Milwaukie diamondmen bag a pair
Milwaukie High School diamondmen were at the top of their game last week, as they were dominant in two Northwest Oregon Conference games with Parkrose, winning 8-1 and 4-0.
The Mustangs hammered out 26 hits in the two games. They had 17 hits and they played error-free ball in the 8-1 win over the Broncs on April 16, and they had nine hits and played error-free ball in the 4-0 win on April 17.
The shutout was the first complete game shutout of the season for Milwaukie senior T.J. Fisher, who struck out seven batters and walked one, while scattering four hits. Parkrose did not get a baserunner to second base.
Senior second baseman Kyle Stone starred on defense, making four putouts and assisting on three more.
Stone (2-for-2) was also the only Mustang to get more than one hit, as eight Milwaukie ball players made contact for hits.
The Mustangs scored runs in three different innings. They put two runs on the scoreboard in the top of the second, scoring with two down on walks by Fisher and Randall Sam, and timely RBI-singles by Stone and freshman Gunner Murk.
They added an insurance tally in the fourth, on a base hit by Stone, a wild pitch and a two-out single by Steven Yerman.
In the sixth, Jose Penuelas singled, advanced on a bunt and a groundout; Yerman walked and Penuelas then teamed up with Yerman to score on a well-timed double steal.
Nate Wilson earned his first complete win of the season in the 8-1 win, striking out six and walking one, while scattering six hits. He pitched shutout ball after the first inning.
Yerman, playing shortstop, came up with the defensive play of the game in the fifth inning, when he fielded a ground ball, stepped on second base, and made the play at first for a double play.
Milwaukies leadoff hitter, Yerman also starred with his bat, going 4-for-5 and scoring twice.
Wilson (2-for-3), Stone (2-for-3) and Penuelas (3-for-2, double) had two hits apiece in the win.
The Mustangs took control of the game in the bottom of the second, when they scored five runs on three hits, a sacrifice fly and four Bronco errors. Stone had a two-run double in the big inning; Wilson plated a run with a sacrifice fly.