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Published: Mon, July 8, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



YSU

Two gameson Gateway TV

YOUNGSTOWN -- Two Youngstown State games will be televised during the 2002 season as part of the package by the Gateway Football Conference.

The Penguins' Sept. 28 contest at Southwest Missouri State will begin at 2:30 p.m., instead of 8 p.m. as originally scheduled.

YSU's home game against Northern Iowa on Oct. 19 will be broadcast as well. That game will begin at 4 p.m.

P.J. Mays namedAll-American

YOUNGSTOWN -- Senior tailback P.J. Mays was named a preseason Division I-AA first team All-American in Lindy's national editions.

Mays, the 2001 Gateway Football Conference's player of the year, was tabbed as the best offensive player in the Gateway by the publication.

Also, YSU's Oct. 19 game against Northern Iowa was featured as one of the 20 Big Ones to Watch during the 2002 season. The only other Gateway matchup to be tabbed as a Big One is the Oct. 12 Illinois State at Western Illinois contest.

LOCAL

Babe Ruth moves games

The Babe Ruth Baseball League playoffs have been moved to Cene Park.

Today, Line Drive Academy will play Commercial Neon at 5:30 p.m. on Cene 2, followed by Sluggers against East Side Kiwanis, in the 14-15 age division postseason.

The teams will return to Cene Tuesday for the second game in the best-of-3 semifinal series.

Steelers lose in OT

YOUNGSTOWN -- The Youngstown Steelers lost a 28-22 overtime decision to the Ohio Rams.

For Youngstown, Chris Lopez threw touchdown passes of 35 and 47 yards to Demond Baker and also converted a two-point attempt to Kenny Little. Abdul Jordan also scored on an 8-yard run.

The defense was led by end Little, who had three sacks, and strong safety Jordan, who had two interceptions and one fumble recovery.

The Steelers will play the Pittsburgh Power at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the old South High field.

Boxing nightsat Mountaineer

CHESTER, W.Va. -- Mountaineer Race Track & amp; Gaming Resort has scheduled two nights of boxing later this month.

On July 25, ESPN will televise the main IBF middleweight bout between Tito Mendoza (27-3, 20 KOs) of Panama and Rob Allen (32-4, 24 KOs) of New Orleans. The co-feature has welterweight Robert Frazier (25-5) of Rochester, N.Y., going against Curtis Barker (22-0) of Philadelphia.

On July 26, ESPN2 will televise a heavyweight bout featuring Derrick Bryant (14-0, 12 KOs) of Philadelphia against an opponent to be named. Also on the card will be Palo Vidoz (9-0, 7 KOs) of Italy in a heavyweight bout and Bryan Vidoria (8-0, 6 KOs) of Honolulu.

Ticket prices are $30 for ringside, $20 for reserved and $10 for general admission. Tickets for both nights cost $45 for ringside, $30 for reserved and $15 for general admission. Those who attend the July 25 bout may purchase a July 26 ticket at half-price by showing the stub.

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and at Mountaineer's Frequent Player Department.

REGION

Aeros fall in Erie

ERIE, Pa. -- Jorge Meran singled in the bottom of the tenth inning as the Erie SeaWolves beat the Akron Aeros 3-2 on Sunday.

Meran hit a one-hopper to second baseman Macier Izturis who bobbled the ball and then his throw to home plate went wide, allowing Kurt Airoso to score.

NATION

World starsbeat U.S. 5-1

MILWAUKEE -- Jose Reyes, one of the Mets' top prospects, hit a bases-loaded triple Sunday to lead the World team to a 5-1 victory over the United States in the All-Star Futures game.

Dave Concepcion's World team scored five runs in the third inning off Colorado prospect Aaron Cook.

Wily Mo Pena was hit by a pitch to start the inning and went to third on Angel Berroa's hit-and-run single. After a walk to Andres Torres loaded the bases, Reyes hit a line drive into the gap in right-center.

Reyes sped all the way to third as all three runners scored on the play. Victor Martinez and Justin Morneau added RBI singles in the inning.

Sheryl Swoopestop vote-getter

NEW YORK -- Sheryl Swoopes of the Houston Comets was the top vote-getter in final fan balloting to choose the starters for the WNBA All-Star game.

In results released on Sunday, the Comets' star forward received 97,631 votes and heads the Western Conference starters.

Vindicator staff/wire reports




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