Penn Ohio posts win with 4-hit shutout
Bud's/DiCioccio got at least one run in every inning of its contest.
WARREN -- Penn Ohio, behind the four-hit pitching effort by Steve Liebal, posted a 2-0 victory over Predator Trucking in a Warren Class AA League game at Packard Park MacGregor Field.
In pitching the complete game, Liebal struck out 11 batters.
Matt Madrid hit a double in each of the fourth and sixth innings. Mike Hanck hit a triple in the fourth inning and scored both runs for the winners.
In a losing effort, Mike Van Dyke of Predator Trucking (1-16) allowed only five hits and struck out 11.
Molded Plastics 3, LBW Dawgs 1
Rudy Pekarovich hit a triple and single to spark Champion Molded Plastics. Mike Sweeney also hit a triple and single for the winners.
The Dawgs slipped to 2-15.
Metro Ice 9, Yo. Metros 5
Derek Armstrong and Don Marsh led the winners, who jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the first inning, with three hits apiece. Nick Zajaczkowski drove in three runs. Dave Nypaver hit a triple and single.
Dan Bertolini collected two hits and Scott Bender hit a triple for the Youngstown Metros.
MTC Knights 11, Gibson-Governor Insurance 0
Rick DiMuzio hit a home run and single and drove in four runs for the winners. Derek Stanton doubled twice and drove in three runs. Torrie Frangiamore added three singles.
Youngstown Metros 10, LBW Dawgs 0
Brent Parks hit a pair of triples and drove in three runs for the Metros. Dan Bertolini hit a triple and single and drove in three runs. Trevor Popielec added a double and single.
Bud's/DiCioccio 13,Tri-County 3
YOUNGSTOWN -- Bud's/DiCioccio scored at least one run in every inning, four in the first, and pounded out 17 hits at Pemberton-Donnell Park.
Everyone in the starting lineup for Bud's (17-4) had at least one hit. Rick Gozur went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and three runs batted in.
Kinsey Henderson hit a double and single and Ross Buttle, with two RBIs, and Ryan Betzler each had two singles.
Anthony Albanese (5-0) worked four innings, allowed two hits and struck out one to pick up the win.
Ray Jaminet hit a single and a double and scored twice for the losers (5-16). Josh Faltot hit a two-run triple in the fifth inning.