Staying Alive! Youngstown tops Puerto Rico to avoid elimination in PONY World Series


Youngstown notched a win Tuesday to keep their hopes alive of a championship in the 2019 Dick’s Sporting Goods PONY League World Series

Youngstown is one of just ten teams competing internationally in the PONY League World Series.

WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania (WKBN) – The Youngstown PONY baseball team topped Puerto Rico 9-5 on Tuesday to keep their hopes of a championship alive at the 2019 Dick’s Sporting Goods PONY League World Series.

Youngstown jumped out to an early lead, plating 2 runs in the first inning and another in the 2nd.

They started each of the first three innings with a double.

Braeden D’Angelo got the start for Youngstown going 5 innings with 8 strikeouts.

Puerto Rico tried to make a late comeback inching the score to 5-3 going to the 7th.

But in the Youngstown half of the inning, they played 4 insurance runs highlighted by a Anthony Malagise two-run home run.

Due to inclement weather, the division finals have been rescheduled for Wednesday. Youngstown will battle Chinese Taipei at 5:30 p.m. in a must-win to keep their run alive.

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