Sports Digest: RailCats take series in Fargo with eight-run comeback

2013-06-16T21:30:00Z 2013-09-16T18:51:17Z Sports Digest: RailCats take series in Fargo with eight-run comeback
June 16, 2013 9:30 pm

Pro baseball

RAILCATS RALLY FOR SERIES VICTORY: The RailCats scored eight runs in the seventh inning and Mike Massaro hit a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth as the 'Cats overcame a six-run deficit to stun Fargo 14-11 in Sunday three-game series finale. The victory was the biggest come-from-behind win for the RailCats since August 15, 2010, when they rallied from eight runs down to beat Lake County.

The RailCats entered the seventh inning trailing 9-3 as reliever Pete Levitt took over on the mound for the RedHawks. With one out, the RailCats strung together six straight hits including a Cristian Guerrero single, a Craig Maddox double and Danny Pulfer hit a two-run single for his third hit of the game.

The RailCats (14-13) pounded out a season-high 14 runs and 21 hits. Every batter had a hit and scored, and every batter except Chase Tucker had multiple hits. Guerrero extended his hit streak to 12 in a row.

COLISEUM PROBLEMS FORCE CLUBHOUSE COHABITATION: A sewage problem at the Coliseum forced the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners to use the same locker room after Sunday's game.

The pipes backed up on the lower levels of the stadium during Oakland's 10-2 victory, creating a stink and pools of water in the clubhouses used by both teams and the umpires.

The A's and Mariners moved to a higher floor and cleaned up postgame in the locker room occupied by the Oakland Raiders during NFL games.

Coliseum officials said the six-day homestand, which drew 171,756 fans, overtaxed the plumbing system at the 47-year-old stadium.

Pro basketball

SKY CAN'T HOLD ON AGAINST DREAM: Angel McCoughtry scored 23 points, and Erika de Souza had 16 points and 11 rebounds to help the Atlanta Dream beat the Sky 88-74 on Sunday.

Tiffany Hayes also had 16 points for Atlanta (5-1), and Jasmine Thomas added 13. Elena Delle Donne led Chicago (4-2) with 25 points, Allie Quigley had 14, and Sylvia Fowles finished with 10 rebounds.

The Dream led by 18 points in the first quarter, but didn't pull away until going on a 20-10 run in the fourth quarter that included nine straight points after the Sky cut it to six.

MYSTICS TOP FEVER: Ivory Latta scored 17 points, Crystal Langhorne had all 16 of her points in the second half and Washington beat the Fever 64-60 for its third straight victory.

Monique Currie scored 10 points for the Mystics (4-1), riding their longest winning streak since closing the 2010 season with six straight. Shavonte Zellous led the Fever (1-5) with 17 points, and Tamika Catchings had 16, but the defending WNBA champions dropped their fifth straight game.


Pro golf

PAREL CAPTURES AIR CAPITAL CLASSIC: Scott Parel won the Air Capital Classic on Sunday to become the fourth-oldest winner in Tour history, closing with a 7-under 64 for a three-stroke victory.

The 48-year-old Parel finished at 18-under 266 at Crestview Country Club after opening with rounds of 69, 66 and 67. He earned $117,000 to jump from 153rd to 14th on the money list with $124,808.

Kirk Triplett is the oldest Tour champion, winning the 2011 News Sentinel Open at 49.

PLAYOFF HOLE DECIDES EUROPEAN TOUR MATCH: Ireland's Simon Thornton won the beat South Africa's Tjaart Van der Walt with a par on the first hole of a playoff in the Najeti Hotels Open for his first European Tour title.

Thornton and Van der Walt each shot 1-under 70 to finish at 5-under 279.


Prep track

INDIANA BOYS, GIRLS SECOND AT MIDWEST MEET: Chelsie Meeks (Rensselaer) won the discus, while Nick Stack (Hobart) was second in pole vault at the Midwest Meet of Champions on Saturday.

Team Indiana placed second in both the boys and girls meets.

Jade McKnight (Portage) was third in the long jump. Katie Brown and Kaitlyn Moricz (both of Lake Central) were fourth and eighth, respectively, in the pole vault. Victoria Nida (Lowell) was seventh in the 300 hurdles. Airrica Harper (Merrillville) was fifth in the 100 meters, while Arielle Borders (Lew Wallace) was sixth.

Tom Cierniak (Crown Point) was seventh in the 1,600.


Youth tennis

PROGRAMS OFFERED AT VHS: Valparaiso High School's tennis courts will be the site for open hitting sessions for prospective players and a middle school tennis program. Open-hitting sessions will run from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, except the week of July 4. Middle school tennis will run from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. For details, email Vikings coach Tim Shideler at


Youth football

PIERRE THOMAS CAMP THIS WEEK: The Pierre Thomas Football Skill Day with be conducted from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at T.F. South High School.

Registration forms are online at Then go to the sports/football link. Lansing and Lynwood residents have first priority. The camp is open to students entering grades four through eight. No registrations will be taken on the day of the skills event.

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