K’s for the G-Men

High School Sports

STRUTHERS — Cole Litman was outstanding on the mound in Cardinal Mooney’s Division III district semifinal against Garfield at Bob Cene Park on Monday. The Mooney junior located fastballs and breezed through the G-Men batters with ease, as he took a no-hitter into the fifth before allowing ...

Isles stun Pens, lead series 3-2

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PITTSBURGH — The New York Islanders spent the better part of four periods hanging on thanks largely to the sheer brilliance of rookie goaltender Ilya Sorokin. They needed just 51 seconds of the fifth to stun the Penguins, with a major assist from Pittsburgh netminder Tristan ...

South Range wins behind pitching gem

High School Sports

NILES — The second-seeded South Range Raiders baseball team giveth, and it taketh away. The Raiders gave head coach Jim Hanek a special birthday present with a resounding 10-0 mercy rule victory over the 17th-seeded Crestview Rebels on Monday night at Wilder Field. And Raiders sophomore ...

Tigers’ season ends in heartbreak

High School Sports

STRUTHERS — It took over 250 total pitches before a run was scored in a grand pitching duel between Springfield’s Mitchell Seymour and Berkshire’s J.T. Birgmeier in a Division III district semifinal Monday night at Bob Cene Park. Both were replaced after reaching the OHSAA maximum ...

Opening night

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A new era of Mahoning Valley Scrappers baseball will be ushered in tonight when the Scrappers open their season with a road game at West Virginia. First pitch is slated for 7:05. Following a two-game set against the Black Bears the Scrappers will open the home portion of their schedule on ...

Cleveland beaten by home run in 10th

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CLEVELAND — Kyle Garlick hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning off James Karinchak, and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-5 on Sunday. Garlick entered the game in right field in the seventh as a replacement for Max Kepler, who hit his 13th career home run at ...