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WASHINGTON, PA- Youngstown fell behind early and couldn’t come back in an 8-1 loss to Chinese Taipei on Monday.  Chinese Taipei scored on a home run by CHEN AN Pai in the first inning.

Chinese Taipei opened up scoring in the first inning when an error scored one run.

YI WEI Tseng pitched Chinese Taipei to victory. He lasted three innings, allowing five hits and one run while striking out three and walking one. SZ Te LiYUAN KAI Chang, and YI LEI Sun all put in work in relief out of the bullpen, steering their team towards the victory.

Anthony Malagise took the loss for Youngstown.  He surrendered four runs on five hits over four innings, striking out one.

Chinese Taipei socked three home runs on the day. Pai had a dinger in the first inning. Tseng put one out in the third inning. TZU CHUN Yang went for the long ball in the seventh inning to seal the victory.

For Youngstown, Jarrod Malagise went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Grit City in hits.

YU CHENG Yang led Chinese Taipei with two hits in three at-bats. Chinese Taipei didn’t commit a single error in the field. Pai had the most chances in the field with 11. Taipei stole six bases during the game as two players stole more than one. Yang led the way with two.



Dom Fornataro

Luca Ricchiuti

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WASHINGTON, PA- Following their 6-0 victory over Mexico on Friday, Team Youngstown sat down with YSN General Manager, Steve Leslie to discuss the win and what is to come on Monday evening against Chinese Taipei.


Manager Scott Ruark

Anthony Miller

Ben Slanker

Anthony & Jarrod Malagise

Luca Bertolasio


LAREDO, TX- Facing elimination and seeking revenge for a heartbreaking loss to Puerto Rico on Saturday night, Coach Don Pletcher handed the ball to the battle-tested young man with a championship pedigree, and Chase Franken again displayed the mettle that has earned him a long list of big game victories as Youngstown defeated Puerto Rico 6-3 here Sunday night.

After a shaky start that saw Franken uncharacteristically walk two in the first inning, leading to two runs for Puerto Rico, he found his groove retiring 14 of 15 batters at one point.  He went the distance allowing 3 runs on five hits while striking out six and walking three. 

Offensively, the Astro Falcons took an early 1-0 lead as Franken started the game with a base hit and scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Justin Miknis.  They tied the score at 2-2 in the second when Bobby Lane scored on a balk. Then trailing 3-2 in the fourth, Lucas Gulczinski led off with a single and was moved along by a Ricky Havrilla base hit.  Brandon Gelpi drew a walk, setting the stage for the night’s biggest blow. Brayden Beck delivered a bases-clearing triple to right giving Youngstown a 5-3 lead. Franken then drove home Beck to finish the scoring.

Youngstown now faces Puerto Rico for the rubber match tomorrow morning here at Uni-Trade in Laredo.  Once again, YSNlive.com will bring you the game at 11:00 a.m. EST. The winner of that game plays Chinese-Tapei for the 2019 Palomino World Championship at 8:00 p.m. EST. 


*Contributed by Mark Franken


LAREDO, TX- Jack Kartsonis kept Youngstown’s hopes for a championship alive.  In an East versus West rematch, the Youngstown Astro Falcons again defeated the Santa Clara Red Sox 3-0 here Sunday afternoon.  Santa Clara came to Laredo with a bullseye on their backs as five-time champions of the Palomino World Series. Youngstown Coach Don Pletcher marked them as the team to beat again this year.

Game two was more of a pitcher’s duel than the first encounter.  Kartsonis spun a complete game shutout scattering six hits, striking out four, and walking none.  He allowed just one baserunner into scoring position while pounding the strike zone throughout. He credited his changeup and breaking ball saying he really didn’t have his best fastball.  

Santa Clara used three pitchers to limit the Astro Falcons to just three hits.  But two of those hits were triples in the second inning. Lucas Gulczinski started the inning with a three-bagger and scored on an Andrew Sabella ground out.  Then after two walks, Chase Franken drilled the gap in left-center to complete the three-run frame. And that’s all Kartsonis would need.

Youngstown earned a rematch with Puerto Rico as they look to avenge the heartbreaking loss Saturday night. 


*Contributed by Mark Franken



Post Game Interview with Youngstown Manager, Don Pletcher


Post Game Interview with Jack Kartsonis


STRUTHERS, OH-  The New York Nine sits atop of the NABF Senior mountain top after a 5-0 victory over Creekside Fitness in the World Series finale!

New York started the scoring in the top half of the opening inning.  Reynaldo Angeles, Albery Pichardo, and Jean Carlos Morillo all hit consecutive singles to load the bases.  Justin Peralta promptly unloaded them with a bases-clearing triple to take a quick 3-0 lead.  Peralta finished his trip around the bases by scoring on a wild pitch from Ryan Sullivan.  New York leads 4-0.

Pitching and defense took over until New York plated one more run in the top half of the seventh inning.  Griffin Arnone got on base with a single.  Colm O’Shea wasted no time in bringing him in with an RBI double.  The lead for New York grew to 5-0.

Tyler D’Amico finished off what he started, completing the shutout and the World Series-clinching effort!

D’Amico scattered five hits in his complete-game shutout, striking out nine and not walking a single batter.  Ryan Sullivan took the loss for Creekside, yielding four runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings pitched, striking out two and walking only one.  Peralta had the big blow of the game with the three-run triple, and scoring his subsequent run on the wild pitch.  O’Shea slugged an RBI double for New York in the win.  Nick Guarnieri led Creekside with a pair of hits in the contest.

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NY              (6-1) 400 000 1   5 8 1
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Tyler D’Amico and John Garcia; Ryan Sullivan, Brady Hansen (5) and Nathan Stutz; WP: D’Amico; LP: Sullivan; 2B: Colm O’Shea (NY); 3B: Justin Peralta (NY)
New York Nine 5 – 0 Creekside Fitness
*Contributed by Rob Harvischak