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Dowagiac baseball takes pair from Tigers

Published 11:30am Friday, April 25, 2014

BENTON HARBOR — The Dowagiac baseball team swept a non-league doubleheader from Benton Harbor Thursday.

The Chieftains won the opener 15-4 and then took the nightcap 10-8.

In the opener, Matt Smith was 3-for-4 with three triples and four RBIs. Austin Broda was 4-for-5 with two doubles and four RBIs, while Nate Lindsey drove in three runs and Brody Froehlich two.

Zach Williams, who tripled, picked up the victory as he tossed a two-hitter with seven strikeouts.

Smith finished the nightcap 2-for-2 with two doubles and three more RBIs, while Williams was 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and an RBI. Broda, Froehlich and Rollie Lucio were all credited with two RBIs.

Mack Charles worked the first five innings, striking out five, to pick up the victory.

 

First game

Dowagiac                    213     432     0 – 15 17 5

Benton Harbor          002     020     0 – 4 2 5

Zach Williams (W); L. Bickam (L)

2B: Matt Smith (D) 3, Austin Broda (D) 2

3B: Williams (D)

 

Second game

Dowagiac                    401     032     0 – 10 10 3

Benton Harbor          103     004     0 – 8 5 1

Mack Charles (W), Zach Williams (6), Mason Hojara (6)

2B: Matt Smith (D) 2, Zach Williams (D), Wilson (BH), Porter (BH)

3B: Williams (D)

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