LOREDO TX- It came down to the wire on Sunday night at Uni-Trade Stadium, as Youngstowm grabbed the victory in walk-off fashion, 4-3, over Laredo. Youngstown were down 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning when Jack Lutte tripled, scoring three runs.
Youngstown were the first to get on the board in the third when AJ Havrilla singled, scoring one run.
In the top of the seventh inning, Laredo went back into the lead after Brytton Clements singled, Jesed Garza hit into a fielder’s choice, and Ciro Benavides singled, each scoring one run.
Colin Casteel stepped on the bump first for Youngstown. The starting pitcher surrendered one hit and zero runs over five and one-third innings, striking out four and walking four. Billy Winans stepped on the bump first for Laredo. The starting pitcher gave up six hits and two runs over six and one-third innings, striking out four and walking three. Jacob McGuire appeared in relief for Youngstown.
Austin Lufferty and Owen Henne each collected two hits for Youngstown. Lutte provided pop in the middle of the lineup, and led Youngstown with three runs batted in. The first baseman went 1-for-4 on the day. Youngstown turned one double play in the game. Youngstown was also sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Lutte made the most plays with nine.