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STRUTHERS, OH- It wasn’t the kind of start you’ve come to expect from the 14U Astro Falcons, but a lesson learned would be never wake a sleeping bear.  The Astro Falcons rebounded from an early deficit to win Wednesday evening, 13-2 over the Prospects.

The Prospects got things moving in the first inning, when Caleb Hadley doubled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.

The game was tied at two with Astro Falcons batting in the top of the fourth when AJ Verdi‘s sac fly scored one run for the blue and orange to provide them their first and only lead they’d need.

The Astros notched six runs in the fifth and sixth innings, respectively. The offensive onslaught by Astro Falcons was led by Joey GentileJaden RishelCharlie YoungJay Michael Wrona, and Ryan DiLullo, all driving in runs in the frame.

Shawn Kristophel led the Falcons to victory on the hill. He went two and two-thirds innings, allowing one run on three hits, striking out three and walking one.

Hadley proved himself as a man of many talents including toeing the rubber for the Prospects to start. He surrendered four runs on five hits over three innings, striking out one and walking one. Hadley also went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead the team.

Stephen Palmer and Anthony Marimpietri entered the game from the bullpen, throwing one and two-thirds innings and one-third of an inning respectively.

Kolten Ruark started the game for Astro. He allowed one hit and one run over two and a third innings, striking out six

The Astro Falcons totaled 13 hits. RishelBo Fornataro, and Wrona each collected multiple hits for the Birds. Rishel led all hitters with three hits in three at bats. The Astros were sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Nick Lewis had the most chances in the field with six.



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