Entries by Anthony Hartwig

AUSTINTOWN NOT DONE YET

WHITESTOWN IN- Austintown cruised past Nebraska on Wednesday, securing a 12-0 win in a regional tournament elimination game. In the top of the fourth, Austintown exploded for six runs on four hits. Gracie Faunda’s single brought in two runs, followed by Gianna Hoops with another two-RBI single. Ellie Marquis added a run on a fielder’s […]

INDIANA HANDS AUSTINTOWN THEIR FIRST LOSS OF THE SUMMER

WHITESTOWN IN- Indiana came out swinging on Tuesday, scoring four runs in the second inning to defeat Austintown 7-1 in regional tournament action. Cadence Jansen got Indiana on the board in the first inning with a groundout that brought in a run. Austintown quickly tied it up in the top of the second thanks to […]

LIVING THE DREAM: BROOKE VESTAL

COLLEGE STATION TX- Brooke Vestal’s softball journey began at Canyon High School in New Braunfels, Texas. During her stellar high school career, she was named an All-American three times by FloSoftball and twice by MaxPreps and All-USA. Brooke posted a 1.31 ERA with 244 strikeouts and an 18-6 record in 144 innings in 2017. She […]

STEEL VALLEY ALL STARS MAKE IT THROUGH TO WORLD SERIES

PENDLETON, IN – The Steel Valley All Stars (SVAS), a powerhouse 14u girls softball team with players from Boardman, Canfield, Poland, and Struthers, crushed the Indiana State Champions 15-1 to clinch the Central Division title. Gia Vrona was unstoppable on the mound, tossing a no-hitter over five innings, racking up 13 strikeouts, and walking just […]

LIVING THE DREAM: ALI AGUILAR

SACRAMENTO CA- Ali Aguilar’s softball journey began in her hometown of Roseville, California, where she made a name for herself at Casa Roble High School. Graduating with a 3.8 GPA, Ali racked up numerous accolades, including the 2010 Cal-Hi State Softball Freshman of the Year and the 2013 All-Metro Softball Player of the Year. Her […]

AUSTINTOWN SETS THE TONE IN REGIONALS

WHITESTOWN IN- Austintown 12U came out strong on Sunday, blanking Wisconsin 3-0 in their first game of the Central Region tournament. Mila Hamley was a beast in the circle, recording 18 outs and striking out 17 batters. She tossed a no-hitter, allowing no hits and no runs over six innings, with just one walk. Austintown […]

FALCONS HAVE THEIR WAY IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP

STRUTHERS OH- In a showdown at Bob Cene Park, the Astro Falcons flew past the Diamond Boys 6-2 to snag the NABF 16U title. Taco Verroco was on fire, blasting a double and a home run, driving in three runs, and scoring once. Gavin Hiscox chipped in with two hits and an RBI, while Brysan […]

FALCONS HANG ON FOR A TRIP TO THE FINALS

STRUTHERS OH- In a nail-biter, the Astro Falcons squeezed past Creekside Fitness 2-1 to punch their ticket to the NABF 16U Junior World Series Championship. Gavin Hiscox knocked in a hit and scored a run, while Ben Oddis chipped in with a hit and an RBI for the Falcons. On the mound, Kale Morasky was […]

SCRAPPERS WIN THE FIRST SERIES OF THE SECOND HALF

By Ty Bartell    NILES, Ohio — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers took the series against the State College Spikes with a final score of 7-2 in the concluding game of a four-game set. Joey Butz started on the mound for Mahoning Valley, while State College began with Jackie Robinson. Both pitchers tossed a scoreless first […]

SPIKES RALLY IN THE NINTH TOPPLES SCRAPPERS

By Ty Bartell    NILES, Ohio — The Mahoning Valley Scrappers fell to the State College Spikes 6-2, spearheaded by a five-run ninth-inning rally by State College. A pair of lefties started on the mound for both squads, as Grant Umberger got the nod for Mahoning Valley. Meanwhile, the Spikes countered with Jeremy Neff. Both […]