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IUP MAJOR LEAGUE ROUNDUP DIAMONDBACKS 15, PIRATES 6
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up Bucs for
13 in fourth
Paul Bingham blasted a
walk-off home run to give
the IUP baseball team a 6-4
victory over Clarion in the
first game of a PSAC West
doubleheader Sunday. By MATT PAULSON got nine in a 2001 World Se-
Clarion managed a split AP Sports Writer ries game against the Yan-
after scoring an 8-5 victory kees — and home runs in the
in the nightcap at Owen PHOENIX — Edwin Jack- inning.
Dougherty Field. It was the son just needed to connect at The Pirates tied a team
Golden Eagles’ first divi- the plate to find his rhythm record for most runs allowed
sion win of the season. on the mound. in an inning. The other times
The Crimson Hawks (18- A team-record 13-run burst were 1994 and 1890.
19, 12-4 division) jumped in the fourth inning, capped Jackson (1-1) settled down
out to a 2-0 in the opener by the first homer of Jack- after a rough start to win his
when Kyle Stryker hit a son’s career, put the Arizona first game with Arizona. He
two-run homer in the first newcomer into his comfort was an All-Star last year with
inning. Jeff Lluberes’ RBI level. Detroit and was acquired in a
single in the second gave Jackson, Chris Young and three-team trade that sent
IUP a 3-0 lead. Kelly Johnson all homered in Curtis Granderson to the
Clarion cut the difference the big inning to send the Di- Yankees.
to two with a run in the amondbacks over the Pitts- Daniel McCutchen (0-1)
sixth and scored three KATHY WILLENS/Associated Press burgh Pirates 15-6 Sunday. lasted 3 1-3 innings in his
times in the seventh to as- Jackson (1-1) went into the season debut. He allowed
THE NATIONALS’ Josh Willingham collided with Mets catcher Rod Barajas during a wild bottom of the fourth trailing nine runs on six hits, includ-
sume a 4-3 lead. Bingham’s sequence in the first inning that prompted a video review and resulted in a grand slam
three-run blast with Jacob 4-2 after giving up seven hits, ing three home runs.
Shaffer and Jamie Smith home run for Willingham on Sunday at New York. but allowed only three hits in Bobby Crosby homered for
aboard in the bottom of the three scoreless innings after the Pirates, Lastings Milledge
seventh made a winner of that. had three hits and Delwyn
reliever Stephen Cooke (2- “At first I had an adrenaline Young drove in two runs.
2). rush and was just too fast,” Snyder, who said he is feel-
Starter Willie Nelson he said. “I had to take a step ing ill, hit a two-run homer in
struck out two and yielded back and slow down a little the second on the first pitch
one run in 5 2-3 innings. bit.” he saw.
Bingham went 3-for-4 Jackson had two of Ari- “That was the first swing I
with three RBIs, while Vern zona’s eight hits in the fourth took all day,” he said. “I was
Powell had two hits and and became the first pitcher in the training room napping
Stryker drove in a pair of to score two runs in an in- during (batting practice). I
ning since Aug. 14, when was a mess.”
runs. The Associated Press to the victory. got four hits, including a
Clarion (4-22, 1-15) an- Willingham’s drive hit the home run. Randy Wells of the Cubs did it Young put the Diamond-
swered with two runs in the Roy Halladay struck out wall in left-center and was also against Pittsburgh. Jack- backs ahead with a three-run
second inning and four eight in his first NL com- initially ruled in play. He son singled early in the homer and Johnson followed
more in the third to take a plete game, and the tried to stretch his triple WHITE SOX 5, TWINS 4 fourth, then finished it off with a home run. After back-
6-1 lead. Philadelphia Phillies com- when the ball got away from J.J. Hardy was nailed at the with a two-run homer. At 400 to-back singles by Jackson
Smith went 2-for-3 and pleted a sweep of the win- catcher Rod Barajas and plate for the final out when feet, his drive was the longest and Conor Jackson, Stephen
Bingham drove in a pair of less Houston Astros with a was tagged out, leaving both he tried to score on pinch- of Arizona’s four homers. Drew tripled to chase Mc-
runs. 2-1 victory Sunday. players sprawled across hitter Jim Thome’s long “When I saw (center fielder Cutchen.
