By Matt Morrison
BOARDMAN, OHIO- Boardman has proven time and time again that they aren’t afraid to play anyone. On Thursday they welcomed in a bonafide regional powerhouse. After an early 1-0 lead, the Spartans could not keep pace as they lost a close one to Brecksville Broadview Heights 5-2.
Boardman had a little help at the plate as they were led by Natalie Davis, who went 2 for 3 and by Ava Freeborough, who had one hit that when for a triple and then later scored one of the two runs the Spartans had on the day.
Davis was also the starting pitcher in the circle as she allowed 5 hits and 4 runs before being relived after five innings by Gabi Sferra, who allowed 3 hits, 1 run, and sat down 4.
Boardman will head to Poland on Saturday to take part in a three team event. The Spartans will have a game against Poland at 11:00, and then a matchup against Brookfield at 1:00.