AUSTINTOWN, OH- There’s only one issue for Joe Roth nowadays; what position does he want to be known for? Roth continued his dominant season on the mound on Friday with 11 strikeouts of Lakeside en route to an 8-2 victory.
It was a typical Northeastern Ohio weather day, where the climate would change in the blink of an eye, but Falcon bats were able to stay hot in the midst of a big week for the team. Fitch would again strike for double-digits in the hit column led by multi-hit performances from Derrick Franken, Brandon Popio, and Mikey Sciortino. Popio would propel Fitch with his game-high 2 RBI night.
As for Roth, he went 6 strong innings, scattering 5 hits that led to 2 runs for Lakeside. Jake Lawrence showed up in relief for an innings, fanning 2 out of the three batters he faced.