The Milbank Firechiefs secured three big wins this past week and improved its season record to 4-1 with victories over Lake Norden and White.
The locals rolled to a 17-7 amateur baseball victory over Lake Norden Sunday, May 22, at Legion Field.
The teams battled it out through five innings. Milbank got on the scoreboard first, plating two runs in the opening inning. Lake Norden cut into the deficit at 2-1 after two innings and overtook the lead at 4-3 after four. The Chiefs answered with two runs of its own in the fifth inning to snatch back the advantage at 5-4, when the tides turned for good to the locals favor. Milbank earned seven runs in the sixth inning and put the game out of reach with five in the seventh to end the game short at 17-7 by the 10-run rule.
Taylor Boerger went the distance on the mound for the Firechiefs to earn the win. He struck out seven batters and allowed nine hits, seven runs and five walks.
Milbank scored 17 runs on seven hits, 16 walks and five RBIs. Ryan Conrad and Matt Stephan led the Chiefs offense with two hits each. Conrad scored three times and tallied two RBIs while Stephan found the home plate three times. Jeff Fish, Boerger and Brock Gomer added one hit apiece on the night. Fish hit a triple, scored once and was also credited with three RBIs. Bringing runs in for the locals were Jesse Krause (4), Lance Frogner (2), Travis Lester (2), Gomer (1) and Ronnie Krause (1).
The Chiefs hosted White in double header action at Legion Field Sunday, May 29, and came away with two big wins. Milbank ended the first game in the sixth inning by the 10-run rule, securing the 15-5 victory. The hosts then cruised to an 11-3 win in the second game to sweep the night.
Conrad and Fish led the way for Milbank with five hits and five runs on the night. Conrad pounded out a home run, two doubles, two stolen bases, two RBIs and one walk. Fish also belted out a homer and a double and added a five RBIs on the night.
Also adding to the Chiefs offense were Stephan, four hits, four runs and two RBIs; Travis Lester, three hits including a home run, two runs and two RBIs; Tony Hofman, two hits and two runs, and Frogner and Tyler Borns with one hit each.
Jesse Krause secured the victory on the mound in the opening game. He sat down eight batters and allowed just eight hits, five runs and two walks. Jim Palmer came in on relief in the first game and went the distance in the second. He struck out five hitters and gave up three hits, three runs and four walks on the night.
Pictured above is Travis Lester.
Box Score – Milbank 17, Lake Norden 7
Box Score – Milbank 15, White 5 – Game 1
Box Score – Milbank 11, White 3 – Game 2