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Sports for the week of July 7, 2004

Marshall trims Yankees 4-1

The Milroy Yankees 4-1 loss to the Marshall A's at Marshall on July 1. The Yankees now have a season record of 15 wins and 7 losses.

"This was one of the few games that we have played this season where walks and errors played a factor in the outcome of our game," said Milroy Manager Pat Dolan. "Our pitching and defense has been outstanding all year, this was just one game when it wasn't there."

Brian Dolan started on the mound for Milroy and pitched 4 1/3 innings and gave up 3 runs ( 2 earned) on 5 hits. Erik Kathman relieved Brian for 1 2/3 innings and gave up 1 hit and 1 unearned run. Nathan Duetz pitched the final 2 innings giving up no runs and no hits. Peterson started for Marshal and pitched 7 1/3 innings giving up 1 run on 7 hits. Fisher came on in relief and picked up the save by pitching 1 2/3 innings.

The Yankees out-hit Marshall 7-6 with Justin Schlemmer, Brian Dolan, Eric Dolan, John Schuh, Scott LaVoy, Andy Schmidt and Adam Schmidt each getting one hit
. "We continued to struggled to get hits in the clutch, which puts more pressure on our pitching and defense," observed Dolan. "The good part of this game was that we hit the ball hard with guys in scoring position but right at the opposition. In time we will get those breaks if we continue to hit the ball hard and the wins will come our way."

The Yankees game vs. New Ulm Brewers, scheduled for July 7, has been cancelled and the next home game is July 9 vs. Fairfax.

VFW celebrates with sweep

The Tracy VFW baseball team swept a double header from Sacred Heart last Thursday at Tracy, 13-5 and 7-5.

Tracy entered the Fourth of July weekend with a 6-6 record. They are 6-2 in league play.

"We hit the ball well as a team," said Coach Bill Tauer.

Tracy banged out 13 hits. Pitcher Matt Bauer settled down after a rocky first inning to pitch a complete game. He gave up six hits while walking seven and striking out nine.

Lucas Walling, Matt Bauer, Tristan Larson and Erik Frisvold led the 13-hit Tracy attack with two hits each. Bauer had a home run and four RBI.

"In the second game Sean's (Castle) grand slam was huge for us," said Tauer. "We didn't get a lot of hits but we got hits when we needed them."

Cole Cooreman started the second game on the mound for Tracy and pitched three innings giving up three runs on 7 hits while walking none and striking out two. Walling relieved and pitched an inning giving up two runs on two hits , walking none and striking out one. Castle finished the game by pitching the last two innings giving up no runs on one hit while walking three and striking out four.

Castle led the six-hit Tracy attack with two hits including a grand slam home run.

Legion baseball wins

The Milroy Legion baseball team won over Slayton, in a nine-inning game, last Wednesday evening by a score of 1-0.

"It was an extremely well played game," said Milroy Coach Chris Miller. "We got good pitching, played good defense and got the timely hit when needed."

Anthony Rohlik pitched all nine innings for Milroy and gave up no runs on 5 scattered hits while striking out 7. Chris Haken took the loss for Slayton.

Donald Strand was the hitting hero of the game by getting a single to right field with one out and Matt Bauer on second base for the winning run.

Milroy catcher Eric Fraser took Slayton's running game away by throwing out the first two Slayton base runners trying to steal second base.

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Playoffs will start next week with a seeding meeting to be held towards the end of this week.