DeFalco leads Niles past Girard; Red Dragons bound for Districts


Niles plated five runs in the top of the seventh inning to secure a 7-1 win over Girard Wednesday in the Division II Sectional Finals. 

Marco DeFalco struck out eight in 6 2/3 innings of work, allowing just one run. He also went 1-3 at the plate with an RBI and two runs scored in the win. 

Nick Guarnieri tallied three hits and 2 RBI’s in the win for the Red Dragons. 

Austin Claussell drove in the lone run for the Indians in the bottom of the first inning. Nick Malito had two hits in the setback.

Nick Gregory went the distance on the mound for the Indians, allowing six earned runs with five strikeouts.

Girard’s tournament run comes to an end with a record of 16-7. 

Niles improves to 12-10 on the season. The Red Dragons advance to face Poland in the Division II District Semifinals Tuesday May 15th at 4PM at Cene Park in Struthers.


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