Sports Digest

Posted: Friday, July 04, 2008

Jacobsen's RBI leads to Pilots win

JUNEAU - Nathaniel "Nano" Jacobsen drove in Joe Terdoslavich in the bottom of the eighth inning to key the Anchorage Glacier Pilots in a 5-4 win over Taiwan on Wednesday at Mulcahy Stadium.

With the Pilots down 4-1 in the bottom of the eighth, Jacobsen drove in Terdoslavich to start a four-run rally.

As of July 1, the 2007 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate is batting .200 with two doubles and two RBIs.


Midnight Suns finish tourney undefeated

JUNEAU - The Juneau Midnight Suns 14-and-under softball team finished the Midnight Sun Tournament undefeated on Sunday in Oregon.

The Suns, however, had to leave before the championship game to catch a flight in Seattle.

On Sunday, Juneau topped the Tigard Eagles 10-7.

Jennifer Nelson went 2-for-2 with a double and also was the winning pitcher. Malin Murray went 2-for-2 with a double, Megan Hart singled and scored three runs, while Kalea Chapman singled and touched home twice.

Later that day, the Suns slipped past Rip City 7-5 in eight innings.

Nelson pitched all eight innings in the win and went 3-for-5 at the plate.

Also for the Suns, Chapman went 2-for-4 with a double, while Murray and Hart each hit doubles.

"We played good defense," Suns coach Dave Massey said. "In the last game, we were able to get our bunts down and that made the difference."

Up next for the Midnight Suns program will be the Canada Cup. Hart, Chapman and Nelson will join Juneau's 16-and-under team in the tournament, which starts next week.


Randy Moss to buy stake in NASCAR team

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Apparently, scoring touchdowns was just getting too easy.

New England Patriots All-Pro receiver Randy Moss, fresh off a record-setting NFL season, announced Thursday that he is purchasing a 50-percent stake in owner David Dollar's Craftsman Truck Series team and renaming it Randy Moss Motorsports.

Moss, a longtime racing enthusiast dating back to his childhood in West Virginia, pointed to his background as a reason. "I'm a country boy," said Moss, who previously had expressed interest in team ownership. "I can honestly say that my roots brought me here." Moss' next challenge, though, is making the team successful, something other pro football players - including Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach - have failed to accomplish in recent years.

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