IRONTON OH- Julia Putko struck out 17 batters as her domination in the circle led Boardman to an 8-1 victory on Saturday in their first game at the state tournament. Putko completed her third straight no hitter and allowed one run over six innings while walking three.
Boardman scored five runs in the sixth inning on the way to victory. Josie Fiddler doubled, scoring two runs, and Audrey Huff doubled, scoring two runs.
Boardman got on the board in the top of the first inning after Gabrielle Price singled, scoring one run, and Vanessa Torres grounded out, scoring two runs.
Huff, Fiddler, and Price each collected one hit for Boardman. Huff and Fiddler were tough to handle back-to-back in the lineup, as each drove in two runs to steer the offense. Boardman worked the count all day, amassing six walks. Boardman will continue their state run on Sunday at noon.