STRUTHERS, OH- The Astro Falcons and Dura Edge battled for the top seed in the 16U Hernandez division on Saturday afternoon. Dura Edge carried a slim lead the entire way, until the Falcons put a rally together in the sixth inning to take the lead and win the ballgame.
Dura Edge took advantage of 2 walks in the first inning, scoring both runners off an RBI single by Ethan Feezle, followed by an RBI double by Mathew Boccieri. The Astro Falcons came back to score 1 run in the bottom of the second inning to make it 2-1. Dura Edge had the lead all the way up to the sixth inning, where the Falcons put up a 3 spot to take the lead. Anthony Triveri tied the ballgame with an RBI single, followed by back-to-back RBI singles by Bo Fornataro and Sam Castronova to take a 4-2 lead. Relief pitcher Dom Cubellis sealed the deal in the seventh inning, to pick up his first victory of the season.
The Falcons improve to 7-4 on the campaign, and slide into first place in the Hernandez Division. Astro returns to action on Sunday against the Prospects at 11:30 A.M. Dura Edge will have to forget about the loss, as they play the Athletix in a double header on Saturday at 2:00 P.M. You can catch the live broadcast on YSNLive.com.