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HIGGINBOTTHAM LEADS FALCONS PAST HOWLAND

PHOTO CREDIT: PATTY BOKESCH

AUSTINTOWN, OH- Austintown-Fitch put up seven runs in the sixth on its way to a 13-1 victory over Howland on Tuesday.

Howland got things moving in the first inning. Anthony Massucci drove in one when he singled.

Fitch pulled away for good with six runs in the second inning. In the second Derek Franken singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run, Bobby Cavalier singled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs, and Lorenzo Russo singled on a 3-2 count, scoring two runs.

Devin Higginbottham got the win for Austintown-Fitch. He went five innings, allowing one run on five hits and striking out six.

Braden Gebhardt led things off on the mound for Howland. He lasted two innings, allowing six hits and six runs while striking out two. Frankie Manios threw four innings in relief.

Fitch totaled nine hits. CavalierRusso, and Franken each had multiple hits for the Dirty Birds. Cavalier led the team with three hits in four at-bats. Fitch also stole six bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Cavalier led the way with three.

Jared Mindek went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Howland in hits.

 

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