The Youngstown State Baseball Program would like to thank all participants who took part in the Team’s 2022 Golf Extravaganza with Darryl Strawberry, held Monday at the Lake Club in Poland, Ohio.

“I am always overwhelmed with the support we receive from the community, our fans and the families of the YSU baseball program,” the YSU head coach said. Dan Bertolini. “It was amazing to have Darryl Strawberry with us this weekend, and it was a fantastic way to kick off our fall season. I just want to thank everyone who came to the event this year who helped to make it so special.”

The event saw a huge turnout as 34 foursomes and 136 players took to the course. Golfers took advantage of food trucks, a massage station, and various games that were stationed at various holes throughout the course.

Former MLB All-Star and World Series champion Darryl Strawberry highlighted the event, speaking at an exclusive dinner Sunday night and taking part in the Monday golf outing. Strawberry, who played for four different teams during his 17-year career, was an eight-time MLB All-Star and a four-time World Series champion. He helped lead the New York Mets to a World Series championship in 1986 and the New York Yankees to three titles in 1996, 1998 and 1999. Strawberry was named National League Rookie of the Year in 1983 after batting .257 with 26 home runs, seven triples and 74 RBIs. He was selected for eight straight All-Star games from 1984 to 1991, starting each of the top five.

Cleveland media personality Bruce Drennan was also in attendance. Drennan was the host of the daily afternoon sports talk show “Drennan Live” on regional sports network Bally Sports Great Lakes. He is also a former MLB and NBA announcer and sports radio personality.

YSU players, coaches and staff were able to connect with many familiar faces on a beautiful day in northeast Ohio with temperatures in the mid-70s. The long-running program once again stood out as the group of golfers included former players and coaches as well as fans and supporters.

The YSU Baseball Program would like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the event.

  • Home Run Sponsors: The Muransky Companies, Joe Rich
  • Three sponsors: Baird Brothers Fine Hardwoods, TriVista
  • Double sponsors: Johnson Controls, Bob Choppa, Congressman Bill Johnson, Window World

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