Long ball powers Yankees to 4-3 win over Rockets
Matt Bauer's solo home run in the eighth inning spelled the difference between the Milroy Yankees and Raymond Rockets in a Corn Belt League game Sunday in Raymond. Milroy had just three hits compared to Raymond's 11, but three home runs powered the Yankees to a 4-3 win.
The Yankees led 3-0 after three complete. Andy Schmidt's solo shot in the top of the first started off the scoring, while Brian Dolan blasted a two-run homer in the third.
Raymond tied the game following a run in the bottom of the fourth and two more in the fifth, setting up Bauer's game-winning dinger.
Josh Hadley started and lasted eight innings for the Yankees. Hadley scattered nine hits and struck out three while picking up the win. Mahlon Zimmerman recorded the save in one inning of work.
The Yankees (11-2 overall, 9-1 Corn Belt) are back in action tonight when they host the rival Marshall A's for a 7 p.m. game.
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Buttermakers go 2-1 over busy weekend
The Hadley Buttermakers went 2-1 in Gopher League action over the weekend, including a Saturday-Sunday split with the Milroy Irish.
On Saturday, Hadley topped the Irish 8-4 in Hadley thanks to a 3-for-4 day with two RBIs and a double by Nick Bruning. Bruning also recorded a nine-out save, finishing up what Chris Halbur started for the Buttermakers. Paul Counter belted a home run for Hadley in the game as well.
Cody Mather started for Milroy and wound up taking the loss. Dominic Dolan had three of the eight Irish hits in the game, finishing 3-for-5. Isaac Dolan went 2-for-4 with a double.
The Irish got even on Sunday at Irish Yard, as Isaac Dolan scattered eight hits over seven innings in a 5-3 win. Aaron Antony had two of five hits for Milroy, which benefitted from five Hadley errors.
Chris Halbur was 2-for-2 in the game, while Max Zwart went 2-for-3 and drove in a run. Eric Wieneke's only hit of the game was a two-RBI double for the Buttermakers.
Hadley finished the weekend on a high note, clobbering the Tracy Express 14-1 in five innings. Sam Erickson gave up one run on four hits and earned the win for the Buttermakers.
Blake Jouwstra paced the Hadley offense in the game, going 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs. Max Zwart, Joe Larson and James Wajer each chipped in with a pair of hits, while Wajer and Larson knocked in three runs each.
Shay Wabeke started and took the loss for Tracy.
The Buttermakers improve to 14-7 on the season (10-2 Gopher) and return to action on Tuesday at Springfield.
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Long Sox strike for pair of road wins Sunday
The Lamberton Long Sox hit the road for a pair of Tomahawk East League games on Sunday, winning both. Lamberton started the day with a 2-1 win at Hanska before Johnny Pistulka set a Long Sox record with 19 strikeouts in a 7-2 win over Searles.
Jake Jenniges went the distance for the Long Sox against Hanska, allowing just one unearned run. Jenniges struck out three and walked one while scattering six hits.
Donald Strand went 2-for-4 and stole a base before scoring the eventual winning run on an eighth-inning single by Pistulka. Colby Pack also went 2-for-4 against Hanska, scoring Lamberton's first run in the fourth inning. Derrick Jenniges had a double.
Pistulka threw eight scoreless innings to start against Searles, but did allow two runs off of four ninth-inning hits. Regardless, his 19 strikeouts set a record for Lamberton and earned him the win.
On offense, Lamberton scored four runs in the top of the first and added three more in the second. Searles' Nick Erdman shutdown Lamberton over the next six innings.
Strand and Pistulka each had doubles, while Strand finished the game 3-for-4 with three stolen bases and two runs scored. Pistulka was 3-for-5 and helped his own cause with three RBIs and two runs. Pack drove in two runs on a 2-for-4 night.
The Long Sox improve to 13-5 with the win (12-2 TEL) and stretch their current winning streak to five games. Lamberton is back in action on Tuesday for a league game at the New Ulm Brewers.
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Mudhens slide continues with losses Friday, Sunday
A call to the bullpen backfired for the Minneota Mudhens on Friday night, as a 6-3 lead heading into the ninth ended up as an 11-6 loss to the Adrian A's. The Mudhens wrapped up the weekend with a tight 2-0 loss to Pipestone Sunday.
Friday, Adrian had scored just three runs off of Minneota starter Danny Hennen before the ninth, but two unearned runs closed the book on the right-hander. Jason Myhre came in for the save and failed to record an out as he was stung for five runs, all earned, before giving way to Justin Greenwood. Greenwood gave up just one run in the disastrous, eight-run ninth inning.
Offensively, the Mudhens were led by Jesus Macias, who went 2-for-4 with a double, a run and two RBIs. Justin VanKeulen was 2-for-2 and also roped a double, as did Beau Buysse. Myhre, who took the loss in relief, had a two-run home run for the Mudhens.
Minneota dropped its seventh consecutive game as Sam Schneider and the Pipestone A's blanked the Mudhens 2-0 Sunday in Pipestone. Schneider fanned seven in the seven-inning game and scattered four Minneota hits.
Jesus Macias had two of those, including a double, in a 2-for-3 game. Justin Greenwood also belted a double.
Matt Musser took the loss for Minneota, giving up two runs on eight hits and three walks over six innings.
Matt Abrahamsen, Danny Moffitt and Colin Taubert each had two hits for the A's, with Taubert and Abrahamsen driving in the Pipestone runs.
Minneota falls to 5-15 on the season and will look to end the slide on July 7 against the Wilmont Cardinals in Minneota.
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