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WARREN OH- Some say he is as cool as ice, others say he can get as hot as a torch. One thing is for sure, he is undoubtedly one of the captains for this year’s Warren JFK baseball squad.  We are, of course, talking about pitcher and shortstop for The Eagles, Gavin Shrum.  Having pitched in the state championship game and coming out on the winning end, Shrum has the makeup it needs to lead a team through the roller coaster ride of a season.

Debuting for the first time on Running Point, Anthony and Ty have a fantastic conversation with The JFK senior and Malone commit.  Looking to make another magical run on his way out, Shrum looks to lead The Eagles as they soar to new heights!

*Contributed By YSN’s Ty Bartell

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WARREN, OH- If you’ve seen a roster for Warren JFK sports over the last few years, you’ve undoubtedly seen the unmistakable name of “Gavin Shrum” associated with the team in some capacity.  A name that’s so unique, yet only begins to represent the young man who represents it.

Gavin has been a marquee piece to championship glory over the past few years on the football field, but certainly his contributions on the diamond last spring helped Warren JFK to the 2021 State Championship.  He’s the perfect embodiment of Warren JFK in that the only size that matters is that of the heart and soul.  Shrum makes the most of every ounce of weight, and every meter of his height to stand tall amongst the crowded baseball scene.

The recruitment process was no different.  In a challenging scene of backlogs due to COVID-19, Shrum was sold on the idea of playing hardball after graduation, and started making plans, and making contacts.

Earlier this week, Gavin made things official when he announced he’d be continuing his academic and athletic careers semi-close to home at Malone.

We caught up with Shrum following his announcement to discuss the process that went along with the commitment.

YSN brings you the Warren JFK Player Profile of Gavin Shrum: Nothing But a G Thing!

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WARREN, OH- “How cool is it that Warren JFK got to the state title game in baseball too?”

That was the question floating around the greater Youngstown area on Saturday night.  However, for at least one young man, getting to the game just wasn’t enough.

For Junior, Gavin Shrum, he needed more.  For his teammates, for his school, for his family, and for himself.  Just months after falling in the state championship contest in football, Shrum had promised himself that if he ever had another chance at the “gold trophy” he wouldn’t let the opportunity slip away if he had anything to do with it.  So in a bit warmer climate of sunny Akron, Ohio, the young pitcher would be handed the ball for a chance to etch his, and his teammates’ names in the record books at John F. Kennedy Catholic School forever.

Many looked at the situation and said “it was a great run” and “who would have thought 11 boys could make it this far?”

Shrum saw a chance to avenge a loss that still haunted him.  He saw a chance to prove that a team needs 9 to play in baseball, and the grit, skill, and determination would handle the rest.

Simply put, Shrum saw his moment- and he owned it.

We caught up with the state champ to discuss what things were like leading up to the game, as well as the moments after, and MUCH more.  Enjoy this week’s Warren JFK Player Profile: Shrumbody Special.




STRUTHERS OH- Dura Edge used momentum from their first round win to steal Game 1 of the semifinals from Knightline 4-3. Dura withstood a last minute push from Knightline, as they scored two in the final frame to cut it to 4-3.

Caleb Jones was instrumental in Dura Edge’s win going 3-4 with 2 RBI. Ryan Telesz continued his impressive postseason going 2-4 with a RBI. Anthony Malagise went 1-4 with a run scored and a RBI.

For Knightline, Anthony Massucci went 2-4 with the team’s only RBI. Gavin Shrum went 2-3 with a run scored. Seth Kristophel walked once and scored a run.

Malagise picked up the win on the mound for Dura Edge. He went 6 innings giving up 1 earned run on 5 hits. He struck out a pair.


STRUTHERS OH- A six run 7th inning all but sealed the deal for Knightline as they cruised to a 9-4 win over Eagle Wear on Sunday. Eagle Wear actually out hit Knightline 9-8, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Knightline’s timely offense.

