Huskies hold off Vikings 6-5Published 6:39pm Wednesday, May 1, 2013
PORTAGE — Connor Glick did all he could to give the Niles baseball team a boost, but it wasn’t enough to get past Portage Northern, as the Vikings lost 6-5 Tuesday.
Glick racked up two RBIs on three hits for the Niles. He singled in the first and third innings and homered in the seventh inning.
Jacob Gividen got the win for Portage Northern despite allowing five runs over six innings. He struck out six, walked five and surrendered seven hits.
Portage Northern closer Jon Pincus put away the final three outs to record the save.
The top of the third saw the Vikings Varsity take an early lead, 2-0. Niles caught fire after Glick singled. Taylor Weldy doubled, scoring Glick and Gaige Nichols.
Portage Northern brought home one run in the third inning and matched that run total in the fourth. In the third, Portage Northern scored on a groundout by Jon Brelie, scoring Max Schuemann.
Portage Northern scored one run of its own in the fourth. Portage Northern scored on an error.
Portage Northern went up for good in the fifth, scoring two runs on a groundout by Collin Darling and an RBI single by Josh Dentler.
The Huskies added two more runs in the bottom of the sixth. Tyler Stevens kicked things off with a single, plating Pincus. That was followed up by Dentler’s single, scoring Stevens.
Two runs in the top of the seventh helped Niles close their deficit to 6-5. A two-run home run by Glick set off the Vikings’ rally.
Niles 002 100 2 – 5 8 2
Northern 001 122 – 6 8 1
Mitchell Dehn (L), Tyler Clutter (6); Jacob Gividen (W), Jon Pincus (7, S)
2B: Taylor Weldy (N)