CLASS B BASEBALL Livi clicks for 13-0 victory
Youngstown Express defeated Youngstown Propane.
STRUTHERS -- Livi Steel unleashed a 15-hit attack to defeat Rondinelli Tuxedo 13-0 in the Youngstown Class B Baseball League Thursday at Cene Park.
Livi (7-11) was led by Phil Butch and Sean Lucas, who had three runs batted in each, and Luke Strike (4-1), who threw a two-hit shutout.
He struck out six and walked none.
Bill Corbett and Gabe McKee had singles for Rondinelli (6-12).
Lazart 10, Becdir 5: Steve Franklin had three hits and three runs batted in.
Franklin had a single, a double and a triple, while Jason Nolfi added a triple as part of his three hits.
Robert Stull had two hits, one a double, and two RBIs for Lazart, which got six strong innings from Jim Hicks, who struck out eight and allowed only three earned runs.
John Sciullio had two hits for Becdir (8-19), while Juan Serrano had a double.
Astro Falcons 8, Roth Brothers 6: The Astro Falcons (12-6) were paced by Dan Bertolini, who went 3-for-3 and scored twice, while Brent Parks, Bob Benson, Don Ehrenberg and Sean Clayton each had two hits.
David Sayre (1-1) picked up the win. He gave up five hits, two earned runs and struck out five.
Adam DeFord had three hits for Roth, which rallied with two runs in the bottom of the seventh on a single by Josh Skraba.
David Yost struck out the last man with runners on second and third to earn his first save on the year.
Youngstown Express 8, Youngstown Propane 3: The Express (9-9) used a three-run first and a four-run fourth to upset league-leading Propane. Tim Dewberry had a two-run single in the first and a run-scoring triple in the third to pace the Express offense, while Scott Taylor doubled. Brian Sterling (1-2) scattered five hits with six strikeouts. For Propane (15-3), Paul Suhar had a pair of hits, including a two-run double in the seventh. Michael Krieger (2-1) had 10 strikeouts in the complete game loss.
Line Drive 5, Riordan's 1: Kevin Libeg (4-0) threw a seven-hitter, striking out six, as Line Drive (15-3) moved into a first-place tie with Propane. Sean Curry and Mike Hanck had two hits each for the winners, with Hanck, Matt Repec and Joe Toth hitting doubles. The double by Repec was his league-leading ninth of the season. For Riordan's (10-8), Mike DeCola had two hits, and Joe O'Hara had a double.