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LL Classic is a game worth seeing

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I’ll be honest, baseball’s not really my thing. I much rather watch a four-hour football game than a three-hour baseball game. Pace of play is a problem for me as is not enough action and physicality. But like most people, I enjoy a towering home run and a knee-buckling curveball and of ...

Lyco’s Loffredo is eager to be back on the field after injuries

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The list of injuries Dom Loffredo has suffered which has kept him out of football for a year sounds painful enough to make anybody cringe. The Jersey Shore graduate shrugs it off. More than anything, missing his junior season of football at Lycoming was a mental struggle for the senior. He ...

Australia loses against Rhode Island

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A closer look at the Coventry, Rhode Island’s 15-0, four-inning win over Gold Coast, Australia on Monday at Lamade Stadium. PLAY OF THE GAME: Kody Fretts’ RBI single —Rhode Island’s first baseman gave his team an immediate spark, hitting a first-inning RBI single. It was just the jolt ...

Cutters drop doubleheader in State College

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STATE COLLEGE - It was bonus baseball time at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on Monday night as State College and Williamsport treated the fans to 14 innings of baseball. It took four-and-a-half innings to complete the suspended game that was eventually won 3-0 by the Spikes, while it took ...

Local roundup: Loyalsock’s Savidge helps Lancers win

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Loyalsock’s Katie Savidge picked up where she left off last fall by defeating Hughesville’s Carlee Pepper, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 1 singles to help Loyalsock start the girls tennis season with a win against Hughesville, 4-1, on Monday. Sienna Tolomay won at No. 2 singles, 6-4, 8-6, and ...

A comeback prior to regionals lifted Michigan

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Those who watched Grosse-Pointe, Michigan rampage through the Great Lakes Regional tournament and reach the Little League World Series could not help being impressed. Grosse-Pointe outscored four teams, 46-6, and hit a U.S.-high seven home runs. But those outside Grosse-Pointe likely missed ...

Penn College fall sports teams get set for openers

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Workouts continue for Pennsylvania College of Technology fall sports athletes and season openers are just around the corner. Scheduled to open in non-North Eastern Athletic Conference action on Friday: -Men's soccer at Hood College, 7 p.m. -Women's soccer at King's College, 7 p.m. -Men's ...

Georgia wins in walk-off fashion

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A closer look at the Peachtree City, Georgia’s 7-6, nine-inning win over Houston, Texas on Monday at Lamade Stadium. PLAY OF THE GAME: Jansen Kenty’s game-tying home run — Ben Traxler won this epic Series clash with a ninth-inning sacrifice fly that scored Willis Maginnis, Georgia never ...

Joubert limits Panama in 5 innings of relief

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A closer look at Puerto Rico’s 3-1 win over Panama on Monday afternoon at Volunteer Stadium. PLAY OF THE GAME: This wasn’t so much a play as it was a decision. Puerto Rico manager Carlos Texidor pulled starter Luis Rivera 23 pitches into his start, with the bases loaded and two ...

After struggling in past, Canada is having LLWS success

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Canada isn’t known much for baseball. Ice hockey, lacrosse and football reign supreme in the Canada. Heck, anything with ice probably ranks ahead of baseball. But the Great American Pastime may be on the rise in the Great White North and all one has to do is look at the recent success of its ...

Bautista makes return to Bowman Field

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The drive into the stadium was familiar for Jose Bautista. He remembered the playground area at Memorial Park. He remembered the parking lot and the exterior of Bowman Field. He was just a kid, only 20 years old, finishing up his first season of professional baseball when he last stepped on ...

MLB players’ smiles, fun and joy are all genuine

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While donning his red Canada hat, Jose Reyes was fist bumping and signing autographs for the team from Surrey, British Columbia. Earlier in the day, Phillies manager Gabe Kapler traded his Phillies cap for a Europe and Africa hat from a Little Leaguer. Rhys Hoskins couldn’t stop grinning as ...

After losing in the postseason, Montgomery eager to get back

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Montgomery produced a memorable 2017 season, reaching its first District 4 Class A final since 2000. The Red Raiders made a four-win improvement, stunned most District 4 observers and the season could be considered a huge success. Still, many players did not share that feeling as they left the ...

Japan limits Panama’s batters

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A closer look at Kawaguchi Little League from Kawaguchi, Japan’s win over Vacamonte Little League from Arraijan, Panama, 4-2, on Thursday at Volunteer Stadium. PLAY OF THE GAME: Top of the fourth inning — Just when it looked like Mexico was gaining momentum and threatening to ...

Williamsport falls in extra-inning contest

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GRANVILLE, W.Va. — The Williamsport Crosscutters lost for the second time this season to the West Virginia Black Bears in walk-off fashion, losing on Sunday afternoon, 5-4, in 10 innings in the series finale. Ben Pelletier hit his team-leading seventh home run of the season, while upping ...

Ho Choi goes distance on mound in victory

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A closer look at the South Seoul LL of Seoul, South Korea’s 5-1 win over Metamoros LL of Metamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico on Sunday at Volunteer Stadium. PLAY OF THE GAME: Ji Hyung Choi hustles home for the first run of the game — In the top of the first inning Choi crossed home on a ...

Golf tip of the week: Grip club in the fingers

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Sixty percent of the golfers that come to me for instruction, hold the golf club incorrectly. Most golfers grip the club in the palm of the hand and not the fingers. Gripping the club in the palm of the hands creates tension and prohibits a proper club release. If you held a hammer in the ...

Selvaggi continues to honor his mother

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Ryan Selvaggi started slow against Oklahoma and walked the first three batters he faced. It was the Southwest Regional championship’s first inning and the biggest game the Post Oak Little League had ever played at that point. The situation could make nearly any athlete nervous. Instead, ...

Bucknell gets its offense rolling in victory over Niagara

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LEWISBURG — Bucknell sophomore Jenna Marek got the Bucknell offense going with a tally just over 10 minutes into her first career start, and three more Bison found the back of the net in a 4-1 victory over Niagara at Emmitt Field on Sunday afternoon. After opening the season with a 1-0 ...