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HANOVERTON, OH- The United GoldenEagles snatched a nail-biting 5-4 walk-off win over Cardinal Mooney on Thursday, sealing the deal in the seventh when Kadin Schonauer dropped down a suicide squeeze bunt to send the home team to the next round.

Quentin Taylor was an impact player, racking up three hits. He kicked off with a double in the first, singled in the fourth, and then another single in the fifth that was crucial in flipping the score in favor of United.

Cardinal Mooney initially took the lead in the second, capitalizing on a wild pitch for their first run. Vince Gentile tagged up to add another run in the third, nudging Mooney ahead by two.

The GoldenEagles swung back in the fifth, with Taylor’s two-run single tying things up before a stealthy steal of home gave them a 4-2 edge. But Mooney wasn’t done yet; Trent Litman’s single in the seventh knotted the score again at four apiece.

Louden Stryffeler opened on the mound for United, holding off Mooney with two runs over four innings and racking up four Ks. Ben Oddis started for Mooney, surrendering four runs across a little over four innings.

Schonauer was clutch for United, driving in two crucial runs. The base paths were busy with Jason Pratt, Parker Newburn, Taylor, and Gage Smith collectively swiping a whopping 12 bases.

For Mooney, Trent Litman brought his A-game once again, driving in two runs, while Gabe Saunders and Kaden Reese turned patience into opportunity, drawing multiple walks and stealing bases to keep the pressure on.

Mooney finishes their season at 9-15, while United will use the weekend to recoup and prepare for a showdown with South Range on Monday at 2pm at Springfield High School.



STRUTHERS, OH- Joe Balog was untouchable on Monday, fanning 11 and throwing a no-hitter as Ursuline cruised past Chaney 14-0 at Bob Cene Park. Balog was in total command, breezing through five innings without letting up a hit or a walk.

The action started early for Ursuline, with CJ Frasco blasting an inside-the-park homer and Luke Kollar driving in a run with a single in the first inning.

The runs kept coming in the second. AJ Snyder ripped a double to bring one home, Johnny Cambert knocked in another with a single, and a couple of runs scored on a fielder’s choice from Rowan Urbach, while Kollar added another RBI single to the mix.

The third inning saw more of the same, with Ursuline piling on six runs. Jake Bednar and Anthony Triveri each delivered RBI singles, Frasco lofted a sac fly, Kollar doubled to bring two across, and Thomas Pesa chipped in with a run-scoring single.

Chaney’s Johnson, who started on the mound, struggled through three innings, giving up a hefty 13 runs on 12 hits and copping the loss.

Ursuline’s bats were hot, racking up 14 hits. Kollar was especially lethal, driving in four runs on a perfect 3-for-3 day. Balog added a couple of hits to his pitching gems. Defensively, Ursuline was spotless, with Pesa leading the way with ten plays.

Next up, Ursuline hosts Lakeview on Tuesday, riding high from their dominant performance.


STRUTHERS, OH- The Cardinal Mooney Cardinals snatched a thriller from Howland, sealing the deal with a 7-6 walk-off win Wednesday night. As the tension peaked in the bottom of the seventh, Trent Litman delivered the knockout pinch-hit single on the first pitch he saw that drove in the winning run.

Howland struck first in the opening frame with Dominic Santee’s double bringing a runner home. But Mooney responded swiftly in the bottom half—Ben Oddis lashed a two-run double and Taco Verroco walked with the bases loaded, flipping the script to make it 3-1.

The game seesawed back to a tie in the fifth, thanks to Richie Ansel’s timely single for Howland. Not to be outdone, Mooney reclaimed the lead later that inning when Verroco singled home a run followed by a walk from Gabe Saunders that widened the gap to 6-3.

Pitching-wise, Vince Gentile clinched the win in a nail-biting final inning for Mooney, holding Howland to no hits and battling through two walks. Starter William Petty had a solid outing with five innings of three-run ball, striking out seven. Over in Howland’s camp, Steven Bubon bore the brunt, surrendering seven runs over nearly seven innings but striking out eight.

Ben Oddis was Mooney’s heavy hitter, driving in two runs and bagging a couple of hits. For Howland, Santee and Aidan Anders each notched two RBIs, with Luca Fronzaglio churning out a pair of hits.

The game was a battle of patience at the plate, with Howland drawing six walks, but in the end, Mooney’s clutch hitting made all the difference. Up next, Mooney hosts Kennedy on Thursday, hoping to carry the momentum forward.


AUSTINTOWN, OH- Tuesday’s game was a nail-biter, but Austintown-Fitch snatched a walk-off 7-6 win over Ursuline in the bottom of the seventh when Carson Fuller grounded out to send a runner home from third.

Carter Owens was on fire, bagging three hits throughout the game, including key singles that kept the scoreboard ticking for Austintown-Fitch.

