MARSHALL — With perfect weather, kids chasing foul balls and cold drinks appreciated, Marshall’s amateur baseball team hosted the Milroy Yankees in a Corn Belt League game and looked to bounce back from a loss earlier in the week against Raymond. Marshall would rally from an early deficit, but it wasn’t enough as the Yankees cruised to a 6-3 victory Friday at Legion Field.
The Yankees scored two runs on sacrifices and took an early game lead at 2-0. The Yankees would add two more points, making it a 4-0 advantage. Then the A’s responded, scoring a run in the fifth inning and adding a two-run homer by utility Jordan Mernaugh in the seventh inning to cut the deficit to one, 4-3.
Milroy wouldn’t let Marshall come close, however, with the Yankees scoring a run apiece in the eighth and ninth innings to claim a 6-3 road win. Milroy Yankees manager Ryan Rohlik spoke about his team’s performance in the win.
“Baseball is a strange game and here at the start of the season you try to find a rhythm,” said Rohlik. “Our starting pitcher Isaac Schmitt is a horse for us. I couldn’t be happier than how Isaac pitched tonight and took the win tonight.
Marshall’s manager Ryan Schwagel pleaded for the team’s performance and credited the Yankees for their play in the game.
“We played pretty well, Schmitt is one of the best pitchers in the league and we fought but just couldn’t capitalize.” says Schwagel. “I have to give them credit, they had good two-out hits, they’re one of the best teams in the league, so we can’t go down too much. We just gotta keep fighting, we’re in every game, so keep getting more hits and you’ll be fine.
No final statistics were available at press time.
The Marshall A’s (1-2) head to Tracy to face the Tracy Engineers Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. and the Milroy Yankees (3-2) travel to Spicer to face the Twins this afternoon at 3 p.m.