Chester moves to 5-1
The Chester Old Timers baseball team improved to 5-1 on the season with a 7-1 win over Girard on Sunday.
Bill Sattler went the distance, giving up only two hits.
Mike Logston led Chester with a double and single. Doug Comm and Bill Sattler two singles each and Brian Wright a double.
Chester returns to action at 2 p.m. next Sunday at Greenville, Pa.
Southern Hall of Fame
SALINEVILLE — The Salineville-Southern Athletic Hall of Fame will induct athletes Todd Brammer (Class of 1979), Jim Hickman (1991), Tyler Clemens (2002) and Cody Warnock (2007) as part of its class of 2019. The induction breakfast will take place at 10 a.m.Sept. 14. Members will be introduced at halftime of the football game that evening.
BEAVER FALLS, Pa. — The 40th annual Penn-Ohio Stateline Classic all-star football game will be held Wednesday at Reeves Field on the campus of Geneva College. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the gate. Advance tickets are available at South Range HIgh School, Belleria Pizza in Columbiana, Columbiana Radio Shack, Sitler the Printer in Columbiana, Belleria Pizza in Columbiana, Sport Connection in Salem and the Forty10 Grille in Canfield.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith had seen fellow Los Angeles Dodgers rookies Matt Beaty and Alex Verdugo deliver walk-off homers during their weekend series against the Colorado Rockies. Hours after being called up from the minors on Sunday, it was Smith’s turn to join the fun.
The rookie catcher connected for a pinch-hit, three-run homer with two outs in the ninth inning that lifted the Dodgers to a 6-3 victory and a three-game sweep over their closest NL West pursuers.
“Just when you think it can’t get any better, it does,” manager Dave Roberts said. “We talk about these young players not being afraid of the moment. For Will to get a pitch in and carry it to the opposite part of the field is pretty impressive.”
It is the first time in major league history that rookie teammates have hit walk-off homers in three straight games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Matt Beaty hit a two-run shot in the ninth inning on Friday and Alex Verdugo did it in the 11th on Saturday.
The last team to win three straight games in walk-off fashion was Oakland two years ago. The Dodgers had not done it since a 2010 series against Arizona.
CHICAGO (AP) — New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed at a reporter, and pitcher Jason Vargas had to be restrained from charging him during a confrontation in the team’s clubhouse after a loss Sunday.
The dustup with beat writer Tim Healey of Newsday occurred after the Mets blew a late lead in a 5-3 defeat to the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. There was no physical contact.
In a story published by Newsday on Sunday night, Healey said Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon called him “to apologize on behalf of the organization.”
The incident followed a tense postgame news conference, when reporters asked Callaway repeatedly about his decision to stick with reliever Seth Lugo during the eighth inning instead of going to closer Edwin Diaz. Lugo allowed a go-ahead, three-run homer to Javier Baez.
After the news conference, Callaway walked past Healey and other reporters in the clubhouse. Healey told Callaway he would “see you tomorrow,” and Callaway responded by calling Healey an obscenity.
Callaway walked away and then returned, cursing at Healey again and telling him to leave the clubhouse.