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Published: Mon, April 4, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



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Baseball

FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Erich Diedrich hit two home runs, including a grand slam, to lead Youngstown State over IPFW, 7-4, in the first game of a doubleheader Sunday. The Penguins (11-12) won the nightcap, 13-5.

The Penguins scored four runs in the fifth inning of game one on Diedrich's grand slam.

Diedrich added a two-run homer in the seventh inning.

Brandon Caipen had three hits for the Penguins and Justin Thomas (3-3) pitched six innings, allowing six hits and three earned runs. Ryan Sellman earned his third save.

YSU scored four runs in the third inning and five more in the sixth to win the second game easily.

Brian Dill hit a three-run homer and had four RBIs overall, while Jim Phillips went 4-for-5 with three RBIs. Caipen had three more hits and Tommy Nutt and Josh Page had two.

Eric Shaffer (2-5) was the winner in relief, pitching 3 1-3 scoreless innings.

Softball

CHICAGO -- YSU led 7-2 after 4 1-2 innings but UIC scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth and two more in the bottom of the seventh for an 8-7 victory and three-game sweep of the weekend series.

Youngstown State (11-16, 1-4 Horizon League) had 12 hits and led 3-0 in the first inning. Sarah Berry and Sarah Conklin had RBI singles and McKenzie Bedra drove in the third run with a double. Bedra went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a home run. Berry went 3-for-4.

UIC is 23-16, 3-0.

LOCAL

Mill Creek open

YOUNGSTOWN -- Mill Creek Park's North Golf Course is open for play, weather permitting.

Tee times for season are available by calling the pro shop at (330) 740-7112.

Mill Creeki's Par-3 golf course, batting cages, tennis courts and sand volleyball courts located in the Wick Recreation Area will be open daily from 8 a.m. until dark. For more information call (330) 740-7114.

Lyden, Chamberswin lifting event

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. -- Cardinal Mooney High freshman Matt Lyden received the outstanding powerlifter award at the WNPF Western Pennsylvania Powerlifting Championships at Blackhawk High School.

In the 13-15 age division, Lyden took first place in the 165-pound class.

Another Mooney student, junior Colin Chambers, earned first place in the 242-pound class for ages 17-19. Chambers won in bench press and deadlift.

Packard Ladies golfto have meeting

WARREN -- The Packard Electric Ladies golf league will hold a get acquainted meeting on April 18 at 6 p.m. at the Four Season's clubhouse. Charter members and any new members are urged to attend.

League play begins May 9 at Avalon South and May 10 at Vienna Short holes. For information call Sharon Gilmore (330) 373-5191, Janet Biro (330) 847-0506, Carol Calhoun (330) 372-1812 or Helen Snyder (330) 637-1250.

NATION

Phelps edges Crocker again in 100 butterfly

INDIANAPOLIS -- Michael Phelps wasn't as generous this time around.

Phelps, who yielded his spot on the U.S. gold medal 400-meter medley relay to Ian Crocker at the Olympic Games last summer, caught his longtime friend and rival at the finish and won the 100 butterfly Sunday night at the U.S. trials for the world championships in July.

It was the third victory of the meet for Phelps, who trailed Crocker by more than a half-second at the turn but pulled ahead to win in 51.34 seconds. Crocker, who holds the world record of 50.76, finished at 51.45.

In the other events Sunday, the third of six days of trials, Tara Kirk, who finished sixth at the Athens Olympics last year, won the 100 breaststroke; NCAA champion Kara Lynn Joyce of Georgia won the 50 freestyle; Olympian Jason Lezak won the men's 50 free; and 15-year-old Katie Hoff matched Phelps as a triple-winner with a victory in the 400 individual medley.

Hoff set an American record in the 200 IM on Friday and won the 200 freestyle Saturday night.

Schleper and Ligety grab slalom titles

MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. -- Sarah Schleper collected her third U.S. slalom title Sunday, while Ted Ligety earned his first two national championships on windy Mammoth Mountain.

Ligety was the fastest on both runs to win in 1 minute, 37.54 seconds. That time, coupled with his 12th-place showing in downhill, earned him the gold medal in combined.

Defending slalom champion Jimmy Cochran won the silver medal in 1:39.26, and Canadian Brad Spencer finished third at 1:40.21.

WORLD

NHL players skate through rain and snow

HAMILTON, Ontario -- With wind whipping rain and snow into their faces, locked-out and former NHL players skated in a charity game Saturday night that put them, for a few hours anyway, back where they wanted to be -- on ice.

Nearly 20,000 spectators braved the elements at Ivor Wynne Stadium to watch Team Gilmour defeat Team Staios 11-8.

Free agent Steve Thomas scored three goals for the winners, while Mike Draper and Mike Comrie of the Phoenix Coyotes had two each in a losing effort.

Vindicator staff/wire reports




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