AUBURN – Manager Tom Bourdon announced that the Lewiston/Auburn enrty in Portland’s Twilight League will be holding open tryouts on Sunday, May 21 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Dom’s Regional High School, in Auburn.

Candidates interested in a roster spot on this summer’s club, which will be sponsored by Maine-Ly Mobile Home Financing, Inc., are urged to attend. Any player who will turn 19 prior to August 1, or attended prep school or college during the 2005-2006 school year, is eligible to try out. There is a $10 tryout fee.

For more information contact Tom Bourdon at 782-7337 or by e-mail at [email protected]

Eastler sets American mark

LA CORUNA, SPAIN – Kevin Eastler posted the fastest time ever for an American in the 20 km race walk at an IAAF World Cup Race Walk Championship with his performance over the weekend in La Coruna, Spain.

Eastler, a Farmington native who finished 23rd in the individual 20 km competition, led the Team USA squad to a 15th place finish with his time of 1 hour 22 minutes 47 seconds. Other U.S. finishers included Tim Seaman (69th-1:31:01), John Nunn (71st-1:31:49), Ben Shorey (73rd-1:32:20) and Matt Boyles (74th-1:32:29).

Maine rips Hartford

ORONO – Curt Smith went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored to lead the University of Maine Black Bears to an 11-3 victory over Hartford in a college baseball matchup on Monday.

Jose Mendoza pitched eight innings, allowed three runs on 10 hits, with four strikeouts to pickup the win for Maine (30-17). Maine’s Leftfielder Ryan Quintal had a pair of RBIs and two runs scored, while rightfielder Billy Cather had two hits with an RBI and a run.

Frank Cipolla went 2-for-3 with two RBIs for Hartford (11-38).

Former slugger Jim Lemon dies

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jim Lemon, a former All-Star outfielder and major league manager has died. He was 78.

Lemon died Sunday at his home in Brandon, Miss. He had been ill with cancer.

Lemon spent 26 seasons with the Washington Senators and Minnesota Twins as a player, manager, coach, scout and instructor.

He also played for Cleveland, Philadelphia and the Chicago White Sox.

An All-Star in 1960, Lemon batted .262 with 121 doubles, 35 triples, 164 home runs and 529 RBIs in 1,010 career games. He hit 33 home runs with 100 RBIs for the Senators in 1959 and had 38 homers and 100 RBIs in 1960.

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