NILES - Butler scored four runs before recording an out in the first inning and stayed hot offensively all afternoon to defeat the Youngstown State baseball team, 18-5, in the series finale on Sunday at Eastwood Field. After the Penguins held the Bulldogs to one earned run on five hits Saturday, Butler's offense erupted for 18 earned runs on 18 hits. Bulldogs designated hitter Pat Gelwicks posted five hits, three runs and three RBIs, and Bob Akin also drove in three. Jason Shirley had three hits and scored twice, and Drew Dosch added two hits for the Penguins. YSU will play four road games next this, starting with a game at Pittsburgh at 2 p.m. on Wednesday.
Softball: CANFIELD - Freshman Kayla Haslett scattered seven hits in an impressive complete-game outing and a pair of home runs lifted YSU's softball team to a 7-1 victory and a series sweep of Cleveland State on Sunday at McCune Park. After allowing a run in the top of the first inning, Haslett, who improves to settled in and did not allow a Cleveland State runner past second base the rest of the game. The Penguins (19-6-1, 5-1 Horizon League) were added by the long ball as seniors Kristen Philen and Haley Thomas hit solo home runs. YSU hosts Saint Francis (Pa.) in a doubleheader at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at McCune Park.
Tennis:?COLUMBUS - The YSU men's tennis team dropped a 6-0 decision to second-ranked Ohio State on Sunday evening at the the Varsity Tennis Center. At No. 1 singles, Tariq Ismail dropped a 6-2, 6-0 decision to No. 12 Chase Buchanan. At No. 2, Silviu Mistrean lost 6-1, 6-2 to 54th-ranked Peter Kobelt 6-1, 6-2. In action at No. 3, Dawoud Kabli lost a 6-3, 6-4 decision. At No. 4 singles, Max Schmerin suffered a 6-2, 6-3 setback to Ille Van Engelen. At No. 5 singles, Rodrigo Campos droped a hard-fought match to 110th-ranked Nelson Vick 6-4 and 6-3. At No. 6, Felipe Rosa dropped a 6-0, 6-0 match to Steven Williams.