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.