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Ohio Glaciers swing into season with 12-0 record

May 19, 2011
Special to the Town Crier 
Six young Canfield residents are off to a winning start with the Ohio Glaciers, a traveling competitive baseball team based in Youngstown. The 12-and-under team, which consists of players from Ohio and Pennsylvania, holds a 12-0 record after taking first place in their first two tournaments of the season. Tournaments will continue throughout the summer.

In the first tournament, the Triple Crown Sports Great Lakes Opener in Youngstown, the Glaciers led the team to five wins and no losses to win the championship against the WP Wolfpack with a score of 17-0. The Glaciers went on to win the second tournament, Nations State Qualifier Batter Up Classic in Richmond Heights, Ohio, with four wins and no losses to win the championship game against the Wadsworth Grizzlies, 10-1. These tournament wins have qualified the Glaciers for the Triple Crown Nationals and Nations State Tournament. They will be attending Cooperstown Dreams Park in New York in July to compete against teams from across the United States.

Canfield residents Joe DeLucia, Ethan Kalina, Chris Lewis, Joey Machuga, Zach Tinkey and Anthony Vross all contributed to the team’s success in the recent victories. Catcher DeLucia played solid defense in the championship game with no passed balls and was two-for-two at the plate with an RBI. Kalina went two-for-three with an RBI in the Glaciers' 20-4 victory over the Rubber City Raptors in pool play. Lefty hitter Lewis blasted in two RBIs in the Glaciers 15-2 victory during pool play against Jackson Gold. Third baseman Machuga went 3 for 3 in the pool play game against the Rubber City Raptors. Southpaw pitcher/outfielder/first baseman Tinkey crushed a two-run double in the pool play game against LA Baseball during the Glacier’s seven-run sixth inning rally. Gloveman Vross played solid defense at second base throughout the tournament and also sprayed a couple RBI clutch base hits down the right field line in pool play against the Rubber City Raptors and in the championship game against the Wadsworth Grizzlies.

The Ohio Glaciers is a national travel baseball program competing in divisions 9-and under through 22-and-under.

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