Milkmen Fall in Extra Innings, 6-5
No fireworks tonight in the series finale between Milwaukee and Gary. The offense for each team got the ball rolling this game, starting in the first inning with two runs scored by the RailCats. Gary would build on their lead in the third with an additional run.
The Milkmen countered and tied the game in the third. Right fielder Jeff Chandler got to trot the bases tonight with his first career home run (two runs). The RailCats would regain the lead in the fourth of an RBI single by Evan Marzilli.
Milwaukee battled back and tied the game at 4 in the fifth from a Manny Boscan sacrifice RBI. Boscan would add another run to take the lead with an RBI double the seventh.
Unfortunately the Milkmen couldn’t maintain their lead, surrendering an RBI triple to Raymond Jones in the ninth and a solo homer to Marcus Mooney in the tenth.
Milwaukee starter, Zac Westcott ended his outing pitching just 3 1/3 innings, allowing five hits, four runs (all earned), two walks and zero strikeouts. Myles Smith blew the save for the Milkmen.
RailCats starting pitcher, Trevor Lubking, managed six innings, four hits, four runs (three earned), five walks, and three strikeouts. Seth Lugo snagged the win for Gary, while Jack Alkire got the save.
The Milkmen hit the road for their next series against the Sioux Falls Canaries starting June 28th with a 7:05 PM first pitch.
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by Jason Howarth