SPORTSBRIEFING

Chester goes to 9-0

EAST LIVERPOOL — The Chester Old-Timers baseball team improved to 9-0 with a 3-1 win over Hubbard at East Liverpool High School on Sunday.

Bill Sattler earned the complete-game victory and aided his own cause with two hits. Steve Bell and Paul Snatchko also had two hits apiece. Mike Logston added a double.

Chester will play a doubleheader against Westside from Youngstown at 2 p.m. Sunday at East Liverpool High School.

Fowler wins again

MILLFIELD — Two-time GNCC ATV national champion Walker Fowler got his eighth win of the season at the 28th running of the Wiseco John Penton GNCC race July 8 at Sunday Creek Raceway.

Fowler, a 2011 graduate of Columbiana, rallied after dropping to last place while getting tangled in a vine midway through the first lap. He moved up to sixth place midway through the race and and took the win as leader Adam McCill encountered track issues with a half a lap to go.

Fowler, who has won eight of the nine rounds, holds an 85-point lead over second-place Adam McGill. The series resumes Sept. 9 in Unadilla, N.Y.

Following the ATV race, Fowler and mechanic Mark Notman boarded their Yamaha to compete in the UTV side-by-side race. The pair finished fifth in the pro class and fifth overall.

Salazar on the mend

TOLEDO — Cleveland Indians pitcher Danny Salazar pitched his fourth rehab start of July Sunday and it was his best yet.

Salazar was the winning pitcher as he threw six scoreless inning as Triple-A Columbus blanked Toledo, 3-0, in front of 10,500 fans at Fifth Third Field.

Salazar, who has been on the disabled list with a shoulder injury, gave up three hits and three walks with nine strikeouts in six innings. He threw 84 pitches, including 53 strikes.

Outfielder Daniel Robertson and catcher Adam Moore each had two hits to pace the Clippers. Austin Jackson, also in a rehab appearance, singled and drove in a run as the designated hitter.

The Mud Hens didn’t score a run in the last 21 innings of the Clippers’ four-game sweep.

Salazar threw five scoreless innings with Class A Mahoning Valley on Wednesday.

Cunningham places first

LEETONIA — South Range freshman Spencer Bush and East Palestine senior Alexis Cunningham were the top finishers in the inaugural Leetonia Cross Country Series race on Saturday night.

There were 55 runners finishing the 3.1-mile course at Leetonia High School.

Bush won the men’s race in 17 minutes, 52 seconds, while Cunningham was first in the women’s race in 21:34.

The next race will be this Saturday on the 2-mile course. Registration will be held from 5 to 5:45 p.m. with the race starting at 6 p.m. Cost is $15.

Mulder makes it three in a row

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Mark Mulder won his record third straight title Sunday in the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament, and Stephen Curry rallied to finish fourth.

Mulder had an 11-point victory over fellow former pitcher Derek Lowe and former tennis player Mardy Fish in the modified Stableford event at at Edgewood Tahoe. Players got 6 points for eagle, 3 for birdie, 1 for par, 0 for bogey and minus-2 for double bogey or higher.

Curry had 28 points in the final round — the best round score of the week in the 54-hole tournament — to finish with 60. The NBA star eagled the par-5 18th for a 68.

“This is no exaggeration, this is the best complete round of my life,” Curry said. “I think I am one off from my best score, but considering the environment, how terrible I played earlier in the week, and to finish like this was the definitely the best round of my life. To finish like that on 18 was really, really fun. I’m going to be bragging about that for a long time.”

Mulder had rounds of 72, 69 and 69 on the par-72 course. He earned $125,000.

“My three kids think this is the tournament where they get to run on the green,” Mulder said about the victory celebration.

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