Softball Game Honors Veterans in Niles

Niles McKinley and Struthers High School girls fast pitch softball teams did more than just warm up before their game at Waddell Park in Niles Tuesday night.

Both teams wore special uniforms and dedicated the game to our veterans and the men and women still serving overseas.

Local veterans presented the flags on the pitcher’s mound and the choir from Niles McKinley joined in singing to the veterans and the community who gathered around the field.

“We were wondering what we could do for the veterans, because the Army Navy Garisson 252 here in Niles supports the girls quite a bit, by giving them money and helping us out with other things. So, we thought we’d do something special for the veterans,” said Ugo Scarnecchia, Niles McKinley Head Coach.

Tim Flannery, a soldier who recently returned from Afghanistan threw the first pitch of the game.

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