Super seventh lifts Scrappers vs. Spikes

Super seventh lifts Scrappers vs. Spikes


The Mahoning Valley Scrappers scored seven runs in the seventh inning to down the State College Spikes, 7-4, on Tuesday. The Scrappers remain unbeaten on the season at 5-0.

Trailing 2-0 in the top of the seventh, Tre Gantt delivered the game tying runs with a double to score Elvis Perez and Jason Rodriguez. Two batters later, Tyler Freeman delivered his own two-run double. A wild pitch brought in the fifth run of the inning. Then with two outs Perez, who started the inning with a single, singled again to drive in the final two runs of the inning.

Luis Araujo (1-0) earned the win in two innings of relief work. Araujo allowed just one hit and struck out two.

WRFG to host Shooters and Scooters


The Western Reserve Fish & Game Association is hosting Shooters and Scooters 7 on Saturday at the WRFG headquarters in Niles. The cost is $10 per rider and $5 per passenger. Proceeds go towards the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

The ride visits North Chagrin Reservation and Observatory Park. There will be a stop for lunch and meals are included.

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Browns acquire former No. 2 pick


The Cleveland Browns have signed offensive lineman Greg Robinson, a 2014 first-round draft pick with the Rams.

The 6-foot-5, 330-pound Robinson was the No. 2 overall pick that year out of Auburn. Robinson failed to live up to expectations with Los Angeles and was traded to Detroit before last season for a sixth-round pick.

Robinson started six games for the Lions before suffering a season-ending ankle injury.

He’s getting another chance with the Browns, who are looking to replace 10-time Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas and need to add depth up front. Thomas retired during the offseason.

To make roster space, the Browns waived offensive lineman Rod Johnson, a fifth-round pick in 2017 who missed his rookie season with a knee injury.

Sooners to pay Riley $25 million


Oklahoma will pay football coach Lincoln Riley $25 million over the next five years, including $4.8 million this season.

Oklahoma’s Board of Regents approved the new numbers on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old Riley was one of the highest-paid assistant coaches in the nation before being promoted to head coach after Bob Stoops’ abrupt retirement. Shortly after becoming head coach, the board approved a deal for him that started at $3.1 million. He led the Sooners to the Big 12 title, a spot in the College Football Playoff and a No. 3 final ranking while coaching Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Baker Mayfield.

Senators’ Hoffman traded twice in one day


The Florida Panthers have acquired Mike Hoffman from San Jose hours after the Sharks got the scoring winger from the Ottawa Senators.

Florida sent 2018 fourth- and fifth-round picks and a 2019 second-round pick to San Jose for Hoffman and a 2018 seventh-round pick. General manager Dale Tallon announced the trade Tuesday, not long after Ottawa moved him to San Jose.

In Hoffman, the Panthers get a scoring winger at a bargain-basemen price. The Senators were eager to deal him amid a dispute between him and his fiancee and Senators captain Erik Karlsson and his wife. Melinda Karlsson filed an order of protection against Hoffman’s fiancee alleging harassment and cyberbullying.

The Sharks initially acquired Hoffman, defensive prospect Cody Donaghey and a 2020 fifth-round pick from the Senators for forward Mikkel Boedker, defensive prospect Julius Bergman and a 2020 sixth-round pick.

Staff/wire report

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