2 trial date was set for a $1.1 billion suit in which the Oakland Raiders claim they fraudulently were lured back to Oakland in 1995 with promises of sellout crowds that never materialized. During a brief court appearance in a Sacramento County courtroom, attorneys for the Raiders, the City of Oakland and Alameda County decided they will choose a jury for the trial. Raiders attorneys allege the NFL team's owners signed agreements to return to Oakland in 1995 after the city falsely told them all the seats in the stadium had been sold. The lawsuit was filed in 1997.

WORLD

Tennis roundup

* MONTE CARLO, Monaco -- Former Australian and French Open champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov lost to qualifier Markus Hipfl 6-1, 6-2 in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters. Earlier, reigning Australian Open champion Thomas Johansson came from behind to beat Magnus Norman 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-1.

* CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Lisa Raymond, Tatiana Panova and Francesca Schiavone, the only seeds to play Monday in the first round of the Family Circle Cup, all lost.

Vindicator staff/wire reports




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