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SPORTS BRIEFING

Range drops Dragons

NILES — South Range wrapped up the Northeast 8 baseball title with a 4-1 win over Niles on Saturday.

South Range is 20-2 and 13-1 in the league, while Niles fell to 16-8 and 11-3.

Michael Markulin had three hits for the Raiders with Dylan Dominguez and Logan Cormell had two hits each.

South Range will play Champion at 7 p.m. today in a Div. III district semifinal in Niles.

SR: 2-0-1-0-0-0-1–4-11-0

NI: 0-0-0-0-0-1-0–1-5-0

SR–Aidan English (2IP, 1BB, 1K), Tyson Tarajack (3IP, 0BB, 5K), Joey Aey (1 2/3IP, 0BB, 2K), Dylan Dominguez (1 1/3IP, 0BB, 2K)

NI –Andrew Huffman, lp (2 2/3IP, 0BB, 1K), Kolton Christopher (4 1/3IP, 1BB, 2K)

Clippers shave Lions

COLUMBIANA — Columbiana knocked off Heartland 5-1 on Saturday in a regular season game.

Both teams used the game as a tune-up for district tournament games.

Columbiana is 19-6 and will play Springfield at 4:30 p.m. today in a Div. III district semifinal in Niles.

Heartland (12-9) will play Lake Center Christian at 5 p.m. on Tuesday in a Div. IV district semifinal at Cene Park.

Seth Spooner had a double and two RBIs for the Clippers. Devin Daugherty had two hits.

Will Morgan had two hits for Heartland.

HC: 0-0-0-0-1-0-0–1-6-3

CO: 3-2-0-0-0-0-x–5-7-0

CO–Seth Spooner, wp (1IP, 3K, 0BB), Zachary Pleska (3 2/3IP, 6K, 0BB), Devin Daugherty (2 1/3IP, 3K, 1BB)

HC–Drew Walker, lp (1 2/3IP, 0K, 2BB), Will Morgan (3 1/3IP, 2K, 2BB), Jake Kling (1IP, 1K, 2BB)

Pujols hits two out

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Albert Pujols hit two home runs, then caught the warmup tosses when star catcher Yadier Molina made his first pitching appearance to close out the St. Louis Cardinals’ 18-4 romp over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.

Molina gave up a pair of homers and four runs while working the ninth inning, eventually completing the Cardinals’ three-game sweep.

But it was not all fun and games for St. Louis. Starter Steven Matz lasted only four pitches before being pulled with stiffness in his left shoulder.

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