SPORTS DIGEST || Milwaukee sweeps YSU baseball team

Milwaukee sweeps YSU baseball team


Milwaukee captured its first Horizon League regular season title since 2001 after sweeping a doubleheader from the Youngstown State baseball team, 12-7 and 8-0, on Saturday at Eastwood Field.

In game one, Milwaukee scored seven runs in four innings off YSU starter Patrick O’Brien and five more in the fifth and sixth to go up 12-1.

The Penguins scored six of their seven runs in the ninth inning, and four of those six tallies came after there were two outs.

Sam Koenig doubled in Ryan Solberg for Milwaukee in the second inning, and Mitch Ghelfi had an RBI triple in UWM’s two-run third.

Former Chaney star hosts 6th annual camp


Former Chaney High football player Brad Smith, now with the Buffalo Bills, will conduct his sixth annual True Foundation Football Camp June 22 at Youngstown State’s Stambaugh Stadium.

Smith and a number of NFL players and coaches will be on hand for the camp from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The camp enables young players to interact and learn from talented coaches as well as NFL players, both past and present.

The day will allow for fellowship in addition to learning the importance of goal-setting, keeping a positive attitude, maintaining a healthy lifestyle as well as lessons in success for on and off the field.

For more information about the camp or to register, go to

Pair to attend Baldwin Wallace


Brock Hull of Boardman and Alex Herdman of Poland will play football at Baldwin Wallace in the fall.

Hull is a wide receiver/safety and Herdman played defensive tackle for Poland High.

Helping Other Women bowling fundraiser


Helping Other Women, Inc. have a bowling fundraiser at Mahoning Valley Lanes on June 1 from 4-8 p.m.

For tickets or details call 330-797-5055 or 330-261-8686.

Kent State tops Western Michigan


The Kent State baseball team (29-21, 16-7) scored 13 runs on 13 hits to beat Western Michigan (15-34, 7-16) 13-4 on Saturday.

Kent scored two runs in the fourth on a single, hit by pitch and another single.

In the fifth, they tallied two when Sawyer Polen was hit and came home on an Evan Campbell (West Branch) triple.

Van Garderen highlights cycling field


Tejay van Garderen, the leading American finisher in the 2012 Tour de France, and Peter Sagan of Slovakia, the world’s No. 2 cyclist, will be among the field of 128 riders competing beginning today in the Tour of California.

Time trial specialist Dave Zabriskie of Salt Lake City, a four-time Tour of California overall runner-up, Michael Rogers of Australia, the 2010 race winner, and former Tour de France winner Andy Schleck of Luxembourg are also among the 16 teams of eight riders each.

The eight-day, estimated 727-mile race will begin with a 102.7-mile Escondido road race.

’Kickalicious’ trying to adjust to NFL routine


Havard Rugland’s story is unlike that of any other player at Detroit’s rookie minicamp.

The Norwegian kicker became an Internet sensation after producing video footage of all sorts of quirky trick shots. Now he faces the more mundane challenge of mastering NFL fundamentals. The Lions signed him last month.

The Lions need a kicker after Jason Hanson’s retirement. They signed Rugland and David Akers a couple days apart in April, and now they want to see how quickly the 28-year-old Rugland can adjust to an NFL kicker’s routine.

Vindicator staff/wire reports

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