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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.

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