STRUTHERS OH- The stage has been set in Class B 16U. A full summer of hard work has come down to two teams in the Championship Series. The Astro Falcons and Creekside Fitness locked horns on Thursday night in Game 1 of a best of 3. The Falcons rolled to a 10-4 win to take the advantage in the series.

Mark Pieto was perfect at the plate for the Falcons. He went 2-2 with a walk, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI. Luca Ricchiuti put together a solid day as well going 1-2 with a walk, a run scored, and a pair of RBI. Shawn Kristophel also snagged a pair of RBI going 1-3.

Kristophel also managed to pick up the win on the mound. He went 6 innings and gave up 1 earned run on 6 hits. He struck out 4.

Danny Flynn continued his impressive summer going 1-3 on the day with a run scored, and a RBI. Jack Davis also went 1-3 with a RBI. Shane Lindstrom had multiple hits for Creekside going 2-4 with a run scored.

Joey Aye was charged with the loss on the bump. He went 4 innings and gave up 3 earned runs on 5 hits. He struck out 1.