The action started early with Owens sparking a scoring play in the first inning, complemented by a miscue from Ursuline that brought in another run. Ursuline fought back, tying it up in the fourth thanks to AJ Snyder’s fielder’s choice.

The tug-of-war continued with Austintown-Fitch nudging ahead after CJ Frasco coerced a fielder’s choice in the fourth, followed by Nate Mcgahagan’s sacrifice fly. But Ursuline wouldn’t stay down, leveling the score and then briefly taking a 6-5 lead in the seventh after capitalizing on an error.

In a dramatic final inning, Owens’ bat and Fuller’s groundout flipped the script, giving Austintown-Fitch the walk-off win.

Owens also took home the win on the mound with a three-inning stint, allowing just one earned run. Thomas Kosovan shouldered the loss for Ursuline in his brief appearance.

Nik Kyprianou opened for Austintown-Fitch with a solid effort, and on the opposing side, CJ Frasco put in a hefty shift despite giving up some runs.

Both teams showed their prowess in defense, turning two double plays each, ensuring the game remained tight till the last play.

AJ Snyder stood out for Ursuline, driving in two crucial runs and proving essential in their lineup.

As Austintown-Fitch preps to host Kennedy, Ursuline will travel to Youngstown East.


STRUTHERS, OH- Tuesday’s showdown at the mound was a nail-biter, but West Branch squeaked by Cardinal Mooney with a 1-0 victory. Aaron Tucker was solid as a rock for West Branch, punching out five and walking just two across seven shutout innings to snag the win.

Both sides were challenged on the basepaths as each team were picked off of first base at least once in the contest.

The lone run came in the fourth when Hunter Shields cracked a single to bring a runner home. Tucker and Shields were in sync, knocking two hits apiece and setting the pace for West Branch.

On the flip side, Cardinal Mooney’s Jonathan Brenner matched Tucker’s seven innings but allowed that crucial run among six hits. Despite his strong showing, he walked away with the loss.

Shields wasn’t just swinging; he was everywhere on the field, handling seven plays without a hitch. Cardinal Mooney’s defense was on point too, with Gabe Saunders swinging a hot bat with two hits and Vince Gentile locking down the infield.

Both teams flaunted some slick glove work, with Cardinal Mooney turning two double plays to keep things tight.

West Branch is gearing up to host GlenOak next Wednesday, hoping to carry the momentum forward, while Mooney will host Howland in the nightcap tomorrow night at 7pm.


STRUTHERS, OH- On Monday, Austintown-Fitch Falcons clinched a tight 3-1 victory over Ursuline Irish, thanks to some solid pitching. John Darnley was on the mound starting for the Falcons and snagged a cool 18 outs.

The Falcons kicked off the scoring in the second inning, sparked by a clutch single from Jake Wallace that brought a runner home. Darnley wrapped up the win, letting just one hit and one run slip through in six innings, striking out five and giving up three walks.  Carter Owens came in in the final frame to slam the door shut and earn the save.  Joe Balog shouldered the loss for Ursuline after allowing three runs across six innings, matching Darnley’s five Ks and three walks.

Carson Fuller and Frank Senediak swung hot bats, each bagging two hits for the Falcons. Wallace, Senediak, and Trevor Porter each punched in an RBI, helping to cement the lead.

The Falcons showed off their defensive chops too, turning a critical double play that kept Ursuline at bay. For Ursuline, CJ Frasco and Anthony Triveri each snagged a hit, with Thomas Pesa driving in their lone run.

The Falcons are set to face the Irish again tomorrow, closing out the series as both teams gear up for the OHSAA tournament on deck.



HOWLAND, OH- The Howland Tigers clinched a signature 4-1 win over Ursuline on Thursday, with the action heating up in the second inning. Luca Fronzaglio sparked the scoring with a fielder’s choice that put Howland on the board first.

Fresh off an emotional win over Cardinal Mooney on Wednesday, Ursuline quickly responded in the fifth, tying the game at one apiece thanks to Antonio Rutland’s sharp play on a fielder’s choice. But Howland wasn’t done yet. Back in the box in the fifth, Fronzaglio smacked a double to reclaim the lead, and additional plays widened the gap to 3-1.

Sully O’Donnell was the main man on the mound for Howland, tossing a solid seven innings, letting up just one run on three hits, and striking out one. Over at Ursuline, Thomas Kosovan was tasked with the start, surrendering four runs across six innings despite sending five batters back to the bench on strikes.

Fronzaglio wasn’t just doing damage with his arm; he also led Howland at the plate, going 1-for-2 and driving in two crucial runs. Dominic Santee, Brayden Kovarik, Aidan Anders, and Anthony Marimpietri each added a hit to Howland’s tally.

For Ursuline, Joe Balog got the bat going with two hits, but the team couldn’t capitalize enough to turn the game around. Despite their flawless defensive play, highlighted by AJ Snyder handling the most chances in the field, it wasn’t enough to stave off Howland’s charge.

