Evening Sun Report
Ilion 1, Sherburne-Earlville 0
ILION – Sherburne-Earlville dropped back a game in the Center State Conference losing a pitching duel Thursday afternoon.
S-E starter Matt Smith was the hard-luck loser giving up just three hits. He struck out four and walked one. His counterpart, Brian Maine, gave up seven S-E hits and struck out six. “He threw wonderful today, and he only used 78 pitches,” said S-E coach Brian Hicks of Smith. “I bet he’s given up only seven hits all season.”
The Tigers manufactured the lone run of the game with fundamental baseball. Tim Nicolette led off the game with single, moved to second on a stolen base, was sacrificed to third, and scored on an RBI groundout.
S-E left 10 runners on base and had runners in scoring position multiple times. “They very seldom make errors and are just that good,” Hicks said of Ilion. “We had at least two good hits that were robbed after they made great plays.”
S-E hosts Hamilton today.
S-E 000 000 0 0 7 0
Ilion 100 000 x 1 3 1
Matt Smith (L) and Jake Bohnert. Brian Maine (W) and Ryan Gookins. Doubles: (SE) Bohnert, Cole Hodges.
Milford 9, G-MU 7
MILFORD – Milford gave up an early 4-1 lead to G-MU, but reclaimed the advantage with three runs in the bottom of the sixth to turn back the Raiders Thursday.
Peyton Griffith gave up just three hits in six innings to pick up the win. Griffith also had a double and triple.
“Our youth shows through a lot, but we competed well today,” said G-MU coach Rick Mohrein. “Milford leads on the other side of the league and hasn’t lost a game yet.”
DeMario Reed scored three runs and stole five bases to lead the Raiders, who host Richfield Springs on Monday.
G-MU 100 410 1 7 4 6
Milfd. 400 023 x 9 8 2
Peyton Griffith (W), K. Musser (7,sv) and Elliott. DeMario Reed (L) and Michael Lewis. Doubles: (M) Griffith. Triples: (M) Griffith, Thorn.