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Canfield advances to state tournament

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The Canfield Little League 12U defeated Poland 11-0 to advance to the state tournament in Maumee, Ohio, starting next weekend.

Shortstop Ben Slanker hit three home runs and had 7 RBI's. 

The game was scoreless until the bottom of the second when Luca Ricchuiti's single to center scored Connor Daggett. 

Slanker hit his first dinger over the left field fence, a three-run shot to make it 4-0. 

Canfield added another run in the fifth inning on a wild pitch, Jake Schneider scored. 

They blew the game open in the fourth, Slanker hit a two-run homer and three batters later, Schneider cleared the fence to make it 9-0. 

Bottom of the of the fifth with two out and one on Slanker's third home run ended the game.

The final score was 11-0. 

Canfield begins the state tournament Saturday, July 15 at 1:00 p.m. 

Other scores from the tournament included:

8-10-year-old Division

Austintown 12 

Poland 10's 2

Boardman 9's 6   

Poland 9's 3 

Boardman 10's 6 

Howland 2 


9-11-year-old Division 

Poland 8 
Austintown 7

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