SPORTS DIGEST || Scrappers lose second straight to Yankees

Scrappers lose second straight to Yankees


The Mahoning Valley Scrappers lost back-t- back games for the first time this season on Thursday night. The Scrappers could not hold a one-run lead as the Staten Island Yankees took advantage of two errors and a wild pitch to take the lead in the seventh inning on their way to a 4-2 victory.

The Scrappers (16-9) erased a 1-0 deficit in the fifth inning. Henry Pujols tripled and scored on Tre Gantt’s fielder’s choice. Gantt later scored on a two-out double by Richie Palacios for a 2-1 lead.

It stayed that way until the seventh. The Yankees’ Andres Chaparro reached on an error, Miguel Flames singled and both moved up on a groundout. Chaparro scored on a wild pitch score the tying run from third. Flames later scored on a single by Eric Wagaman. Staten Island (13-13) added a run in the eighth on a balk.

The teams meet again at 7 tonight.

Keller the last local in Ohio Amateur


Cardinal Mooney graduate Ken Keller is the only local to advance to the final round of the 2018 Ohio Amateur Championship on Thursday at Wedgewood Golf Course and Country Club. He shot a 77 to be tied for 38th place.

Columbiana's Jared Wilson shot a 76, but missed the cut. He was a least two strokes over par in each of the three rounds he participated in.

Police had previous run-ins with Bills star


Police reports show officers responded to several nonviolent disputes at the home where Buffalo Bills star LeSean McCoy was attempting to evict his former girlfriend before an unidentified man bloodied the 34-year-old woman in a home invasion.

Police responded early Tuesday to a report of a violent attack at a home in Milton, Ga., just outside Atlanta. A lawyer for Delicia Cordon says Cordon was hurt when a man tried to take bracelets from her wrist and hit her in the face with a gun.

McCoy had twice initiated eviction proceedings against Cordon, last month and in July 2017.

Reports released Thursday said officers responded to domestic disputes at the home on July 3, 2017, and April 11 this year. No violence was reported.

Police also responded last month when Cordon called from Virginia to stop people from removing items from the house.

Ex-Knicks star Oakley arrested for fraud


Casino regulators in Nevada are accusing former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley of gambling fraud.

The Nevada Gaming Control Board on Thursday said Oakley was arrested Sunday at the Cosmopolitan casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip on suspicion of committing or attempting to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment.

The agency says Oakley is suspected of “adding to or reducing his wager” on a game after the outcome was known.

Oakley was booked and later released from jail. It was not immediately clear if he has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

Marlins halt business with Papa John's


The Miami Marlins have suspended their business relationship with Papa John's after the company's chairman of the board apologized for using a racial slur and resigned.

Papa John's announced late Wednesday that Schnatter had resigned. Forbes said Schnatter used the N-word during a media training exercise in May.

A Marlins promotion with Papa John's had offered discounted pizza.


A story in Wednesday's edition said Baird Brothers was the first Class B team to win three consecutive championships. Scott Ruark, Class B president, says Macauley Furniture also won championships from 1961-63. Information provided to The Vindicator for the story was incorrect.

Staff/wire report

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