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BOARDMAN OH-  The Boardman Spartans have a date in The District Semi-Finals, thanks in large part to the man, the myth and legend himself, Griffin Widrig.  A Griffin in mythical terms, is a beast with the head of a lion and the wings of an eagle. In baseball terms, it is just a beast! One that can fly through a lineup with ease and demonstrates themselves as The King of The Mound!  Widrig is all that and more, as The Spartans senior right-hander has been a mainstay of The Boardman Varsity Baseball Team for the better part of 4 years.

With a composure that is rarely replicated to the degree that Griffin has, it is no wonder why Coach Gabriel has so much trust in one of his many seniors.  Pitching two consecutive shutouts against The Rival, Austintown Fitch Falcons in the season. The first one to help lock up The All-American Conference (AAC) for Boardman. The second one came in The Sectional Final, one that helped #16 seed Boardman defeat #4 Austintown to advance to Districts!

This is one interview, you do not want to miss! As The Running Point gang get their first chance to talk with Griffin.  Highlighting the season so far, what’s to come, some future goals and so much more! You can catch The Spartans and Griffin on the field next, as they take on #6 seeded Uniontown Lake on Tuesday, May 24th in Canton. Can’t wait till then? We have you covered! With this edition of Player Profile, with the man himself, Griffin WIdrig! Exclusively on YSN!

*Contributed By YSN’s Ty Bartell

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STRUTHERS OH- The Astro Falcons scored four runs in the final 2 innings to pull away from Knightline 8-3 on Sunday night. After Knightline crept close with two runs in the bottom of the 5th inning making it a 4-3 game, the Falcons scored two in the 6th and 7th. Despite giving up 3 runs to Knightline, they only surrendered 2 hits.

Ryan Petro had a great day for the Falcons going 2-4 with a run scored and 3 RBI. Griffin Widrig went 1-3 with a RBI.

Anthony Massucci went 1-4 for Knightline with a RBI. Gino Lazzari went 1-3 with a walk and a RBI.

Dom Fornataro got the victory on the bump for the Falcons. He went 4 innings giving up 2 runs on 0 hits and struck out 6.


STRUTHERS OH- Dura Edge got the last laugh on Sunday as a escaped a slugfest with Ballistic Baseball. Dura Edge scores twice in the bottom of the seventh to steal a 10-9 win.

Zack Leonard went 1-3 with a walk, a run scored, and 3 RBI in an impressive day at the plate. Braden Gebhardt went 2-3 with 2 RBI. Vince Armeni went 1-1 with 3 walks and 3 runs scored.

For Ballistic, Tanner Egli went 2-4 with a run scored and 2 RBI. Griffin Widrig went 1-4 with 2 RBI. Anthony Koulianos went 2-3 with a run scored and a RBI.



STRUTHERS OH- After a tough loss to Creekside, Ballistic Baseball bounced back to beat Dura Edge 7-3. Ballistic had a big start that helped them win. They scored 6 of their 7 runs in the first two innings.

Tanner Egli had a great day at the plate for Ballistic going 3-4 with 3 RBI and scoring a run. Griffin Widrig had a good day too going 1-2 with a RBI.

Evan Pirtz went 1-2 for Dura Edge with a RBI. He also scored a run. Vince Armeni went 1-3 and scored a run.

Sam Basso got the win for Ballistic. He went 6 innings giving up 2 runs on 4 hits. He struck out 10 and only walked 1.


STRUTHERS OH- The Astro Falcons continued their dominance over Class B on Friday night with a 13-1 win over Ballistic Baseball. The big inning for the Falcons came in the 6th when they scored 6 runs. After trailing 1-0 after an inning, the Falcons pitching staff shut down the Ballistic offense.

Tino Campoli was seeing the ball well at the plate for the Falcons going 2-4 with 3 RBI. Griffin Widrig contributed 3 RBI as well.

Josh Ruben was a bright spot for Ballistic’s offense going 2-3 and scoring a run.

Steven Tarnoci got the win on the bump for the Falcons. He threw 2 innings giving up 1 run on 2 hits. He struck out 5.

Brock Baker pitches pretty well for Ballistic only giving up 2 earned runs in 3 innings. He struck out a pair.