Yankee Ford comes away with Twi victory over Aero Heating and Ventilating, 5-3

Tim Bradford, who finished with three hits, had a two-run single during a three-run fifth inning Friday night to help Yankee Ford earn a 5-3 victory against Aero Heating and Ventilating in a Twilight League baseball game at Deering Oaks in Portland.

Nate Veilleux gave up one run on three hits and struck out two over five innings to earn the win for Yankee Ford (2-1-1).

Nick Grady hit two doubles, scored twice and stole two bases for Aero (2-2).

AMERICAN LEGION: Nate McKeown and Brian Gelinas each had two hits and drove in three runs to lead Saco-Biddeford Savings (2-3) to a 9-5 victory against Fayette-Staples (4-1) in the second game of a doubleheader at Biddeford.

Fayette-Staples won the opener 3-0 behind a five-hitter from Steve Harmon and a two-run single by Drew Gelinas during a three-run fourth inning.

NECBL: Jordan Betts hit a solo homer in the second inning and added a two-run shot in the fourth to lead the Sanford Mainers (4-7) to a 3-0 win over the Danbury Westerners (5-7) in a New England Collegiate Baseball League Game at Sanford.

Sanford starter Tripp Davis gave up four hits and struck out four over seven shutout innings to earn the win.


EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS: A trio of second-half goals put Germany into the semifinals for a record seventh time after a 4-2 victory against Greece at Gdansk, Poland.

Philipp Lahm gave Germany the lead in the 39th minute before Georgios Samaras equalized for Greece in the 55th. But Sami Khedira, Miroslav Klose and Marco Reus scored to pull Germany clear. Greece scored a consolation penalty in the 89th through Dimitris Salpigidis.

The average United States audience for the European Championships was up 82 percent for English-language broadcasts through the group stage.


PGA: Defending champion Fredrik Jacobson shot a 4-under 66 for a one-stroke lead in the suspended second round of the Travelers Championship at Cromwell, Conn.

Jacobson had a 9-under 131 total. Charley Hoffman moved within a stroke of the lead before rain suspended play for the day. Nathan Green also was 8 under through nine holes.

LPGA: Inbee Park of South Korea birdied her final two holes for a 7-under 64 and a one-stroke lead in the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic at Waterloo, Ontario.

CHAMPIONS TOUR: Russ Cochran shot a 6-under 66 to take a two-stroke lead after the first round of the Montreal Championship at Sainte-Julie, Quebec.

EUROPEAN TOUR: Joel Sjoholm twice chipped in for eagle in shooting a 6-under 66 to lead by two strokes at the BMW International Open in Pulheim, Germany. 

— From staff and news services