It came down to the wire on Saturday, with Mishawaka Cavemen Varsity taking victory on a dramatic walk-off single in the late innings that sealed their victory over Niles. The game was tied at seven with the Cavemen batting in the bottom of the ninth when Milan Burris singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.
The Cavemen collected 11 hits and Niles had 13 in the high-scoring affair.
The Cavemen got on the board in the first inning when an error scored one run for the Cavemen.
The Cavemen evened things up at seven in the bottom of the seventh inning. Mishawaka Cavemen Varsity scored two runs when Burris singled.
The Cavemen scored three runs in the seventh inning. Cavemen batters contributing to the big inning included Maddux Yohe and Burris, all driving in runs in the inning.
Niles scored three runs in the fifth inning. The offensive firepower by Niles was led by Jude Abbadessa, Cade Vota, and Drew Racht, who each had RBIs in the inning.
Lucas Nowacki led things off on the hill for Mishawaka Cavemen Varsity. The hurler allowed seven hits and five runs over five innings, striking out five.
Chase Lotsbaich was on the hill for Niles. The hurler lasted six and two-thirds innings, allowing seven hits and seven runs while striking out 11 and walking one. Vota threw one and two-thirds innings out of the bullpen.
The Cavemen tallied 11 hits in the game. Yohe, Burris, and Jordan Watford each had multiple hits for Mishawaka Cavemen Varsity. Yohe went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead Mishawaka Cavemen Varsity in hits.
Niles tallied 13 hits on the day. Abbadessa, Cameron Clanton, and Vota all managed multiple hits for Niles. Abbadessa led Niles with four hits in five at bats.
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