Digest for 08-28-13


COMMUNITY

PB Youth Soccer holding sign-ups

The Pine Bluff Youth Soccer club will hold sign-ups for children ages 4-14 from 1-5 p.m. Saturday in front of Jack & Jill’s Fun Zone, inside the Pines Mall.

Pine Bluff Youth Soccer is a developmental soccer club devoted to teaching the game to children of various ages.

For more information, contact Randall (head coach) at 592-1056.

LOCAL

Lady Lions drop to 0-3

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas-Little Rock kept Arkansas-Pine Bluff from attempting a shot on goal the entire soccer match Tuesday night, as the host Trojans took a 4-0 victory.

UALR (2-0) finished the game with 47 shots, including 21 on goal. The Trojans got two goals from Paige Mason, one from Ariel Galletti and another from Olivia Goddard. Ashley Barksdale had two assists.

UAPB (0-3) has lost its last three matches against UALR.

Ridgway wins junior high volleyball opener

Ridgway Christian began its volleyball season at home with a win in junior high action and losses in high school and junior high JV play.

The Ridgway junior high team defeated Southwest Christian of Little Rock 25-18, 22-25 and 25-23. In high school action, Ridgway was swept by Southwest 25-13, 25-16 and 25-23. Southwest won the junior high JV match 25-6, 22-25, 15-10.

Statistics were unavailable.

Hunter 1 for 3 as Tigers stumble

DETROIT — Torii Hunter of Pine Bluff went 1 for 3 with a run scored Tuesday, but the Oakland Athletics came away with a 6-3 victory in a rain-shortened contest.

The game lasted six innings. Detroit could not produce any more runs after surging to a 3-2 lead in the first inning, and Justin Verlander fell to 12-10 on the season.

NATIONAL

Pirates acquire Byrd, Buck from Mets

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates, in the middle of a fierce battle for the NL Central crown, strengthened their roster on Tuesday, acquiring outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the New York Mets.

The Pirates, who also received cash considerations, sent minor league infielder Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later to the Mets.

Byrd, three days shy of his 36th birthday, is having one of the best seasons of his career. He batted .285 in 117 games and was leading the Mets in both home runs (21) and RBI (71).

Buck has cooled off considerably following a hot start to the season. The 33-year-old hit .215 with 15 homers and 60 RBI over 101 games.

Herrera, 19, was batting .265 with 11 homers, 27 doubles and 56 RBI in 109 games with Single-A West Virginia of the South Atlantic League at the time of the trade.