NORTH CANTON, OH- Do you remember that famous line “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.”? The Boardman 12U Baseball Team lived that line through 6 innings of play on Friday night. Boardman defeated Hamilton Westside 5-4 on Friday thanks to a walk-off single. The game was tied at four with Boardman batting in the bottom of the sixth when Tyler Kirlik singled on a 3-2 count, scoring the game-winner.
Boardman Community LL 12U All-Stars BCB got things moving in the first inning. Cal Huston walked, and stole second, stole third, and stole home on a wild pitch.
For Boardman, Jack Ericson led things off on the mound. He lasted two innings, allowing two hits and three runs while striking out four. Ericson’s key contribution would come in the 5th inning on a two-run, in the park home run down the left field line. He would give Boardman the lead at 4-3 heading into the final frame.
Jon Alcorn toed the rubber for Hamilton Westside LL 12U. He allowed four hits and four runs over five innings, striking out eight.
Boardman will sleep off Friday’s victory, and will have to turn it around against New Albany at 11am Saturday. Boardman needs 2 consecutive victories over the Eagles in order to win the state title, and qualify for Regionals in Indianapolis.
You can watch the action starting tomorrow at 10:55 on www.YSNLive.com/Boardman12u .
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