YSU baseball team suffers two losses
The Youngstown State baseball team dropped a pair of games on the first day of the Pittsburgh Panther Classic, losing 7-5 to Manhattan and 9-2 to Pitt.
Phil Lipari had three hits in the game against Manhattan and four on the afternoon, and Nick DiNello was 3-for-4 against the Jaspers.
Marcus Heath also had three hits and drove in two runs.
The Penguins held leads of 1-0 and 4-3 in the contest against Manhattan, and they outhit the Jaspers 13-10.
In YSU’s game against Pitt, Blake Aquadro allowed five runs in the first inning but shut down the Panthers over the next five innings.
Bowling fund-raiser at Arrowhead Lanes
Arrowhead Lanes will hold a twilight “Bowl Over Cancer” fund-raiser on April 6.
Cost is $20 per person. Registration starts at 8:30 p.m.
Proceeds to benefit ACS Relay for Life in the name of ‘Donna’s Dream Team.’
For more information, call 330-482-3493 or 330-770-0808.
The Youngstown Baseball Oldtimers will meet on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Kramer Field Clubhouse on Bears Den Road.
Austintown Police officer Chris Collins will be the guest speaker at the Curbstone Coaches meeting.
The group will meet at the Blue Wolfe Catering Hall on Monday at noon.
GYTOA elects officers, trustees
The Greater Youngstown Track Officials Association recently elected the following officers and trustees: Bill Julian, president; Tom Sapp, vice president; Pat Julian, treasurer; B.J. Duckworth, secretary; Lou Brown, trustee; Deb Dougherty, trustee; John Daubenspeck, trustee/web master; Peggy Celedonia, trustee.
Each will serve a two-year term that begins this summer.
Local Heroes Corner
The Warren Sports Hall of Fame’s Local Heroes Corner will recognize the volunteers of the Area 11, Kelly Jo Carlson Special Olympics Swim meet on May 19.
This periodic recognition is based on the Local Heroes Corner’s purpose of honoring those in the community that volunteer in a variety of ways to enhance sport and recreation for others.
This year approximately 20 family and friends of the late Kelly Jo Carlson will be recognized for their volunteer efforts with the Special Olympics swim meet.
The event will be held at 2 p.m. at Leo’s Restaurant in Howland.
For details, call 330-646-0261 or 330-847-8975.
Solo out 3-4 months following wrist surgery
American soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo will be sidelined for three-to-four months following surgery to repair torn cartilage in her left wrist.
The U.S. Soccer Federation made the announcement a day after the operation.
The USSF said she likely will miss at least the first half of the Seattle Reign’s season.
The 31-year-old Solo, who has 135 international appearances, is missing the Algarve Cup tournament in Portugal, where the Americans have won their first two games.
Nicole Barnhart was in goal for Friday’s 5-0 rout of China.
Iditarod front-runner hopes to claim 5th win
Four-time champion Martin Buser held on to the lead Saturday in Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, hoping to be only the second musher to ever claim a fifth title in the race’s 40-year-history.
But plenty of competitors were hot in pursuit in the 1,000-mile race, and gaining on the 54-year-old veteran.
Vindicator staff/wire reports