Niles Vikings Varsity stayed in it until the end, but Mishawaka pulled away late in an 8-5 victory on Saturday. The game was tied at five with Mishawaka batting in the bottom of the fifth when Jordan Watford tripled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs.
Mishawaka got things started in the first inning. Milan Burris grounded out, scoring one run.
Niles Vikings Varsity tallied five runs in the third inning. Niles Vikings Varsity big bats were led by Cade Vota, Chase Lotsbaich, and Gage Vota, all driving in runs in the frame.
Konnor Putz was on the mound for Mishawaka. Putz surrendered five runs on six hits over two and a third innings, striking out four.
Drew Racht was on the pitcher’s mound for Niles Vikings Varsity. The pitcher lasted two and a third innings, allowing three hits and three runs while striking out three and walking one.
Hunter Fazi and Vota entered the game as relief, throwing two innings and one and two-thirds innings respectively.
Niles Vikings Varsity totaled eight hits. Chase Andres and Vota each racked up multiple hits for Niles Vikings Varsity. Vota and Andres all had two hits to lead Niles Vikings Varsity. Niles Vikings Varsity was sure-handed and didn’t commit a single error. Vota made the most plays with ten.
Mishawaka collected ten hits. Maddox Yone and Gavin Edenooerfer all had multiple hits for Mishawaka. Mishawaka was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Payton Jones had the most chances in the field with 11.
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