YOUNGSTOWN -- Anthony Albanese (1-0) worked five innings, allowed only three hits and struck out five as Bud's/DiCioccio posted a 6-3 victory over Predator Trucking in Class AA League at Pemberton Donnell Park.
Paul Kello pitched two hitless innings, walked two, struck out three and gave up a run in relief.
With the score tied 2-2, Bud's scored four runs in the second inning as Jason Jablonski, Ross Buttle and Frank Santore hit successive singles. Shane Davis hit a two-run single and Rick Gozur hit a two-run double.
Buttle and Gozur each had two hits.
Buds 7, Metro Ice 2
Santore (1-0) scattered seven hits and struck out seven over six innings. Kyle Sobecki pitched the seventh inning and struck out three straight batters.
Buds/DiCioccio, behind 2-1, scored five runs in the fourth inning on an error and five singles. Sobecki led the team with two singles and he drove in four runs. Kinsey Henderson added two singles.
Nick Pompeo, Dave Nypaver and Josh Miller each had two hits for Metro Ice.