Amateur Baseball: Bird Island ousts Milroy in Cornbelt playoffs
MILROY -- Bird Island scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and pitchers Andy Stevens and Brad Gass made the lead stand in the Bullfrogs' 4-3 win over Milroy in the Cornbelt League playoffs Wednesday night.
Bird Island plays next at Raymond at 7:30 p.m. Friday while Milroy has a Region 11C play-in game against a Central Valley North League team at Eden Valley at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Bird Island's Alex Gay drove in two runs, Shawn Dollershell and Luke Kramer both had RBIs and Mark Neubauer was 3-for-4.
Stevens worked 62/3 innings, allowing three earned on eight hits. Gass earned the save, pitching scoreless ball over the final 21/3 innings.
Milroy's Dave Schmidt drove in two runs and Matt Bauer had two hits and an RBI.
Friday's Bird Island-Raymond winner will play at No. 1-seed Sacred Heart on Sunday in the league championship. The loser will play the next day at 1 p.m. in Eden Valley in another Region 11C play-in game against a Central Valley South League team.
Bird Island 4, Milroy 3
Bird Island 300 001 000 -- 4 7 1
Milroy 000 030 000 -- 3 9 1
HITTING - Bird Island: Mark Neubauer 3-for-4 2b, Shawn Dollershell 1-for-4 rbi, Luke Kramer 2-for-4 rbi, Alex Gay 1-for-4 rbi-2 ... Milroy: Dave Schmidt 1-for-5 rbi-2, Brian Dolan 1-for-3, Matt Bauer 2-for-4 rbi, Eric Dolan 1-for-4, Josh Hadley 1-for-3, Andy Schmidt 2-for-4, Micah Gronli 1-for-4
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Bird Island: Andy Stevens (W) 6.2-8-3-3-3-2, Brad Gass (S) 2.1-1-0-0-1-1 Milroy: Corey Ryks (L) 6.2-7-4-3-2-3, Austin Deutz 2.1-0-0-0-0-4