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Royal Printing's run ends at AAABA Tournament; Diesel advances

Buffalo Royal Printing’s season is over.

The Buffalo AAABA regular season and playoff champions fell 10-0 in seven innings to the New Orleans Boosters on Friday in the semifinals of the national tournament in Johnstown, Pa.

Buffalo played five games total, finishing with a record of 3-2. Both losses were to New Orleans.

On Friday, Noah Thompson started the game and kept Royal Printing in the game.

Thompson went six innings allowing four hits, and one earned run.

Buffalo entered the seventh inning down, 2-0.

Thompson was removed and Royal Printing’s relievers allowed eight runs in the top of the inning to put the mercy-rule into effect.
Buffalo’s offense was stifled all game by New Orleans lefthander Blake Marshall.

Royal Printing had only three hits, all singles, in the loss.

Max Giordano, Mike Gabriele and Joseph Barberio all reached base.

Manager Bob Carnevale credited New Orleans’ defense for making plays when they needed it.

Buffalo finishes the season with a record of 18-6 and will only lose three players from this year’s squad, Russell Mistretta, Gabriele and Alex Licata.

During the final four games of the tournament, Royal Printing’s starters combined for 28 innings, allowing just four runs for a 1.33 ERA.

Ryan Voight and Giordano led the team in hitting. Each batted .400 after going 8-for-20 over five games.

New Orleans will now play for the championship for the third consecutive year. They finished as runner-ups in 2018 and as champions the year prior.

Diesel advances
Battistoni Diesel defeated the Midland Tribe, 12-3, in the National Amateur Baseball Federation tournament in Battle Creek, Mich.

Diesel now advances for a rematch of last year’s quarterfinals with the Berea Blue Sox. The game will be at 11 a.m.

Joe DiLeo will pitch for Diesel and the winner will advance to the semifinal at 6 p.m.

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