A busy week for the Milaca VFW team ended with four losses in five games. It’s lone win came over Pierz, but Pierz also bested them during the week, as did Sartell and Apollo.
Early last week Milaca and Pierz played a pair of games. In game one Pierz took the advantage early with a four-run first inning. They never looked back from the lead, and went on to win 6-1.
Milaca committed six errors in the loss and left several runners on base.
Nathan Hass had a pair of hits and Blake Kiel scored the lone run for Milaca.
In the second game against Pierz, Milaca bounced back with a 6-5 come-from-behind win. Both teams traded runs early on and Milaca trailed 5-4 after the top half of the fifth, but scored twice in the bottom of the inning to earn the one-run victory.
Milaca only recorded two hits in the game, one by Hunter Guzy and another from Steven Vanderhoff. Guzy scored twice, as did Peyton Talberg. Vanderhoff had two runs batted in (RBI). Milaca drew 13 walks in the win.
After the split with Pierz, Milaca traveled to Sartell to take them on in a game on Tuesday, June 24. Sartell scored six runs in the second inning to help them top Milaca 11-1.
Milaca’s lone run came in the fourth inning as Raleigh Millar scored the lone run, and had one of two hits for Milaca on the day. Matt Fransen had the other hit. Fransen also took the loss on the hill as he was knocked out of the game early.
On Thursday Milaca and Apollo did battle in Milaca in a doubleheader.
Apollo cruised to a game one win last Thursday thanks to a five-run first inning and four more runs in the third. They went on to win 11-1.
Calvin Manthie and Jimmy Kragt had the only two hits for Milaca in the game. Talberg took the loss on the mound as he surrendered eight walks, four earned runs and five unearned runs.
In game two it was much of the same story as Apollo leapt out to an early lead thanks to another five-run first inning. That would provide enough run support as Apollo went on to win 5-2.
Milaca made it interesting with runs in the fourth and fifth, but failed to complete a rally.
Wyatt Foss tossed 3.2 innings on the mound, and didn’t allow an earned run. At the plate he scored a run and had an RBI.
Hass scored a run as well, and Guzy pitched 1.1 innings of near perfect relief, not allowing a hit.
After the five-game week, Milaca dropped to 5-9 overall on the season.