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Barons honoring service members

STEUBENVILLE — The Franciscan University of Steubenville volleyball team will host Armed Services Night at 7 p.m.Friday at the Finnegan Fieldhouse.

The Barons will face Capital University. During the 10-minute break, the Barons will honor all veterans and service members in attendance.

For information, visit franciscanathletics.com.

Crusaders spike Red Knights

STEUBENVILLE — The Catholic Central volleyball team swept Toronto, 25-16, 29-27, 25-22, during senior night on Monday.

Sydney Bennington tallied 28 points, six aces, eight kills and 11 digs for the Crusaders (10-4). Katelyn Dorsey had 15 points, two aces, four kills and 15 digs. Karmen DiBiase contributed 13 points, five aces, 12 assists, 22 digs and three kills. Emma Borden added 13 points, 10 kills, eight digs, 15 assists and three aces.

For Toronto (3-11), Jamie Anderson had nine kills and eight blocks. Maddie Anderson recorded 10 blocks. Kendal Thomas had 11 points and four aces, while Madison Sapp tallied 11 points and two aces. Riley Kinsey added 12 digs.

CCHS hosts Steubenville on Wednesday. If Big Red wins, it will take the city championship. Toronto hosts Lisbon today.

Kluber gets 20th victory

CHICAGO — Corey Kluber struck out 11 in seven scoreless innings and won his 20th game, and Brandon Guyer hit a go-ahead solo homer in the seventh inning as the Cleveland Indians shut out the Chicago White Sox 4-0 on Monday night.

Kluber (20-7) reached 20 victories for the first time after recording 18 wins in three of the four previous seasons. The reigning Cy Young award winner is the first 20-game winner for the Central Division champions since Cliff Lee went 22-3 in 2008, and the first Indians pitcher to win 20 games with 200 or more strikeouts since Gaylord Perry did it in 1974.

Cleveland is also the first team to have four pitchers with 200 strikeouts in a season. Kluber ran his total to 216, while Carlos Carrasco has 217, Trevor Bauer 215 and Mike Clevinger 202.

Indians relievers Andrew Miller and Cody Allen pitched a perfect eighth and ninth, respectively, and combined with Kluber to retire the final 17 batters.

Adam Rosales gave the Indians an insurance run with a home run off reliever Nate Jones to left for his first of the season in the ninth inning. Brandon Barnes and Edwin Encarnacion then added RBI singles. It was Rosales’ first home run since Sept. 4, 2017, when he was with Arizona.

Dylan Covey didn’t allow a run over six innings. He scattered six hits and struck out seven with one walk in the no-decision. He has pitched 12 consecutive innings without allowing a run.

From staff and wire reports

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