BOARDMAN OH- Julia Putko dazzled for Boardman on Monday as she struck out 16 batters as the starting pitcher led her team past Austintown 4-1 in an elimination game. Putko tossed a 6 inning no hitter.
Boardman got on the board in the bottom of the first inning after Audrey Huff singled in a run, and another run scored on a passed ball.
Addison Weidenthal led things off in the circle for Austintown. The starting pitcher allowed nine hits and four runs (three earned) over five innings, striking out four and walking one.
Boardman tallied nine hits in the game. Huff, Josie Fiddler, and Maggie Benson each collected two hits. Hoff led Boardman with two runs batted in. The catcher went 2-for-2 on the day.
Quinn Barringer paced Austintown with two walks. Overall, the team had patience at the plate, collecting five walks for the game. Austintown was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Julia Jourdan had the most chances in the field with seven.
The win advanced Boardman to play Canfield later in the evening in the championship round.
Vanessa Torres drove in five runs on three hits to lead Boardman past Canfield 12-2 in Game 1 of the championship. Torres tripled in the second inning, scoring three runs, and doubled in the fifth inning, scoring two.
Boardman scored seven runs in the first inning on the way to victory. Gabrielle Price singled, scoring two runs, Putko doubled, scoring one run, McKenna Christiansen singled, scoring one run, Siveva Ceccarani singled, scoring two runs, and a passed ball scored also one run.
Canfield opened the scoring in the first after Bethy Zorella grounded out, scoring one run.
Huff stepped in the circle first for Boardman. The starting pitcher surrendered three hits and two runs (one earned) over five innings, striking out six and walking five.
Klara Edenfield began the game for Canfield. The starting pitcher surrendered 10 hits and 10 runs (nine earned) over three innings, striking out four and walking three.
Boardman piled up 13 hits in the game. Huff, Fiddler, Christiansen, and Ceccarani each collected multiple hits for Boardman. Boardman was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Price had the most chances in the field with six.
Boardman and Canfield will now play Tuesday night in an if necessary game. That game is scheduled to be played at the Field of Dreams on field S2 at 6:00.