By Eric Hughes
STRUTHERS OH- Astro tops Avalanche, 5-2, in Game 5 of the 14U championship and takes home the trophy.
Avalanche got out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning off of back-to-back RBIs from Jack White and Jared Bissell.
Jayden Amos cut the deficit to 2-1 for Astro in the bottom of the first before the game was postponed Thursday due to the weather.
The game continued Friday evening, and Astro tied the game in the third inning off an RBI single from Ben Oddis.
Astro dominated in the fifth inning thanks to a trio of RBIs from Kaden Reese, Jake Dovich, and Ben Oddis to take a 5-2 lead before cruising to the finish line in the final two innings.
Joey Gabriel, who originally played shortstop on Thursday, was called on to pitch for Astro on Friday when the game resumed and picked up the win on the mound, allowing 0 runs through the final six innings.
Noah Wilkerson, Brekken Hedderick, and Jack White left it all on the field for Avalanche, all recording two hits a piece.