Smith’s walk-off single gives Dowagiac the victory
Published 2:06 pm Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Matt Smith went 2-for-3 and delivered the game-winning walk-off single as Dowagiac held on for a 10-9 win over Decatur in non-league baseball Tuesday afternoon.
The Chieftains led 6-2 headed into the fourth inning before the Raiders caught fire and scored eight of its nine runs in the fourth and fifth innings to take a 9-7 lead on Dowagiac.
Daquon Brooks picked up the win in relief for the Chieftains. He worked 2 and a third innings. Nate Lindsey started and pitched the first four and a third innings before giving way to Dean Klann who faced retired one batter in the fifth.
Dowagiac finished with six hits, including a double by Zach Williams, who was hit by a pitch twice.
Klann drove in three runs, while Williams and Smith both drove in a pair of runs.
Dowagiac was leading 2-1 in the fourth inning when the game was halted due to darkness.
Decatur 010 260 0 – 9 5 4
Dowagiac 411 010 3 – 10 6 3
Nate Lindsey, Dean Klann (5), Daquan Brooks (5, W, 1-0); Rufo (L)
2B: Zach Williams (D)