Niles wins pair of games at St. Joseph Invitational
The Niles varsity baseball team went 2-1 at the powerful St. Joseph Invitational on Saturday.
The Vikings' lone loss came at the hands of eventual champion Decatur.
The Raiders, the defending Division 4 state champions, edged the Vikings, 3-2.
Niles went on to defeat Lansing Sexton 12-0 in five innings and then defeated Bay City Central, 5-2.
Brooks Bonner was the winning pitcher against Lansing Sexton, while Ryne Dowling picked up the victory against Bay City Central.
John Kessick took the loss against the Raiders.
Kessick had a double to lead Niles offensively against Decatur, while Josh Henry, Casey Hood and Cory Coquillard all had doubles against Lansing.
Dowling and Coquillard had doubles against Bay City.
Decatur 000 300 0 -- 3 4 2
Niles 100 010 0 -- 2 7 3
Adam Hall (W) and Moser; John Kessick (L) and Kyle Kidwell.
2B: John Kessick (N).
Lansing 000 00 -- 0 6 2
Niles 210 90 -- 12 10 1
Brooks Bonner (W) and Kyle Kidwell; Lichtenberger (L) and Nault.
2B: Josh Henry (N), Casey Hood (N), Cory Coquillard (N).
Niles 300 002 0 -- 5 5 0
Bay City 100 010 0 -- 2 4 1
Ryne Dowling (W) and Rick Storm; Voss (L) and Schabel.
2B: Dowling (N), Cory Coquillard (N).
Records: Niles 17-15.