Three Penguins earn second-team honors
Youngstown State senior Vicky Rumph and juniors Casey Crozier and Samantha Snodgrass were named to the All-Horizon League second team in a vote of the league’s head coaches, the league announced on Tuesday.
Rumph (Mount Forest, Ontario, Canada) batted .306 with seven doubles and team-highs six home runs and 32 runs batted in. She also became the Penguins career RBI leader with 120 and earned All-Horizon League second team honors for the second consecutive season.
Snodgrass (South Charleston, W.Va.) led the team with a .375 batting average with 10 doubles, three home runs, 20 RBIs and a .523 slugging percentage. The third baseman ranked fifth in the league in batting average and on-base percentage (.468).
Crozier (Valparaiso, Ind.), who had an 8-5 record against league foes, earned all but three of the Penguins’ victories this season and struck out 120 batters. She became the first YSU pitcher to earn All-Horizon League honors since 2006. Crozier, who defeated each team in the league at least once, ranked fifth in the circuit in strikeouts, earned run average (2.43) and overall victories (13).
Free football clinic scheduled at WATTS
The fourth annual Chris Mattura instructional football clinic is scheduled Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Watson and Tressel indoor training site on the campus of Youngstown State Univeristy.
The event is open to all students currently in grades 5-8 attending school, both public and private, in the Youngstown area. Those interested should bring a pair of football cleats, a pair of sneakers and a pair of shorts. A clinic T-shirt will be provided.
Registration is online at CJM INSTRUCTIONAL FOOTBALL CLINIC.com. The clinic will include teachers and coaches from Mahoning County as well as surrounding areas.
Those participating will be given fundamental instruction in both an offensive and defensive position and the academic component will focus on building study strategies and test-taking skills.
Pitch, Hit & Run event at Pemberton Park
Youngstown Park and Recreation will host a free Pitch, Hit & Run competition for area youth Monday at 6 p.m. at Pemberton Park.
Pitch, Hit & Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. Boys and girls will be divided into four age divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14.
Individual pitching, hitting and running champions, along with the all-around champion in each age and gender group of the local competition will advance to the sectional level of competition.
All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition.
For more information contact Bob Burke at the Youngstown Park Department, 330-742-8711.
Pittsburgh’s Letang Norris Trophy finalist
Montreal’s P.K. Subban, Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang and Minnesota’s Ryan Suter are finalists for the Norris Trophy, given annually to the NHL’s top defenseman. Each is a Norris finalist for the first time.
Letang finished second in the scoring race among defensemen despite missing more than a quarter of the season.
He had five goals and 33 assists in 35 regular-season games and added a goal and two assists in the first three games of Pittsburgh’s opening-round playoff series against the New York Islanders.
Members of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association submitted ballots at the end of the regular season. The winner will be announced during the Stanley Cup finals.