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STRUTHERS OH- In their second game of a busy Sunday, Athletix blanked DuraEdge 3-0 in a solid Class B 18U matchup.

Anthony Triveri led the charge with a double and an RBI. Jake Schumate added a triple to keep the momentum going.

Dom Cubellis was clutch on the mound, throwing a complete game shutout, allowing just four hits and striking out three.

Athletix’s strong pitching and timely hitting sealed the win, keeping DuraEdge off the scoreboard.


STRUTHERS OH- On a sunny Sunday, Athletix brought their A-game, shutting out Creekside 10-0 in Class B 18U action.

Tyler Kirlik got things rolling with two hits and an RBI. Paul Gubba followed suit with two hits, two RBIs, and a run. Konnor Brogan and Jake Wallace each smashed doubles, with Brogan scoring a run and Wallace driving in one and scoring himself.

Brendan Ray was lights out on the mound, tossing a complete game shutout, giving up just four hits and fanning five.

Creekside had some bright spots with Mason Petridis notching two hits and Jon Husband hitting a double, but they couldn’t get past Ray’s dominance. Athletix cruised to a commanding win.


STRUTHERS OH- In Sunday’s Class B 18U action, DuraEdge rolled over Eaglewear with a decisive 17-2 win.

Luca Fronzaglio led the charge with two hits, including a double, driving in four runs and scoring twice. Tanner Stricko was hot with three hits, including a triple, knocking in two runs and scoring three times. Alex Eusebio added two hits, an RBI, and crossed the plate twice. Blake Jefferies chipped in with a double, an RBI, and two runs.

Zachary Davis took care of business on the mound, pitching a complete game and giving up four hits and two runs while striking out three.

For Eaglewear, Shane Sodergren managed two hits, including a double, and an RBI, but it wasn’t enough to slow down DuraEdge’s offensive explosion.


STRUTHERS OH- Thursday night at Bob Cene Park, the Prospects took down Eagle Wear 8-5 in 16U Class B Baseball, thanks to a seven-run explosion in the third inning.

Austin Rowe snagged the win in relief for the Prospects, while Lou Zorella took the loss for Eagle Wear out of the bullpen.

Aidan Anders led the charge for the Prospects with two hits, two RBIs, and a run. Brandon Toot added two hits and a run, while Santino Minniti smacked a three-run double and scored. Terry Werner chipped in with a two-run double.

For Eagle Wear, Cole Gamertsfelder had two hits and a run, and Chayse Hiscox hit an RBI double. Despite their efforts, Eagle Wear couldn’t overcome the Prospects’ big inning.


STRUTHERS OH- Creekside has been on a roll as of late, as they looked to keep their great season going with a win over the Prospects. In 18U Class B action, Creekside came away with a 9-4 victory Friday night.

Caleb Hadley came up big at the plate and on the bases for Creekside, going  2-3 with a run scored, an RBI, 1 stolen base, and drawing a walk. Cam Lapinto also came up big at the plate. Lapinto went 1-2 on the day with 2 runs scored and drew 2 walks as well. Creekside scored 9 runs on 8 hits, and put up 3 RBIs as a team.

Zach Luciano got the win on the hill for Creekside. He went 6 IP with 4 earned runs on 8 hits. He finished with 5 strikeouts on the day.

Brandon Popio led the Prospects at the plate, going 2-2 with 2 runs scored, 2 RBIs and drawing a walk. Olindo Pezzone also had a great day at the plate, going 3-3 on the day with a double and a run scored. The Prospects scored 4 runs on 9 hits, along with 4 RBIs as a team.

Pezzone took the loss for the Prospects. He went 3 IP, surrendering 7 earned runs on 5 hits. He also finished with 3 strikeouts on the day.

*Contributed By YSN’s Brendan Miller


STRUTHERS OH- Dura Edge once again fended off a late attack in a close matchup on Friday as they took on Athletix. In 18U Class B action, Dura Edge found their way to a 4-3 victory.

Parker Lyons and Braden Butler both led the way at the plate for Dura Edge. Lyons went 1-2 on the day with a run scored, and a walk. Butler also went 1-2 at the plate with an RBI. Dura Edge scored 4 runs on 4 hits, along with 4 RBIs and 5 walks as a team.

Guy Young got the win on the hill for Dura Edge. He went 5 IP with no earned runs on 3 hits. He finished with 8 strikeouts on the day.

