The Miltona Tigers put their undefeated record on the line as they paired up with two strong Resorters East rivals this past weekend.
On Saturday evening Miltona traveled to Urbank to take on the Bombers, winning 12-6.
The Tigers struck first as Tom Steidl drew a two-out walk, then a pair of singles by Sam Steidl and Derick Swenson brought Steidl around for a 1-0 lead.
Urbank struck back quickly, however, as Eric Koep answered with a two-run homer, putting the Bombers up 2-1.
Miltona picked up three runs in its half of the third as Cody Curry smashed a bases-loaded double to put the Tigers back in control 4-2.
Both teams picked up single runs in the fifth before Miltona plated three in the sixth while Urbank tallied two in the bottom of that frame.
With the Tigers leading 9-6 in the eighth, Curry unleashed another bases-loaded shot to left center in the eighth inning that, when the dust had cleared, found Curry on third.
He led the Tiger offense with three hits and six runs batted in.
Sam Steidl also collected three hits on the night, while Tyler Erickson, Tom Steidl and Derick Swenson had two each, and Justin Walsh and Jake Leuschke each added one safety.
Andrew Radjl started on the mound for Miltona and picked up the win, throwing six solid innings. Radjl scattered six hits and struck out two Bombers batters.
Curry earned the save, yielding only one run in his three innings of work.
Carlos 12, Miltona 6
Sunday’s match-up was a battle of unbeatens as Miltona hosted the Carlos Cougars.
Carlos got two in the first but Miltona stormed back with four runs of its own in the bottom half of the inning. The first four Tiger batters who stepped up to the plate all scored.
Miltona held the lead into the seventh when Carlos tied the score.
A fine play by Cougar short-stop Justin Steidl stifled a Tiger scoring opportunity in the bottom of the seventh as he corraled Tom Steidl’s bid for a big two-out hit and was able to nip him at first base by a half-step.
The loss snapped a seven-game winning streak by Miltona.
Mike Gronseth started the game on the mound for Miltona. The Tiger hurler also found his scoreless inning streak halted in the first inning as a couple walks and a hit batsmen led to a pair of runs for Carlos.
It was the first time Gronseth has allowed any runs this year as he had put together a string of 26 shutout innings.
Ryan Emter, Sam Steidl, Swenson and Mitch Kluver each collected two hits for Miltona. Kevin Engebretson, Tom Steidl and Curry each added one base knock.