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STRUTHERS OH- After a few days off with weather delays the Athletix 18U team showed absolutely no signs of rust Wednesday night.  They fought their way to an impressive 5-2 win over Knightline.

Gavin Wilms put together a strong day at the plate for Athletix knocking in 2 runs on a 1-3 day.  Gavin Fallgrin was 1-2 on the night including a run driven in.  Evan Tice also went 1-2 on the day with a run scored and a RBI.  Tice drew one of eight total walks for the Athletix offense.

Wilms got the win on the bump for Athletix. He went 5 innings and gave up just 1 earned run on 6 hits. He was able to strike out 4 hitters on the way to his win.

Santino Ciambotti was Knightline’s big source of offense going 1-3 with a RBI.  Ty Eberhardt was on fire going 4-4 at the plate. Logan Cayavec was another hitter on the day with multiple hits going 2-3 with a walk.


STRUTHERS OH- After a few days of rain, everyone was itching to get back on the field at Cene Park. It was the Prospects 18u team that came back to action with a bang on Wednesday night pounding their way to a 12-2 win over Dura Edge.

Matt Mroz had himself a day at the plate finishing with a perfect 3-3 effort. He knocked in 3 RBI on the day as well.  Avery Malley knocked in a pair of a 1-3 day.  Dura Edge couldn’t figure out how to retire Robert Gumino as he went 2-2 with 2 walks and 2 runs scored. He’d add a RBI to that total as well.  Prospects also got RBI’s from Anthony Roper and Brendan Ray.

Gumino also brought it on the mound. He lasted 4 innings and only gave up 1 earned run on 4 hits.  He struck out a pair. Carter Knupp put in 2 innings of work giving up a run on 4 hits.

Matt Boccieri got himself a RBI for Dura Edge collecting a multiple hit day going 2-3.  Parker Dobson was also able to pick up a RBI.


STRUTHERS, OH- The Astro Falcons stayed atop the standings in the 18U division on Saturday with a win over Dura Edge. The Falcons didn’t have the offensive onslaught per usual, but still flew past Dura Edge.

The Astro Falcons jumped on Dura Edge early and often with a 3 run first inning. Anthony Miller blasted a 2 RBI triple to deep center field to take the first lead. Catcher Aaron Posey drove him in with an RBI ground out. The Falcons scored 2 more runs in the third inning with an RBI single by Clay Wiesen, followed by another RBI from Miller. Dura Edge got on the board in the sixth inning scoring Ryan Gallagher, but then left the bases loaded. The Falcons held on to the 5-1 lead to win the ballgame.


Astro stays in first place with a 1.5 game lead over Creekside Fitness. Dura Edge drops to 4th place in the division after the loss. Joe Roth was the winning pitcher in the ballgame, tossing 6 innings and striking out 9 batters. Roth is now 3-1 on the campaign. Both teams play on Monday at Bob Cene Park. You can watch both games at YSNLive.com


STRUTHERS, OH- The Whiting Roll-Offs pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the season in the 18U division of the Youngstown Class B League. Whiting entered the ballgame as the last seed in the league, but struck early to beat the number 2 seeded Creekside Fitness on Saturday night.

The Roll-Offs put up a crooked number of 5 runs in the first frame to jump out in front of Creekside. Both Anthony Malagise and Brady Shannon tripled and scored in the first, followed by a 2 RBI single by catcher Nick Vitale. Creekside got on the board in the fifth inning with one of the most uncommon plays in baseball, the inside the park homer run. Creekside designated hitter Andrew Cupan smashed a ball all the way to the right field wall, and hustled around the bases for an inside the park home run. Whiting would get some much needed insurance in the sixth inning with a run scored by Nick Kingerski to make it 6-1. Creekside made it interesting in the seventh inning, putting together a 4 run inning to make it a one run lead, but Malagise induced a ground out to squeeze by Creekside by a final of 6-5.

Roll-Offs starting pitcher Logan Creamer was phenomenal tossing 6 innings and allowing just 2 hits, while striking out 7 batters. Creamer picks up his second win of the season, and pulls off the thrilling upset on Saturday. Creekside and Whiting both return to action tomorrow at Bob Cene Park. You can catch both those games on YSNLive.com.


STRUTHERS, OH- A day after Knightline handed the Astro Falcons their first loss of the season, the Falcons mounted a 4 run comeback to beat Knightline. JFK graduate Gavin Shrum had a clutch 2 RBI single in the third inning to get Knightline on the board first. Anthony Massucci then plated Shrum with an RBI ground out to extend the lead to 3-0. The Falcons would take advantage of a throwing error from right field to respond with a run in the bottom half of the third. Later in the fourth inning, catcher Aaron Posey and right fielder Eric Sundgren scored to tie the ballgame up at 3. In the bottom half of the sixth inning, Posey reached on a walk and then stole second and third base to put the go-ahead runner at third base. Zach Herb stepped up to the plate and drove in Posey with a single into left field. Herb would then finish the ballgame on the mound, securing the comeback victory of 4-3.

The Astro Falcons improve to 11-1 on the season, while Knightline drops to 5-8. Herb picks up his second win of the season after combining for 3 shutout innings out of the bullpen, while striking out 2 batters and not allowing one free pass. Knightline reliever Ronnie Harper gets a tough luck loss going 2.1 innings, while striking out 5 batters.


STRUTHERS, OH- Dura Edge and Whiting met in an 18U Youngstown Class B match-up on Monday night. Both teams struggled defensively, which ignited Dura Edge to victory by a final of 9-4.

Dura Edge got the ball rolling in the first on back to back RBI singles by Camden Sergi and Tom Schubert. Whiting would counter with 2 runs in the 3rd inning to tie the ballgame on an RBI single by Brennan Porter. Dura Edge exploded offensively in the fourth inning, with 6 runs on 5 hits in the frame, taking a 9-3 lead. Whiting scored 1 run in the fifth on an RBI double by Porter, but that was not enough, as Dura Edge kept the lead to win it 9-4.