Julia Putko struck out 15 batters as the starting pitcher led Boardman past local rival Canfield All Stars 2-0 on Tuesday to put themselves in the state championship. Putko threw yet another no hitter surrendering zero hits and zero runs over six innings while walking two.

The pitching was strong on both sides. Boardman pitchers struck out 15, while Canfield sat down 12.

Boardman opened the scoring in the fifth after Putko tripled, scoring one run.

Klara Edenfield took the loss for Canfield. She went five innings, surrendering one run on two hits, striking out 10 and walking one.

Vanessa Torres and Putko were a force together in the lineup, as they each collected one hit for Boardman. Julia led the offense with one run batted in. She went 1-for-2 on the day. Boardman  was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Audrey Huff had the most chances in the field with 15.

Boardman advances to state championship, Canfield will play in an elimination game to try and meet back up with them for the winner take all title game.