YSU men tied for third at Hoosier Invitational
Mark Olbrych shot 72-70—142 and Brandon Pluchinsky shot 68-75—143 on Saturday as the Youngstown State men’s golf team played to a third-place tie in the NYX Hoosier Invitational at Indiana University Golf Course. Pluchinsky’s 68 matched the low individual score of the day. Bill Gaffney (77-69—146), Bryan Yeo (77-74—151) and Trevor Jones (79-68—157) also took part for the Penguins, who shot 582 to match Akron after the first day of the event. Michigan (567) has the team lead. Host Indiana (568) is second. The tournament continues today.
Manuppelli, 18 hits lift Penguins to split
The Youngstown State baseball team tied a season high with 18 hits and beat Valparaiso 12-4 in game two of a doubleheader. The Crusaders won game one 13-1. Alex Larivee had five hits in the doubleheader, and Phil Lipari was a single shy of hitting for the cycle in game two to lead the Penguins to the win.
YSU’s Nic Manuppelli had his best start of the season to earn his first victory. He allowed three runs on four hits and four walks while striking out six batters in six innings.
On Friday, Valparaiso scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally for a 10-7 victory.
Late scores lead YSU softball to sweep of UIC
The Youngstown State softball team scored in the late innings of both games to sweep a doubleheader from Horizon League foe UIC (10-17, 4-3) on Saturday afternoon at the YSU softball complex. The Penguins (20-17, 5-4) won the first game, 3-2, and 4-2 in the nightcap.
Senior Samantha Snodgrass’ bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning scored freshman Katie Smallcomb with the game-winning run in the opener. In game two, junior Kayla Haslett, who picked up her sixth win of the season, helped her own cause with a run-scoring single in the bottom of the fifth inning that broke a 2-2 tie.
YSU track coach speaks to Curbstone Coaches
Brian Gorby, Youngstown State track and field head coach, will be the Curbstone Coaches guest speaker Monday at noon at Lucianno’s Banquet Center. The public is welcome.
Local athletes stand out for Kent track and field
Miles Dunlap from McDonald and Andrew O’Leary from South Range etched their names in the Kent State track and field record book, combining with Matthew Tobin and Laron Brown to set a school record of 3:08.97 in winning the 4x400 meter relay at the Tennessee Relays.
Marteze Roper (Warren Harding) also was on a winning relay team for Kent, running a leg of the 4x800 which won in 7:33.89. Joh’Vonnie Mosley (McDonald) was second with a personal best 53-1 toss in the shot put, and was fifth in the discus at 162-2.
Union wins its first NCAA hockey title
Union College won its first NCAA hockey title Saturday night, scoring three times in a 1:54 span in the first period in a 7-4 victory over Minnesota. Colin Stevens made 36 saves for Union (32-6-4), the 2,200-student liberal arts college in Schenectady, N.Y., that competes in Division III in all other sports.
Staff reports/Associated Press