Locos win 1oth straight after sweeping Sandusky


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The Lima Locos made it 10 straight wins after sweeping a double header over Sandusky Monday. The Locos won the first game, 11-1, a contest that was postponed from July 16 and then held over the Ice Haulers, 7-6, in the night cap.

The Locos improve to 26-14 and the Ice Haulers fall to 27-13.

In game one, Lima lashed out 10 hits and combined to score 10 runs in the third, fourth and fifth frames.

Locos’ Nate White had a home run and drove in four runs and TJ Reeves went 3 for 3 with two RBI and a run scored. Colton Ledbetter was 2 for 4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored.

Lima hurler Parker Wakelyn collected the win by pitching four innings of two-hit ball while fanning three and walking four. In relief, Dylan Freeman tossed the final three frames, surrendering five hits and striking out two.

In game two, Drew Vogel was 2 for 3 with a home run and two RBI and one run scored. Trent Belli also drove in two runs.

Loco hurler Patrick Dillon earned the win, going five and two-third innings while scattering six hits, walking five and striking out one. Jack Junker got the save going the final one and one-third innings while giving up one hit, walking two and striking out one.

Football officials classes slated

The Western Ohio Football Officials Association and Instructor/Official Deron Bailey is running a new football officials classes starting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, at Shawnee High School . Must pre-register for classes, go to officials.myohsaa.org or contact Deron Bailey at 567-204-1802 or jbailey53@woh.rr.com .

If you could please run this in a daily issue and/or your sports calendar, it would be greatly appreciated. We are currently experiencing a low numbers inside our local association for this upcoming season for football season. We have lost 15 officials from last year alone.

I am also the WOFOA Local Secretary and duties include retaining officials as well as recruiting officials.

Saquon Barkley ready for training camp

NORTH CALDWELL, N.J. (AP) — Coming off an ACL injury that cost him most of last season, Saquon Barkley either doesn’t know or isn’t saying how much he will be able to do when the New York Giants report to training camp next week.

Speaking during a break at a youth football camp Monday, Barkley said he is continuing to rehabilitate his right knee and he is taking things day by day. The 24-year-old running back added he has not spoken with coach Joe Judge about how the team plans for him in training camp.

Players report to camp in East Rutherford, New Jersey on July 27. Practice starts the next day.

The 2018 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year smiled when asked if he knew more than he was saying.

“I guess that’s the theme of the summer, when would I be back?,” Barkley said “I don’t have an answer, to be honest. I’m not trying to lead up to it, but I don’t have an answer. It’s a fun process (rehab), but it’s a tough process at the same time. So I’m listening to my body, the trainers, the coaches and taking it day by day.”

Barkley, hurt against the Bears in the second game of the season, interacted with the young players at the ProCamps event, throwing and catching passes, and even doing a little running.

A 1,000-yard rusher in each of his first two seasons, Barkley said his knee feels pretty good. He seemed to move well on the field, adding he liked being a “kid at heart” with the youngsters and got a boost of energy being with them.

Most professional teams don’t let athletes coming off major injuries do much at the start of camp. The No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 draft has not played in a game since Sept. 20 and he did not take part in the Giants’ voluntary offseason training activities or the mandatory minicamp last month.

For his own safety, Barkley does not want to get back on the field until he can go 100%, which he insists is the way he plays football.

Barkley admits his rehab may never end. It’s a process in which one continually builds the body to avoid injuries.

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