Mishawaka baseball clinches share of NLC title in win over Goshen

Published: May. 11, 2023 at 11:10 PM EDT
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GOSHEN, Ind. (WNDU) - Entering Thursday night, The Mishawaka High School baseball team was just two wins away from locking up an outright Northern Lake Conference (NLC) title.

Standing in Cavemen’s way of clinching, at the very least, a share of this year’s NLC crown were the Goshen RedHawks — a team that had a share of last year’s conference title.

Mishawaka took an early 3-1 in Thursday night’s matchup at Goshen’s Phend Field, but the score remained that way until the bottom of the sixth inning. That’s when the RedHawks made things interesting.

With runners on the corners, Damian Castillo poked one into the gap in right center field. One run scored, but the potential game-tying run was tagged out at home.

In the top of the seventh, Mishawaka added some insurance thanks to a two-run single from Matt Pelletier. The Cavemen went on to retire the side in order in the bottom of the seventh to make the 5-2 score final.

With the victory over Goshen on Thursday, Mishawaka (18-2, 11-0 NLC) secured a share of this year’s NLC crown. The Cavemen have a chance to clinch it outright on Saturday afternoon against NorthWood.

The game will be held at Four Winds Field, the home of the South Bend Cubs. It was originally scheduled for Friday night, but was pushed back to Saturday due to the threat of rain.

First pitch is set for 3 p.m. The South Bend Cubs say all tickets purchased for Friday night will be accepted on Saturday. To purchase tickets, click here.

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