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STRUTHERS OH- After a few days off with weather delays the Athletix 18U team showed absolutely no signs of rust Wednesday night.  They fought their way to an impressive 5-2 win over Knightline.

Gavin Wilms put together a strong day at the plate for Athletix knocking in 2 runs on a 1-3 day.  Gavin Fallgrin was 1-2 on the night including a run driven in.  Evan Tice also went 1-2 on the day with a run scored and a RBI.  Tice drew one of eight total walks for the Athletix offense.

Wilms got the win on the bump for Athletix. He went 5 innings and gave up just 1 earned run on 6 hits. He was able to strike out 4 hitters on the way to his win.

Santino Ciambotti was Knightline’s big source of offense going 1-3 with a RBI.  Ty Eberhardt was on fire going 4-4 at the plate. Logan Cayavec was another hitter on the day with multiple hits going 2-3 with a walk.


STRUTHERS, OH- Don Pletcher’s squad will defend it’s Palomino World Series tittle in Laredo, Texas after winning the east zone regional championship on Wednesday night at Bob Cene Park. The game didn’t finish in 7 innings because of a lightning delay, but Youngstown Blue had a mammoth lead after 2 innings at the plate.

Youngstown Blue came out with a bang in the first inning scoring 12 runs on 7 hits, including 4 doubles. The team then scored 2 more runs in the second with a double from Jack Kail, and then a triple by Andrew Marcello. The game was called due to lightning, but Youngstown Blue had a 14-1 lead at the time, and the east zone regional champion was awarded to Youngstown.

Catcher Kolton Shaffer lead the way with 4 RBI’s in 2 at-bats. He was followed by Gavin Miller who was 3-3 with a double and 2 runs scored. Erik Sundgren also had 3 RBI’s and a double as the lead-off hitter.

Youngstown returns to Texas for the Palomino World Series to defend last year’s championship. The tournament begins Friday, July 29th, and Youngstown will play the winner of Lithuania and the South Zone champion on the 30th at 11:30 A.M. Goodluck to Youngstown in the 2022 Palomino World Series.


STRUTHERS, OH-The top 2 teams in the 16U Hernandez Division met on Tuesday night at Bob Cene Park. Dura Edge and Astro battled back and forth the entire way, but the Falcons overcame an early deficit to win it in extra frames.

Dura Edge took the first lead after a sacrifice fly from Paul Gubba to make it 1-0 in the fourth inning. The Astro Falcons were held scoreless through 5 innings, until Jake Schneider took the lead with a 2 RBI triple into right center. The Falcons had a slim 1 run lead in the seventh inning, until a 2 out error in the last inning scored the game tying run from second base.

The knight cap also went into extra innings, and the Astro Falcons scored 4 runs to build a cushion. In the eight, Drew Kaschak had the go-ahead RBI single, followed by a 2 RBI base knock by Jay Wrona. Astro would allow one run in the bottom of the eight frame, but held on to a 6-3 victory. Astro improves to 14-4, while Dura Edge drops to 8-10.


STRUTHERS, OH- Eagle Wear was searching for it’s first win of the 2022 campaign in the 16U Youngstown Class B Baseball League. It was a tough test against the top seed, the Whiting Roll-Offs, but Eagle Wear prevailed in extras to erase the win-less streak.

Eagle Wear got the first lead of the ballgame with Ben Barnes scoring 1 run in the first. Later on in the fourth inning, Whiting countered with 3 runs scored on 3 consecutive errors by the Eagle Wear defense. Although it was a huge momentum swing, Eagle Wear came right back to take the lead in the bottom of the fourth. Avery Maley started the rally with a single, followed by a double in the gap by Braeden Settnek. Eagle Wear led 4-3 heading into the final frame, until Joey Campoli led off the inning with a walk, and then Nathan Craig drove him in with an RBI single up the middle.

The ballgame went into extra frames, with Eagle Wear winning the ballgame in the bottom half of the eight inning. Maley drew a one out walk to get aboard, with Settnek moving him in scoring position with his second hit of the day. Eagle Wear brought up Matt Paparodis with the game winning run at second, and Paparodis would drive him in with an RBI single to win the game 5-4. Eagle Wear pulls off the upset bid and wins their first game of the season. Whiting still controls first place in the Livi Division with a record of 14-4.


STRUTHERS OH- Creekside and Astro Falcons had the Class B season end with drama with a winner take all Game 5 on Friday night. Creekside came out strong and shutdown the Falcons offense to take home the Championship with a 6-0 win.

Noah Reims has a big night for Creekside going 2-4 with a run scored and 2 RBI. David Duffalo was perfect at the plate going 2-2 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI. BJ Arnold went 2-4 with a run scored and a RBI.

