Austintown coasted to an easy victory over Poland 14-2 on Wednesday to win the Little League 10U State Championship. This is the sixth win against Poland in six games, but it is the first one that was lopsided.
Austintown got things started in the first inning when Mila Hamley tripled on a 3-2 count, scoring two runs.
Austintown put up seven runs in the third inning. They put the pressure on, lead by walks by Annabel Mikesell, Gianna Hoops, and Hamley, a single by Gracie Faunda, an error on a ball put in play by Bella Mattern, and a double by Ava Fisher.
Hamley led things off in the circle for Austintown. The righty lasted five innings, allowing three hits and two runs while striking out 12.
Aly Blinsky toed the rubber for Poland. The hurler surrendered nine runs on four hits over two and two-thirds innings, striking out six. Sydney MacDonald threw two and a third innings in relief out of the bullpen.
Austintown totaled ten hits. Fisher, Mattern, and Mikesell all managed multiple hits. Mikesell, Mattern, and Fisher each managed two hits to lead. Austintown stole five bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Mattern led the way with two.
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