GF Insulations inches toward first place
Canfield Adamas Diamonds didn't stand a chance on Saturday, June 1, as Boardman's GF Insulations PONY team captured a blowout 16-6 win in six innings at McCune Park. Boardman scored seven runs in the sixth on an RBI single by Jimmy Lagese, a passed ball, an RBI double by Luciano Cardillo, an RBI single by Michael Cunningham, an RBI single by Evan Knaus, and a two-run single by Bryan Kordupel. The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to eight lead changes in the game. Boardman took the lead in the fourth inning and held on for the victory.
Boardman scored on an RBI single by Michael Melewski off Nick O'Hora, plating Noah Falleti. Knaus racked up three RBI on three hits for Boardman. Melewski got the win in relief for Boardman after pitching 3 1/3 innings and allowing no runs. Boardman pounded Canfield's pitching, as seven hitters combined for 16 hits, 12 RBI and 13 runs scored.
Liberty didn't stand a chance on Thursday, May 30 as Boardman's GF Insulations captured a blowout 16-3 win in seven innings. Boardman scored eight runs in the seventh on a two-run single by Jarod Wilson, a two-run double by Sean Buck, a steal of home by Buck, a passed ball, and a two-run home run by Luciano Cardillo. Cardillo racked up four RBI on three hits for Boardman.
Dominic Stilliana kept contact to a minimum, striking out eight Liberty batters. Stilliana allowed three earned runs on five hits and four walks over seven innings. GF Insulations pounded Liberty pitching, as seven hitters combined for 14 hits, 13 RBI and 14 runs scored. The top of the first saw Boardman take an early lead, 1-0. They didn't relinquish the lead after scoring two runs in the fourth inning when GF scored on two singles. Boardman tacked on another five runs in the fifth. Stilliana tripled, plating Michael Melewski to start the inning. That was followed up by Cardillo's single, scoring Stilliana.
Boardman - GF Insulations and Mill Creek Physical Therapy Sports Rehab exchanged the lead four times on Tuesday, May 28 but GF Insulations ended up on top with an 8-5 win in seven innings over Mill Creek in the PONY league matchup.
Boardman took the lead in the fifth inning on a two-run triple by Noah Falleti off Antonio Page, plating Jarod Wilson and Sean Buck. Falleti racked up four RBIs on two hits for Boardman and also recorded the mound win for Boardman. He struck out eight, walked four and surrendered eight hits.
The top of the first saw Mill Creek take an early lead, 1-0. A single by Page, scoring Coleman Stauffer started the inning off. Boardman pushed across one run in both the fourth inning and the sixth. In the fourth, GF Insulations scored on an RBI single by Michael Cunningham, plating Luciano Cardillo.
Two runs in the top of the seventh helped Mill Creek close its deficit to 8-5. A two-run home run by Page triggered Mill Creek's comeback.
Finally, Falleti got Jared Fabry to strike out to end the game. With this win, Boardman- GF Insulation is 7-2 for the season.
Seventeen hits weren't enough for Boardman's GF Insulations as it lost a shootout, 9-8 in eight innings, to South Range Skate Zone on Friday, May 24.
Boardman was led by a flawless day at the dish by Jarod Wilson, who went 3-3 against South Range Skate Zone's pitching. He singled in the second, fourth, and eighth innings.
Nick Neal recorded the win for South Range even though he allowed eight runs over seven innings. He struck out three and surrendered 16 hits.
In the top of the first, Boardman grabbed the early lead, 2-0, on a spark in the form of a Noah Falleti single, before Michael Melewski singled, scoring Falleti. Boardman added more runs when Melewski scored on an RBI single by Dominic Stilliana.
South Range Skate Zone tallied one run in each of the second, third and eighth. In the second, South Range Skate Zone scored on a solo home run.
Eat n Park girls take 2 wins
On Thursday, May 30, Eat n Park squared off against Inner Circle for their second meeting of the year in the girls minor softball division, taking the win 20-12. Alayna Cuevas starting the game off for Eat n Park with a single to third. She went 2-3 and recorded a solo double play at first in the third inning. Alexia Spangler recorded her team leading 25th walk of the season, scoring two runs in the contest. After walking in the second inning, Giana Digaetano stole second base and then went on to score her sixth run of the season. Offensive leaders for Eat n Park were Morgan Cherne, 2-2 with two singles and four runs; Sarah Queen, 4-5 with two singles, two doubles and three runs; Sarah Kinderdine, 3-3 with two singles, one double, and four runs; and Mya Duskey, 4-4 with four singles and two runs.
Pitching for Eat n Park were Mya Duskey, Morgan Cherne, and making her pitching debut, Cami Goske. Duskey recorded five strikeouts, holding Inner Circle to just four runs. Cherne held her opponent to just three runs and put out a runner stealing home. Goske recorded her first strikeout ever in the fourth inning and closed the game out nicely for Eat n Park.
The threat of rain was in the air on Tuesday, May 28 as Eat n Park took the field against Mayo for the first time this season. Sarah Queen took the mound for Eat n Park and held Mayo to just two runs on no hits through two innings. She also recorded five strikeouts in the 13-6 win. Malysea Flood came on in relief and closed out the game with one strikeout and one put out from the circle.
In the first inning, Mayo walked the bases loaded. Queen smashed a double to the outfield, scoring two runs. In the second, Mya Duskey and Cami Goske both hit sharp singles past the infield, recording one RBI apiece. Scoring leaders were Alayna Cuevas, Alexia Spangler, Morgan Cherne, and Mya Duskey who accounted for 10 runs in the contest.