AUSTINTOWN, OH- After a convincing 11-0 victory in Game 1 on Friday night, the Astro Falcons took to the basepaths on Sunday for another victory, this time A2Z gained some ground on their rival with a final of 5-3.

The game was tied at three with the Astro Falcons batting in the top of the fifth when AJ Havrilla singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.

A2Z Athletics got on the board in the first inning. Jarrod Malagise drove in one when he tripled.

Astro Falcons scored three runs in the fourth inning. Astro put the pressure on, lead by a fielder’s choice by Jim Campbell and an error on a ball put in play by Seth Cervello.

Dom Fornataro was on the mound for Astro Falcons 14U. He went three and two-thirds innings, allowing three runs on four hits and striking out four.

Anthony Malagise was on the pitcher’s mound for A2Z Athletics. He allowed nine hits and five runs over seven innings, striking out one.

The Birds tallied nine hits. Ben Slanker and Havrilla each racked up multiple hits for AstroHavrilla and Slanker each collected two hits to lead the Astro Falcons.  The Astro Falcons were sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Havrilla made the most plays with ten.

Nate Rynd led A2Z Athletics with two hits in three at-bats.

Game 3 will take place at 3PM at Austintown Fitch High School.



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