Niles baseball splits with No. 4-ranked Decatur

Published 9:30 am Friday, May 22, 2015

DECATUR — Visiting Niles split a pair of non-conference baseball games with Decatur Thursday.

The Vikings (21-11) took the first game from the Raiders 11-0 in six innings.

Decatur, ranked No. 2 in Division 4, rebounded to win the nightcap 11-7.

Cody Thornton tossed a two-hitter for Niles in the opening game with six strikeouts and just one walk.

The Vikings had five hits, including a triple by Drew Huffman and a double by Chris Frantz.

Wyatt Thornton took the loss in the second game.

Niles had nine hits, including a triple by Bryce Lake and a double by Wyatt Thornton.

The Vikings will host Berrien Springs in a non-league doubleheader at 10 a.m. Saturday.


NILES 11-7, DECATUR 0-11

At Decatur

First Game

Niles                201     116 – 11 5 0

Decatur          000     000 – 0 2 3

Cody Thornton (W); Joby Kawaski (L), Andrew Stull (6)

2B: Chris Frantz (N), Noah Rufo (D)

3B: Drew Huffman (N)


Second Game

Niles                003     030     1 – 7 9 2

Decatur          220     043     x – 11 15 2

Wyatt Thornton (L), Drew Huffman (5); Cody Huston (W), Noah Rufo (6)

2B: Thornton (N), Cole Southworth (D), Rufo (D), Matthew Saylor (D)

3B: Bryce Lake (N)

Varsity record: Niles 21-11