The Falcons offense had 6 hits and 5 walks, but couldn’t bring anyone home against Creekside’s pitching. Lucas Gulcznski went 1-1 with 2 walks on the night. Matt Shepard, Chase Franken, and JJ Wetherholt all went 1-2 with a walk.

Gavin Miller brought home the win for Creekside on the hill. He went 6 innings giving up 0 runs on 6 hits and striking out 5.



STRUTHERS OH- The Astro Falcons have forced a winner take all Game 5 in the 18U Championship Series. They dominated Creekside Thursday night in a 9-0 victory. They made the most out of their hits, scoring their nine runs on just six hits.

Ricky Havrilla has a big night going 1-3 with a run scored, a walk, and 2 RBI.  Lucas Gulcznski almost matched those numbers going 1-3 with a run score and 2 RBI. Brandon Gelpi went 1-3 with a walk and 2 RBI. The Falcons walked 11 times on the night. Chase Franken walked 3 times. JJ Wetherholt Walker twice, he also went 1-2 with a run scored.

Creekside only managed 3 hits on the night, and two of them came from BJ Arnold who went 2-3. Cole Yeager collected the other hit going 1-3. David Duffalo walked once.

Andrew Russell got the shutout victory on the mound for the Falcons. He went all 7 innings giving up 0 runs on 3 hits. He struck out 9 while only walking 1.


STRUTHERS OH- The Astro Falcons let loose on Creekside on Wednesday night to avoid a series sweep. It was a dominating 15-1 victory. The Falcons scored 15 runs on 9 hits and only allowed 1 run on 2 hits.

Andrew Russell was very productive for the Falcons going 1-2 with a run scored, a walk, and 3 RBI. JJ Wetherholt went 2-4 with a run scored and 3 RBI. Will Ray went 2-3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI.

Ben Petske has the team’s only RBI going 1-2 with a RBI. David Duffalo collected the other hit for Creekside went 1-1 with a walk. Brady Hansen walked twice.

Jon McCullough tossed a victory on the mound for the Falcons. He went 5 innings giving up 1 run on 2 hits. He struck out 9.


STRUTHERS OH- The Astro Falcons finishes off the 16U Championship series with a 10-0 win over Knightline to sweep the series. The Astros only scored in two innings, unfortunately for Knightline, one inning was an eight run one.

Stephen Tarnoci went 1-1 with a run scored and 2 RBI. Cole Constable went 1-3 with a run scored and a RBI. Aiden Miller went 1-1 with a RBI. Seth Cervello went 1-2 with a RBI.

Knightline only managed 1 hit and it came from Teagan McCurdy who went 1-2. Dru DeShields and Mikey Sciortino both walked once.

Anthony Miller brought home the championship victory for the Falcons. He went 5 innings giving up 0 runs on 1 hit and striking out 7.




Drew Kaschak had all the right stuff on Wednesday for Astro Falcons, allowing zero runs and besting Whiting Roll-Offs by a score of 14-0

Astro Falcons opened up scoring in the first inning.  Nick Lewis drew a walk, scoring one run.

Astro Falcons put up four runs in the second inning.  They scored their runs on a double by Lewis.

A double by Ben Miller in the fourth inning was a positive for Whiting.

Kaschak pitched Astro Falcons to victory. He surrendered zero runs on two hits over five innings, striking out one and walking one.

Joey Pugh was on the mound for Whiting. He went two innings, allowing eight runs on nine hits and striking out two.  

Astro Falcons collected 13 hits.  Jay Michael Wrona, Ryan DiLullo, Bo Fornataro, and Jaden Rishel all had multiple hits.  Wrona went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Astro Falcons in hits.

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Astro Falcons weathered a scare by Whiting Roll-Offs in the fourth inning where Astro Falcons coughed up three runs, but they still won 19-5 on Tuesday.  Whiting big bats were led by Corbin Sevcik, Grant Melder, and Ben Kern, all driving in runs in the frame.

Astro Falcons got things moving in the first inning, when Bo Fornataro singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run.

Jaden Rishel got the win for Astro Falcons. He lasted three and two-thirds innings, allowing five hits and five runs while striking out one.  

Cameron Foy led things off on the pitcher’s mound for Whiting. He lasted two-thirds of an inning, allowing five hits and nine runs. 

Astro Falcons scattered 15 hits in the game.  Joey Gentile, Ryan DiLullo, Jake Schneider, Jay Michael Wrona, and Rishel all had multiple hits.  Rishel, Wrona, Schneider, DiLullo, and Gentile each collected two hits to lead.

Thomas led Whiting with two hits in three at bats.

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