Resorters baseball: Koep mows down competition as Miltona moves to 7-0The Miltona Tigers moved to 7-0 on the season after taking two more games over the weekend, including one from East Division rival Carlos on Sunday.
The Miltona Tigers moved to 7-0 on the season after taking two more games over the weekend, including one from East Division rival Carlos on Sunday.
Chris Koep has been simply dominant in his past two starts. One week after striking out 20 in a win over Clarissa, Koep was perhaps even better against a very good Carlos team. He struck out 18 Cougar batters and held them to just three hits in the complete-game victory.
Ross Thompson and Shawn Krueger gave him the run support to work with. The two combined for five hits and five RBIs. Tyler Erickson also added a solo home run over the left center-field fence for his second hit of the day. Ryan Emter, Cody Curry, Jake Munsch and Mark Whiting each added a hit apiece for Miltona. Munsch also had a sliding catch into the fence in right field to help stop a Carlos rally.
Krueger gave the Tigers a strong start on the mound to pick up a 7-5 win over Long Prairie the day before. He went 8 1/3 innings, allowing two earned runs on six hits, while striking out three. Colin Erickson then relieved him in the ninth and struck out the final two batters to secure the win.
Curry and Jake Leuschke each had three hits to lead the Miltona offense. Tyler Erickson, Whiting, C. Erickson Trey Thompson and Ryan Silbernick each had one hit apiece.
The Tigers will put their undefeated record on the line at Urbank on Friday with an 8 p.m. first pitch. They will then travel to Clarissa on Sunday for a 2 p.m. game
KOEP FANS 20 AS TIGERS SWEEP TWO
A 20-strikeout performance by Koep highlighted a 5-2 victory by the Tigers over Clarissa Saturday during Resorters East baseball action.
Koep scattered seven hits in the complete game victory as Miltona improved to 5-0 this season.
The Tigers trailed 2-1 heading into the fifth inning before they put together a strong inning at the plate, opening with five straight hits to plate four runs.
Cody Curry led the Tiger nine with three hits. Mark Whiting and Tim Vanderwerf added two hits each.
Lone safeties were contributed by Ross Thompson, Shawn Krueger, Jake Leuschke, Andrew Radjl and Jacob Munsch.
Miltona then visited Knute Nelson field Sunday night and handed the Alex Senators a 10-2 defeat.
Krueger drew the start for the Tigers and went eight strong innings to pick up the victory as he allowed only five hits while striking out three batters.
Cody Curry worked a scoreless ninth inning to seal the victory.
Krueger was aided by a solid defense behind him. Mark Whiting set the tone with a nice diving catch to close out the first frame. Inning-ending big plays would become a theme of the game as the Tigers closed out four innings by executing double plays.
Ryan Emter led the Tiger attack with three hits. Curry, Sam Steidl and Whiting added two hits each.
Munsch, Leuschke and Tyler Walsh chipped in one hit each. Walsh’s double with bases packed broke the game open in the 9th.