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Published: Mon, April 11, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



YSU

Baseball

EAST CLEVELAND -- Cleveland State scored five runs with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning on a grand slam and an error to defeat Youngstown State, 9-8, Sunday at Forest Hill Park.

YSU (15-13, 3-1 Horizon League) had an eight-game winning streak snapped. The Penguins share first place in the league with UW-Milwaukee and UIC.

In the ninth, Cleveland State's Marc Sikora hit a grand slam to tie the score at 8. After Dominic Erney singled, Gary Ball's single was misplayed to allow Erney to score.

Justin Banks and Brian Dill both homered for the Penguins, while Jim Phillips finished with three hits, including a double. J.D. Hannan and Erich Diedrich both singled twice. Dill also had three RBIs.

Lucas Engle started for YSU, allowing four runs in 5 2/3 innings.

The Penguins play host to Akron Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Cene Park.

Softball

CANFIELD -- Freshman Jamie Fornal's two-out, pinch-hit RBI single in the bottom of the fifth inning broke a 5-5 tie and junior Kelly Murphy staved off a bases-loaded jam in the seventh as the Penguins defeated Detroit, 6-5, Sunday at McCune Park.

In the fifth inning, Lacy Bronson singled, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored the go-ahead run on Fornal's hit to left field.

Bronson had two singles for YSU (14-20, 2-6 Horizon League). Murphy (6-8) allowed 13 hits and struck out two.

Michelle Baggio hit a grand slam and double for Detroit (10-12, 3-2). Sarah Dickey and Anna Ollgaard had three hits apiece for the Titans, and Katrina Klemp doubled.

The Penguins play host to Robert Morris Wednesday at 5 p.m. at McCune Park.

LOCAL

Nero leads North

COLUMBUS -- Lowellville's Amanda Nero scored a team-high 17 points, but the North lost to the South 105-92 in the girls Division III-IV Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association All-Star game at Capital University Sunday.

Megan Frazee scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the South.

Tricia Smith had 14 points and seven rebounds and Stephanie Foster had 12 boards to help the Div. I-II South squad win the opener, 87-77. Shawna Lollis made four 3-pointers and finished with 15 points for the South. Jessica Minnfield led the North with 17 points.

Erik Marschall scored 26 points and hauled in eight rebounds to help the North beat the South 118-107 in the Division III-IV boys game.

In the Division I & amp; II matchup, Nate Miller and Jamelle Cornley had 21 points apiece to help the South defeat the North 117-110.

Lyell losesmajority decision

QUEBEC, Canada -- Saturday night at Casino Montreal, Niles junior middleweight Lyell lost a four-round majority decision to Victor Lupo (5-0-1) of Toronto, Canada.

Lyell (7-2) came in at 155 pounds, three pounds over his contractual allowance, and he was penalized with a purse deduction.

Two of the judges voted the fight at draw, 38-38, but the third went with Lupo, 40-36. However, moments later one of the judges who voted a draw switched his card to 39-37 Lupo.

"I fought hard and I thought I won," said Lyell.

Harris wins titleat Golden Gloves

CLEVELAND -- Josh Harris (14-8) from Buckeye Elks won a decision over Christopher Lano of the Old School Boxing Club in Cleveland at the Cleveland Golden Glove championships at the Metroplex Sports Complex.

Harris won the Open heavyweight title and advanced to the Nationals in Little Rock, Ark., in May.

Two other Buckeye Elks boxers were in the Novice championship round. Anthony Carter won the heavyweight title by walkover and Brian Richardson lost to Jameel Hughes from SABA Cleveland Boxing by decision for the 141-pound crown.

Southside Boxing Club's only entrant, Chris Hazimihalis (14-3) of Campbell, won by walkover Friday night, but lost in the 132-pound championship Saturday night by decision to Delvon Williams of Cleveland's Salvation Army Boxing Academy.

Tommy Joseph, the only other boxer from a Youngstown stable, lost to Ira McDowell from the Porter Gym in Akron.

Ohio Carpet leadsPenn-Ohio golf

SHARON -- Youngstown Ohio Carpet took the first round lead in the Penn-Ohio Golf League Sunday at the Sharon Country Club.

Ohio Carpet scored 18 points for a one-point lead over Sharon Hickory VFW and a five-point lead over Warren.

Chad Hanish paced the Ohio Carpet with a 3-over 73, while Brian Horn added 74, and Frank Bellino and Dick Marlowe each shot 76.

Steve Colbert of Sharon was the medalist with a 1-over-par 71, while Bob Blazk shot 73 and Ed Zebroski a 74. George Allen, Mike Porter and John Scarsella all shot 76 to pace Warren.

The next match will be April 16 at Candywood.

NATION

Arena player dies

LOS ANGELES -- Former NFL defensive lineman Al Lucas died Sunday from a presumed spinal cord injury sustained while trying to make a tackle for the Los Angeles Avengers during an Arena Football League game, the team said.

Vindicator staff/wire reports




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