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LAGRANGE OH- In an impressive road performance, Boardman Softball took down the division 3 powerhouse, Keystone, with a 7-3 victory on Friday night.

Boardman’s offense came out swinging, led by Ellie Wymer, who went 3-4 with a home run, 2 RBI, and 2 runs scored. Mikayla Rivera also contributed a home run, going 2-3 with 1 RBI, 1 walk, and 2 runs scored. Maddie Wymer, Tori Strines, and Ava Freeborough added key hits and RBIs to secure the win.

On the mound, Addie Kowacich started strong, pitching 3 innings with 3 strikeouts, allowing 3 earned runs on 2 hits. Tori Strines came in for relief and shut down Keystone, pitching 4 innings with 6 strikeouts and not allowing any hits or runs.

Boardman’s victory over Keystone is a testament to their strength and resilience as they continue to make their mark in the softball scene.


East Palestine, OH- Saige Payne had all the right stuff on Tuesday for Pymatuning Valley Lakers, allowing zero runs in the opening round win over Liberty by a score of 10-0. The Lakers secured the victory thanks to six runs in the fifth inning.  The offensive onslaught by Pymatuning Valley was led by Kylie Luke, Ruby Beck, Payne, and Mandie Herman, all knocking in runs in the inning.

Pymatuning Valley scored six runs in the fifth inning.  The offensive onslaught by the Lakers was led by Luke, Beck, Payne, and Herman, who each had RBIs in the inning. A bright spot for Liberty was a single by Fleps in the fourth inning. Payne was in the pitcher’s circle for the Pymatuning Valley Lakers. The Laker ace allowed one hit and zero runs over five innings, striking out eight and walking one. Fleps was in the circle for Liberty. Fleps went four and two-thirds innings, allowing ten runs on 11 hits and striking out six. Pymatuning Valley tallied 11 hits on the day.  Payne, Brooke Gray, Mariah Sharpe, and Rieane Zajac all had multiple hits for the Lakers.  Zajac, Sharpe, Gray, and Payne each collected two hits to lead Pymatuning Valley. Pymatuning Valley will host Garrettsville Garfield 05/11/2023 for the sectional semi-final.


POLAND OH- After a thrilling walk off victory a night before, Poland looked to keep their momentum going on Saturday morning against Boardman.  Tori Strines and the Spartans defense had other plans as they stalled the Bulldogs offense on their way to a 3-1 win ending Poland’s unbeaten season.

At the plate Natalie Davis had a great day for Boardman. The senior was perfect going 2-2 with 2 RBI.  Strines and Ava Freeborough also collected multiple hits going 2-4 each.  Maddie Dravecky also added a hit going 1-3.

Strines went the distance in the circle, and kept the Bulldogs offense off balance the whole time.  She gave up just 1 earned run on  7 hits and struck out 4.

Leanna Boccieri and Mary Brant both contributed multiple hits to the lineup for Poland both going 2-3.  Further down the lineup Ella Gaffney also went 2-3 on the day.

Katie McDonald struck out 10 batters despite the loss. She gave up 7 hits and walked 3.  McDonald threw 112 pitches less than 24 hours after throwing 117 against Sharpsville.