ON AREA DIAMONDS \ Youth baseball and softball
B.B. Rooners (independent) 19 & amp; under finished 5-1 in the Troy (Ohio) Memorial Tournament. Rooners defeated Worthington American Legion 7-5, Kalamazoo Maroons 8-6 in eight innings, Dayton Rawlings 26-10, Fairborn American Legion 10-8 and Lima American Legion, 4-3, before losing to Napoleon American Legion, 11-3. Leading hitters for Rooners (20-2 overall) were Justin Benson (Washington, Pa.) with nine hits, Shane Scott (Lakeview, Pa.) with eight, Brian Daugherty (Brookfield) and Brett Dutton (Girard) with seven each, and David Leon (Hermitage, Pa.) and Josh Cress (Slippery Rock, Pa.), with six apiece. Scott had three extra base hits, while Benson and Andy Todor (West Branch) had two each, and Daugherty had five stolen bases. Benson also had eight RBIs. Billy Couchenour (Columbiana) had a win and two saves, while Dutton, Joe Hardy (Bristol), Sam Suitca (Alliance) and Ryan Hays (Slippery Rock, Pa.) also picked up wins. Scott had two saves.
Tri-T Pony (ages 13-14)
West Branch Terry's Tire Town/MAC Trailer 11, Salem Smile Wright 1 -- Winning pitcher Kolin Stanley struck out three batters. Tyler Strawser's three hits included a double. Brian Snoddy had two doubles while Seth Guy and Mick Manser each had a double and single. For Salem, Dan Gagnon struck out three batters. His two hits included a double.West Branch Terry's Tire Town/MAC Trailer 13, Salem VFW 3West Branch Terry's Tire Town/MAC Trailer 12, Boardman GF Insulation 6
Tri-T Colt (ages 15-17)
Columbiana DeChellis Dental 13, Austintown Paper Center 1 -- Tom Biroschak allowed five hits and one run over six innings, striking out eight. Steve Bensinger had three hits and scored three times. For Austintown, John Bigelow singled and scored.Columbiana DeChellis Dental 18, Campbell Police 8 -- Josh Less had four hits and scored four runs. Tom DeChellis and Pat Sposato had three hits apiece while Steve Bensinger and Eugene Leson scored three runs each. For Campbell, Mike Hagens had three hits.Columbiana DeChellis Dental 20, Austintown Denny's 5 -- Steve Bensinger, Tom DeChellis and Tom Buroschak had three hits apiece while Josh Less and Vince Penza each scored three times.Austintown Greenwood Chevrolet 18, Poland Coldwell Banker 10 -- Eric Sofranko had two doubles and five RBIs. Winning pitcher Adam Sterling contributed four hits and four RBIs. Todd Mounce and Tom DeToro had four hits each. For Poland, Chris Moore and Marcus Romeo reach base four times and Tyler Kelley scored three runs.
Lakeview Insurance Center 14, Boardman Mayo 3Lakeview Insurance Center 9, Niles Schultz Service Center 5
Babe Ruth (ages 14-15)
Astro Falcons 9, All-Star Sports 0 -- Shane Wagner pitched a one-hitter striking out seven, and the Astros had five triples. Shane Wagner and Nick Wiery had two hits each and Paul Cene had three RBIs. Matt Durkin had the only hit for All-Star Sports.Mahoning Valley Panthers 8, Wharmby Sports 6 -- Jay Gonzalez gave up three runs and Brad Bates struck out the final two batters for the Panthers. Jeff Bruno went 4-for-4 for the Panthers while Bo Beegle added three hits. Ross Revella had two hits for Wharmby Sports, including a triple.Line Drive 5, Rizer Group Insurance 1 -- Shane Parks pitched five innings, allowing one run and seven hits. Pat O'Brien and John Madeline pitched the final two innings. John Tatarka and Dean Porter had two hits each for Line Drive and O'Brien scored twice. For Rizer Mike Frasso and Kyle Callahan each contributed two hits and Jim Masterson doubled.Rondinelli 4, Joe Koch Realty 3 -- Jaymee Shephard tripled in John Simon in the bottom of the eighth inning for Rondinelli. Cory Nesbitt and Eric Francis combined on the pitching win.Sluggers 10, Salem AC 2 -- Andy Zigmont pitched a complete game allowing only two runs, and he singled twice for Sluggers. Tim Ridzon had four hits, while Ben Bechtol had three and Jim Haupt added two runs.Astro Falcons 10, Rizer Group Insurance 2 -- Mike Kelly pitched a complete game giving up only three hits and striking out five to lead the Astro Falcons. Trent Vallinger had three hits, including two triples, and four RBIs. Tom Cheslik and Mike Kelly each had two hits.Rondinelli 3, Line Drive 2 -- John Simon drove in Jaymee Shephard to score the winning run for Rondinelli. Eric Francis and Shawn Roman combined to pitch a four hitter for Rondinelli. Mike Popio had two hits for Line Drive.Mahoning Valley Panthers 11, All-Star Sports 1 -- Mike Piesto gave up three hits and 1 unearned run for the Panthers. Jay Gonzalez was 3-for-3 for the Panthers while Jeff Bruno and Mark Carlozzi had two hits each.Wharmby Sports 8, Sluggers 6 -- Tyler Moser, David Saluga, Tyler Young, Mark Lapikis and Ryan Ward each had two hits to lead Wharmby. Adam Meese and Stephen Perrott each had two hits for Sluggers.Joe Koch Realty 11, Salem AC 5 -- Ricky Segesto pitched five innings and Jason Bagoly had three hits and four RBIs to lead Joe Koch Realty. Matt Pitzulo, Dom Jackett and Nick Crum each had two hits and Ryan Pesta two RBIs. Anthony Luchansky had two hits and two RBIs, and Derek Ball added two hits for Salem.
The Valley Sting 18U fastpitch team traveled to the Toledo Tune-Up Tournament and won five of seven games. Sting opened with a 4-1 loss to a Port Perry (Canada) Angels, then won 10-1 as Kasey Karr (Champion) pitched a three-hitter. Markie Pozzuto (Mecca) and Karr then combined on a two-hitter as Sting defeated Toledo Lady Irish Blue 10-0. Karr pitched a complete-game two-hitter in a 1-0 win over Ohio Shockers, then Pozzuto did the same in an 8-0 win over Ohio Emeralds. Next, Sting lost 2-0 to Metro (Pa.) Express, then Pozzuto pitched another two-hitter in a 12-1 win over Ohio Naturals. Sting's offensive leaders were Allie Patton (Poland) with nine hits and seven runs scored, Pam Dreslinski (Kingsville) with eight hits and six RBIs, Karr with seven hits and eight RBIs, Kari Thompson (Poland) with seven hits and five runs scored, and Amanda Graeter (Lyndhurst) and Pozzuto with seven hits each. Jess Rabell (Albion, Pa.) had two triples, while Trisha Dreslinski (Kingsville), and Rachel Wolford (Kingsville) each added five hits.
Vindicator staff reports