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AROUND THE HORN

Menough fourth in Youngstown Marathon

YOUNGSTOWN — Erik Reed, 29, of East Liverpool raced to victory at the Youngstown Marathon on Sunday.

He won by more than two minutes as he covered the 26.2-mile race in 2 hours, 45 minutes, 4 seconds.

Grant Menough, 15, of Salem finished fourth (3:08:17).

Greg Dingey, 33, of East Liverpool was eighth (3:17:54).

There were 77 male runners and 115 overall.

United Athletic Boosters meet

HANOVERTON –The United Athletic Booster Club will meet at 7 p.m. today in the high school library. Election of officers for the 2018-2019 school year will be held.

EAST LIVERPOOL –The Chester Old-timers baseball team scored five runs in the first inning and went on to defeat Warren, 7-3, at East Liverpool High School on Sunday.

Bill Sattler went the distance to pick up the win. Dave Smith led Chester with a double and a single. Mike Logston and Bill Sattler each had two hits.

Chester improves to 4-0 and will play the Youngstown Astros at 2 p.m. June 10 at Poland High School.

Louisville eliminates Kent State

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Danny Oriente hit a two-run double in a six-run fifth inning and finished with three hits and four RBIs, helping Louisville beat Kent State 12-6 in an NCAA regional elimination game Sunday.

Logan Wyatt capped the big fifth with an RBI single for a 9-1 lead, and the Cardinals (45-18) cruised from there a day after their 16-game regional winning streak was stopped by Lubbock Regional host Texas Tech.

Louisville advanced to face the Red Raiders in the regional final later Sunday, needing two wins over Texas Tech to advance to a sixth straight Super Regional.

Nick Kanavas and Pete Schuler homered in a three-run eighth for the Golden Flashes (40-18), who were making their first NCAA appearance since 2014.

Bobby Miller (6-1) gave up six hits and six runs in eight innings, and the freshman right-hander matched his career high with six strikeouts.

Eli Krause (9-4) gave up seven hits and four walks in four innings, allowing five runs, four earned.

Jake Snider and Devin Mann had three hits apiece for the Cardinals.

Millican repeats in Top Fuel

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Clay Millican beat Leah Pritchett to earn his second consecutive win in Top Fuel at the JEGS Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway on Sunday.

Millican got past Pritchett with a winning pass of 3.894 seconds at 289.32 mph in the final round. It was Millican’s second victory of the year and third of his career.

“It took me 19 years to get that first (win), then less than a year to that second one and less than two weeks to get the third,” Millican said. “I like this trend. This place is really special and my team gave me such a good car. It was pretty cool to have the team pull together and just keep turning those win lights on.”

Robert Hight (Funny Car), Jeg Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock) and Matt Smith (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also won their categories.

Hight, the defending Funny Car world champion, got his first win of the season and 42nd of his career with a run of 4.073 at 310.63 in his Chevrolet Camaro. Coughlin earned his 59th career victory and first since 2014 after going 6.574 at 210.67 in the final round in his Camaro. Smith got his first of the year and 19th overall with a 6.816 at 195.87.

Hunter-Reay races to IndyCar victory

DETROIT (AP) — After his first IndyCar victory since 2015, Ryan Hunter-Reay could look back on some of the most frustrating moments of the drought.

“If you look at the past Indy 500s in ’17 and ’16, ones I think we could have won — both of those. Led the most laps in one of them, didn’t finish the race,” he said. “Catching James Hinchcliffe at Long Beach in the last five laps or whatever it was. The electrical system shuts down. Leading in 2016 at Pocono and the same electrical problem shuts the car down.”

Hunter-Reay can finally put all that behind him after he prevailed at Belle Isle on Sunday, taking over the lead when teammate Alexander Rossi slid off the track at a turn with about seven laps to go. It was Hunter-Reay’s 17th career IndyCar victory but his first since Pocono in 2015.

Rossi, the pole winner, was struggling to hold off Hunter-Reay before the mishap at a right turn on lap 64 of 70. From there, it was smooth sailing for Hunter-Reay on the 2.35-mile street course.

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