In a rematch of last year's final the Milleteers were too much for the shorthanded Blue Jays. After a slow start where both teams were held hitless for the first three innings the Milleteers exploded for eight runs after an error got the inning started. Holden stater Steven Hrabec probably deserved a better fate, but with many regulars missing, his defense let him down as the Milleteers used a combination of hits, walks, and errors to keep the line moving.
Ryan Walker got the start tonight as historically he has faired well against Holden, and tonight was no exception as he only allowed one hit and struck out seven in four innings. His only trouble came in the first as he stranded a leadoff walk at third. His brother Mark came in and pitched two scoreless innings in his Milleteers debut on the mound as he struck out two and walked two. New closer Drew Boyer came in and capped off the shutout with a scorelessseventh.
The news was not all rosy as promising youngster Kirk Smith sprained his ankle beating out a ground ball at first. In a freak accident he stepped on the ball on the errant throw as he ran through the bag. After a quick trip to the hospital and a shiny new walking cast he will be out at least a month.
Next up will be a road game in the comfy confines at Ryley, as the Milleteers take on the slugging Rebels.