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Milroy Yankees claim Corn Belt tournament title

July 29, 2013
Marshall Independent

The Milroy Yankees backed up their regular season league title by clinching the Corn Belt League tournament championship with a 10-5 win over Bird Island Sunday in Milroy.

The victory served as a bit of retribution for the Yankees, who opened the double-elimination tournament with a 9-2 loss to Bird Island July 17 and had to battle their way back through the losers' bracket. A 6-5 Milroy win over Bird Island Friday night set up a decisive third game between the two teams this postseason, and the Yankees were up to task.

An eight-run third inning proved to be the difference for the Yankees, who held Bird Island scoreless over the first six innings. Milroy outhit the Bullfrogs 16-8 for the game.

Anthony Rohlik worked the first 7 1/3 innings for Milroy, giving up five runs (four earned) on seven hits with four strikeouts and one walk. Matt Bauer closed it out, pitching a scoreless 1 2/3 innings.

Bauer also had a solid day at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a double. Milroy's Dave Schmidt also went 3-for-5 with a double, driving in four runs for the game.

Brian Dolan was 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs for the Yankees, while Dean Zwach added a 2-for-3 effort.

Milroy (18-5 overall) now advances to the Region 11C tournament, which begins Friday in Cold Spring. The Yankees will open the eight-team, double-elimination tournament against the Kimball Express. The top three teams from the region move on to the state tournament.

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BI-Luke Kramer, Jake Marcus (3), Dylan Gass (7). MY-Anthony Rohlik, Matt Bauer (8). WP-Rohlik. LP-Kramer. 2B: BI-Logan Swan; MY-Brian Dolan, Dave Schmidt, Bauer, Justin Schlemmer. 3B: BI-Shawn Dollerschell.



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