The Milbank Firechiefs amateur baseball team dropped to 11-4 on the season with one win and two losses this past week. Milbank suffered a 4-3 loss to Lake Norden Friday, June 24, before splitting with Volga Sunday, June 26.
Milbank rallied late in the game and pushed the contest to extra innings, but came up just short as the Chiefs fell 4-3 to Lake Norden Friday on the road. The teams were scoreless through four innings when Lake Norden broke the dry streak with one run in the fifth. The opponent tacked on two more runs in the seventh.
Milbank came back with three runs in the top of the ninth to knot the score up at 3-3. The Chiefs held Lake Norden in the bottom of the inning to push the game to the 10th. Lake Norden secured the win with one run in the bottom of the 10th.
Milbank scored its three runs on six hits, which were spread out evenly among the players. Tony Hofman, Matt Stephan, Lance Frogner, Taylor Boerger, Brady Krause and Tyler Reil each secured a hit for the Firechiefs.
Boerger started on the mound for Milbank and went nine innings. He struck out 15 batters while giving up seven hits, three runs and seven walks. Frogner came in on relief and was credited with the loss.
Milbank hosted Volga Sunday and split with the opponent in two seven-inning games. In the first game of the day, Milbank slipped past Volga 4-3.
The Chiefs trailed 3-1 after two innings of play. Milbank held off Volga throughout the remainder of the game, and pounded out three runs in the bottom of the sixth to collect the victory.
Milbank tallied four runs on nine hits. Frogner and Boerger had two hits each, both belting out a double, while Ryan Conrad, Ronnie Krause, Hofman, Stephan and Dan Karges added one hit apiece.
Jesse Krause went the distance on the mound to earn the win for Milbank. He sat down four batters and allowed five hits, three runs and two walks.
The Firechiefs suffered a 13-3 loss to Volga in the second game of the day. The game ended in the fifth inning because of the 10-run rule.
Milbank collected its three runs on four hits. J. Krause, Stephan, Frogner and Boerger each had one hit in the game.
Reil was credited with the loss on the mound for the Chiefs. He had just one strike out and gave up eight hits and six runs. Frogner came in on relief to finish the contest.
Milbank 3, Lake Norden 4
Milbank 4, Volga 3 – Game 1
Milbank 3, Volga 13 – Game 2
Pictured is Jesse Krause