ASHTABULA OH- Boardman’s 12U Little League softball team was geared up and ready for the state tournament on Saturday after winning District 2 earlier this week. Their opening opponent was Tallmadge who is known for putting together good teams at this stage. But Boardman was up for the task as they walked off Tallmadge 2-1 in 8 innings to secure a spot in the winner’s bracket.
Boardman got on the board first in this low scoring battle in the 3rd when Addy Volosin knocked in Addie Rudge to put Boardman up 1-0. Tallmadge would tie the game in their next at bat. The two teams would then remain deadlocked until extras, where international tie breaker rules applied. After holding Tallmadge scoreless, Boardman loaded the bases to allow Emma Davies to score the game winning run on a passed ball.
Davies put together another fantastic effort for Boardman in the circle. She threw the complete game and gave up just the one run on 3 hits, and struck out 18.
Boardman advances to the winner’s bracket where they’ll square up with the winner of Elyria vs Clay. That game is set for Sunday July 10th at 2:00 in Ashtabula.