Dowagiac baseball splits with Trojans
Published 9:21 am Monday, May 9, 2016
Dowagiac rallied from a one-run deficit in the bottom of the eighth to earn a split with visiting Plainwell in Wolverine Conference baseball Thursday.
The Chieftains and Trojans were deadlocked at 3-3 after seven innings.
Dowagiac gave up a run in the top of the eighth, but Mack Charles doubled up the right field line to drive in the game-winning runs.
Charles also went the distance, scattering seven hits, in picking up the mound victory.
The Chieftains were not as fortunate in the nightcap, as a nine-run third inning by the Trojans propelled them to a 15-8 win over Dowagiac.
Charles was 4-for-4 in the first game with four RBIs. Collin Hassle also doubled for the Chieftains.
In the second game, Nick Foote was 3-for-3 with an RBI, while Austin Jones was 2-for-3 with a double. Charles also doubled and drove in a run.
PLAINWELL 4-15, DOWAGIAC 5-8
Plainwell 011 100 01 – 4 7 5
Dowagiac 201 000 02 – 5 5 3
Tevor Millard (L); Mack Charles (W).
2B: Collin Hassle (D), Charles (D).
Plainwell 009 924 0 – 15 10 1
Dowagiac 312 002 0 – 8 10 6
Nielsen (W), Opel (4), Ben Gernaat (6); Mack Charles, Nick Foote (1, L), Brandon Felthouse (3), Adrien Bucha-Moore (7).
2B: Mack Charles (D), Austin Jones (D).
3B: Gernaat (PL).