Mikey Sciortino has a solid day at the plate for Knightline. He went 1-2 with a walk and a run scored. He knocked in 2 runs. Teagan McCurdy also had 2 RBI on the day. He went 1-4. Gavin Shrum went 2-3 with 3 runs scored, a walk, and a RBI.

Christopher Altiere went 2-3 for Eagle Wear with a run scored and a RBI. Joe Roth went 3-4 with 2 RBI. Brett Brown was also productive going 1-2 with 2 runs scored and a walk.

Jake Corll pitched the bulk of the innings for Knightline. He threw 5 innings giving up 3 runs on 7 hits and struck out 5. Anthony Butto was the winning pitcher.


STRUTHERS OH- Knightline took another win on Tuesday night with a 6-3 victory over Ballistic Baseball. Despite giving up 3 runs, Knightline pitching only surrendered 1 hit. They scored their 6 runs on 7 hits.

Teagan McCurdy went 1-3 for Knightline with 2 RBI. Gavin Shrum had a perfect game at the plate going 2-2 with a run scored. Anthony Butto went 1-3 with a run scored and a RBI.

Peyton Zupko collected the only hit for Ballistic going 1-3 with a run scored. Ballistic did draw 6 walks on the night.

Anthony Massucci earned the win on the mound. He went 5 innings giving up 2 earned runs on 1 hit. He struck out 8.


STRUTHERS OH- Knightline uses a well balanced offense on Wednesday to swing by Creekside 6-4. They scored 6 runs on 13 hits. Creekside gathered 4 runs on 5 hits. Right Knightline hitters gathered at least a hit. Four of them had multiple hits.

Anthony Massucci led the offense with a 3-3 performance with a RBI and a run scored. Mikey Sciortino went 2-2 with 3 RBI. Gavin Shrum went 2-3 with a run scored.

For Creekside, Shane Lindstrom went 2-3 with 3 runs scored. David Posey went 1-3 with a RBI. Jack Davis mirrored those numbers.

Jake Corll got the win for Knightline. He went 3 innings giving up 2 runs on 5 hits. He struck out 6.


STRUTHERS OH- Dura Edge scores two runs in the bottom of the 7th to grab a 3-2 victory over Knightline. Knightline has held a 2-1 lead since the 2nd inning. Dura Edge outhit Eagle Wear 11-6.

Nate Rynd went 2-3 with a RBI for Dura Edge. Nick Leasure went 1-3 with a RBI. Anthony Malagise has a perfect day at the plate going 2-2 with a run scored and a walk.

Gavin Shrum went 2-3 with a RBI for Knightline. Mikey Sciortino went 1-3 with a RBI.

Braden Gebhardt pitched 6 innings for Dura Edge. He gave up 1 earned run on 6 hits. He struck out 9.


STRUTHERS OH- The Prospects offense on Wednesday night was nothing short of emphatic. They had four innings of three runs or more. With 14 hits they drubbed Knightline 16-4.

On their strong offensive night Jared Liepheimer was brilliant at the plate. He went 3-4 with 2 runs scored and 6 RBI. His brother, Jack went 1-3 with a walk, a run scored, and 4 RBI. The brothers combined for 10 RBI.

Anthony Butto went 1-2 for Knightline with 2 RBI. Gavin Shrum went 1-2. Tyler Capan also collected a RBI.

Jack Liepheimer got the win on the mound. He went 5 innings giving up 3 earned runs on 7 hits. He struck out 5.



STRUTHERS OH- Knightline took over first place in the standings on Sunday with a 5-1 win over Astro Falcons. Knightline scores all five of their runs in the 3rd inning. The Falcons responded with a run in the bottom of the frame, but that’s as far as they would go.

Gavin Shrum went 2-3 for Knightline with a run scored and a RBI. Anthony Butto went 1-2 with a walk and a RBI.

Tino Campoli went 1-3 for the Falcons with the team’s only RBI. Tyler Staub went 2-3 with a run scored. Nate Shaw went 2-2.

Jake Corll got the win on the mound for Knightline. He went 4 innings giving up 1 earned run on 5 hits. He struck out 8.