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Sports from the week of July 23, 2003

Close game KOs Milroy

Loses to Jackson and Windom last week eliminated the Milroy Legion baseball team from post-season play-offs.

Jackson pounded Milroy 10-0 Thursday night. Windom edged Milroy 4-3 Saturday in the double-elimination tourney.

"Errors in the fourth inning of the Windom game cost us two runs," said Coach Chris Miller. Overall, he felt Milroy had played well against a good team.

"The season ended with a loss but at least it ended with a good effort on our part," he said.

In the Jackson game, Milroy managed only three hits, two by Greg Carlson and one by Eric Fraser.

Milroy out-hit Windom in the Saturday game 7-6 with Donald Strand and Anders Davidson each contributing 2 hits.

Andy Rohlik started on the mound for Milroy against Jackson and pitched 5 innings giving up 9 runs (five earned) on 8 hits while striking out 1 and walking 1. Josh Skoblik finished the game giving up 1 run on no hits while walking 3 hitters.

Carlson pitched the whole game against Windom and gave up 4 runs ( 1 earned) on 6 hits while striking out 4 and walking 4.

Tracy VFW falls short

The Tracy VFW baseball team's season ended Saturday with a 4-2 loss to Westbrook.

Tracy finished its season with a 7-14 record. Tracy had advanced to Saturday's game with an 8-6 win over Granite Falls Thursday.

Summing up the season, Coach Brady Schmidt said that the young team "struggled with consistency all year. Errors and inconsistent pitching and hitting plagued the The team did improve from a 3-17 mark last season.

Besides being young, Schmidt said the team was hurt by frequent absences by players at games. On average, he said, about four to five players missed each game.

To be successfully compete in VFW baseball, Schmidt said that players need to be "dedicated to improve and have a desire to win."

Parents' Night is a hit!

Tracy Community Education girls' softball teams showed off their skills at "Parents Night" last week. The festivities included a game that had girls taking on their parents.