Baseball: Eagles win fourth straight conference title
NEW YORK MILLS — The Eagles baseball team remained undefeated (16-0) and clinched their fourth consecutive Park Region Conference title with a sweep of Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale winning 2-0 and 12-2 in the season’s final doubleheader Tuesday.
Brandon Kupfer made two runs stand up in the opener. Kupfer has yet to be scored against this season. The senior pitched another complete game facing three over the minimum (24 batters). Kupfer walked one, struck out 11 and retired the Raiders in order five of seven innings.
Kupfer sealed the victory by fanning the final two Raider batters with nobody on base.
Adam Patron singled and scored in the first inning scoring the eventual game-winner on a base hit by Tyler Patron.
AJ Wegscheid singled and scored on a Tyler Patron sacrifice fly to left field in the fifth inning.
Adam Patron was 2-3 with two singles and a run scored.
Seven Eagles hit safely in the game.
New York Mills never trailed in the two-game set after scoring four in the first en route to a six-inning route in the nightcap.
Tucker Skoblik pitched a complete game for the victory. Skoblik fanned six, walked one, and allowed two earned runs.
The Eagles poured it on late scoring five times in the sixth inning to enact the mercy rule.
Nick Kupfer, Adam Patron and Brandon Kupfer all had three hits. Adam Patron had a game-high four RBI. He doubled, singled and homered.
Damon Tumberg also homered in the game.
New York Mills (16-0) will face Perham (16-1) in a battle of conference champions Thursday at Krueger Field.