AMATEUR BASEBALL: Milroy Yankees fall short to Bird Island, 5-1
MILROY – The Bird Island Bullfrogs (12-0-2) extended their unbeaten streak in Corn Belt League play to seven games on Wednesday with a tightly-contested 5-1 road-win over the Milroy Yankees (5-11) to sweep the season series.
The Bullfrogs scored the first run of the game with a one-out bases-loaded single in the top of the fourth inning. With runners still on base, Yankees starter Nathan Deutz went on to retire the next two batters to limit the damage and keep the score at 1-0 into the latter half of the inning.
At the plate, Milroy’s lone run of the game came in the bottom of the fifth inning when Matt Bauer drove in Austin Kretsch with a double. Bauer led all Yankees offensively going 3 for 5 with a pair of singles and an extra-base hit.
After a scoreless sixth inning, the Bird Island bats came alive again to start the seventh when an RBI single drove in their second run of the game to make it 2-1. In their next time up, the Bullfrogs began the frame with a walk followed by a single to score their third run.
Deutz’ outing came to an end following the third run as Ty Kemp took over to close out the inning, but not before two more Bird Island runs came across to make it 5-1. Isaac Schmitt took over for Kemp in the top of the ninth inning and did not allow any additional runs.
The Yankees will be back in action on Sunday when they play host to the Raymond Rockets at 1:30 p.m.