IRONTON OH- Boardman 12U softball won state a season ago with a dominating win over Clay.  This year the two teams would meet again as Clay desperately wanted revenge.  Although Boardman didn’t pull off a run rule this time around, they still showed Clay what a power they were in the state of Ohio. They put themselves one game closer to a repeat championship with a 5-2 victory.

Emma Davies led Boardman’s offense as she went 1-2 with 2 runs scored and a RBI.  Grace Rinaldi also got herself an RBI on a 1-2 day.  Taylor Watts put in a 1-2 effort and crossed the plate for Boardman.  Vanessa Torres doubled in her only at bat of the game.

Davies was also dominant in the circle. She gave up 2 earned runs on just 1 hit. She struck 9 while only walking a pair.

Boardman will now play local rival Austintown on Tuesday at 3.30 with a trip to the state finals on the line.  The two teams split their district matchups. Boardman won 3-1, and Austintown came away with a 7-0 victory.


Austintown All-Stars 12U defeated Ashtabula 14-0 on Saturday as five pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Gracie Faunda induced a groundout finish of the game.

Amadi Beardsley led Austintown to victory by driving in five runs.  Beardsley went 1-for-2 at the plate. She drove in runs on a single in the fifth.

Austintown got things moving in the first inning, when an error scored one run for them.

Mila Hamley was in the pitcher’s circle for Austintown. The pitcher went one inning, allowing zero runs on zero hits, striking out three and walking zero.

Austintown collected 12 hits on the day. Annabel Mikesell, Seneca Coates, and Tori Greathouse all had multiple hits. Greathouse, Coates, and Mikesell each managed two hits to lead. Kate Averell led Austintown with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with 13 thefts.


IRONTON OH- Boardman made the long trip to Ironton worth it on day one of the state little league tournament.  The reigning state champs made quick work of their first opponent Rock Hill by the score of 10-0 in 5 innings.

Addie Fiddler led the offense on the day going 1-2 with a run scored and 2 RBI.  Taylor Watts had multiple hits for Boardman going 2-3 with a RBI and 2 runs scored.  Kenzie Tobey also collected a RBI for Boardman going 1-2 with a run scored.

Emma Davies pitched the first four innings of the game and got the win in the circle.  She gave up just 2 hits and 0 runs. She struck out 8 batters.
Boardman advances to play Clay in the next round of the state tournament on Sunday at 1:00.


BOARDMAN OH- Austintown’s 12U squad needed a win on Wednesday night to have a chance at winning a district title. They got the job done in decisive fashion and defeated Boardman 7-0 as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout.

Austintown secured the victory thanks to four runs in the third inning. The offensive onslaught came from triples by Seneca Coates and Kate Averell.

In the first inning, Austintown got their offense started when an error scored

A single by Taylor Watts in the first inning was a positive for Boardman .

Mila Hamley was in the pitcher’s circle to start the game for Austintown. She allowed one hit and zero runs over four innings, striking out eight.

Emma Davies toed the rubber for Boardman . She allowed five hits and six runs over three innings, striking out four. Addie Fiddler threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Annabel Mikesell went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Austintown in hits. Austintown didn’t commit a single error in the field.


BOARDMAN OH- Howland’s 12u Little League squad defeated Canfield 14-4 thanks to a strong start on Thursday night. Howland scored on a walk by Ella Newbrough, a walk by Larissa Petak, an error, a walk by Katelyn Cvetkovich, a single by Ari Cutter, a walk by Carmen Stroup, and a walk by Avery Desavigny in the first inning.

Dae McGaughy took the win for Howland. The pitcher went four innings, allowing four runs on three hits and striking out ten. Cvetkovich threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.

Howland collected eight hits on the day. Kiley Fife and Cutter both managed multiple hits. Cutter and Fife each had two hits to lead.

With the win Howland eliminated Canfield, and advances to play Poland on Friday night at 6:00 in an elimination game. That game will be on field S2.