STRUTHERS OH- The Astro Falcons have forced a winner take all Game 5 in the 18U Championship Series. They dominated Creekside Thursday night in a 9-0 victory. They made the most out of their hits, scoring their nine runs on just six hits.

Ricky Havrilla has a big night going 1-3 with a run scored, a walk, and 2 RBI.  Lucas Gulcznski almost matched those numbers going 1-3 with a run score and 2 RBI. Brandon Gelpi went 1-3 with a walk and 2 RBI. The Falcons walked 11 times on the night. Chase Franken walked 3 times. JJ Wetherholt Walker twice, he also went 1-2 with a run scored.

Creekside only managed 3 hits on the night, and two of them came from BJ Arnold who went 2-3. Cole Yeager collected the other hit going 1-3. David Duffalo walked once.

Andrew Russell got the shutout victory on the mound for the Falcons. He went all 7 innings giving up 0 runs on 3 hits. He struck out 9 while only walking 1.