Gehring gets first strikeout
COLUMBUS — A pair of area pitchers will be in opposing dugouts when Ohio State hosts Youngstown State at 6 p.m. today.
Youngstown State freshman and Salem High School graduate Lane Rhodes is scheduled to make his second career start today against the Buckeyes.
Ohio State freshman and South Range High School graduate Jacob Gehring has pitched two scoreless innings in two games of relief this season. He has allowed one hit and two walks and recorded his first collegiate strikeout Saturday as he got Nebraska’s Core Jackson swinging.
The Buckeyes hold a 16-2 edge in the series and they’ve won last 11 meetings, including a 7-4 decision at Eastwood Field in 2019.
Brown stars at Westminster
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Westminster College senior Madison Brown is the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for the fourth time in her career.
Brown, an East Liverpool High School graduate, went 2-0 last week with shutouts over Pitt-Greensburg and Washington & Jefferson.
She is 7-1 this season with six complete games, three shutouts and an earned-run average of 1.00. She has 51 strikeouts with only four walks in 49 innings.
Westminster is 15-2 overall and 2-0 in the PAC. The Titans will travel to Geneva for a doubleheader beginning at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Commanders refute report team withheld funds
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Commanders are refuting a report that alleged they withheld ticket revenue from visiting teams, with the lawyer for a former employee responding by accusing the team of defamation.
A team spokeswoman said in a statement sent to The Associated Press and other outlets Monday there was “absolutely no withholding of ticket revenue at any time.” She added the revenues are subject to independent audit by multiple parties and “anyone who offered testimony suggesting a withholding of revenue has committed perjury, plain and simple.”
The statement came two days after Front Office Sports reported, citing sources, the U.S Congress’ House Oversight Committee received information to indicate Washington withheld ticket revenue. Front Office Sports reported at least one person gave information to Congressional investigators alleging the team did not pass along the full 40% of ticket revenue required by NFL rules.
After the team’s statement, the lawyer for former Washington vice president of sales and customer service Jason Friedman blasted the team for denying the report and accusing him of perjury.
“They defamed my client, Jason Friedman, who came forward at the request of the Congressional Oversight Committee and testified truthfully, with evidence,” Lisa Banks said in a statement. “Unfortunately, Mr. Friedman is unable to defend himself publicly due to contractual constraints that prevent him from speaking freely. He would be happy to recount his testimony if Dan Snyder and the Washington Commanders allow him to do so.”
Congress began investigating the team earlier this year after the league did not release a written report of an investigation into sexual harassment inside the organization. Front Office Sports and The Washington Post last week reported the investigation widened to include the finances of the team that has been owned by Dan Snyder since 1999.
Austin Hacker, the spokesman for Republicans on the Oversight Committee, in a statement called it a “leak of one-sided, unconfirmed, unsupported allegations from a disgruntled ex-employee with an ax to grind.” He added, “Nothing the Committee has heard from any credible witness points to any financial improprieties.”
Junior high track
At Edison Wednesday
TEAM STANDINGS: Beaver Local (90), Edison (56), East Liverpool (37), Weir (27).
110 HURDLES: Mathew Evans (ED) 17.78; 100 DASH: Jesse Reynolds (ED) 12.04; 1600 RUN: Maddox Roach (EL) 5:08.0; 400 RELAY: Beaver (Zaiven Riley, Matthew Anderson, Nicholas Boyd, Zachary Redman) 50.81; 400 DASH: Braedon Landfried (B) 60.41; 800 RELAY: Beaver (Zaiven Riley, Matthew Anderson, Talen Strickland, Zachary Redman) 1:50.12; 200 HURDLES: Andrew Kirkman (ED) 30.09; 800 RUN: Maddox Roach (EL) 2:21.0; 200 DASH: Marc Moore (EL) 25.31; 1600 RELAY: Beaver (Braedon Landfried, Talen Strickland, Aiden Price, Luke Warrick) 4:15.75; DISCUS: Devin Kraft (B) 85-7; SHOT PUT: Devin Kraft (B) 30-8; LONG JUMP: Daniel Howland (W) 15-8; HIGH JUMP: Braedon Landfried (B) 6-2 1/4.
TEAM STANDINGS: Beaver Local (59), Weir (56), Edison (50), East Liverpool (47).
100 HURDLES: Ralyn Gilson (B) 19.1; 100 DASH: Ciarra Call (B) 13.1; 1600 RUN: LaNease Andrews (EL) 6:08.0; 400 RELAY: Beaver (Alaina Cox, Rilee Hoppel, Isabella McLevey, Ciara Call) 55.71; 400 DASH: Brayley Lash (W) 68.0; 800 RELAY: Beaver (Rilee Hoppel, Alexis Lasure, Randalynn Moore, Bella Long) 2:04.79; 200 HURDLES: Emily Saphore (B) 34.94; 800 RUN: LaNease Andrews (EL) 3:00.0; 200 DASH: Bella Long (B) 28.5; 1600 RELAY: Weir (Kaelyn Engle, Madelyn Cramer, Illionna Kirlangitis, Brayley Lash) 4:59.9; DISCUS: Brayley Lash (W) 82-8; SHOT PUT: Sophia Henderson (ED) 29-2 1/4; LONG JUMP: Ariel Montgomery (EL) 13-5; HIGH JUMP: Maleigha Stromile (Weire) 4-4.