AMATEUR BASEBALL: Milroy Irish use effective offense to take down Tracy
TRACY – The Milroy Irish amateur baseball team has been on an offensive tear in its last few games, producing a combined 44 runs in five straight games, all resulting in wins. The Irish continued to add to that total on Wednesday night, as they collected 10 more runs in a 10-0 shutout in seven innings over the Tracy Engineers.
The Irish found their way on the board right away during their opening at-bat with an RBI from Jake Plaetz to quickly take a 1-0 lead. After neither side could add to the scoring department in next few innings, Milroy picked back up where it left off in the fourth.
With a double from Dominic Dolan to start off the inning, the Irish continued to find success at the plate. Dolan’s double was followed by an RBI single from Tyler Peterson, giving the Irish a 2-0 lead with no outs in the frame. A few batters later, Brady Lanoue provided a big boost with a two-run home run to make it 4-0. Milroy wasn’t done there, though, as a two-run base hit by Tyler Patterson extend the Irish advantage to 6-0 after four.
The Engineers were looking to follow up a successful inning from the Irish and started off with a single from Taylor VanOverbeke before Trevor Parlberg and Shane Erickson reached, but Tracy wasn’t able to capitalize on the scoring opportunity.
With Milroy holding a comfortable 6-0 lead, they continued to show dominance at the plate starting off with a single followed by two walks that helped give Patterson an opportunity to hit a two-run triple to grow their lead to 8-0 before another run came across later in the inning to make it 9-0.
The Irish later plated another run on an RBI base hit from Tyler Alcorn to bring it to the 10-0 final.
Tracy will be back in action Friday in Milroy at 7:30 p.m. against the Heron Lake Lakers, while the Irish will be back at Irish Yard to take on Brookings (S.D.) on Sunday at 2 p.m.