SANDLOT BASEBALL Bud's/Pal Joey's sought berth in today's final
YOUNGSTOWN -- Bud's/Pal Joey's played unbeaten Brunswick on Saturday night in the National Amateur Baseball Federation Major regional tournament at Pemberton-Donnell Park.
The game was not completed in time for this edition.
The last local team remaining, Bud's was trying to earn a berth in today's championship game, scheduled for noon.
A six-run seventh inning kept Bud's/Pal Joey's in contention earlier in the day as it eliminated Pizza Oven 6-5.
Joe Marzano, who had a pair of singles, hit a sacrifice fly that drove in Jason Jablonski with the deciding run. Jablonski had doubled home two runs.
Winning pitcher Matt Raiti, who worked seven innings and scattered eight hits with four strikeouts, picked up the win.
Marzano, Raiti and Frank Santore each had two hits.
In other games, Brunswick topped Cleveland TCM 6-4 and Perdue Chicks eliminated Steve's Sports 8-3.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- Steve Schoenfeld pitched a two-hitter as Canfield posted a 13-2 victory over Kentucky in the boys 13-14 Junior League (Little League) regional tournament Saturday.
Nate Wilson hit a home run and drove in three runs, while Bob Herberger had three hits and two RBIs.
Andrew Zunic drove in three runs and Jake Kucek two.