NILES, OH- Despite a 4-run deficit in the fifth inning, Girard almost came all the way back, eventually falling 5-4 to McKinley on Wednesday.  the Indians scored four runs in the failed comeback on a double by Matt Miles and a single by Braydon Freeland.

Girard was right in it until McKinley singled in the sixth inning, Zach Leonard drove a liner to left to score Kenny Flanigan.

Zach Leonard was the winning pitcher for Niles McKinley. He went six innings, allowing four runs on six hits and striking out three. Brandon Hayes threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Hayes recorded the last three outs to earn the save for McKinley.

Devin Dutton took the loss for Girard. He allowed eight hits and five runs over six innings, striking out three and walking one.

Nick DeGregoryAnthony CorteseBrady HunkusJayden MaggsMilesFreeland, and Evan Boyle all had one hit to lead Girard.

McKinley had eight hits in the game. LeonardKenny Flanigan, and Joe Gallo all managed multiple hits for McKinley. Leonard led McKinley with three hits in four at-bats.



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