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March 4, 2013
Staff and wire reports , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

WJU baseball back to even

WINTER HAVEN, Fla. - The Wheeling Jesuit baseball team bounced back from an 0-2 start with a doubleheader sweep of Ohio Dominican University on Monday. The Cardinals used extra innings to capture a 2-1 advantage in game one and carried the momentum into the second game for a 2-0 shutout victory.

In the first game, Jordan Kraus led the Cardinal offense with a 3-for-3 performance, three singles, which included a run scored and a game-winning RBI. Tim Giebel followed with a 2-for-3 effort, blasting a double and a single with a RBI. Patrick Ammar and Austin Guy added singles.

WJU pitcher Parker Lang earned a complete game victory allowing seven hits, one earned run and four walks while collecting five strikeouts.

In the nightcap, Robbia Davia helped his own cause with a fielder's choice that plated a run, then allowed three hits and struck out out two in a complete-game victory.

Corey Hull added the Cards' other RBI on a single to left-center that scored Austin Guy.

Wheeling Jesuit will be back in action on this morning against Wayne State University. First pitch of the 9-inning contest is scheduled for 10.

Steelers bring back CB Gay

PITTSBURGH - William Gay is heading back to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The veteran cornerback has agreed to a three-year deal with Pittsburgh, a move that should give the Steelers some insurance if unrestricted free agent Keenan Lewis decides to play elsewhere. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The 28-year-old Gay spent the first five seasons of his career in Pittsburgh before signing with the Arizona Cardinals last spring. Gay had two interceptions for the Cardinals.

Gay thrived while playing as a nickel back for the Steelers in 2011, finishing with two interceptions, a career-high 14 passes defensed and two fumble recoveries.

WVU baseball game changed

MORGANTOWN - The West Virginia University baseball home opener against Eastern Kentucky today has had a time change due to impending weather.

The game originally scheduled for 3 p.m., will now begin at 1:30 p.m. at Hawley Field.

Browns tickets stay the same

CLEVELAND - The Cleveland Browns are not raising their season-ticket prices for 2013.

The team said Monday that ticket prices will not increase for the fifth straight year, the second-longest streak in the league. Also, the Browns said the average cost of a game ticket is the second-lowest in the NFL.

Browns CEO Joe Banner praised Cleveland fans for their "tremendous loyalty over the years" and the club was rewarding that faith by keeping its tickets affordable.

The team also said fans looking to purchase additional season tickets would not have to buy a PSL (personal seat license) for the new seats at FirstEnergy Stadium.

 
 

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