DOVER, OH.---Boardman Community Baseball’s 10-year-old all-star team played eight games in seven days, winning seven, straight games to claim the State Tournament last Saturday with a 10-4 win over Dover.
Boardman gained the title game with a dramatic, sixth inning rally over the same Dover team on Saturday morning to force a second title game in the afternoon in the double elimination tournament.
Boardman held a 4-3 advantage in the first game, going into the sixth and final inning. Dover tied things up in the top half of the sixth, and Boardman answered in the bottom of the inning when Zach Ganser doubled to score Jack Ericson.
Ganser finished 2 for 2 in the game that saw five lead changes.
Gavin Hyde got the complete game mound win, allowing just four hits, yielding no walks and posting 5 Ks.
The win forced the second game and Boardman came out on fire in the top of the first inning. Satterfield reached first on a bunt single, followed by a Ryan Conti two-bagger. A Hyde sacrifice fly to deep right centerfield plated both runners.
Boardman got all the runs it needed in the third stanza, crossing the plate three times.
Cal Huston led-off with a single, and came home when Satterfield homered. Hyde then singled, reached third on two passed ball and tallied the winning run on a fielder’s choice off the bat of Ericson.
Boardman added insurance in the fifth, posting three runs.
T.J. Richey led-off with single a,d came around to score on a Ryan Kalmer ground out. Ganser reached on a single, Even Sweden took first when he was hit by a pitch and then Ganser scored on a Satterfield double. Huston was inserted as a pinch-runner and scored on a passed ball.
The game finished after an hour-long rain delay.
Charlie Young got the mound win in 2-2/3 innings of work, posting three strikeouts. Ericson finished things off in relief, allowing just one run.
Defensive standouts included Richey behind the plate and Satterfield, who made an outstanding catch in centerfield.
Boardman dropped their first tournament game to New Albany, 8-4, then reeled-off seven straight wins for the state title, topping Washington Courthouse, 12-1; Kingsville, 9-0; New Albany, 10-2; Ironton, 10-8; Loveland, 6-5; and the pair of wins over Dover.
Members of the title team were Charlie Young, Marty Stachowicz, Ryan Kalmer, Evan Sweeder, Dylan Barrett, Ryan Conti, Gavin Hyde, Matt Kay, Cal Huston, Jack Ericson, Zach Ganser, T.J, Richey, Caleb Satterfield and coaches Dom Conti, Robert Hyde, Jim Huston, and Steve Satterfield