Howland’s next challenge is Struthers, coming to town on Friday, ready for another showdown on their home turf.  Ursuline will return to Bob Cene Park tomorrow to take on Warren JFK.


NILES, OH- The Niles McKinley Red Dragons unleashed an offensive onslaught, pouring in eight runs on six hits in a decisive fifth inning rally against the Chaney Cowboys. The inning was highlighted by key hits from Clark and Court, each driving in a run, while a costly error allowed two more runs to score. Brixton Gilmour took one for the team, getting hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, and Landon Turner delivered a big two-run single. Williams capped off the scoring with another RBI single.

Williams also shined on the mound, earning the win for the Red Dragons by limiting the Cowboys to just two runs (none earned) and three hits over nearly four innings of work, with three strikeouts. Pagan, the Cowboys’ starter, had a rough outing, surrendering a staggering 22 runs (nine earned) on 21 hits through five innings.

Niles McKinley’s bats were hot, racking up a total of 21 hits. Kris Hrosar, Turner, Court, and Anthony Mymo each had a three-hit day. Williams, Gilmour, and Brian Parsons also had multiple hits, making it a tough day for Chaney’s pitchers.

The Red Dragons didn’t just rely on their hitting; they were aggressive on the bases, swiping eight bags over the course of the game. Hrosar contributed two of those steals, adding to the team’s dynamic performance.

For the Chaney Cowboys, Pagan, A Rinehart, B Polk, Johnson, and T Allison each managed a hit, with Moon and Johnson each knocking in a run. The Cowboys were also active on the base paths, stealing six bases, with Pagan grabbing two.

This high-scoring affair was a showcase of Niles McKinley’s potent offense and speed, setting a high bar for their next opponents as they continue their season.


STRUTHERS, OH- On Wednesday, it was a pitcher’s duel in Chapter 2 of ‘The Holy War, but Ursuline came out on top in this version, blanking Cardinal Mooney 3-0. CJ Frasco was lights out for Ursuline, carving up the opposition from the mound.

Frasco was in fine form, going the distance with a complete game shutout, racking up an impressive 13 strikeouts while scattering just four hits and issuing three walks.

Ursuline struck early, with Thomas Pesa driving in the game’s first run with a single in the first inning. That early lead proved crucial as pitching dominated the day.

On the other side, Cardinal Mooney’s pitching wasn’t too shabby either. Jonathan Brenner started the game and worked into the sixth, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits while striking out seven and walking five. Ford Stacy came in relief and held things steady, but the damage had already been done.

At the plate, Ursuline spread the offense around with Luke Kollar, Anthony Triveri, Joe Balog, Pesa, and Rowan Urbach each picking up a hit. Urbach made his count, driving in two runs to pad Ursuline’s lead.

For Cardinal Mooney, the bats were quieter, but Ryan Reese, Kaden Reese, Trent Litman, and Vince Gentile each managed to notch a hit.

Ursuline will look to carry this momentum into their next game against Howland on Thursday, hoping to replicate their strong pitching and timely hitting.  Mooney will try to snap a 5-game skid against Lake Center Christian on Friday.


CANFTON, OH- Cardinal Mooney found themselves overmatched in a tough 15-0 defeat against Canton Central Catholic on Tuesday.

Canton Central Catholic wasted no time, jumping ahead in the first inning. Hilton kicked things off with an RBI single, followed by Spitler’s RBI double, and Coy added a two-run single to quickly put Canton Central up 4-0.

The onslaught continued in the third inning with runs coming from a mix of singles by Kane and Spitler, a walk by Earley, and a costly error by Cardinal Mooney, widening the gap even further.

The fourth inning saw Canton Central Catholic’s most explosive output, racking up seven runs. Mistakes by Mooney compounded their troubles, alongside hits like Vlacovsky’s two-run double and Pieper’s two-run single that sealed the deal for a commanding lead.

On the mound, Coy was in control throughout, tossing a two-hit shutout over five innings and racking up six strikeouts. Vince Gentile had a tough day for Mooney, surrendering eight runs over just two and two-thirds innings.

Cardinal Mooney’s offense couldn’t find its rhythm, with only Ryan Reese and William Petty managing to hit safely once each. Despite their efforts, the team couldn’t turn the tide, though they did manage to turn a double play defensively.

Canton Central Catholic showcased a balanced attack with 11 hits. Pieper, Vlacovsky, Hilton, and Spitler each had two hits, contributing heavily to the team’s success. Coy not only dominated on the mound but also led his team in RBIs, driving in three runs.

Canton Central’s fielding was flawless, not committing a single error, with Hilton getting involved in five plays.

Looking ahead, Cardinal Mooney Varsity Cardinals have little time to dwell on this loss as they prepare to face Ursuline at Bob Cene Park in what’s dubbed Chapter 2 of the Holy War on Wednesday. They’ll be aiming to bounce back and make a strong statement.