Todd Czinege had four hits and scored twice to lead the Sanford Mainers to an 11-4 victory over the Valley Blue Sox to tie the Northern Division Final best-of-three New England Collegiate Baseball League series at 1-1.

Czinege’s double in the top of the second scored two runs to put the Mainers up 3-0.

The Mariners led 6-4 after five innings, then scored five runs in the sixth, including two bases-loaded walks.

Erik Ostberg led the Blue Sox with three hits and an RBI.

Game 3 will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Sanford.

TWILIGHT LEAGUE: Andrew Richards struck out four batters over six plus innings to lead Aero (14-7-2) to the Twilight title in a 6-2 victory over On Target (11-12-1). Aero won the best-of-three series 2-0.

Alex McLean and Kip Richard each had RBI singles in the seventh inning as Aero scored five times to take a 6-0 lead.

Jamie Collins of On Target recorded an RBI-double in the ninth inning, the only extra base hit for either team.

Richards pitched 62/3 innings, allowing no earned runs, four hits and striking out four. Richards also won the first game.


OBITUARY: Zach Hemmila, a senior offensive lineman for the University of Arizona, died in his sleep Sunday.

A fifth-year senior, Hemmila, 22, started six games at left guard last season and was a leading candidate for the center’s job this year.


WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN: Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic is joining Tomas Berdych’s coaching team.

The eighth-ranked Berdych tweets that “Goran, with his playing and coaching experience, as well as his energy, is a perfect addition to the team.”

Berdych fired his previous coach Dani Vallverdu in May and has trained the last two months with Luka Kutanjac.

Ivanisevic will join Berdych in Cincinnati for the Western & Southern Open tournament, which starts Sunday.


OBITUARY: Bryan Clauson, considered by many to be the nation’s top dirt-track racer, died Sunday night from injuries suffered in a crash during a race in Kansas. He was 27.

“This is truly one of the darkest days in the 60-year history of the United States Auto Club. Not only have we lost one of our greatest USAC champions, we’ve lost a true ambassador for all motorsports,” USAC President/CEO Kevin Miller said.

Clauson was leading Saturday night’s race at the Belleville (Kansas) Midget Nationals when his car rolled and was hit by another competitor.


NBA: The Memphis Grizzlies signed guard Tony Wroten, forward Troy Williams and guard/forwards Wayne Selden Jr. and D.J. Stephens.

Wroten, 23, has appeared in 145 career games with the Grizzlies and Philadelphia 76ers over the last four seasons. He played eight games for Philadelphia this past season.

Stephens spent this past season with the NBA Development League’s Canton Charge and Iowa Energy.


U.S. HALL OF FAME: Longtime Mount St. Charles (R.I.) Academy high school coach Bill Belisle, retired NHL center Craig Janney and the 1996 World Cup of Hockey team are this year’s inductees at the Colorado Springs hall.

Belisle, 86, won 32 state championships in 41 seasons at Mount St. Charles Academy. Janney is the all-time U.S. born assist leader with 563 in 760 games, and the World Cup team went 6-0-1 en route to the title.