Vikings swept by Portage CentralPublished 8:08am Monday, May 13, 2013
PORTAGE – The Niles baseball team was swept by host Portage Central Friday 16-5 and 9-5 in SMAC West Division play.
In the opener, Portage Central used a seven-run fourth inning to break open a close contest. The Mustangs led just 5-3 heading into the frame.
The Vikings (13-10) finished with six hits, including a double by Taylor Weldy. Nicholas Zimmerman had a pair of singles, while Connor Glick drove in a pair of runs.
In the nightcap, the Mustangs scored five runs in the fourth to overcome a 4-1 deficit.
Tate Brawley suffered the loss for Niles.
Brawley, Glick and Landon Kulwicki were all 2-for-3. Kulwicki doubled for the game’s only extra base hit.
Niles 003 02 – 5 6 4
Central 140 74 – 16 12 0
L. Schaefer (W), C. Schaefer (3); Mitchell Dehn (L), Matt Schiele (4)
2B: Taylor Weldy (N), J, Muffley (PC)
3B: Muffley (PC), N. Corbit (PC)
Niles 220 01 – 5 9 3
Central 010 53 – 9 10 1
B. Bahaw, K. Phelps (W, 2), R, Mergener (5); Tate Brawley (L), Gaige Nichols (5)
2B: L Kulwicki (N)