Niles, Edwardsburg pick up sweeps
ST. JOSEPH — Visiting Niles baseball scored 13 runs in both games of its non-league doubleheader sweep of St. Joseph on Friday.
In other action, Edwardsburg blanked visiting Dowagiac 15-0 and 15-0, while Brandywine split a BCS Athletic Conference Red Division doubleheader against host Berrien Springs.
Niles at St. Joseph
Jude Abbadessa and Gage Vota combined on a five-hitter as Niles won the opening game 13-3 in six innings.
The Vikings finished with 10 hits, including a double by Mason Waggoner.
In the nightcap, Chase Lotsbaich earned the victory with relief help from Hunter Fazi.
Niles had 13 hits in the second game, including a double by Fazi.
The Vikings are 9-1 heading into Tuesday’s BCS Red Division showdown with cross-town rival Brandywine. The first game is set for 4:15 p.m.
Dowagiac at Edwardsburg
Edwardsburg pitchers held Dowagiac hitting to a total of four hits in the doubleheader.
A.J. Obren tossed a two-hitter in the opening game, while Sam Robinson tossed a two-hitter in the nightcap.
In the first game, the Eddies finished with eight hits, including a pair of doubles by Connor Ostrander, and doubles from Nate Dalenberg and Obren.
Henry Weller had a double for the Chieftains.
In the second game, Edwardsburg banged out 15 hits, led by Logan McColley, who tripled and hit a home run. Ostander had a double and a home run, while Robinson and Tabor Lock also doubled.
Brandywine at Berrien Springs
Cam Barrier tossed a four-hitter for the Bobcats in the opening game, which they won 5-1.
The Shamrocks rallied to take the nightcap 8-7.
Brandywine (4-2) had seven hits in the open, including a double by Kendall Chrismon and a triple by Jamier Palmer.
The Bobcats had six hits in the nightcap. Gabe Gouin and Barrier both doubled. Micah Gamble took the loss for Brandywine.
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