Bridis, Nasonti homer as YSU outslugs Toledo
The Youngstown State baseball team outlasted Toledo in a wild 17-16 game Tuesday at Scott Park. The Penguins hit three home runs as Trey Bridis (C.D. Hylton High School, Woodbridge, Va.) homered twice and Lucas Nasonti (Champion High School) hit a three-run shot as part of a seven-run seventh inning.
The Penguins’ 17 runs and 16 hits in the contest were both season highs. YSU (14-31) scored the first three runs of the game and the lead changed hands three times. The Penguins plated 14 of their 17 runs over the last four innings and scored at least twice in four different frames.
Seven different players in the YSU lineup recorded at least two hits as Bridis led the way with three. The senior went 3 for 5 with a pair of home runs, three RBIs and three runs scored. Nick LaBrasca recorded a team-high four RBIs while Nasonti drove in three.
Zack Minney (Elyria High School) pitched two innings of relief for the win. Toledo falls to 16-28.
The Penguins will face another Mid-American Conference opponent on the road today as they travel to Ohio. First pitch at Bob Wren Stadium is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Eastern Gateway ends season with sweep
The Eastern Gateway baseball team closed out their first season with a doubleheader sweep of Edison Community College, winning the opener 5-4 and then capturing the nightcap 5-2 at Edison Field.
With the sweep, the Gators snapped an 11-game losing streak to finish 12-17.
Kyle Campbell (3-5) tossed a complete game in the opener, striking out four and scattering nine hits.
Mark Herron had a double and three RBIs and Hayden Kristophel added a two-run single to pace EGCC.
Dakota Bingham (3-3) also went the route in the second game, allowing seven hits while striking out seven.
Gators infielder Kevin Sierra Tirado went 4 for 4 with a double and two RBIs and Doug Painter had two hits and three RBIs.
Jenkins named Browns chief operating officer
Longtime Cleveland Browns executive David Jenkins has been named the team’s chief operating officer.
Jenkins is entering his 15th season with the franchise, staying with Cleveland despite numerous front-office overhauls. Owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam cited Jenkins’ “performance and leadership” in placing him in charge of the team’s business operations.
Jenkins has spent the past three seasons as the team’s executive vice president and the past five as its chief financial officer. He will remain its primary government relations contact.
The Browns are exploring the possibility of a major redevelopment at their downtown stadium. The long-term plans could include an extensive remodeling of FirstEnergy Stadium or a new facility.
Jenkins will oversee operations including financial management, revenue generation, stadium operations, legal, information technology, business analytics and administration.
Mets trade former ace Matt Harvey to Reds
The New York Mets have traded former ace Matt Harvey to the Cincinnati Reds for catcher Devin Mesoraco in a swap of former All-Stars with careers sidetracked by injuries.
The deal was announced less than an hour before the first pitch of Tuesday night’s game between the Mets and Reds at Great American Ball Park.
New York designated the 29-year-old Harvey for assignment last Saturday, giving it seven days to trade or release him. The Reds decided to take a chance on Harvey, who lost his spot in the Mets’ rotation after four starts and was hit hard in four relief appearances.