AMATEUR BASEBALL: Marshall cruises past Milroy Yankees, 16-6
MILROY — Both the Marshall and Milroy Yankees amateur baseball teams entered Sunday’s matchup looking to hit the reset button after some tough losses. The Yankees appeared to be headed in the right direction early, but Marshall responded with a strong offensive performance, scoring 16 runs in the final four innings – including a six-run seventh – on its way to a 16-6 victory in seven innings.
After a difficult start allowing some early runs, Marshall starting pitcher Logan Tomasek settled down and kept the Milroy Yankees’ bats at bay. On the other side, five different Marshall players had two hits with each of them driving in runs. Designated hitter and manager of the team Ryan Schwagel had two hits with an RBI while Tomasek had two hits, three RBIs and pitched a complete game. Teammates Nick Macchio and Charlie Jacobson both had two hits and two RBIs.
However, the A’s player that broke the game open was first baseman Jordan Mernaugh, as he had a bases-clearing double that was smoked deep to right-center field, giving the A’s a nine-run advantage and himself a six RBI night. After the Yankees gave up the lead by allowing three runs, they would score three of their own in the ensuing inning including a two-run triple by Branden Flock, making it a 5-3 game, advantage Yankees. But it would be the last lead Milroy would have in the ballgame. The Yankees would be outscored 13-1 the rest of the way and Milroy manager Ryan Rohlik spoke on the disappointing loss.
“You know honestly Friday and today we’ve been terrible,” Rohlik said. “We need to find out who we are and how we will respond. Right now we’ve been a little flat this year but there’s a long way to go. We got to take advantage of the opportunities that are in front of us.”
The A’s are coming off a loss on Friday and used Sunday’s performance to get back on track. Schwagel weighed in on the win and the message said to the team after the game.
“After not hitting the ball well Friday and getting our butts whipped, this was a great bounce back game to have,” Schwagel said. “Every league game is huge for the final standings; we pitched well, hit well and did enough today. The message to the team is to keep the bats rolling, we have two big league games this week and we want to keep it going.”
For the Yankees, David and Andy Schmidt both led the team with three hits apiece while Flock led the team with RBIs with three in the contest.
The Marshall A’s (4-6) will play host to the Tracy Engineers on Wednesday night at Legion Field at 7:30 p.m while the Milroy Yankees (7-7), who have dropped two straight, will play host to the Bird Island Bullfrogs on July 6 at Yankee Field. First pitch is scheduled for noon.
Marshall 000 352 60 – 16
Milroy Yankees 200 310 0x – 6
Hitting: Marshall (Schwagel 2-3, RBI; Neubeck 1-3, RBI; Mernaugh 2-4, 6 RBI; Tomasek 2-5, 3 RBI; Macchio 2-5, 2 RBI; Jacobson 2-5, 2 RBI; VanMoer 1-4); Milroy (David Schmidt 3-4; Andy Schmidt 3-4, RBI; Flock 2-3, 3 RBI; Mathiowetz 1-4; Tauer 2-3, RBI; Schmitt 1-3; Jacob Hughes 1-4).
Pitching (IP-R-ER-H-BB-SO): Marshall (Tomasek 7-6-6-13-1-5); Milroy (Austin Deutz 4.2-8-6-6-3-1; Schultz 1.1-2-2-2-1-0; Nathan Deutz 1-6-3-4-1-1).