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Milroy tops Raymond in Cornbelt battle

MILROY -- Matt Bauer uncorked a grand-slam home run in the first inning and added a two-run double in the fifth as Milroy drubbed Raymond 10-4 in a Cornbelt League amateur basbeall game on Sunday.

The win gives Milroy (11-1, 16-3) the lead alone in the Cornbelt South Division. Raymond drops to 9-2, 16-3.

Milroy pounded out 16 hits, including four by Dave Schmidt and three apiece by Bauer and Micah Gronli.

Milroy also scored four times in the fifth inning, all the runs coming on four straight hits with two outs.

Nathan Deutz went the distance for the win for the Yankees. He allowed seven hits and two earned runs, while walking three and striking out seven.

Kyle Knott had two hits for the Rockets, including a double and an RBI.

Brandon Larson was tagged with the loss. Tom DeBoer pitched 31/3 innings of scoreless relief.

Milroy 10, Raymond 4

Raymond 100 001 002 -- 4 7 2

Milroy 420 040 00x -- 10 16 2

HITTING - Raymond: Mike Jeseritz 1-for-5, 2b; Mike Kragenbring 1-for-4; Kyle Knott 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Zach Nelson 1-for-4; Jeff Gillespie 1-for-1; Shawn Thissen 1-for-4 ... Milroy: Chris Eichten 1-for-5; Andy Schmidt 2-for-5, rbi; Eric Dolan 2-for-4, rbi; Matt Bauer 3-for-5, 2b, grand-slam HR, 6 rbi; Dave Schmidt 4-for-5; Brian Dolan 1-for-5; Micah Gronli 3-for-5

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Raymond: Brandon Larson (L) 423-14-10-9-0-0, Tom DeBoer 313-2-0-0-0-1 ... Milroy: Nathan Deutz (W) 9-7-4-2-3-7