Niles Vikings Varsity defeated Paw Paw 10-0 on Tuesday as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout.
Niles Vikings Varsity secured the victory thanks to six runs in the fifth inning. Niles Vikings Varsity offense in the inning was led by Hunter Fazi, Jude Abbadessa, Drew Racht, and Gage Vota, all driving in runs in the frame.
Niles Vikings Varsity fired up the offense in the first inning, when Jadon Hainey singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.
Niles Vikings Varsity notched six runs in the fifth inning. Fazi, Abbadessa, Racht, and Vota all drove in runs in the frame.
A single by J. Rocz in the first inning was a positive for Paw Paw.
Chase Lotsbaich earned the victory on the hill for Niles Vikings Varsity. The righty went three innings, allowing zero runs on two hits, striking out five and walking one. Racht threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen striking out four and walking one.
L. Harris took the loss for Paw Paw. The hurler allowed three hits and two runs over four innings, striking out eight.
Hainey went 2-for-4 at the plate to lead Niles Vikings Varsity in hits.
The second game between Niles and Paw Paw was suspended due to darkness after three innings with Niles leading 1-0. The game is ruled as a no contest.
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