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Champion Molded wins Warren AA



Published: Mon, August 8, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



Champion Moldedwins Warren AA

WARREN -- Champion Molded Plastics defeated Lone Wolf Freight Systems 8-0 to sweep the Warren AA League championship series in three games.

Mike Sweeney was named Most Valuable Player of the series after driving in four runs and batting .667 (8-for-12).

Cedric Haynes struck out in a complete-game performance.

Mike Strohzewski, Ryan Romack, Ryan Dillon and Rudy Pekarovic had doubles for CMP. Romack and Sweeney each had two hits, and Dillon had two RBIs.

Pat Stantial doubled and singled for Lone Wolf.

On Saturday, CMP won 8-4 in Game 2.

Pekarovic doubled for CMP and had two hits and three RBIs. Sweeney had four hits and Tyson Rowland had three, while John Grabowski had two RBIs.

Justin Kurilichick tripled for Lone Wolf, and Scott Brewster singled twice. Brewster also had two RBIs.

Fighters fall

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Both McDonald's Adam Smith and Liberty's Brandon Winner didn't fare well on the Saturday night card promoted by Iron City Pro Boxing at the Boardwalk by the River.

Smith (4-7-1), a muscular heavyweight, lost a unanimous six-round decision to Pittsburgh's Ricardo Carter (6-0).

Pittsburgh's Billy Busic, making his pro debut, stopped Winner (0-3) in the middle of the first round of a scheduled four-rounder heavyweight bout.

The six-round main event saw Pittsburgh cruiserweight Michael Carr improve his record to 15-1-2 with a unanimous decision over Deondre McCole (4-11-3) of Akron.

Scrappers to honorNegro League players

NILES -- Three alumni of the Negro Baseball League are scheduled to appear at a tribute to the circuit by the Mahoning Valley Scrappers Tuesday.

The Scrappers are scheduled to meet the Brooklyn Cyclones in a New York-Penn League game at Eastwood Field at 7:05 p.m.

James Cobbin, Ted Toles and Joe Caffey played in the Negro League and will sign autographs and throw out the first pitch.

The Scrappers and the Cyclones will wear throwback uniforms. Seven replica jerseys will be given away during the game.

NATION/WORLD

U.S. beats Puerto Rico

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina -- Allan Ray of Villanova went 5-for-5 from 3-point range and scored 20 points to lead the United States to a 94-79 victory over Puerto Rico on Sunday night in the preliminary round of the men's Under 21 World Championships.

Terrence Roberts of Syracuse had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the United States (3-0), which finished 11-for-23 from behind the 3-point arc.

Curtis Withers of Charlotte added 12 points and nine rebounds for the U.S. team, which averaged 110 points in its first two games.

Jose Barea, who played at Northeastern, led Puerto Rico (1-2) with 21 points and 14 assists, while center Peter John Ramos, who played for the Washington Wizards last season, had 12 points.

The United States plays Nigeria on Tuesday, then closes out pool play against Slovenia on Wednesday.

Tennis roundup

*CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Mary Pierce routed Ai Sugiyama 6-0, 6-3 Sunday in the finals of the Acura Classic to win her first tournament in over a year.

The sixth-seeded Pierce was dominant, winning 11 of the first 12 games and breaking Sugiyama's serve six straight times. By the time Sugiyama held her serve -- the seventh game of the second set -- Pierce already had a 5-2 lead.

Pierce, who has 17 career titles, won for the first time since June 2004 in the Netherlands.

*WASHINGTON -- Top-seeded Andy Roddick defeated James Blake 7-5, 6-3 to win the Legg Mason Tennis Classic championship on Sunday.

Roddick, who also won in Washington in 2001, took advantage of costly errors by Blake in the clinching game of the first set, then rode the momentum to his fourth title of the year.

Earlier Sunday, twin brothers Bob and Mike Bryan defeated Wayne Black and Kevin Ullyet 6-4, 6-2 to win the doubles championship.

*SOPOT, Poland -- France's Gael Monfils won his first ATP title, capturing the Idea Prokom Open by defeating Germany's Florian Mayer 7-6 (6), 4-6, 7-5 in a match between unseeded players.

Vindicator staff/wire reports




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