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Sports Briefing

OVAC baseball All-Stars

Named to the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference All-Star baseball team are Beaver Local senior Ryan Cunningham, East Liverpool junior Paxton Grimes, Oak Glen senior Hunter Patterson and Edison senior Blake Connelly in Class 4A; Southern Local senior Conner Lewis in Class 2A; and Wellsville senior Caden Weekley in Class 1A.

Pirates lose 9th straight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yan Gomes connected for a grand slam and Trea Turner got four hits, leading Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 on Tuesday night.

The Nationals won their third in a row and sent Pittsburgh to its ninth straight loss.

Corbin (4-5) pitched 8 1/3 innings, allowing one run and eight hits. He struck out seven and walked one while going at least eight innings for the first time since Aug. 21, 2019.

It was Gomes’ first grand slam since joining the Nationals in 2019 and the fourth of his career.

East Liverpool hosts Penn-Ohio

EAST LIVERPOOL — The 42nd Penn-Ohio Stateline Classic all-star football game will be held Thursday, June 24, at Patterson Field.

Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and introduction of players will be at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the gate. Advance tickets are available at East Liverpool High School from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Radio Shack in Columbiana, Sitler the Printer in Columbiana and from any player or at practice.

State finals back to Canton

CANTON — The Ohio high school football championship games are expected to return to Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium this fall.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association and the Pro Football Hall of Fame are holding a joint news conference at 1 p.m. today at the James Allen Gold Jacket Lounge.

The football championship games were held in Canton from 2017-19, but moved to Massillon’s Paul Brown Tiger Stadium last season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The state finals are scheduled for Dec. 2-5.

Catfish derby scheduled

EAST PALESTINE — The East Palestine Sportsmen’s Club will hold a catfish derby from 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturday. Cost to enter is $15. Call Joe at (330) 831-5872 for more information.

Pirates lose 9th straight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Yan Gomes connected for a grand slam and Trea Turner got four hits, leading Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals over the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 on Tuesday night.

The Nationals won their third in a row and sent Pittsburgh to its ninth straight loss.

Corbin (4-5) pitched 8 1/3 innings, allowing one run and eight hits. He struck out seven and walked one while going at least eight innings for the first time since Aug. 21, 2019.

It was Gomes’ first grand slam since joining the Nationals in 2019 and the fourth of his career.

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