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CANFIELD, OH — Michael Patellis, the Canfield Cardinals’ baseball sensation, is making headlines not only for his exceptional performance on the diamond but also for his leadership and work ethic. In a recent in-depth interview on the YSN podcast with host DJ Yokley, Patellis shared insights into his high school career and his ambitions for the future.

With a batting average soaring over .400 and an on-base percentage eclipsing 1.000, Patellis has established himself as one of the state’s premier players. His versatility shines as he steps onto the mound, becoming a dual threat as pitcher and catcher, and driving his team forward with unmatched dedication.

“The ultimate teammate,” as Yokley aptly described him, Patellis contributes beyond the stat sheet. As one of two seniors on the Cardinals, he’s taken on the mantle of mentorship, guiding underclassmen through the beginnings of their varsity experience. He praised junior standouts like David Murphy for stepping up and expressed his hopes for a strong team performance against their Ohio rivals.
The Cardinals, known for their tenacity, have faced challenges following their trip from Myrtle Beach. Patellis highlighted the importance of maintaining focus and not playing down to competition, a lesson gleaned from previous postseason experiences.

Off the field, his homegrown values resonate. Patellis attributes his success to the unwavering support of his family, crediting them for his deep-rooted passion and commitment to baseball. With his father introducing him to the sport and his mother’s dedication, his familial backbone has been integral to his rise.

Looking ahead, Patellis is set to join Tiffin University, a decision influenced by the camaraderie and compatibility he felt with the team. Yet his aspirations soar beyond collegiate play, with plans to study exercise science and potentially enter the world of sports training.

Canfield’s star leaves a simple yet powerful message for his peers and fans: “Always be a competitor.” As he transitions from his storied high school career to collegiate athletics, Michael Patellis’s legacy as a relentless worker and contributor to Canfield’s community promises to continue inspiring the next generation of athletes.



AUSTINTOWN, OH- In a potential clash of titans on Monday, both the Canfield Cardinals and the Austintown Fitch Falcons showcased their pitching talents, but it was the Cardinals who emerged victorious with a hard-fought 2-0 win.

Senior Michael Patellis took the mound for Canfield, delivering an outstanding performance by recording 18 crucial outs. The Cardinals’ offense found its rhythm in the top of the fourth inning when Tanner Stricko blasted a triple, driving in the first run of the game.

Patellis proved to be the cornerstone of Canfield’s success, earning the win after six innings of work, during which he allowed zero runs on four hits, striking out seven batters while issuing just one walk. On the other side, Darnley took the loss for Austintown-Fitch, pitching three and two-thirds innings and conceding one run on three hits, striking out five and walking four. Zain Jadallah stepped up to secure the save for Canfield.

Offensively, David Murphy led the charge for Canfield with a solid two hits in four at-bats, while Stricko and Jadallah each contributed an RBI to the scoreboard.

Displaying discipline at the plate, Canfield drew six walks throughout the game, with Enzo Cocca and Patellis leading the charge with two walks apiece. Additionally, the Cardinals executed defensively, turning one crucial double play during the contest.

Despite the loss, AustintownFitch put up a valiant effort, with Mason Petridis leading the offensive charge with two hits in three at-bats. The Falcons’ defense remained steady, committing zero errors throughout the game, with Wallace registering the most chances in the field with 10.

Looking ahead, Canfield eagerly anticipates a rematch as they host Austintown-Fitch once again on Tuesday.



Whiting Roll-Offs fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 9-5 loss to Creekside on Sunday.  Creekside scored two on a single by Tyler Mikulin in the first inning.

Whiting  tallied three runs in the third inning.  Corbin Sevcik, Nate Thomas, and Owen Keister all drove in runs in the frame.

Creekside scored three runs in the seventh inning.  The big inning came thanks to a single by Jacob Werner and an error on a ball put in play by Mikulin.

Michael Patellis got the start for Creekside. He surrendered three runs on five hits over four innings, striking out five and walking one.

Grant Melder led things off on the hill for Whiting. He lasted two and two-thirds innings, allowing five hits and five runs while striking out one.  

Whiting totaled ten hits.  Thomas, Ben Miller, and Melder each racked up multiple hits.  Thomas went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Whiting in hits.

