Canfield Little League manager ecstatic after district championship win

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BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Canfield 12U Little League softball team won the Ohio District 2 championship over Howland 8-5 Tuesday night.

Following the win, Canfield’s manager Dante Castronova spoke with Chad Krispinsky.

Watch the video above to hear his post-game comments.

Canfield would strike first in the bottom of the first inning when Karmyn Moyer rocketed an RBI triple to right field to make it 1-0.

Howland would respond in the second, scoring their first run of the game on a fielder’s choice with the bases loaded to tie the game at 1-1.

In all, Howland would score three runs in the inning to take a 3-1 lead.

Canfield would answer back in the second inning, plating two runs on a fielder’s choice to even the score at 3-3.

Later in the inning, Canfield would score another run to take the lead 4-3 on a passed ball.

Then the big hit of the inning came from Leah Figueroa who blasted a two-run home run to right-center to push the Canfield lead to 6-3.

Howland would fight back in the fifth, scoring two in the inning to cut the Canfield lead to 6-5.

But that is as close as Howland would come.

Canfield pitcher Riley Billak went the distance, recording nine strikeouts.

With the win, Canfield advances to the state tournament.

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