Backherms leads Newton Falls to District title tilt

Newton Falls Tigers – High School Softball

LEAVITTSBURG, Ohio (WKBN) – Emily Knight homers as Newton Falls advances past LaBrae, 6-3, and into the District Championship contest Thursday evening. Knight was one of 4 Tigers with two hits (Knight, Zoe McElrath, Sophie Tvaroch, Josie Madison). McElrath and Tvaroch each had a double. For Newton Falls in the center circle was Tara Backherms – who threw 7 innings, allowing 8 hits and striking out 2 batters to notch the victory. 

Desi Allen and Natalie Sisler both had 2 hits for LaBrae. Sydney Pearce finished with 2 RBIs. 

2019 Division III LaBrae Districts
District Championship (Thursday, May 16 at 5 pm)
#3 Newton Falls vs. Champion or Wickliffe/Conneaut

Champion awaits the winner of tonight’s Sectional Final (Wickliffe/Conneaut) tomorrow at 5 pm in the District Semifinal.

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