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SPORTS BRIEFING

Potters clinch NET title

EAST PALESTINE — The East Liverpool girls tennis team beat East Palestine, 5-0, to clinch the North East Tennis League title Monday.

The Potters, now 9-1 on the season, will host Beaver Local next Monday.

FIRST SINGLES: McKenzie Harman (EL) def. Christina Adam, 6-2, 6-1.

SECOND SINGLES: Mallory Barnhouse (EL) def. Alexis Schnelle, 6-0, 6-0.

THIRD SINGLES: Isabella Morris (EL) won by forfeit.

FIRST DOUBLES: Hannah Swigert-Haley Spahr (EL) def. Katherine Simon-Alex Siracuse, 6-1, 6-2.

SECOND DOUBLES: Aidreanna Green-Mara Pine (EL) def. Ivy Burkett-Claire Evans, 2-6, 6-0, 6-3.

McDonald fries United

MCDONALD– McDonald blanked United, 5-0, in girls tennis action at Woodland Park Monday.

The Eagles will host Poland at 4:30 p.m. today.

FIRST SINGLES: Morgan Golden (M) def. Emily McKarns, 6-1, 6-1.

SECOND SINGLES: Naomi Domitrovich (M) def. Julia Bricker, 6-1, 6-0.

THIRD SINGLES: Leah Scala (M) def. Hadley Brereton, 6-0, 6-0.

FIRST DOUBLES: Madi Nolf-Maddie Williams (M) def. Riley Dangel-Erica Gudat, 6-0, 6-4.

SECOND DOUBLES: Maddie Brown-Leah Praise (M) def. Kaylee Pitts-Lindi Stamp, 6-0, 6-1.

Reds sweep Pirates

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mike Moustakas hit a big three-run homer in the fifth inning, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-4 on Monday night for a doubleheader sweep.

Moustakas drove in Shogo Akiyama and Eugenio Suarez with a two-out shot to center off Nik Turley (0-2). Pittsburgh had just taken a 4-3 lead on rookie Ke’Bryan Hayes’ two-run shot with two out in the top half of the inning.

“I’ve hit quite a few big home runs in my career, for sure,” Moustakas said. “It was two huge wins for us today to get momentum …”

going into this last little stretch.”

Brian Goodwin and Joey Votto also connected for Cincinnati, which won a third straight game for the first time since Aug. 28. Sal Romano (1-0) got the victory, retiring Gregory Polanco with the bases loaded for the final out of the fifth.

Romano was promoted on Sunday from the taxi squad.

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