IUP plays host to Millers- Halladay (2-0) scattered home plate. drive, and Chicago held off Andrew) McCutchen break Drew came home on Hay-
ville in a doubleheader on seven hits and retired the After checking the replay, Minnesota. down I knew it was gone, but den Penn’s wild pitch and
Tuesday. last nine batters he faced. the umpires ruled a home Hardy singled with two I didn’t know off the bat it Justin Upton scored on a
Acquired from Toronto in an run. outs against Bobby Jenks was gone,” said Jackson, who groundout. Snyder greeted
offseason trade, the former Willingham also had an and took off when Thome hadn’t had a hit since June reliever Jack Taschner with a
SOFTBALL AL Cy Young Award winner RBI double in the third in- hit a shot into the left-center 18, 2007, against Arizona and three-run double and Jack-
CLARION — IUP swept pitched his 50th career ning, helping the Nationals field gap. Left fielder Juan was a career .129 hitter enter- son followed with his home
Clarion, 10-0 and 13-4 in a complete game and outdu- beat Santana (1-1) for the Pierre retrieved the ball on ing the day. run.
PSAC West doubleheader eled Roy Oswalt (0-2). first time since June 9, 2007. the warning track and threw Catcher Chris Snyder, start- “Every time we were get-
Sunday. Houston dropped to 0-6. to third baseman Mark Tea- ing because Miguel Montero ting a hit, it was multiple
Erin Holloway (18-3) al- The two-time defending NL hen. was placed on the 15-day runs and that’s what turned
lowed only two hits and champion Phillies improved REDS 3, CUBS 1 Teahen’s relay to catcher disabled list with a right knee into a big inning,” Young
fanned nine. She moved up to 5-1. Mike Leake pitched into A.J. Pierzynski arrived in sprain earlier in the day, said.
to second place on IUP’s Oswalt also struck out the seventh inning during a plenty of time, and Hardy homered for Arizona and Jackson won despite allow-
all-time strikeouts list with eight and allowed five hits in wild major league debut was beaten by so much that tied his career high with five ing 10 hits, the most he has
628, trailing only Jodie six innings, but lost for the and Ramon Hernandez he didn’t slide or go barrel- RBIs. given up since Sept. 24, 2008,
Swavely (643). first time in his last seven drove in the go-ahead run ing home. “Definitely not the way you when he surrendered 10 hits
Dee Eppinger went 3-for- decisions against Philadel- for Cincinnati with a bases- want to get back in,” Snyder to Baltimore. He won that
3 with an RBI in the opener, phia. loaded walk. said. “It couldn’t have worked game also.
Kelsey Ferguson went 3- Jimmy Rollins led off the Leake became the 21st TIGERS 9, INDIANS 8 out any better.” Since starting 2-0, Pitts-
for-4 with five RBIs in the game with a home run. player since the draft began Carlos Guillen scored on Young’s homer was his burgh has lost three of four
nightcap. Philadelphia mustered only in 1965 to play in the majors fill-in closer Chris Perez’s third in four games and he and has been outscored 36-
Michelle Bivona (8-3) six hits, its first game with without appearing in a wild pitch with two outs, drove in four runs, giving 15. The Pirates have allowed
struck out two and scat- fewer than 10 hits this sea- minor league game and first capping a three-run ninth him nine RBIs for the series. at least nine runs in each of
tered four hits over four in- son. since Xavier Nady with the inning and lifting the De- Stephen Drew drove in two their losses and 45 total, the
nings in the nightcap. Halladay threw 111 pitch- San Diego Padres in 2000. troit Tigers over the Cleve- runs and every Diamond- most in the National League.
