Saturday, June 3, 2017
Dowagiac Union High School
Huffman’s Walkoff Gives Niles Vikings Varsity Victory Over Dowagiac
Niles Vikings Varsity defeated Dowagiac 2-1 on Saturday thanks to a walk-off single. The game was tied at one with Niles Vikings Varsity batting in the bottom of the eighth when Jakob Huffman singled off of B Dudley, driving in one run.
The pitching was strong on both sides. hurlers for Niles Vikings Varsity struck out 13, while B Dudley sat down four.
Dowagiac knotted the game up at one in the top of the sixth inning.
Jacob Hamm earned the win for Niles Vikings Varsity. He pitched one-third of an inning, giving up zero runs, zero hits, and walking zero. Dudley took the loss for Dowagiac. He tossed seven and a third innings, surrendering two runs, five hits, and striking out four.
Huffman started the game for Niles Vikings Varsity. He pitched seven and two-thirds innings, giving up one run, one hit, striking out 13, and walking zero.
Niles Vikings Varsity collected five hits. Jakob Huffman and Austin Curran each collected multiple hits for Niles Vikings Varsity. Curran and Huffman each collected two hits to lead Niles Vikings Varsity.
Niles advanced to the District Finals versus Edwardsburg with the win.
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