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Dowagiac baseball team remains hot

Published 2:42pm Monday, May 20, 2013

The Dowagiac baseball team wrapped up the Wolverine Conference Baseball Tournament with a sweep of Allegan Friday.

The Chieftains (5-16) won the first game 4-3 as Nate Lindsey picked up the win after going five and two-third innings. Cole Wiker came on in relief and earned a save.

Dowagiac had six hits in the contest, including two doubles and two RBIs by Cal Cox. Dean Klann also doubled, while Garrett Stark added an RBI single, DaQuan Brooks also had an RBI single.

In the nightcap, Matt Smith tossed a complete game three-hitter as the Chieftains won 11-1 in five innings.

Dowagiac had 13 hits led by Klann, who was 4-for-4 with five RBIs. Brooks was 3-for-3 with three RBIs, while Brett Scanlon and Stark both had two hits. Start also drove in two runs.

“Everybody contributed including the young guys we brought up,” Dowagiac coach Bob Turner said. “Our pitching has really started to come around. Smith was slinging it well again today. Cox (Cal) is our horse. He always goes deep into the games he starts, but now with Lindsey and Smith throwing complete games or making it to the sixth or seventh, it adds to our confidence and we play much better.

“I wish we had a bunch more games to play because we are starting to show what we are capable of. But with the tournament coming, it is also a good time to play like we are.”

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