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LOREDO TX- It came down to the wire on Sunday night at Uni-Trade Stadium, as Youngstowm grabbed the victory in walk-off fashion, 4-3, over Laredo. Youngstown were down 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning when Jack Lutte tripled, scoring three runs.

Youngstown were the first to get on the board in the third when AJ Havrilla singled, scoring one run.

In the top of the seventh inning, Laredo went back into the lead after Brytton Clements singled, Jesed Garza hit into a fielder’s choice, and Ciro Benavides singled, each scoring one run.

Colin Casteel stepped on the bump first for Youngstown. The starting pitcher surrendered one hit and zero runs over five and one-third innings, striking out four and walking four. Billy Winans stepped on the bump first for Laredo. The starting pitcher gave up six hits and two runs over six and one-third innings, striking out four and walking three. Jacob McGuire appeared in relief for Youngstown.

Austin Lufferty and Owen Henne each collected two hits for Youngstown. Lutte provided pop in the middle of the lineup, and led Youngstown with three runs batted in. The first baseman went 1-for-4 on the day. Youngstown turned one double play in the game. Youngstown was also sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Lutte made the most plays with nine.



MARION IL- Logan Cypher drove in four runs on one hit to lead Youngstown past Aroma Park, Illinois 18-3 on Friday in the Palomino World Series Opener. Cypher tripled in the third inning, scoring three runs, and hit a sacrifice fly in the second inning, scoring one.

Jacob Hayes, Jacob Rynd, and Rowan Urbach at the bottom of Youngstown’s lineup combined for six of the team’s 12 hits in their victory. They scored five runs and drove in four.

Youngstown got on the board in the top of the first inning after an error scored one run, Chandler Maurice drew a walk, scoring one run, Rynd singled, scoring one run, hayes singled, scoring three runs, and Urbach tripled, scoring one run.

Youngstown added one run in the second after Cypher hit a sacrifice fly.

Youngstown scored five runs on two hits in the top of the third inning. A wild pitch scored one run, Cypher tripled, scoring three runs, and an error scored one run.

Dawson Wallace stepped on the hill first for Youngstown. The starting pitcher gave up one hit and zero runs over two innings, striking out three and walking none. Byron Wills started the game for Aroma Park, Illinois. The starting pitcher allowed two hits and six runs (five earned) over one-third of an inning, striking out one and walking two. Brysan Zirwas threw two innings of no-run ball for Youngstown in relief. They surrendered zero hits, striking out four and walking none.

Youngstown collected 12 hits in the game. Number seven hitter, Rynd, showed the depth of the lineup, by leading them with three hits in four at bats. Hayes collected two hits in four at bats. Maurice paced Youngstown with two walks. Overall, the team had patience at the plate, piling up nine walks for the game. Youngstown didn’t commit a single error in the field. Noah Anzevino had the most chances in the field with four.



STRUTHERS OH- Knightline had to fight their way through play in games just to get into this best of 3 series with second seeded Whiting Roll-Offs.  The momentum from those wins paid off for them though as a 5-3 victory on Monday night would clinch the series for Knightline and put them into the championship.

Caden Maffitt was a force to be reckoned with at the plate for Knightline. He drove in 3 runs on a 1-2 day.  Logan Cayavec also went 1-2 on the day with a RBI.  He drew two walks and scored a run as well. Andrew McRoberts was never retired at the dish going 2-2 and scoring a pair of runs.

Jack Knight picked up the win on the bump for Knightline. He went 3.2 innings and gave up no earned runs on 2 hits.  He sat down a pair by the way of the strikeout.


By Eric Hughes

STRUTHERS OH- Astro Falcons defeated Avalanche, 12-1, in Game 3 of the 18U Semifinals Monday night to clinch a championship berth.

Astro came out of the gates swinging in the first inning and scored five runs, starting with an RBI triple from Ben Slanker that scored Astro’s first two runs. Astro would follow with a trio of RBIs from Joe Perry, AJ Capizzi, and Justin Weaver.

Astro picked up where they left off in the first inning, scoring two more runs in the second inning off RBIs from Jack Lutte and Jay Wrona to take a 7-0 lead.

Astro matched their impressive first inning in the fourth inning, scoring five more runs off an RBI double from Jack Lutte that brought home two runners, which was followed by a sac fly from Joe Perry to propel them to a 12-0 lead.

Zach Herb allowed zero runs and zero hits through 4.1 innings, until Drew Gault hit a solo home run in the top of the fifth inning to spoil the no-no bid.

Herb finished the inning, allowing one more hit, and picked up the win.

Astro Falcons will play  Knightline in the championship round in a best of 5 series.


By Matt Morrison


STRUTHERS, OHIO- In what was a close and intense battle, Knightline snuck away with a 12-10 win over the Prospects this evening at Bob Cene Park.

Knighltine was led at the plate by Chance Laczko, Nate Freeland, Andrew McRoberts, and Andrew Brown, who all had two hits. In the valiant, but losing effort, the Prospects were led by Gino Lazzeri, who went 3 for 3, Olindo Pezzone and Antony Roper, who both went 2 for 4 at the plate.

Pezzone was also the losing pitcher of the evening as he allowed three runs on four hits. Braylen Schuller picked up the win on the mound as he allowed two runs and had two strikeouts.