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WARREN, OH- At 6’3, 14 year-old Trevin Rinck is accustomed to standing out in a crowd.  As a three-sport athlete, he’s also driven to compete- but baseball is providing Rinck the opportunity to be a future star.

This summer has treated Rinck very well as he competed nationally in the Major League Baseball Junior Home Run Derby.  To qualify, Trevin blasted 19 of 25 pitches over the wall to punch his ticket to the All-Star Weekend in Seattle, where he launched ten more longballs to finish fourth in the country in the contest.

Rinck is set to become a JFK Eagle in the Fall, and will join the football, basketball, and baseball teams in the upcoming year.

So, get into the Delorian, let’s go 88 and take a look into the future of our area as we sit down with Trevin Rinck on Your Sports Network.



Sports betting is a hugely popular pastime that goes hand-in-hand with some of the larger leagues, so there is no surprise in the rising interest there seems to be in betting on MLB. 

Just like American football, betting on MLB games is relatively simple to get to grips with, even if you are just getting into either sports betting or basketball as a sport itself!

We have put together plenty of tips for placing a bet, information about odds, and all of the basic bet types.So, let’s get started with the basics of betting on Major League Baseball! 

Betting on the Spread or Run Line 

When you bet on the spread in baseball, what you are essentially wagering on is the outcome of the winning team. Not this alone, however, but also by the number of runs that the victorious team is ahead by at the end of the game when the whistle blows. 

You will be shown the number of runs required for your bet to come in (i.e. the number of wins your selected team needs to win by) in the odds for any given bet that you place. You will also be told how much you need to bet in order to receive $100 if your bet comes in. 

Betting on the Moneyline

Whichever sport you are betting on, choosing to bet on the moneyline is one of the easiest bets you can make. This is because you are simply wagering on which team will win overall. 

No points, no totals, no overs or unders (we will go into more on this in a moment), just the team that emerges victorious at the end of the match. Get it right and you will get a return. 

However, your return will vary depending on the odds given for your moneyline bet. Next to both teams you will see a minus figure that indicates how much you will need to bet in order to win $100 as a return if your bet comes in, so you can choose which teams’ odds you like.  

Betting on the Overs/Unders 

Betting on the overs/unders is a classic type of sports bet, and it is one that works very well when you are betting on MLB as there is a lot of potential for multiple points to be scored. 

It is also a great option if you have a gut feeling that there will be either lots of or not very many points scored, but if you are not sure which team will be the one to win or lose it. 

When you bet on the overs or unders, you are basically betting that the total number of points that have been made by the end of the game, from both teams combined, will be more or less than a specified total that was set by the bookies you placed a bet with.

Baseball Prop Bets

Prop bets are also available for certain MLB games, but it will depend on the bookies or online website you are using and the game you are trying to place your bets on. 

These types of bets can depend on various aspects of the game, such as whether or not it will end up going to extra innings or if a certain player will perform well or poorly. You can also choose to bet on things like which team will score first and individual point-scoring. 

This is a great way to increase the return that you will get from your bet should it be successful, but this is due to the fact that there is less chance of each selection being correct. Unless every single selection of the bet comes in, you will not receive a return. 

So, despite having a higher reward, there is also a higher risk factor associated with this bet.

Final Thoughts 

So, there you have it! All the basics that any beginner would need to know about how to start betting on the MLB. We hope that you have found this article useful and we wish you every success with your future bets! Just remember that the most important thing is to have fun. 




EAST PALESTINE OH- Things are definitely uneasy in St Louis as the Cardinals deal with an outbreak of COVID 19. Valley native and Canfield grad Chris Tunno works in the media relations department for the Cardinals. He joins Running Point to discuss the current state of the Cardinals, gives insight into the protocols the MLB has set up, and much more.


Interview conducted on August 3rd.

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EAST PALESTINE OH- John Perrotto is a premiere baseball writer who covers the Pirates, and with Opening Day right around the corner Ron got him on the phone for an update on what’s going on in the Steel City. Could the Pirates user  some unconventional strategy for their pitching staff? How will they fair in the NL Central? John shares his thoughts with Ron and Anthony.

Along with discussing what the Pirates may look like this season, John also discusses his thoughts on how MLB can market the 2020 season into a positive step for its future. Also his take on what teams may sneak up on people this year and make the playoffs.

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EAST PALESTINE OH- Baseball’s return is right around the corner. Running Point gets the inside scoop on all that is going on in the Indian’s summer camp./ Mandy Bell covers the team for MLB.com and she joins Ron the Tribe. and Anthony to share how the Tribe have been handling the preparation for the very unique 20202 season. Tribe fans wont want to miss this inside look at the Tribe.

Mandy discusses the Indians lineup, how their pitching staff might look this season, and how the team is handling the idea of  changing their name.

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Interview with John Perrotto

EAST PALESTINE OH- John Perrotto is an MLB writer who writes for the Tribune review, AP Sports, USA Today Sports, and Baseball Digest. During this interview John discusses state of the MLB and their negotiations toward a 2020 season.

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