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STRUTHERS OH- The Astro Falcons left no doubt in anyone’s mind in Game 2 of the 16U championship series with a 14-0 blowout of Knightline. The Falcons scored in all but 1 inning, including a five spot in the sixth to secure a run rule win.

Tyler Staub had a monster game at the plate for the Falcons going 1-2 with 2 runs scored, 1 walk, and 3 RBI. AJ Havrilla went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, 2 walks, and a RBI. Ben Slanker went 1-3 with 2 RBI. Jim Campbell went 1-2 with 2 runs scored, a walk, and a RBI.

Knightline only managed one hit on the night and it came from Gavin Mauger. He went 1-1. Jake Corll walked twice.

Tino Campoli got the tremendous win on the hill. He went 4 innings giving up 0 runs on 0 hits and striking out 6.


STRUTHERS OH- The Astro Falcons manhandled Avalanche on Friday 18-1. They combined for twelve runs in two innings between the 4th and the 5th. The Falcons scored 18 runs on 17 hits.

Seth Cervello went 3-4 for the Falcons. He scored 2 runs and collected 2 RBI. Stephen Tarnoci went 3-4 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI. Ben Slanker went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, a walk, and a RBI.

Keegan Balla had a perfect day at the plate and went 2-2 for Avalanche. Paxton Grimes went 1-1.

Aiden Miller took home the win on the rubber for the Falcons. He went 5 innings giving up 1 run on 4 hits. He struck out 6.


STRUTHERS OH- Astro Falcons used a huge nine run 5th inning to grab a huge 13-2 win over Prospects. It was a competitive game until that 5th inning. The Falcons led 4-2 going into that inning. The pitching of the Falcons kept Prospects quiet after that point.

Luca Ricchiuti went 1-3 for the Falcons with a run scored and 2 RBI. Ben Slanker went 1-3 with 2 runs scored, a walk, and 2 RBI. All but one hitter in the Falcons lineup got a hit.

For Prospects, Jake Hettrick went 1-2 with the team’s only 2 RBI. Zach Macik went 1-2 with a walk and a run scored.

Tino Campoli went 5 innings for Astro Falcons. He gave up 2 runs on 5 hits and struck out 5.



STRUTHERS OH- The Astro Falcons had to be frustrated coming off of their 2-2 tie with Prospects. Well they took out their frustrations on Dura Edge with a bruising 10-2 victory. The Falcons sprinkled their 10 runs between the 3rd-6th innings.

Ben Slanker went 2-3 for the Falcons with 2 RBI. Patrick Sullivan went 1-2 with a pair of RBI.

Parker Lyons went 1-2 with a RBI for Dura Edge. Sam Scharville mirrored that stat line himself.

Tino Campoli got the win on the mound for the the Falcons. He pitched 5 innings and gave up 0 earned runs on 2 hits. He struck out 5 and walked only 1.



WASHINGTON, PA- In the blue-collar city of Youngstown, Ohio; there’s time for work, and there is time to celebrate.  On a Friday night, prime time matchup against Mexico, Scott Ruark’s Team Youngstown embodied the city to the letter.  Guasave, Mexico had trouble keeping up with Youngstown in a 6-0 loss on Friday.

A single by Ezequiel Perez in the fourth inning was positive for Guasave, Mexico.  But that’s about where things ended for our friends south of the border.

Class B standout prospect Anthony Miller led Youngstown to victory on the mound. He surrendered zero runs on two hits over five innings, striking out ten. Stephen Tarnoci threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Tarnoci recorded the last six outs to earn the save for Youngstown..

Perez took the loss for Guasave, Mexico. He allowed six hits and five runs over six and a third innings, striking out 13.

Jose Alvarez and Perez each collected one hit to lead Guasave, Mexico.

Youngstown racked up eight hits. Ben Slanker and Miller each racked up multiple hits for “The Yo.”  Ben Slanker also took the crown home in the Home Run Derby prior to the game.

Youngstown returns to action Monday evening at 5:30 to face the winner of China and Puerto Rico.


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