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Solid start helps Yankees take down Saints, 6-2

Photo by Sam Thiel Milroy’s Matt Bauer (4) is congratulated by teammates after hitting a three-run home run during their game against Sacred Heart on Friday.

MILROY — Heading into their final string of games of the regular season, the Milroy Yankees amateur baseball team hoped to keep its recent momentum going against the Sacred Heart Saints. Thanks to a strong start offensively and a dominant outing by Nathan Deutz on the mound, the Yankees rolled to a 6-2 victory in its final home game of the league schedule.

The Saints would jump out to an early lead, using a pair of singles before a double plated two runs to make it 2-0. But the Yankees wasted little time answering back, as David Schmidt and Cody Greve drew walks before Matt Bauer smacked a blast over the right-field fence for a three-run home run to give Milroy a 3-2 lead after one. The Yankees then added a run in the next frame when Isaac Schmitt reached on a dropped third strike before coming around to score on Schmidt’s RBI single to push Milroy’s lead to 4-2.

Neither side would find scoring over the next few innings, as Milroy’s Deutz and Sacred Heart’s Jack Howard settled into their respective zones. It wouldn’t be until the bottom of the sixth where the scoring picked back up, with Andy Schmidt drawing a walk and Bauer reaching on an error before Eric Dolan got aboard on another miscue by the Saints defense to bring in a run to give Milroy a 5-2 lead.

The Yankees later added a run in the eighth on an error to make it 6-2 before Deutz finished the game with another scoreless frame to seal the win.

Deutz earned the complete-game victory, allowing just two runs on six hits and struck out eight.

Bauer led the way for Milroy with a pair of hits, including the home run, and three RBI while David Schmidt added a hit and an RBI and Braydin Kvistero and Jackson Hughes each had a hit.

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