STRUTHERS, OH- The Astro Falcons scored early and often as they cruised to a 15-6 victory over the Ohio Longhorns to secure a spot in the NABF 14u World Series semi-finals. Jim Campbell picked up the win for Astro, allowing six runs (four earned) on seven hits in five innings of work while striking out six and walking three.
Jeremy Moore took the loss for the Longhorns, surrendering five runs in just three innings of work.
AJ Havrilla helped lead the way for Astro with two hits, two runs and two RBI in the game. Dom Fornataro had two hits, two RBI and a run scored in the game while Luca Ricchiuti hit an RBI double and scored five times in the game. Anthony Miller added a hit and four RBI to the winning cause.
Anthony Warner hit an RBI double and scored a run in the game for the Longhorns.
In the afternoon game, the Astro Falcons rolled past a familiar foe in Eagle Wear 16-1 to advance to the NABF 14U World Series Sunday morning. Anthony Miller picked up the win for Astro, allowing just one run on four hits in five strong innings while striking out seven and walking four.
Jordan McCartney got saddled with the loss for Eagle Wear, yielding five runs in just 2 2/3 innings of work.
AJ Havrilla again led the Astro assault with three hits, including a pair of doubles, four runs scored and an RBI. Brock Lowry also had three hits, four runs scored and an RBI in the game. Gino Lazzari slugged a pair of hits, scored a run and drove in four more. Dom Fornatano had two hits, three RBI and a run scored while Miller helped himself out with a triple and four runs scored in the victory.
Nick Leasure had two hits and scored the only run of the game for Eagle Wear.