The ball eludes Dowagiac catcher Brett Scanlon as an Edwardsburg runner scores in the Eddies 8-6 win in game two Wednesday. Edwardsburg swept the Chieftains, winning the first game 12-2. (Daily News Photo/SCOTT NOVAK)

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Dowagiac falls to Edwardsburg

Published 11:18pm Wednesday, May 16, 2012

EDWARDSBURG — A day after playing a huge Lakeland Conference baseball doubleheader at Bridgman, Edwardsburg returned home to face a struggling Dowagiac team.

The Eddies, despite having used its top pitchers the day before, were able to sweep with Chieftains and show their depth at that position.

Dalton Raymond tossed a three-hitter in the opener as Edwardsburg thumped Dowagiac 12-2 in five innings.

The Chieftains were a bit more competitive in the nightcap, but fell 8-6.

In the first game, Michael Kempton, Brett Bowman and Raymond all drove in two runs for the Eddies.

The Chieftains got doubles from Cal Cox and Brett Scanlon. Scanlon finished with two hits and an RBI. Cox also drove in a run.

Dowagiac sent three pitchers to the mound with starter Austin Broda taking the loss.

In the nightcap, the Chieftains scored three runs in the third and sixth innings to account for their scoring.

The Eddies scored a combined five runs in the first two innings and then added two in the fourth and one in the fifth.

Josh Wyman got the victory in relief of starter Garret Bronkama. Jordan Bosse worked the seventh to earn a save.

Froehlich started for the Chieftains, but gave way to Brett Scanlon after one inning. He took the loss. Ryne Willming and Nate Lindsey also took the hill for Dowagiac.

Ethan Zimmerman and Caleb Dill both doubled for the Eddies, who finished with nine hits. Dill also drove in four runs.

Dean Klann had a pair of doubles for the Chieftains, while Cox drove in three runs.

First game

Dowagiac 200 00 – 2 3 7

Edwardsburg 133 23 – 12 5 1

Dalton Raymond (W); Austin Broda (L), Matt Smith (4), Brody Froehlich (5)

2B: Cal Cox (D), Brett Scanlon (D)

Second game

Dowagiac 003 003 0 – 6 8 4

Edwardsburg 320 210 x – 8 9 3

Garret Bronkama, Josh Wyman (W, 4), Jordan Bosse (S, 7); Brody Froehlich, Brett Scanlon (L, 2), Ryne Willming (5), Nate Lindsey (6)

2B: Dean Klann (D) 2, Ethan Zimmerman (E), Caleb Dill (E)

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