UIC starter Joey Begel had a no-hitter through six innings, and the Flames gave him all the support he needed early in an 8-1 victory over the Youngstown State baseball team on Sunday.
Begel faced the minimum until he walked Phil Lipari and Devin Higgins with two outs in the fifth.
The senior right-hander got Craig Goubeaux to line out to end the fifth, and he retired the Penguins in order in the sixth and got the first two outs in the seventh.
On Saturday YSU and UIC split a doubleheader.
Drew Dosch drove in three runs, including the go-ahead score in the top of the ninth, to lift the Penguins to an 8-7 win.
The Penguins lost game two 4-1 in their first Horizon League series.
Three local officials worked state games
Three area officials were selected to work in the girls state basketball tournament in Columbus.
Diane Martino, Jerry Denovchek and Ann Martin were the officials for the Division IV semifinal between Ottoville and Fort Loramie on Friday.
All are members of the Mahoning Valley Basketball Officials Association; Martin and Denovchek are also members of the Trumbull County Basketball Officials Association.
Hubbard’s Bennett 4th at state indoor meet
Hubbard’s Christian Bennett placed eighth in the 400-meter dash at Saturday’s Division II/III state indoor track meet at the University of Akron. She finished with a time of 60.47.
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Streelman finally a PGA Tour winner
PALM HARBOR, Fla.
The uphill climb to the 18th green at Innisbrook was nothing compared with the journey that brought Kevin Streelman his first PGA Tour victory.
He burned up three cars driving some 400,000 miles across the country playing the mini-tours. He used to clean clubs during the week and caddie on the weekends.
His biggest claim on tour was winning $1 million from a bonus competition called the Kodak Challenge. His last win was five years ago in the club championship at Whisper Rock.
Stacy Lewis rallies to win LPGA tournament
Stacy Lewis won the LPGA Founders Cup on Sunday to jump to No. 1 in the world, taking advantage of Ai Miyazato’s collapse on the 16th hole.
A day after Lewis was penalized two strokes for her caddie’s blunder on the short par 4, the American took a two-stroke lead with a birdie on the hole after Miyazato made a double bogey following an errant approach shot that left her with an unplayable lie in a desert bush.
Coming off a victory two weeks ago in Singapore, the 28-year-old Lewis won for the seventh time in her LPGA Tour career to end Yani Tseng’s 109-week run at No. 1.
Frost ties tourney record to win Toshiba
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.
David Frost won the Toshiba Classic on Sunday, shooting a final-round 65 to defeat Fred Couples by five strokes and tie the tournament record of 19-under 194 set by Jay Haas in 2007.
Frost joined 2011 winner Nick Price as the only golfers to lead wire to wire in the event’s 19 years. It was his fourth career Champions Tour victory and first since last year’s AT&T Championship in San Antonio.
In four events this season, Frost hasn’t finished out of the top 10, posting ties for ninth, fifth and losing in a playoff to John Cook in Hawaii in the season-opening Mitsubishi Electric Championship.
Vindicator staff/wire reports