Creekside tallied 11 hits in the game.  Werner, Dylan Sheeley and Mikulin all managed multiple hits for.  Werner led Creekside with three hits in four at bats.

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Creekside watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 13-2 loss to Astro Falcons on Saturday.  The Falcons scored on a single by Jake Schneider in the first inning and a groundout by Kolten Ruark in the second inning.

Creekside struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Astro Falcons, giving up 13 runs.

The Falcons got things moving in the first inning.  Schneider singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.

Astro Falcons scored five runs in the fifth inning.  Schneider, Bo Fornataro,  Jaden Rishel, Shawn Kristophel, and Ruark each drove in runs during the inning.

Schneider earned the win for the Falcons. He went five innings, allowing one run on three hits and striking out four.  

Sam Castronova took the loss for   Creekside. He lasted four innings, allowing six hits and four runs while striking out one.

 Creekside had five hits in the game.  Tyson Tarajack and Michael Patellis each had multiple hits.  Patellis and Tarajack each collected two hits to lead.

Astro Falcons tallied 14 hits on the day.  Adam Gausman, Drew Kaschak, Rishel, and Schneider each racked up multiple hits.  Gausman led the Falcons with three hits in four at bats.

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Creekside won a contest against Whiting Roll-Offs on Thursday,  6-3

 Creekside Fitness got on the board in the first inning when Tyson Tarajack grounded out, scoring one run.

Creekside pulled away for good with three runs in the third inning.  In the third Michael Patellis doubled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run, Tarajack grounded out, scoring one run, and Mason Petridis grounded out, scoring one run.

Mason Petridis led Creekside to victory on the mound. He allowed one hit and zero runs over four and a third innings, striking out seven and walking zero.

Connor Davis took the loss for Whiting. He allowed nine hits and six runs over six innings, striking out three and walking one.

 Tyler Mikulin started the game for   Creekside. He allowed six hits and three runs over two and two-thirds innings, striking out four

Creekside totaled nine hits.  Carmine White and Patellis each collected multiple hits.  Patellis and White each collected two hits to lead.

Whiting racked up seven hits on the day.  Grant Melder and Owen Keister all managed multiple hits.  

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The base paths were crowded today for both offenses in a high-scoring game where Creekside Fitness came out on top against Eaglewear, 18-8.

The Eaglewear struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Creekside, giving up 18 runs.

Eaglewear got things moving in the first inning, when Micah Jones singled on a 3-1 count, scoring two runs.

Creekside pulled away for good with six runs in the second inning.  In the second Mikilia tripled on a 3-2 count, scoring three runs, Donovan Bell doubled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run, Richey singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run, and Alex Stowe singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.

Stowe earned the win for Creekside. He went three and a third innings, allowing one run on one hit and striking out five.

Jacob Jenkins took the loss for Eagle Wear. He allowed four hits and six runs over one and one-third innings.

 Dominick Ratkovich started the game for Eaglewear. He surrendered five runs on three hits over two-thirds of an inning, walking one TJ Richey started the game for Creekside Fitness. He went two-thirds of an inning, allowing seven runs on five hits

Creekside Fitness racked up 13 hits on the day.  Bell, Mike Patellis, Mikulin, Stowe, and Jake Werner all managed multiple hits for Creekside.



Tyson Tarajack threw a shutout to lead  Creekside past Youngstown Complete Sports Academy 12-0 on Wednesday.

 Creekside secured the victory thanks to nine runs in the first inning.    Creekside’s big bats were led by Tj Richey, Michael Patellis, Ryan Carpenter, Aaron Doughty, Tarajack, and  Tyler Mikulin, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.

In the first inning,   Creekside got their offense started when Richey drew a walk, scoring one run.

A single by Carson Fuller in the first inning was a positive for CSA.

Tarajack was the winning pitcher for   Creekside. He surrendered zero runs on three hits over five innings, striking out 13.

Isaiah Torres took the loss for CSA. He allowed zero hits and six runs over one-third of an inning.

Creekside hit one home run on the day. Alex Stowe put one out in the fifth inning.

Brady Loew, Stowe, Richey, Doughty, and Jacob Werner each collected one hit to lead   Creekside.    

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