STRUTHERS, OH-The top 2 teams in the 16U Hernandez Division met on Tuesday night at Bob Cene Park. Dura Edge and Astro battled back and forth the entire way, but the Falcons overcame an early deficit to win it in extra frames.
Dura Edge took the first lead after a sacrifice fly from Paul Gubba to make it 1-0 in the fourth inning. The Astro Falcons were held scoreless through 5 innings, until Jake Schneider took the lead with a 2 RBI triple into right center. The Falcons had a slim 1 run lead in the seventh inning, until a 2 out error in the last inning scored the game tying run from second base.
The knight cap also went into extra innings, and the Astro Falcons scored 4 runs to build a cushion. In the eight, Drew Kaschak had the go-ahead RBI single, followed by a 2 RBI base knock by Jay Wrona. Astro would allow one run in the bottom of the eight frame, but held on to a 6-3 victory. Astro improves to 14-4, while Dura Edge drops to 8-10.