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Scrappers shine in NY-PL All-Star Game


A few members of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers stood out in the South's 7-1 win over the North in the New York-Penn League All-Star Game in State College on Tuesday.

Scrappers infielder Tyler Freeman was the only Mahoning Valley player to record a hit. He went 1 for 2 with a run scored.

First baseman Mitch Reeves and Hosea Nelson both went 0 for 2.

Luis Santos and Randy Valladares each pitched a scoreless inning or relief.

Brooklyn Cyclones outfielder Ross Adolph led the way for the South with a home run, a triple and three RBIs.

The Scrappers return to Eastwood Field today for a doubleheader with the Auburn Doubledays. First pitch of today’s Game 1 is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Raiders golf names Demartino assistant


Mount Union has named Bill Kirkwood head coach and Olivia Demartino assistant coach of the Purple Raiders men's and women's golf programs.

Demartino, a Canfield graduate, played four years of golf for the Raiders and was part of a team that won three straight OAC championships with three NCAA Tournament appearances. She was a two-time Academic All-OAC selection and an All-OAC with a fifth place finish at the OAC championship her senior season.

Demartino graduated with a bachelor's degree in German and International Affairs and is currently pursuing a master's degree at the University of Akron.

Youngstown eliminated from PONY tourney


Caribbean Zone Champion Yaguate, Dominican Republic jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning, highlighted by Erick Hernandez's three-run home run, to eliminate Host Area Champion Youngstown home by a score of 11-6 in first elimination game of the 2018 Dick's Sporting Goods PONY League World Series.

Hernandez went 2 for 3 with six RBIs. Five players from Yaguate had a multi-hit game.

Juan Caraballo earned the win, allowing just one hit. He walked two and struck out two over three innings of work.

Andrew Kirkpatrick took the loss allowing five runs and five hits in just 1/3 of an inning pitched. Youngstown (1-2) used two relievers who combined to allow six runs, eight hits, a walk and three strikeouts.

YSU soccer picked 9th in Horizon League poll


The Youngstown State women's soccer team was selected to finish ninth in the Horizon League after a vote by the league's head coaches.

The Penguins received 24 points, just six points ahead of Green Bay for last place.

Milwaukee has been named the favorite to capture the League title. The Panthers topped the ranking with 87 points including five first-place votes.

The Penguins open the regular season against Chicago State on Friday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Farmers National Bank Field in the Covelli Sports Complex.

Pitino's lawsuit against Adidas dismissed


A federal judge has dismissed former Louisville coach Rick Pitino's lawsuit against Adidas, agreeing with the sportswear maker that his claim requires arbitration and should be heard out of court.

Pitino sued Adidas last October in U.S. District Court for breach of contract, alleging that the Oregon-based company deliberately ruined his reputation. Adidas had terminated its personal services contract with Pitino hours after Louisville's Athletic Association fired him for cause following the school's acknowledgement of its involvement in a federal bribery investigation of college basketball. Pitino was not named in the federal complaint.

His lawsuit said Adidas "outrageously conspired" to funnel money to the family of a Louisville recruit without his knowledge and made it appear he was aware of its practices.

Staff/wire reports

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