STRUTHERS Line Drive defeats Youngstown Express
STRUTHERS -- Line Drive upended Youngstown Express 11-4 Friday to win its best-of-three Class B playoff series.
Tonight at 7 at Cene Park, Line Drive will take on Astro Falcons in the first game of a best-of-five series for the Class B League championship.
Trailing 3-2, Line Drive broke open the game against Express by scoring four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, then adding two in the fifth and three in the sixth.
Vasili Pahoulis pitched a complete game for Line Drive, scattering seven hits to pick up the win.
Giancarlo Silvestri and Pahoulis led Line Drive with two hits apiece.
Mo Oliver paced Youngstown Express with three hits, one a double.
Miller Health: BROOKE, W. Va. -- Miller Health Care (also known as Roridan's of the Class B League) lost 7-2 to Long Island in its opening game of the Beast of East Tournament.
Miller Health Care then won 6-2 over Springdale, 5-2 over Marietta and 6-5 over the Kentucky Stars.
In the victory over Marietta, Don Kirkwood had three hits. Josh Pratt hit a triple and single in the win over the Stars.