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LAREDO, TX- The Youngstown Class B All-Stars were down 3-0 to start Sunday night’s semi-final game.  The boys from the 330 waited for their time in the game to strike, and when they did- they never looked back.

Youngstown snatched the lead late in the game in an 8-3 victory over Brownsville on Sunday. The game was tied at three with Youngstown batting in the bottom of the fifth when Gage Gilliot hit a grand slam on a 0-2 count, to give Youngstown the lead for good.  The irony of the situation was that Brownsville had intentionally walked Tim Quinn in order to set up a double play situation against Gilliot.  Gage had other ideas.

Youngstown earned the victory despite allowing Brownsville to score three runs in the first inning. Brownsville‘s big inning was driven by singles by Jose GutierrezAngel Solis Jr., and David Benitez.

Brownsville, TX fired up the offense in the first inning, when Gutierrez singled on a 0-2 count, scoring one run.

Youngstown, OH knotted the game up at three in the bottom of the fourth inning, when a wild pitch scored one run for Youngstown.

Aiden Kelly was on the mound for Youngstown, OH. The ace went one inning, allowing three runs on three hits.  However, the real story was the relief work of Joe Roth.  The Austintown native pitched six innings from the pen while giving up no hits, and no runs the rest of the way.  The standout had not pitched an inning since June 19th in a competitive setting before Sunday’s relief appearance.

Angel Larranaga led things off on the hill for BrownsvilleLarranaga lasted four and a third innings, allowing eight hits and seven runs while striking out two. Eduardo Guerrero threw one and two-thirds innings out of the bullpen.

Youngstown racked up ten hits. Gilliot and Gavin Miller all managed multiple hits for YoungstownMiller and Gilliot each managed two hits to lead YoungstownYoungstown, OH didn’t commit a single error in the field.


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