ON AREA DIAMONDS Youth baseball and softball
Babe Ruth (14-15)
Youngstown Express 9, East Side Kiwanis 2 -- John Mang pitched a complete game, scattering four hits while striking out four batters, as Express (14-2) clinched first place for the upcoming playoffs. Mike Eliseo led the offense with three hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Grant Sevek went 3-for-3 with two RBIs. Brian Daugherty tripled. Jon Grist doubled for ESK.
Rondinelli 6, Astros 4 -- Anthony Porter, Joe Irwin and Pat Elias each had two hits for Rondinelli (12-5). Kyle McCarthy threw three innings of shutout relief to get the save.
Rondinelli 7, Sluggers 6 -- Anthony Porter's second hit drove in the winning run and Matt Madrid had three hits.
Rondinelli 8, J & amp;W Crown 4 -- Danny Ford had three hits and Brennan Meenachan had two hits. For J & amp;W, Steve Stenglein had three hits.
Babe Ruth (13s)
Youngstown Express 10, Rondinelli Tuxedo 4 -- Jesse D'Amico and Manoli Pahoulis both went 3-for-4, with a triple and double each, for Express. Mark Rossi and Jared Bartholomew added two hits, including a triple, each, while Michael Rose doubled and singled and Brett Dutton singled twice. Phillip Besoui and Ryan Satterlee combined on a three hitter. Matt Savon homered for Rondinelli.
Poland 4, Bills Place 3 -- Ryan Seydlorski drove in two runs and Jon Kocon had two hits. Bills was 3-22 in 2000 and 17-8 this summer.
Poland David's Heating 4, Boardman Bills Place 3 -- Mike Hallock, Corey Jones and Shane Gallagher all had doubles. For Bills, Jonathan Kocon had two hits and Ryan Seydlorsky doubled.
WR Lukanec 2, Lisbon 0 -- Bob Barney threw a two hitter with 13 strikeouts. Chris Moore singled twice.
Boardman Dart Trucking 10, Boardman Option Care 6 -- Sarah Albani and Tricia Bailey combined on 13 strikeouts while Katie Zetts had two doubles.
Valley Sting (12-under)
Canfield NSA tournament -- The Valley Sting team finished first and second with the Purple beating the Green 5-0 in the title game. Also, Valley Sting Green beat Boardman Magic 3-0, Strasburg 4-0 and the Canfield Flames 7-0. The Purple beat the Green 8-2.