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Published: Sat, May 11, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



YSU

Penguins losein softball

DAYTON -- The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay softball team scored on an infield single in the bottom of the 10th inning to defeat Youngstown State 7-6 Friday, eliminating the Penguins (11-32) from the Horizon League Tournament.

Amanda Berry had a three-run home run in the first inning for YSU, which had 10 hits but committed four errors.

In an earlier game, Youngstown State University junior Steph Hartman tossed a three-hitter with five strikeouts as the Penguins shut out Wright State (11-26) 5-0.

The victory marked YSU's first softball tournament win since the 1994 season.

Erin Moore went 2-for-3 for YSU while Berry was 2-for-4.

Santore signswith Explorers

SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- Former Youngstown State University baseball catcher Todd Santore, a graduate of Boardman High School, signed with the Sioux City Explorers of the independent Northern League.

Santore, who played with YSU from 1998-2001, will be part of the team when spring training begins May 10.

Santore is the all-time leader at YSU with 202 hits and 47 doubles. He ranks third in career games played (179), ninth in career batting average (.347), second in career at-bats (582) and fifth in career RBIs (105).

AREA

Sting teamswin titles

POLAND -- The Boardman Valley Sting 12-and-under and 14-and-under fastpitch softball teams each won titles at last weekend's National Softball Association World Series qualifier.

In the 12-and-under division, the Valley Sting beat Ohio Ice Blue 2-0 in the semifinal and Akron's Ohio Ice Orange 5-4 in the final. In the 14-and-under division, Valley Sting beat Cleveland's Ohio Emeralds 6-5 in the semifinal and Canton's Thunderbolts White 11-2 in the final.

Plume rolls 300

BOARDMAN -- Linda Plume had a 300 game during the doubles portion of the Youngstown Women's Bowling Association's 60th annual city tournament at Boardman Lanes.

Along with partner Sarah Letscher, Plume's perfect game helped the duo climb to the top of the doubles handicap event with 1,386.

They also lead doubles actual with 1,341.

The team event is being contested at A-Plus Family Bowl. The tournament concludes today.

REGION

Indians call uplefty Herrera

CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians called up left-handed reliever Alex Herrera on Friday to fill in for the bullpen's only lefty.

The Indians said they would be without Ricardo Rincon for their next three games in Kansas City while he takes care of a family commitment in Veracruz, Mexico.

Herrera has split the 2002 season between Triple-A Buffalo and Double-A Akron. He has a 1.13 ERA in six relief appearances after missing April with the chicken pox.

To make room for Herrera, the Indians sent infielder Earl Snyder back to Buffalo. Snyder hit .188 in six games with Cleveland.

Rose Jr. released

CINCINNATI -- Pete Rose Jr. was released Friday by the Cincinnati Reds' Double-A farm team in Chattanooga.

Rose, the son of baseball's career hits leader, was hitting only .226 after nine games. He's 32 years old and hasn't played above Double-A since 1998.

The Reds allowed him to realize his dream of playing in the majors at the end of the 1997 season. They called him up on Sept. 1 and let him get 14 at-bats. Rose got two hits and struck out nine times for a .143 average.

He has turned down offers to coach in the Reds' minor league system, preferring to keep playing. He hasn't come close to the majors again.

Buccaneerssign Tupa

TAMPA, Fla. -- Tom Tupa, who's punted for five teams during a 13-year career, agreed Friday to terms of a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The team also announced the signings of two college free agents -- long snapper Mike Malczyk and defensive tackle Tommie Townsend -- to one-year contracts.

Tupa has averaged 43.8 yards on 591 punts during his career.

Staff/wire reports




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