Thursday, December 5, 2013
Portland team advances in Junior Legion regional
Nick DiPalma threw eight innings, striking out 11 and allowing just four hits, to lead Bruno's Restaurant to a 6-4 victory over Cranston, R.I. in the Junior Legion Northeast Regional tournament semifinals in Cranston, R.I.
Trailing 4-1 with two outs and no one on in the seventh inning, Bruno's came back to tie the game on RBI singles by Ryan Ruhlin and Logan McCarthy.
In the extra frame, McCarthy and Joey Apon had RBI singles to put Portland ahead for good.
Bruno's will face Stamford, Conn., on Sunday at 2:30 for the championship.
JUNIOR LEGION STATE TOURNAMENT: Jonathan Wilke had two RBI in a four-run first inning for Fairfield to spark a 6-3 win over Tri-Town at Gorham.
Jared Cunningham added a pair of RBI for Fairfield. Kaleb Bridgham collected three hits and drove in a run for Tri-Town.
• Mike Bryant had three RBI and scored three times as Gray-NG cruised past Brunswick, 13-4.
Brandon Hubbard struck out six in the first four innings for Gray-NG.
• Kaleb Bridgham had six RBI to power Tri-Town to a 17-1 victory over Gray-NG, in a game ended by the 10-run rule after the top of the fifth inning. Luke Johnson added three RBI for Tri-Town, which advances to play Fairfield on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the USM field in Gorham.
LPGA: South Koreans Jiyai Shin, I.K. Kim, So Yeon Ryu and Hee Kyung Seo dominated the leaderboard, sharing the top spot at 11-under 202 through the third round of the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic in Sylvania, Ohio.
Two more South Koreans, Inbee Park and Chella Choi, are a shot back along with Japan's Mika Miyazato.
Shin and Kim each shot 5-under 66 for the low rounds of the day, while Ryu had a 67 and Seo a 68.
South Koreans have dominated the LPGA Tour in recent years, but have seldom dominated a tournament like Highland Meadows. In addition to filling the top four spots and six of the top seven, South Korean players had seven of the top 11 positions and 11 of the top 25 through 54 holes.
ROGERS CUP: Aleksandra Wozniak became the first Canadian in 20 years to reach the quarterfinals, beating American Christina McHale 7-6 (5), 6-3 in a rain-delayed match at Montreal.
Wozniak will face Caroline Wozniacki, who beat Varvara Lepchenko 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
WORLD FOOTBALL CHALLENGE: Real Madrid showed why it's regarded as one of the best soccer teams in the world, as it defeated Scottish power Glasgow Celtic FC 2-0 in the World Football Challenge in Philadelphia, Pa.
Real Madrid, the Spanish League champion, dominated before 34,018 fans at Lincoln Financial Field.
The first goal came as Gonzalo Higuain split two Celtic defenders and set up Joe Maria Callejon who scored in the 22nd minute.
Karim Benzema added a goal in the 67th, steering a shot to the far left corner to beat Lukasz Zaluska.
FOOTBALL: Nebraska Coach Bo Pelini said offensive lineman Tyler Moore has left the team to address personal issues.
Pelini said Moore, who hasn't practiced since Thursday, would be welcome to return.
Moore last year became the first Nebraska freshman to start on the offensive line in a season opener. He started the first four games at right tackle and appeared in nine games.
The sophomore from Clearwater, Fla., was the projected starter at left tackle this season.
• It is official on UCLA's depth chart and practice field: redshirt freshman Brett Hundley is the No. 1 quarterback.
Hundley, 6 feet 3 and 223 pounds, was a highly-sought recruit at Chandler (Ariz.) High, choosing UCLA over Washington. He's a threat as a passer and a runner, throwing for 2,348 yards and running for 856 as a high school senior.
-- From staff and news services