Baseball teamloses to Duke
PITTSBURGH -- The Youngstown State baseball team couldn't hold onto a two-run lead and dropped a 10-6 decision to Duquesne University Tuesday.
The Penguins (7-14) jumped out to a 3-1 lead, but the Dukes (18-14) scored eight unanswered runs, including five in the sixth inning.
The Penguins also had a victory taken away from them by the Horizon League, which upheld a protest by Illinois-Chicago over the Penguins' 3-2 victory on April 6 at Cafaro Field.
Against Duquesne Kyle Penrod had a two-run single for the Penguins, while Kendall Schlabach and Jim Lipinski hit back-to-back doubles in the first inning.
The Penguins play a Horizon League doubleheader today against Detroit beginning at 2:30 p.m. at Cafaro Field.
The series was washed out last week in Detroit.
MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Jonah Karzmer cracked the top 10, while Youngstown State men's golf team finished 10th out of 15 teams in the Greg Palmer Eagle Classic Monday and Tuesday.
The Penguins had a three-round score of 915. Eastern Kentucky won the event with 856.
Karzmer had rounds of 72, 74 and 70 to card a 216 total good for eighth place and just seven shots behind medalist Brad Morris of Eastern Kentucky.
Other Penguins and scores were Brian Newell at 224 (78-72-74), Shawn Wire 234 (75-83-76), Ryan Harmon 245 (83-80-82) and Dan Traeger 245 (79-83-83).
Bland breaksown record
BOARDMAN -- Boardman High sophomore Amber Bland broke her own school record in the high jump with a leap of 5-9 1/2 Tuesday. Bland's previous record was 5-9, set at last year's state meet when she won the state title.
Allison Brager set a school record in the pole vault of 7-6, the first outdoor pole vault in Boardman history.
Packard Leagueplans kickoff
WARREN -- The Packard Electric Ladies Golf League will kickoff its 2002 season with its annual "Membership Get Acquainted" meeting at the Golden Gate Restaurant Monday at 5 p.m.
The meeting will also serve as a sign-up for the coming season which opens May 13 at Avalon South and May 14 at Vienna Short Holes. There will be a free clinic for all members and any new or beginning golfers on May 6 at Avalon South and May 7 at Vienna Short Holes.
Golfers do not have to be Delphi Packard Electric employees to join. Any one interested who would like more information contact Sharon Gilmore at (330) 373-5191, Mary Ann Donchatz at (330) 539-5836 or Helen Snyder at (330) 637-1250.
Rocker sentto minors
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- John Rocker and his troubled career are headed to the minor leagues.
The left-hander was optioned to the minors, hours after he blew a save for the Texas Rangers in the 10th inning against the Anaheim Angels.
Rocker is 0-1 with a 9.53 ERA and one save in six relief appearances this season. He has blown two of his three save opportunities.
CINCINNATI -- Ken Griffey Jr. took batting practice for the first time since partially tearing the patella tendon in his right knee.
Griffey was injured in a game April 7. He said he heard his knee pop. Team doctors said along with the partial tear, Griffey sustained a dislocated kneecap, which usually doesn't need surgery.
Wilpon eyes Mets
NEW YORK -- Fred Wilpon is ready to buy the 50 percent of the New York Mets held by longtime co-owner Nelson Doubleday.
Doubleday & amp; Co. bought the Mets in 1980 for $21.1 million, with the company owning 95 percent of the team and Wilpon owning 5 percent. When Doubleday & amp; Co. was sold to Bertelsmann AG in 1986, the publisher sold its shares of the team for $80.75 million to Wilpon and Nelson Doubleday, who became 50-50 owners.
Baseball owners,players talk
NEW YORK -- Baseball owners told players Tuesday that the union's failure to embrace a luxury tax and vastly increased revenue sharing was unacceptable.
Talks, which had recessed in mid-March, were scheduled to continue today, with the union explaining the reasoning behind its proposals to management negotiators, who say baseball needs an overhaul of its economic system.
NEW YORK -- Many of baseball's gleaming new ballparks have a different sight this season: thousands of empty seats.
Blame it on losing teams and lousy weather.
In the first two weeks of the season, eight ballparks have drawn their lowest crowds for a regularly scheduled game, including seven that were part of the new-ballpark boom.
Overall, the average attendance for a major league game was down 3.5 percent in the first two weeks of the season, to 29,403.
Florida, which hopes to get a new ballpark eventually, drew a record-low 4,466 to Pro Player Stadium on April 11.