SPORTS DIGEST || Youngstown PONY tops Vienna, Austria

Youngstown PONY tops Vienna, Austria


Youngstown was quiet offensively the first four innings scoring just one run on four hits, but came alive in the fifth and sixth innings, scoring nine runs on six hits en route to a 10-0 victory in six innings over Vienna, Austria, in game two of the 2018 Dick’s Sporting Goods PONY League World Series.

Youngstown opened the scoring in the first inning with an RBI single in the first by Brady Shannon to take a 1-0 lead.

Both offenses sputtered until the fifth when Youngstown scored three to take a 4-0 lead. Kyle Yost’s RBI single scored Andrew Kirkpatrick and A.J. Havrilla added an RBI single scoring Yost and starting pitcher Colten Shaffer.

In the sixth inning, Youngstown scored six runs by way of two hits, four walks, an error and four wild pitches.

Vienna managed just two hits and committed three errors.

Shaffer allowed one hit and struck out four in three inning for the win. In relief, Joe Roth and Braden Gebhardt combined for three innings and allowed one hit, three walks and struck out three.

Youngstown moves on in the winner’s bracket to face either Bay County, Mich., or Chinese Taipei at 5:30 p.m. today.

Mill Creek Golf Course accepting 2019 outings


Mill Creek Golf Course is now accepting outings and leagues for the 2019 golf season. Golf outings will have the opportunity to rotate between the North & South Courses and all golf leagues will have a rotation between the four, nine-hole courses. All golf outings held at Mill Creek include the complimentary services of PGA Professionals for tournament set-up, skirted registration and prize tables, customized cart signs, event rules sheets, skill event prizes, customized leaderboards, skins game scoring, result sheets and tournament announcements.

Call the pro shop at 330-740-7112 for more information. Reserving tee times will be available after Oct. 1 and can also be made by contacting the pro shop.

Springfield stadium closed next week


Springfield Local Stadium will be closed Monday, Aug. 13-Monday, Aug. 20 due to a track resurfacing construction project.

Wade says if he plays, he’ll return to the Heat


If Dwyane Wade plays this season, it will be in a Miami Heat uniform.

Wade, speaking Saturday night during an appearance at the Jr. NBA World Championship, told reporters that he doesn’t have a timetable for when he’ll make a decision on whether to return to the heat this season.

He did make clear, however, that the Heat are the only team he’s considering.

Wade, who would be entering their 16th seasons, remain unsigned with about six weeks left before the start of training camp.

US tops Japan, reaches softball worlds final


Pitcher Rachel Garcia drove in the winning run in the eighth inning Saturday to lift the United States to a 4-3 win over Japan and into the final of the women’s world softball championship.

With a runner on third base, Garcia hit a line drive to the gap in left-center field to seal the win. The defending champions will face either Japan or Canada in Sunday’s final of a tournament that doubles as a qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Yu Yamamoto gave the hosts the lead in the first inning with a two-run homer to right field off American starter Monica Abbott.

Abbott left the game in the third after a single and a double. Kelly Barnhill came in to record one out then was replaced by Keilani Ricketts, who surrendered a run to a fielder’s choice as Japan took a 3-0 lead.

Aubree Munroe hit a solo home in the bottom of the third and Valeri Arioto drove in another run to cut the lead to 3-2.

Kelsey Stewart hit a solo homer to left in the fifth to tie the game 3-3.

Staff and wire reports

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