Line Drive Academy ousted by Canadian club in regional
CINCINNATI -- Line Drive Academy of the Youngstown Little b league lost 9-0 to the Ontario Blue Jays in the East Central Regional Championship Game of the Mickey Mantle Tournament.
The Ontario Blue Jays, an all-star team comprised of the best players throughout Canada, are one of eight teams to qualify for the Mantle tournament's championship round.
John Mang and Doug Brown were the leading hitters in the three-day tournament, with eight and seven hits, respectively. Pitchers posting wins were Mang, Mark Tanner and Adam Zakowski.
Other members of the Line Drive Academy team that finished tied for ninth in the Mantle tournament are Mark Delisio, Matt Madrid, Jay Davis, Adam Solich, Greg Barton, Rob Fernback, Cameron Cimino, Craig Dobos, Mike Eliseo, Josh Geric, Joe Skocik, Steve Orlosky and Manoli Pahoulis.
The manager is Mark Bercik, assisted by coaches Mike Zakowski and Kerry Brown.