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WHITESTOWN OH- Boardman’s amazing run in the Little League Regionals unfortunately came to an end on Friday morning with a 13-0 loss to Indians. Indians took control of the game from the jump and never looked back. A 11 run first inning was just too much to come back from.   Addie Fiddler got the only hit of the day for a Boardman offense that struggled.

Boardman becomes the second straight area team to finish in the regionals top 3 teams. Canfield made it that far last season. It was the first Boardman Little League team however to win a state championship since 1976.  For the second straight season, Boardman’s opponent Indians and Missouri are playing for the regional championship.


WHITESTOWN IN- Boardman suffered their first loss of the regional round on Wednesday. They fell behind to Missouri early, and couldn’t amount a strong enough comeback in a 5-2 loss.

Emily Swantek had multiple hits for the Boardman lineup going 2-3 with a RBI.  Addie Rudge also gathered a RBI while going 1-3.  Lilly Sardich drew a walk in the 6th that put the tying run at the plate. Boardman just couldn’t come up with that big hit.

Emma Davies went 5 innings and gave up 5 earned runs on 8 hits.  She struck out 5 and walked 1.

Boardman is still alive as they’ll have another chance to get into the championship game.  They’ll play the winner of Iowa vs Indiana on Thursday at 11:00 AM.  The winner will meet Missouri for the regional championship.


WHITESTOWN IN- The excitement continues for the Boardman Little League 12U softball team. After their opening round win, Boardman squared off with the team from Beardstown Illinois.  It was another matchup between two quality pitchers as they comibined for 19 strikeouts, but it was Emma Davies and Boardman who came out on top 5-1.

Boardman opened the game with back to back walks, and a single. Then Addie Rudge knocked in Taylor Watts for the first run of the game. Boardman tacked on another run in the 1st with an Addie Volosin RBI ground out.

The top of the order came back up in the third and set them up to score again. Watts and Davies both singled. Rudge collected another RBI groundout, and then an error scored Davies.

After Illinois scored their first run of the game in the 4th with a RBI sac bunt, Boardman came right back in the 6th with a RBI single from Katherine Rudiak that scored Mia Duble after she doubled.

Three straight groundouts ended the game for Davies. She’d finish the game with 1 earned run charged to her on 5 hits in the 6 innings. She struck out 9 and walked 0.

Boardman advances to the Regional Semifinals on Thursday as they’ll meet up with Missouri. They are the only two teams remaining that have an undefeated record in the tournament.  First pitch is slated for 4:00.


WITHESTOWN IN- Monday night, Boardman 12U softball started their regional journey with a thrilling 2-0 victory to advance in the winner’s bracket of the regional tournament. The win gave Boardman a 48 hour break while awaiting their next opponent. It’s the perfect opportunity for the team to make the most out of their experience in Indiana.  On the plate after practice is a trip to the mall, and then some axe throwing. The girls took time out of their day to jump on YSN’s Running Point to share their excitement with us. Hear from some of the big names of their tournament run, and head coach Marissa Davies as the team enjoys their off day, and gears up for their next challenge.

Boardman will play Illinois on Wednesday at 7:00 in their next regional matchup. That game, along with every game of the Little League Regionals can be streamed on ESPN+.



WHITESTOWN IN- Boardman took their talents to Indiana this week to represent the whole state of Ohio in the Little League Regionals.  With a trip to the Little League World Series a bracket win away, Boardman opened up the tournament with a 2-0 win over Kentucky.

In a pitcher’s duel between two players who bring nicknames to the circle, it was Boardman’s Emma Davies (AKA The Rocket) who beat Kentucky’s Lacyn Black (AKA The Unit). Davies finished the complete game shut out by forcing a ground ball fielder’s choice to end the game. It was a big moment in the game with Kentucky having the game-tying runs on base.

Emily Swantek and Addie Rudge both collected RBI singles throughout the game as the Boardman offense did just enough to get the win.

With the win Boardman moves on in the bracket to play the winner of Wisconsin vs Illinois. That matchup will take place tomorrow at 11:00AM. Boardman will await the winner and play them  on Wednesday at 7:00.  All games of the regional can be streamed on ESPN+.


BOARDMAN, OH – The Boardman Girls 12u Softball Team, fresh off its victory in the Ohio State Championship, will hold a final practice Friday, July 22 from 4:00-6:00 PM before heading to Indianapolis over the weekend to represent the State of Ohio in the Regional round of the Little League World Series.  Coaches and players will be available for interviews around 5:30.

Members of the Boardman Community are also invited to come out and support the team at this time as well.  The Kona Ice Truck will also be onsite.

The Regional Round is comprised of teams from Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.

The team would like to thank all the generous members of the community that have made donations to help defray the cost of the trip.  All money raised will benefit the girls directly.  If anyone is still interested in donating, please contact Todd Sardich at [email protected]   The team appreciates all the thoughts, prayers, and donations!