IUP (28-7, 8-2 division) es, including 83 for strikes, He also became the first land Indians. backs starter scored. Pittsburgh scored three
travels to defending na- and earned his 150th career American pitcher to accom- Guillen hit an RBI double “The pitcher left some times and hit for the cycle in
tional champion Lock Hav- victory. He has 137 wins plish the feat since Darren to get the Tigers within a pitches over the plate,” Young the third to go up 4-2. Follow-
en on Tuesday for a divi- since 2001, tying Oswalt and Dreifort with the Los Ange- run. After Brandon Inge said of starter Daniel Mc- ing Andrew McCutchen’s
sion doubleheader. the Yankees’ CC Sabathia for les Dodgers in 1994. grounded out, Perez (0-1) is- Cutchen. “It all started with homer to left field, Milledge
the most in the majors. The 22-year-old right- sued consecutive walks to Snyder. ... It was a trickle- doubled down the right-field
hander issued seven walks Ramon Santiago and John- down effect. Everybody was line, Ryan Church reached
TRACK AND FIELD but allowed just one run ny Damon to force home having good at bats.” on an infield single and both
LEWISBURG — Maddy GIANTS 6, BRAVES 3 and four hits over 6 2-3 in- the tying run. His next pitch The Diamondbacks easily scored when Delwyn Young’s
Outman attained NCAA Tim Lincecum struck out nings. He also went 2-for-2 bounced past Lou Marson, surpassed the club record of liner to shallow center got
qualifying marks in the 100 10 in seven innings, Pablo at the plate. allowing Guillen to scamper eight runs in an inning. They past a diving Chris Young.
meter hurdles, 400 meter Sandoval hit a two-run home. matched a regular-season Church ended up with a
dash and the long jump homer and San Francisco team mark for hits — they triple.
while also setting a school beat Atlanta in a game that MARLINS 6, DODGERS 5
record in the long jump at finally started after a rain Jorge Cantu tied a career ATHLETICS 9, ANGELS 4
the Bison Classic, hosted by delay of 4 hours, 9 minutes. high with five RBIs, and the Adam Rosales homered in
Outman took first in the
long jump with a top mark
of 19 feet, breaking Anne
DeRosa and Bengie Molina
ants. Huff also scored the
hit RBI singles for the Gi-
Marlins rallied past the
Dodgers for the second time
in less than 18 hours.
Florida trailed 4-0 before
his first AL at-bat, added a
go-ahead single and fin-
ished with four RBIs to lead
Henry’s 15-year-old school
record by one-quarter inch.
The school record is the
go-ahead run in the sixth on
rookie right fielder Jason
Heyward’s misguided throw
Cantu hit a three-run homer
in the fourth. He put the
Marlins ahead 6-5 with a
Rosales, a backup infield-
er with Cincinnati the last
two seasons, hit a solo home
in debut at Altoona
eighth that Outman has for his first career error. two-run double in the sev- run in the second inning Continued from Page 13 tually got some quality at-
broken in indoor and out- Heyward hit a solo homer enth off Jeff Weaver (0-1). and sprinted around the He left the game leading 5- bats against him and gave
door track in just two years in the ninth. Brian McCann Cantu’s sacrifice fly bases. His drive was Oak- 4 after throwing 82 pitches. him a run for his money.”
at IUP . had a two-run shot in the capped a three-run rally in land’s only hit through the Other than a shaky first in- Altoona put Strasburg in a
Laurie Ajavon was sec- first off Lincecum (2-0), the the ninth inning Saturday, first six innings against Joe ning, in which he threw 23 4-0 hole, scoring three more
ond in the long and also two-time reigning NL Cy when Florida beat Los An- Saunders (0-2). pitches, Strasburg was as ad- runs — all unearned — in the
had an NCAA qualifying Young Award winner. geles 7-6. vertised in front of an over- fourth inning.
mark with a jump of 18- capacity crowd of 7,877. It “He has a very promising
11¾. Outman also finished
YANKEES 7, RAYS 3 was evident that the circum- career ahead of him, that’s
first in the 100 hurdles and
BREWERS 8, CARDS 7 ROCKIES 4, PADRES 2 A.J. Burnett pitched seven stances — the Curve issued for sure,” Presley said. “He’s
set a stadium record with a Casey McGehee homered Ubaldo Jimenez pitched strong innings and Jorge more than 70 media creden- got pretty good stuff, and he
time of 14.25 and was fifth in the bottom of the ninth six effective innings, Troy Posada and Alex Rodriguez tials — and the fact that did pretty well today, I would
in the 400 meters in 56.40. inning, lifting Milwaukee Tulowitzki hit a two-run drove in two runs apiece to Strasburg hadn’t pitched in say.”
