Rauch’s Walk-Off Seals The Deal In Niles Vikings Varsity Victory Over Portage Northern
Niles Vikings Varsity took Monday’s game in dramatic fashion, with a 5-4 walk-off victory over Portage Northern. Niles Vikings Varsity was down 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning when Alexis Rauch singled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs.
Niles Vikings Varsity took an early lead in the first inning. A sacrifice bunt by Mya Syson scored one run for Niles Vikings Varsity.
Portage Northern knotted the game up at three in the top of the sixth inning. An error scored one run for Portage Northern.
Syson was the winning pitcher for Niles Vikings Varsity. The righthander allowed eight hits and four runs over seven innings, striking out six and walking one.
A Griffison took the loss for Portage Northern. The hurler surrendered five runs on seven hits over six and two-thirds innings, striking out six.
Niles Vikings Varsity racked up seven hits. Rauch and Bailey Bickel all managed multiple hits for Niles Vikings Varsity. Bickel and Rauch each collected two hits to lead Niles Vikings Varsity.
Portage Northern totaled eight hits. Griffison and S Swinehert all collected multiple hits for Portage Northern. Griffison led Portage Northern with three hits in three at bats.
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