Boardman will represent Ohio in the Central Region of Little League Play in Whitestown, Indiana. Boardman will play Kentucky on July 25 at 7:00pm with all games streamed live on ESPN Plus.


BOARDMAN OH- For the first time since 1976, the Boardman Little League softball program has a state championship. After fighting their way through a tough bracket, Boardman got the 14-2 championship sealing victory on Tuesday night to move them forward. They now move on to play in the regional bracket in Whitestown Indiana on July 25th. The winner of that bracket goes to the Little League World Series.

Head coach Marissa Davies leads this fantastic group of young girls. She has won a state championship as a varsity player at Boardman back in 2001, and now has brought a banner home as a coach. Both memories will continue to carry a special place in her heart. Davies was able to take the time to hop on to YSN’s Running Point to talk with Anthony and Ty about the incredible journey her team has been on so far. They discuss some of the names that have stepped up big for the team, what this experience will mean for the players moving forward, and so much more. Don’t miss this exclusive sit down with the head coach of Boardman 12U softball only on YSN!

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ASHTABULA OH- Winner takes all! The way that all championships should be. In the Little League softball state championship Clay and Boardman met up on Tuesday night to decide who would be making the trip to regionals in Indiana. This was the second meeting between the two, Clay took the first matchup to put Boardman in the loser’s bracket. This time around it was Boardman that took the win 14-2.

Boardman set the tone with a 4 run first inning. Addie Volosin continued her impressive state tournament with a bases clearing 3 RBI double.  Clay would answer with 2 runs in the bottom of the first. Scoring would then halt until the top of the 5th where Boardman exploded with 10 runs.

Taylor Watts smacked 3 hits in the game to lead the offense. Volosin and Emily Swantek each managed multiple hits as well.  Addy Rudge, Emma Davies, Lilly Sardich, Mia Duble, and Addie Fiddler all added hits as well.

Emma Davies went all 5 innings and struck out 5 batters. She gave up 2 runs on 3 hits, and walked zero.

This is Boardman’s first Little League State Championship since 1976. They advance to the central regional tournament in Withestown Indiana on July 25th.


BOARDMAN, OH- There was no lack of drama on Monday night, as just mere hours following the 11u matchup of their one-year younger respective all-star teams walked things off, so did the elder- statesman.

Boardman defeated Poland 3-2 on Tuesday thanks to a walk-off walk. The game was tied at two with Boardman batting in the bottom of the sixth when Alek Rudiak drew a walk, scoring the winning run.

The pitching was strong on both sides. Donovan Whippo struck out three, while Zach Marantis sat down four.

Poland opened up scoring in the first inning, when Carson Martinucci grounded out, scoring Marantis.

Boardman powered ahead in the bottom half of the first, when Rocco Haas send a frozen rope over the left-field fence to put Boardman up 2-1.

Poland evened things up at two in the top of the fifth inning. Dom Dolloumo drove in one on a single.

Donovan Whippo earned the win for Boardman. The bulldog surrendered two runs on six hits over six innings, striking out three and walking zero.

Zachary Marantis took the tough-luck loss for Poland. The lefthander surrendered three runs on four hits over five innings, striking out four.

Drew Starkey, Rocco Haas, Alek Rudiak, and Drew Nemtz each collected one hit to lead Boardman. Boardman didn’t commit a single error in the field. Drew Starkey had five chances in the field, the most on the team.

Marantis led Poland with two hits in three at-bats.

Boardman will represent District 2 in the Regionals held in Elyria beginning this weekend.



ASHTABULA OH- In a win or go home scenario on Monday night Boardman met up with a familiar Tallmadge team. When the two teams met on Saturday it was an instant classic as Boardman walked it off in 8 2-1. The hype for the rematch was real, and the matchup lived up to the billing. Deadlocked again in extras Boardman walked it off in the 8th this time by a score of 3-2.

Tallmadge scored fast, leading off the game with a triple, and eventually bring ing that run home to take a 1-0 lead. That was all though, as the Boardman defense locked down from there.  In the 4th inning Boardman finally struck a blow as Addie Volosin knocked in the game tying run.  Talmadge would score in the top of the 6th to go up 2-1, and put Boardman’s back against the wall. However, it was no sweat for this Boardman team to dig deep and find a way to continue the game.  Lily Sardich plated Addy Rudge on a huge RBI base hit to tie the game up and send it to extras.

Both teams would go to their second pitcher in the 7th to avoid the 24 hour break needed if a pitcher throws more than 6 innings. Emily Swantek relieved Emma Davies and pitched a clean 7th and a clean 8th inning to keep the game tied at 2.  In the bottom of the 8th the same inning Boardman won last time, Volosin came up with a monster RBI double to the wall in left to score Davies and win the game for Boardman 3-2.

Boardman advances to the winner take all State Championship on Tuesday vs Clay. The game is set for 6:00 in Ashtabula. The winners move on to Whitestown Indiana for the Regional bracket on June 25th.