Last week she had an NCAA over St. Louis after the Car- double and Colorado won lead New York. seven days had an effect on The Senators made it 4-3 in
mark in the 400 hurdles. dinals rallied against closer the deciding game in the Burnett (1-0) allowed two his start. the top of the fifth, with
Leander Toney won the Trevor Hoffman. first series of the season be- runs and six hits as the “It’d been a while since he’d Strasburg helping his cause
men’s high jump, clearing Hoffman was protecting a tween the NL West rivals. World Series champions been out there,” Harrisburg by lacing a RBI double to
the bar at 6-8¼. 7-4 lead with two outs in the Miguel Olivo homered wrapped up a season-open- pitching coach Randy Tomlin right field.
IUP stages the Ed Fry In- top of the ninth when base- and Seth Smith added an ing six-game road trip with said. “He was pumped up “I don’t know what it is,”
vitational on Saturday at ball’s career saves leader un- RBI single for the Rockies, a pair of wins after dropping and strong and got that first Strasburg said with a smile.
Miller Stadium. raveled for the second who bounced back from the opener of a weekend se- inning out of the way. Then “Three years being with Tony
straight appearance. Albert Saturday night’s 5-4 loss to ries at Tropicana Field. he settled down and made Gwynn. He didn’t give me an
Pujols hit his second two- the Padres in 14 innings, the some great adjustments, es- opportunity, but I’m sure he’s
TENNIS run homer of the game to longest game in the majors pecially within himself. He eating his words right now. It
cut the lead to one, and this season. RANGERS 9, MARINERS 2 was able to stay in control of was great. I’m definitely
Emily Shubra, Chloe Pike
and Kelly McBryan scored Matt Holliday followed with Scott Feldman pitched himself and get back to going to call Gwynn up and
straight-sets 6-0 victories to a tying solo shot. seven solid innings and pounding the zone.” let him have it.”
AMERICAN LEAGUE Michael Young homered in But the Curve didn’t back The Senators added two in
lead IUP to a 9-0 shutout of But McGehee connected
off Kyle McClellan (0-1) with RED SOX 8, ROYALS 6 Texas’ romp over Seattle. away, even with all the hype the sixth — giving Strasburg
Seton Hill on Sunday.
Laura Kale and Alyssa one out to give Hoffman (1- Red Sox left fielder Jacoby Vladimir Guerrero fin- surrounding Strasburg. the win — and an insurance
Shubra also posted 1) an unlikely victory and Ellsbury was helped off the ished with three hits for Curve left fielder Alex Pres- run in the ninth.
straight-sets singles victo- help the Brewers avoid a field after colliding with Texas, boosting his average ley hit a two-out double off And in the end, all the at-
ries. Alex Ballard and Katie three-game sweep after they third baseman Adrian Beltre to .500, and Joaquin Arias the right-field wall in the first tention made it all worth it
Eaton teamed up for a 8-0 tagged Cardinals ace Chris in the ninth inning of had his second straight inning, and a batter later, for Strasburg.
shutout in doubles play, Carpenter for three homers Boston’s win at Kansas City. three-hit game. Miles Durham singled to “It was a great atmos-
and the Shubra sisters won and seven runs. Ellsbury and Beltre were center as the Curve took a 1-0 phere,” Strasburg said. “It’s
8-2. chasing Mitch Maier’s foul lead. an amazing feeling to have
fly ball when they ran into BLUE JAYS 5, ORIOLES 2 “You always want to stay your first outing in front of a
IUP (16-6) travels to Mer- NATIONALS 5, METS 2
cyhurst on Tuesday. reach other. Ellsbury re- Jose Bautista and Alex ahead, so you want to stay sellout crowd.
Josh Willingham wound mained on the grass for sev- Gonzalez hit consecutive aggressive early in the count, “All the attention and
up with a grand slam off eral minutes and isn’t sure if homers in the eighth inning get something you can han- everything, it made it seem
Johan Santana after a wild he’ll be able to play Monday after a two-out error by dle and hit it hard some- like this is one of the biggest
indianagazette.com sequence in the first inning at Minnesota. Miguel Tejada, and Toronto where,” Curve manager Matt games of my life when it was
The Indiana capped by an instant replay Beltre had three hits and scored a three-game sweep Walbeck said. “That’s our ap- actually the fourth game of
Gazette on the review, leading Washington three RBIs. Dustin Pedroia of Baltimore. proach, and I thought we ac- the season.”