The Milbank Firechiefs traveled to Castlewood to take on the Ravens on Wednesday, July 7. The Ravens defeated the Firechiefs 8-3. In the first inning, with two outs, Mitch Quade doubled to left field and Lance Frogner followed with an RBI double to give Milbank an early lead. Castlewood, however, put up seven runs before the sixth inning.
In the top of the sixth, Milbank scored again when Travis Lester singled to left field to bring Frogner home. (Frogner had reached base when he was hit by a pitch.) This cut Castlewood’s lead to 7-2.
In the last frame, Milbank added one more run when Jacob Jackson scored on a wild pitch from Raven’s pitcher Alex Gauer. The Chiefs’ run inched the score closer at 8-3, but it remained the final score, and Milbank recorded the loss.
Milbank’s offense was led by Jonny Ash, Mitch Quade, Taylor Boerger, Lance Frogner, Travis Lester, and Dom Boerger who each tallied one hit for the Firechiefs. Taylor Boerger pitched five innings on the mound recording six strikeouts while Justin Larson pitched four innings and recorded five strikeouts of his own.