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Bill Beckner

Incoming Youngstown State freshman baseball player Josh Hoffman has had a strong summer in preparation for his first college season.

He has some hardware to prove it.

Hoffman, a Belle Vernon graduate and Tribune-Review all-star, was named the Your Sports Network/Baird Brothers Player of the Year in the Youngstown Class B summer league, 18-under division.

The shortstop hit .414 with 16 runs, 13 RBIs and 15 stolen bases — in 17 games — for the Astro Falcons, who won the league title.

The Astro Falcons finished first in the nine-team league with a record 0f 23-2-2, 6 1/2 games ahead of Creekside Fitness.

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