Both Jake Polosky and Nathan Vidmar led Athletix at the plate. Polosky went 2-3 on the day with a run scored. Vidmar went 1-3 with 2 RBIs. Athletix finished with 3 runs on 4 hits, along with 3 walks and 2 RBIs as a team.

Riley McElwain took the loss for Athletix. He went 6 IP, giving up 4 earned runs on 4 hits. He struck out 7 on the day.

*Contributed By YSN’s Brendan Miller


LAREDO, TX- Aroma Park fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 24-4 loss to Youngstown on Friday.  The Youngstown Astros scored on a grand slam by Tim Quinn in the first inning, a double by Jason Treveri in the second inning, a groundout by Alex Tomsic in the second inning, and a single by Joe Roth in the second inning.

Youngstown fired up the offense in the first inning, when Quinn homered on the first pitch of the at-bat, scoring four runs.

Aroma Park tallied four runs in the fourth inning. The big inning was thanks to doubles by Samuel Williams and Alex Juranich and a single by Nicholas Heerde.

Youngstown scored 13 runs in the sixth inning. The offensive firepower by Youngstown  was led by RothConor CarneyJimmy SadlerTyler KamererQuinn, and Roth, all driving in runs in the frame.

Ethan Edkins led things off on the pitcher’s mound for Youngstown. The bulldog surrendered one run on one hit over three innings, striking out four.

Michael Feitas toed the rubber for Aroma Park. The hurler lasted one and two-thirds innings, allowing nine hits and eight runs while striking out two and walking one. Nolan AicherJuranich, and Michael O’Connor each contributed in relief for Aroma Park.

Heerde went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Aroma Park in hits. Aroma Park was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Anthony Sykes made the most plays with five.

Youngstown racked up 21 hits. RothTreveriKamererGavin MillerGage Gilliot, and Quinn all managed multiple hits for YoungstownRoth led Youngstown with five hits in five at-bats. Youngstown didn’t commit a single error in the field. Roth had seven chances in the field, the most on the team.


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LAREDO, TX- The Youngstown Astros snatched the lead late in the game in a 4-3 victory over Brownsville on Friday. The game was tied at two with Youngstown batting in the bottom of the sixth when Jimmy Sadler tripled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.

Youngstown fired up the offense in the first inning. Youngstown scored one run when Tyler Kamerer doubled.

In the top of the fifth inning, Brownsville tied things up at two when Angel Larranaga singled on the first pitch of the at-bat, scoring one run.

Gage Gilliot was on the pitcher’s mound for Youngstown. The pitcher surrendered two runs on seven hits over six innings, striking out five and walking zero.

Jonathan Moody was on the hill for Brownsville. The pitcher surrendered two runs on five hits over three and two-thirds innings, striking out four. Salvador Lopez and Eduardo Guerrero entered the game as relief, throwing one and one-third innings and one inning respectively.

Kamerer went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Youngstown in hits.  The Astros was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Sadler had the most chances in the field with six.

Brownsville racked up nine hits in the game. Aldan Delgado and Lopez each managed multiple hits for BrownsvilleDelgado led Brownsville with three hits in four at-bats.

The Astros are set to take on Aroma Park this evening at 5PM EST in their second game of the day.  Stay tuned to YSNLive.com for updates and recaps.


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YOUNGSTOWN, OH- For the last 50 years, you haven’t been able to sit at the Youngstown Baseball Table without being in the presence of Roth Brothers 18U Co-Manager, Mike Cefalde. Cefalde has been a staple not only on the baseball scene, but a huge influence on youngsters in the Mahoning Valley for a half-century and counting.

From hardball to hard hitting boxing, Cefalde has impact wherever he stands. We sat down with the coach to discuss his time in the first of many Coach’s Corners with the Youngstown legend.

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YOUNGSTOWN, OH- As sure as the sun rises in the East, if there is baseball to be played at Bob Cene Park, Tommy “Juice” Otto is going to be somewhere in the facility with his unmistakable coaching style, loud claps, and fierce cheering of his players.

Otto and his gritty, gutty style of baseball is up against another challenge in a shortened season with time constraints in 2020.  Although he’s in the midst of rebuilding his team due to fallout from COVID-19, the veteran skipper feels that his team can be battling for the trophy at the season’s end.

We caught up with Juice for the season’s first Knightline Coach’s Corner prior to the first pitch to discuss the obstacles, the excitement, and how things may be a bit different at Cene this season.


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