CAMBRIDGE, OH- You could almost hear Boardman exhale as the fifth inning completed. The Boardman 11u All Stars snagged a late lead and defeated Cambridge 5-3 on Friday. The game was tied at three with BCB batting in the top of the fifth when Ryan Smith doubled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.

Boardman earned the victory despite allowing Cambridge to score three runs in the first inning. Mason Gregg and Izeyah Burnett each had RBIs in the big inning.

Boardman fired up the offense in the first inning. The Spartans scored one run when Anthony Groner singled.

Cambridge 11u knotted the game up at three in the bottom of the first inning. Burnett drove in two when he singled.

Anthony Groner led the maroon and white to victory on the hill. He allowed five hits and three runs over six innings, striking out 11.

Garrett Cartwright toed the rubber for Cambridge 11u. He surrendered five runs on seven hits over five innings, striking out seven and walking one.

Anthony Groner led BCB  with two hits in three at-bats.  Alex Battaglia had 2 RBI to kickstart the Spartan offense in the first. Boardman didn’t commit a single error in the field. Collin Resetar had five chances in the field, the most on the team, as well as a game-saving stab at first base that ended the Cambridge threat.

Boardman now awaits the winner of the Semi-Final game from the elimination bracket.  The State Championship will be played Sunday at 10am exclusively on YSN.


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