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
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)
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