SPORTSBRIEFING

Devils play Monday

NORTH JACKSON –The Division IV softball district semifinals will be held Monday at Jackson-Milton Elementary, 14110 Mahoning Ave.

Top-seeded Lisbon will play fourth-seeded East Canton at 4:30 p.m., followed by second-seeded McDonald vs. third-seeded East Palestine.

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students.

Southern sweeps United

SALINEVILLE — Southern swept a doubleheader from United, winning 10-1 in six innings and then 13-3 in five innings on Saturday.

Samantha Michael tossed a one-hitter in the opener, allowing only a single by Sam Benner. Michael helped her cause by driving in three runs with two doubles and a single. Breaunna Allen also had a triple, a single and an RBI.

In the second game, Erin Boyle had two doubles and an RBI to lead the Indians. Madison Berta had two singles and an RBI and Alexis Rhodes a single and two RBIs.

United’s Cierah Buckius hit two singles and drove in a run. Savannah Burton also had a single and an RBI.

First Game

U: 0-0-0-0-0-0– 0-1-5

S: 2-2-0-2-1-3–10-8-1

S–Samantha Michael, wp (6IP, 5 K, 1BB) and Madison Berta.

U–Breann Warner, lp (5 1/3 IP, 2K, 5BB) and Morgan Crowl.

Second Game

U: 0-2-1-0-0–3 – 6-3

S: 5-1-2-5-x–13-13-2

S–Aubrianna Mellott, wp (4IP, 4K, 3BB), Riley Felton (1IP, 3K).

U–Makaya Craig, lp (4IP, 2K, 4BB0 and Savannah Burton.

Keselowski sprints to win

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Brad Keselowski raced to his third NASCAR Cup Series victory of the season, holding off a charging pack in overtime to take the checkered flag on Saturday at Kansas Speedway.

Keselowski took the lead from Alex Bowman with seven laps to go, building a big lead before a caution came out for Matt DiBenedetto. Keselowski roared away on the restart and held off Bowman and Erik Jones to add to his victories this season at Atlanta and Martinsville.

Keselowski’s win came one day after longtime Truck Series driver Mike Mittler died of cancer at the age of 67.

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