Fitch softball captures first state title in program history with 6-1 win over Anthony Wayne

Staff photo / Brian Yauger Austintown Fitch's McKenna Hogan lifts the Division I state championship trophy Saturday afternoon at Firestone Park in Akron. The Falcons defeated Anthony Wayne 6-1.

AKRON — It’s an Austintown Fitch coronation.

With a 6-1 victory over Whitehouse Anthony Wayne on Saturday, the Falcons won their first Division I softball state championship in school history.

After falling behind early, facing a one-run deficit after the first inning, Fitch rallied with an RBI by Kylie Folkwein in the third inning.

Then, the Falcons found their groove, scoring four runs off four hits in the fifth inning. Ayla Ray kicked things off with a solo blast, and Folkwein added her second RBI of the game with a two-out triple. The Falcons also took advantage of two Generals errors in the infield, to score the other two runs.

Sydnie Watts closed things out in the circle in the seventh inning, fittingly with a strikeout. She finished with 12 for the game.

Read the full story online on Sunday or in Sunday’s edition of the Tribune Chronicle and Vindicator.


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