Staten Island holds off Scrappers for 2-1 win
Kaleb Ort got Gian Paul Gonzalez to hit into a double play in the eighth inning, leading the Staten Island Yankees to a 2-1 win over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Friday night.
The double play came with a runner on first and helped prevent the Scrappers from scoring in the inning.
Staten Island (31-19) started the scoring in the first inning when Kyle Higashioka hit a two-run home run.
The Scrappers (29-21) cut into the deficit in the fifth inning when Hosea Nelson hit an RBI single, driving in Austen Wade.
Glenn Otto (1-0) got the win in relief while Mahoning Valley starter Gregori Vasquez (3-3) took the loss in the New York-Penn League game. Justin Kamplain retired the side in order for his third save.
Nelson singled twice, also stealing a base for the Scrappers.
The teams play at 7:05 tonight at Eastwood Field.
Youngstown All-Stars drop Pony WS opener
The Youngstown All-Stars took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning against Hagerstown, Md., in their Pony League World Series opener Friday night, but that was all the offense the locals could manage.
East Zone champion Hagerstown shut out Youngstown the rest of the way in a 6-1 victory.
Youngstown scored when Mitch Seymour singled home Shawn Helpy, but was thrown out at second trying to stretch his hit to a double.
Hagerstown tied the game in the fourth and took the lead for good in the fifth.
Youngstown starter Jake Gehring took the loss despite 12 strikeouts. He went 52/3 innings allowing three runs (all earned), five hits and three walks.
Hagerstown advances to play the winner of a game between Guasave, Sinaloa and Seoul, Korea on Monday at 5:30 p.m. Youngstown moves into an elimination game at 2:30 p.m. Sunday against Levittown, Puerto Rico.
Liberty athletic passes on sale for 2017-18 year
Multi-event athletic passes for the 2017-18 school year are now available through the Liberty Athletic Department. Family passes are $80, adult passes are $40, student passes are $20 and senior passes are $20.
Passes will also be sold at the varsity scrimmage on Aug. 18.
Contact athletic director James DeToro at 330-759-1986 to buy a pass.
Sprint cars scheduled at Sharon Speedway
The 410 Sprint Cars will make their third appearance at Sharon Speedway tonight.
Also featured will be the weekly Gibson Insurance Agency Stock Cars, HTMA/Precise Racing Products RUSH Sportsman Modifieds, Summit Racing Equipment Econo Mods and Junior Sprints.
Racing is set for 7 p.m. Adult admission costs $10.
The Simon Yoder Memorial will feature a 30-lap $3,000 to-win, $250 to-start feature event for the 410 Sprint Cars.
Pits open at 4 p.m. and grandstands an hour later.
Sharon Speedway is located on Custer-Orangeville Road near the intersection of state Routes 7 and 305.
Michigan’s WR Perry back on football team
ANN ARBOR, Mich.
Michigan says wide receiver Grant Perry has been reinstated to full participation with the football team.
Perry pleaded guilty to resisting a police officer and misdemeanor assault and battery in connection with an October confrontation outside an East Lansing bar.
Athletic director Warde Manuel said in a statement Friday that the university and athletic department have closely followed Perry’s legal situation and he “has met every institutional expectation.”
Perry was suspended from the team and according to Manuel was “only recently allowed to participate in summer conditioning prior to the start of fall camp.”
Staff and wire reports