The Firechiefs swept the season series with the Elkton Snappers Wednesday night, June 21, at Pribyl Park. Milbank was coming off a win on Saturday against the Ramona Express.
Pitcher Kaden Krause held the Snappers scoreless in the first inning. Brady Krause then tripled in the bottom of the first with two outs to jumpstart the Firechiefs’ offense. Dom Boerger drew a walk and Mitch Quade scored B. Krause with a single to right. Milbank led 1-0. D. Boerger capitalized on a wild pitch to take the score to 2-0 after just one frame. Brady Femling led off the bottom of the second with a single to right center. He stole second base and Tyler Krause’s sacrifice bunt advanced him to third. Taylor Boerger scored Femling with a double down the left field line to increase the Firechief’s lead 3-0.
T. Boerger hit his second double of the night with one out in the bottom of the fourth. K. Krause brought him home with a single to left. Milbank’s lead moved to 4-0.In the bottom of the sixth, T. Krause shot a single to center field with one out. T. Boerger hit his third double of the night to put runners on second and third with one out. Kellen Hoeke singled to center with enough to score both T. Krause and T. Boerger and open up Milbank’s lead. The Firechief’s were on top at 6-0.Next up, D. Boerger led off with a single to center, and Femling singled to right field to score Boerger. The Firechiefs sat at 7-0 after seven.Still at 7-0 in the bottom of the eighth, the Firechiefs could taste an early victory. K. Krause slapped a double to right field. Hoeke was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second with one out. D. Boerger got hit by a pitch to load the bases with two outs. Quade lined a single to right to score K. Krause to keep Milbank going at 8-0. Cam May singled up the middle to score Hoeke and push the Firechief’s lead to 9-0. Femling drew a bases-loaded walk to end the game after eight innings. The Firechiefs claimed the win by Mercy Rule at 10-0.
T. Boerger led the offense with three doubles. K. Krause, Quade, May, and Femling all added two hits each to Milbank’s total of 15. The Firechiefs travel to Rosen this weekend to take on some tough Minnesota teams. Milbank starts the tournament on Saturday by facing Raymond at 2 p.m. and St. Paul at 4 p.m.