YANKS BLANK RAILS

MILROY – The lightning started just before 9 p.m., but by that point, the Milroy Yankees had already brought the thunder.

They Yankees finished off a 16-0 rain-shortened victory over Willmar Wednesday behind a five-inning no-hit 11-strikeout performance from Nathan Deutz.

With the pitching performance from Deutz, he helped move his team’s record to 4-6, continuing to give the team a boost.

“Ever since the Marshall game, Nate set the tone in Granite (Falls),” Yankees Manager Ryan Rohlik said. “We won that game 4-0 before the rain ended that game after three innings. We’re continuing to work on the little things, playing good defense and hoping the bats are able to get some things going.”

Milroy broke the game open in the middle innings, scoring seven in the third inning and six in the fourth to put the game away.

TMB graduate Matt Bauer highlighted the fourth inning with a two-run home run that followed RBI singles from Colton Peterson and Brian Dolan.

The Yankees scored three additional runs that inning on two errors and a passed ball.

Chris Verdoes had bases-clearing three-RBI double in the third that was coupled with a bases-loaded walk, a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch and a sacrifice fly from Josh Hadley.

For Willmar player/coach Darin Ditterich, he knew the game got away from them in the middle innings.

He was also the team’s starting pitcher.

“I didn’t throw very many strikes and walked a couple guys,” Ditterich said. Then we had that gapper fall in and a couple errors. They’re a good team. We can’t give away outs against a good team.”

The Yankees also got RBIs from Andy Schmidt (1-for-4), Darrick Allpress and Dean Swach.

Allpress and Zwach tallied RBI without garnering an at-bat.

Milroy also took advantge of three Willmar errors.

The Yankees are scheduled to play tomorrow in the Green Isle Tournament in Hamburg with their opening round matchup against Avon.

Hitting: Milroy (Verdoes 1-for-3, double, two runs; Schmidt 1-for-4, two runs; Bauer 1-for-3, two RBI, three runs; E. Dolan 3-for-3, double, RBI, run; Hadley 2-for-3, RBI, run; B. Dolan 1-for-2, RBI, two runs; Zwach 0-for-0, RBI, two runs; Allpress 0-for-0, RBI, two runs).

Pitching: Milroy (Deutz 5-0-0-0-0-11).

starting pitcher.

“I didn’t throw very many strikes and walked a couple guys,” Ditterich said. Then we had that gapper fall in and a couple errors. They’re a good team. We can’t give away outs against a good team.”

The Yankees also got RBIs from Andy Schmidt (1-for-4), Darrick Allpress and Dean Swach.

Allpress and Zwach tallied RBI without garnering an at-bat.

Milroy also took advantge of three Willmar errors.

The Yankees are scheduled to play tomorrow in the Green Isle Tournament in Hamburg with their opening round matchup against Avon.

Hitting: Milroy (Verdoes 1-for-3, double, two runs; Schmidt 1-for-4, two runs; Bauer 1-for-3, two RBI, three runs; E. Dolan 3-for-3, double, RBI, run; Hadley 2-for-3, RBI, run; B. Dolan 1-for-2, RBI, two runs; Zwach 0-for-0, RBI, two runs; Allpress 0-for-0, RBI, two runs).

Pitching: Milroy (Deutz 5-0-0-0-0-11).