IRONTON OH- Julia Putko struck out 17 batters as she led past Wheelersburg 5-3 on Thursday in the winner take all State Championship. Putko surrendered zero hits and three runs over six innings while walking three. Putko hasn’t given up a hit since July 1st in their first district matchup with Canfield.
Boardman opened the scoring in the first after Vanessa Torres singled, scoring one run.
Wheelersburg scored on a passed ball, which helped Wheelersburg tie the game at one in the top of the second.
In the bottom of the second, Boardman broke up the tie when an error scored one run. Then a passed ball followed to extend the lead to 3-1.
Boardman added two runs in the third. Gabrielle Price grounded out, making the score 5-1.
Torres and Putko were a force together in the lineup, as they each collected one hit for Boardman while hitting back-to-back. Torres led the lineup with one run batted in. The infielder went 1-for-1 on the day. Boardman had a strong eye at the plate, accumulating six walks for the game.