Boardman rally falls short in Little League state title game


— Boardman scored the game's final five runs, but a sixth-inning rally fell just short in a 9-8 loss to New Albany in the 12-U Little League state championship today.

Boardman had to beat New Albany twice to win the state title after falling to the eventual champion 3-1 on Thursday and then winning the losers bracket final against Hamilton 5-4 on Friday.

New Albany opened leads of 6-2 after two innings and 9-3 after 5 1/2 innings this morning at Hoover Community Recreation Complex.

But Boardman scored a run in the bottom of the fifth and four in the sixth before falling just short.

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