Dedicatioin Day at Champ’s Field set for May 22
Published 2:10 pm Thursday, May 13, 2004
Niles Junior Baseball will hold Dedication Day ceremonies on Saturday, May 22, at 11 a.m. at Champ's Field, located between Ellis Elementary and Howard Elementary in Niles.
The Niles Vikings 13-year-old team will host the Kalamazoo Rockets, and the Niles Knights 14-year-old team will play immediately following the first game.
Souvenir programs commemorating this day will be available for purchase, along with commemorative t-shirts, concessions and a chicken dinner.
All proceeds raised through the Dedication Day festivities will be used to help maintain Champ's Field. There is no charge to attend and fans are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, as bleacher space is limited.
Knights improve to 3-0
The Niles Knights improved to 3-0 in Comstock League play with an 11-2 win over the Michigan Wild Tuesday night at Champ's Field.
Jake Harris earned the pitching victory for the Knights as he worked the first five innings. Jamie Simpson finished the game and the two combined to strike out nine batters.
Keith Prak and Simpson hit back-to-back triples in the seventh inning. Catcher Dan Holland went 2-for-2 at the plate. Simpson was 3-for-4 and Prak went 2-for-4.
Harris, Alex Welch, Josh Boyd and D.J. Wolnik also managed hits for the Knights.
The Knights, now 11-2 overall, will play again Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Champ's Field against the Van Kal Rip Tide.