Niles Vikings Varsity fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 1-0 loss to Kalamazoo Central on Tuesday. Kalamazoo Central took the lead on a home run in the first inning.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Kalamazoo Central pitchers struck out six, while Niles Vikings Varsity sat down five.
In the first inning, Kalamazoo Central got their offense started when Hilario DeLaPaz hit a solo homer.
A single by Cole Simpson in the first inning was a positive for Niles Vikings Varsity.
Mitchell Herder led the Kalamazoo Central to victory on the pitcher’s mound. He lasted seven innings, allowing six hits and zero runs while striking out six and walking one.
Kyle Beckwith took the loss for Niles Vikings Varsity. He allowed seven hits and one run over six innings, striking out five and walking zero.
Niles Vikings Varsity saw the ball well today, racking up six hits in the game. Chase Lotsbaich and Simpson each managed multiple hits for Niles Vikings Varsity. Simpson and Lotsbaich each managed two hits to lead Niles Vikings Varsity. Niles Vikings Varsity was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Cade Vota had the most chances in the field with six.
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