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Nick Ely knocked in three runs to spark the Aurora Greenmen past Nordonia to capture the Struthers Division I District championship Tuesday at Bob Cene Park.
Nordonia (12-16) was unable to get anything going as long as Aurora hurler Adam Long was on the hill. Nordonia managed just one hit off Long, who allowed two earned runs, walked three and struck out five during his 6 1/3 innings of work.
Aurora (19-8) scored two runs in the top of the first and added four more runs in the third. The fourth inning got off to a hot start when Ely singled to plate Kirk Janoch and Matt Carpenter for a 6-0 cushion.
The Greenmen will face Hudson in the regional semifinals May 29 at Thurman Munson Stadium in Canton.