Michigan State’s David Garner of Niles got the start against Notre Dame Wednesday evening. The Irish defeated the Spartans 7-3. (Leader photo/JOSEPH WEISER)
Michigan State’s David Garner of Niles got the start against Notre Dame Wednesday evening. The Irish defeated the Spartans 7-3. (Leader photo/JOSEPH WEISER)

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Garner gets start at Notre Dame

Published 10:42pm Wednesday, April 24, 2013

NOTRE DAME — A four-run seventh inning helped lift Notre Dame past visiting Michigan State in college baseball action Wednesday evening 7-3.

Former Niles standout David Garner (4-2) started for the Spartans and worked two innings, allowing one earned run on four hits, including a double, with a strikeout.

Garner faced nine batters before being relieved by Anthony Misiewicz in the third inning. Michigan State had a 2-1 lead when Garner led the game.

David Hearne took the win for the Fighting Irish in relief of starter Zak Kutsulis, who worked sixth and a third innings. Hearne pitched the final two outs of the seventh to get the victory.

Dan Slania pitched the eighth and ninth innings to earn the save for Notre Dame.

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