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Irish’s Gunther pledges to Wright State

Published: 3/24/14 @ 12:00


Irish’s Gunther pledges to Wright State

Ursuline High School senior Macey Gunther has committed to Wright State University to play softball.

Gunther is a utility player who has played outfield and middle infield while earning three letters for the Irish. A career .530 hitter, she hit six home runs as a junior during Ursuline’s district championship run.

A three-year team captain, Gunther has earned second team All-Northeast Ohio honors in both 2011 and 2012. She’s also appeared on the academic honor roll all three years at Ursuline High School.

Penguins men’s tennis aced by Wolverines

Ann Arbor, Mich.

The Youngstown State men’s tennis team suffered a 7-0 defeat at the hands Michigan on Sunday afternoon at the Varsity Tennis Center.

The Penguins were leading No. 1 doubles as Sebastian Hagn and Dawoud Kabli were in front of the No. 22-ranked duo of Alex Buzzi and Barrett Franks when the match was halted at 5-3. The Wolverines (9-7) won at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles to clinch the point.

In singles play, Hagn had a strong performance at in the top spot, but dropped the first set to Vlad Stefan before battling back to win the second 6-2. In the third-set tiebreaker, Hagn had it tied at four and was down 6-5, but Stefan scored four of the last five points to earn the win.

The Penguins (3-11) return to action Sunday vs. Detroit.

Phantoms’ Connor nets single-season record

INDIANAPOLIS

Youngstown Phantoms forward Kyle Connor made history Saturday night in his team’s 4-3 loss to the Indiana Ice.

His third period goal gave the 16-year old 66 points on the season, passing Mike Ambrosia as the Youngstown Phantoms all-time single season points leader.

“I’m really humbled about it,” said Connor after the game. “I couldn’t have asked for a better group of teammates to play with.”

Following the record-breaking goal, Connor said that he was aware of the significance.

“When I got back to the bench, JJ [Piccinich] said something and I realized it,” Connor said. “It was a special feeling to share with those guys.”

Navy RB remains in hospital after collapse

ANNAPOLIS, Md.

The family of Navy running back Will McKamey says the freshman remained hospitalized Sunday after collapsing one day earlier during spring practice.

In a statement released by the Naval Academy, the McKamey family said, “There is no new news. We still have only small responses from Will.”

McKamey was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Unit after his collapse.

The family says: “Our God is using Will for a huge platform right now” and that Navy football players and coaches “all here and doing everything in their power to pull Will through.”

Chapman returns to Reds’ clubhouse

GOODYEAR, Ariz.

Aroldis Chapman, with two black eyes, has returned to the Cincinnati Reds’ clubhouse four days after being hit in the face by a line drive.

The 26-year old left-hander had surgery Thursday to repair a broken bone above his left eye at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. A night earlier, he was hit by a ball off the bat of Kansas City’s Salvador Perez.

Chapman will begin cardio and throwing off flat ground in eight to 10 days. Chapman is expected to be out six to eight weeks.

Ravens acquire OL Zuttah from Bucs

ORLANDO, Fla.

The Baltimore Ravens have acquired offensive lineman Jeremy Zuttah from Tampa Bay for an undisclosed draft pick next year.

Once the six-year veteran guard-center passes a physical, he will join the Ravens. Zuttah has played his entire career with the Buccaneers, appearing in 90 games, making 76 starts: 30 games at center, 41 at left guard and five at right guard. He was a third-round draft pick in 2008.

Staff/Wire Reports