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Milroy tops Morris, Madison in 9C amateur playoffs

WHEATON -- The Milroy Yankees won twice this weekend in the Region 9C amateur baseball tournament and will face either Sacred Heart or Dumont next weekend.

Milroy topped Morris 6-4 in its opener Saturday in Milroy, then routed Madison 12-2 Sunday in Wheaton.

Sacred Heart nipped Ortonville 2-1 in its opener on Saturday. No report was available on Sunday night's game with Dumont.

If Sacred Heart wins, it faces Milroy Saturday in Ortonville. It the Saints lose, they would play Morris at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

Results of the two Sacred Heart games will appear in Tuesday's paper.

Milroy 6, Morris 4

Micah Gronli went 4-for-4 as the Yankees outhit Morris, 11-10.

Nathan Duetz pitched all nine innings for the win. He walkeds three and struck out nine.

Ethan Armstrong and Eric Asche each singled and doubled for Morris, which scored two runs in the top of the eighth to pull within a run of the lead at 5-4.

Morris 011 000 020 -- 4 10 0

Milroy 221 000 01x -- 6 11 1

HITTING - ... Morris: Ethan Armstrong 2-for-5, 2 rbi, 2b; Kirby Marquart, 1-for-5, rbi; Eric Asche 2-for-5, 2b; Adam Torkelson 1-for-3, rbi; Josh Lembke 1-for-4, Matt Carrington 1-for-4, Jamie Van Kempen 1-for-3 ... Milroy: Chris Eichten 1-for-3, rbi; Tyler Steen 1-for-4, 2b; Eric Dolan 2-for-3, Brian Dolan 1-for-4, Andy Schmidt 2-for-4, Micah Gronli 4-fo-4, 2b

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Morris: Adam Torkelson (L) 8-11-6-6-4-4 ... Milroy: Nathan Duetz (W) 9-10-4-2-3-9

Milroy 12, Madison 2

Tyler Steen and Micah Gronli each belted solo homers to support the four-hit pitching of Mahlon Zimmerman, who walked two and fanned six in seven innings.

Matt Enger's double in the third inning drove in both Madison runs.

Eric Dolan went 3-for-3 for Milroy. Brian Dolan drove in two runs. Steen finished 2-for-5.

Milroy (32-3) plays at 1:30 Saturday in Ortonville against the Sacred Heart vs. Dumont winner.

Madison 002 000 00 -- 2 4 2

Milroy 210 116 01-- 12 12 1

HITTING - Madison: Matt Enger 2-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi; Joe Karels 1-for-1, Darby Bjorgan 1-for-3 ... Milroy: Chris Eichten 1-for-5, Tyler Steen 2-for-5, solo HR, rbi; Matt Bauer 1-for-4, 2b, rbi; Justin Schlimmer 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Eric Dolan 3-for-3, Brian Dolan 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Andy Schmidt 1-for-3, rbi; Andy Wiliamson 1-for-4, rbi; Micah Gronli 1-for-3, 2 rbi, solo HR

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Madison: Gritmaker (L) 4-6-4-4-1-0, Enger 223-5-7-5-5-1, Joe Karels 1Zc-1-1-1-0-0 ... Milroy: Mahlon Zimmerman 7-4-2-0-2-6, Tyler Knott 1-0-0-0-0-1-2