Sports Briefs: Dartmouth’s Danielak, Lake Monsters Reach NYPL Finals

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Niles, Ohio — Jesus Luzardo allowed just one hit over five innings, leading the Vermont Lake Monsters over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers to a 3-0 win on Monday and a berth in the New York-Penn League championship series later this week.

Luzardo (2-0) struck out five and walked one to pick up the win. Vermont swept the best-of-three series in two games. Former Dartmouth College pitcher Michael Danielak pitched 1⅓ scoreless innings and fanned three for his fifth save of the season.

All three runs came in the third inning. Vermont got on the board first when Will Toffey scored on a double by Logan Farrar. The Lake Monsters added to their lead when Greg Deichmann and Jordan Devencenzi hit sacrifice flies.

Gregori Vasquez (5-4) went 4⅓ innings for Mahoning Valley, allowing three runs and three hits in the game. He also struck out three and walked four.

The Lake Monsters will meet the winner of the series between the Hudson Valley Renegades and Staten Island Yankees, which will wrap up tonight in New York.


MRI for Seattle’s Morris

Tukwila, Wash. — Seattle Sounders forward Jordan Morris underwent an MRI on Monday to reveal the extent of the injury to his right hamstring sustained in a 1-1 draw with Los Angeles.

Morris was hurt in the second half of Sunday night’s match, pulling up and grabbing at his right leg while he was chasing down a ball in the open field. The injury could knock Morris out of the final round of World Cup qualifiers for the United States in early October.

Seattle coach Brian Schmetzer was light on details after training on Monday, saying a scan would reveal the full extent of the injury.


America’s Cup Returning to Monohulls

San Diego — The America’s Cup is going back to single-hull boats after the last three editions were contested in multihulls.

America’s Cup champion Emirates Team New Zealand confirmed it is working on designs for a “high-performance” monohull. It did not say whether they will have foils or canting keels.

Team New Zealand released a statement after Patrizio Bertelli of the Italian challenger of Rrcord Luna Rossa told an Italian newspaper that the next regatta will be sailed in monohulls as a condition of his group helping the Kiwis in the 35th America’s Cup.

Team New Zealand says it will release full details for the 36th America’s Cup at the end of the month.

College Football

Cal to InvestigatePolice Action on Vendor

Berkeley, Calif. — The University of California said it will investigate a police officer’s decision to confiscate a vendor’s money for selling bacon hot dogs on a Berkeley sidewalk without a permit.

Video of the incident on Saturday outside a college football game sparked an online outcry and led to a fundraising campaign that had raised more than $36,000 for the vendor, who was not identified by authorities.

In the video clip that a bystander posted on his Twitter account, the bystander questioned the officer’s decision to confiscate the man’s money as unfair. The bystander, who has identified himself as UC Berkeley alumnus Martin Flores, tells the officer what he was doing was “not right.”

“You’re going to take his hard-earned money,” Flores says to the officer.

The officer said on the video that the vendor was operating without a permit and that a judge could decide whether or not it’s right.

Facebook and Twitter messages to Flores were not immediately returned.