BOARDMAN, OH- All eyes were on the Field of Dreams in Boardman on Wednesday, and rightfully so with what was about to transpire.
After starting out on fire and to the tune of a 10-1 lead, Boardman had to battle some adversity late in the ballgame against Poland’s finest. The Poland 11U All-Stars could have easily rolled over and let their opponents finish their season without a fight, but that was hardly the case. In fact, it was quite the opposite.
Boardman took an 8-0 lead through the first two innings courtesy of offensive power from Anthony Groner and Collin Resetar. Groner also started the game on the hill for the Boardman All-Stars.
Dylan Kelty was the tough-luck loser of the ball game for Poland and was backed up in relief by Owen McKenzie.
Poland scored 8 unanswered runs to bring the game within one run in the final frame, but couldn’t find the magic tying run, and fall to the final of 10-9.
With the victory, Boardman moves on to play in Cambridge for the State Tournament that begins July 27th.