Eagle boys get first win over Wadena-Deer Creek
By John George firstname.lastname@example.org After a slow start, the New York Mills Eagle baseball team picked up their first win of the season on Friday over Wadena-Deer Creek, 8-2. Mike Baune went the distance on the mound for NY Mills, scattering eight hits ...
By John George
After a slow start, the New York Mills Eagle baseball team picked up their first win of the season on Friday over Wadena-Deer Creek, 8-2.
Mike Baune went the distance on the mound for NY Mills, scattering eight hits and three walks to go with nine strikeouts and no earnd runs.
The Eagles got on the board in the top of the third as Cavin Berube and Cory Perala scored to give Mills a 2-0 lead. W-DC answered with a pair of unearned runs in the bottom of the third to tie the game.
NY Mills broke the game open with a five-run sixth as they sent 10 batters to the plate. Alex Helmeke singled and Jeremy Hagen doubled to start the rally. A sac fly by Baune put the first run across before Perala, Jason Burg and Wade Salo drove in runs to give the Eagles a 7-2 lead. Hagen scored in the seventh on a wild pitch to give Mills a six-run advantage.
On Tuesday, the Eagles locked up with Sebeka in an early-season pitchers dual and came out on the losing end, 3-2.
The two teams combined for just four hits. As good as the pitching was, the defenses showed signs of spring troubles. Sebeka committed two errors, but Mills committed three, leading to a pair of unearned runs for the Trojans in the fifth inning to give them a 3-0 lead.
The Eagles cut into the lead in the sixth as Vaughan and Burg scored on a two-run hit by Hagen. A final rally was cut short in the seventh when Alex Helmeke was stranded at second representing the game-tying run.
The Eagles finally return home to Jacobson Field today (April 26) as they host Otter Tail Central at 4:30 p.m. They return to the road on May 1 to take on Menahga before hosting a doubleheader with Parkers Prairie on May 3 starting at 4:30 p.m.