MARION IL- Logan Cypher drove in four runs on one hit to lead Youngstown past Aroma Park, Illinois 18-3 on Friday in the Palomino World Series Opener. Cypher tripled in the third inning, scoring three runs, and hit a sacrifice fly in the second inning, scoring one.
Jacob Hayes, Jacob Rynd, and Rowan Urbach at the bottom of Youngstown’s lineup combined for six of the team’s 12 hits in their victory. They scored five runs and drove in four.
Youngstown got on the board in the top of the first inning after an error scored one run, Chandler Maurice drew a walk, scoring one run, Rynd singled, scoring one run, hayes singled, scoring three runs, and Urbach tripled, scoring one run.
Youngstown added one run in the second after Cypher hit a sacrifice fly.
Youngstown scored five runs on two hits in the top of the third inning. A wild pitch scored one run, Cypher tripled, scoring three runs, and an error scored one run.
Dawson Wallace stepped on the hill first for Youngstown. The starting pitcher gave up one hit and zero runs over two innings, striking out three and walking none. Byron Wills started the game for Aroma Park, Illinois. The starting pitcher allowed two hits and six runs (five earned) over one-third of an inning, striking out one and walking two. Brysan Zirwas threw two innings of no-run ball for Youngstown in relief. They surrendered zero hits, striking out four and walking none.
Youngstown collected 12 hits in the game. Number seven hitter, Rynd, showed the depth of the lineup, by leading them with three hits in four at bats. Hayes collected two hits in four at bats. Maurice paced Youngstown with two walks. Overall, the team had patience at the plate, piling up nine walks for the game. Youngstown didn’t commit a single error in the field. Noah Anzevino had the most chances in the field with four.