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Amateur Baseball: Cardinals hammer Irish

MILROY -- Joe Ahrens pitched a five-inning complete game shutout to lead the Wilmont Cardinals to a 13-0 win over the Milroy Irish Sunday.

"Joe pitched a hell of a game for us today," Wilmont coach Todd Rogers said. "They are a good hitting team and being able to hold them to four hits is really good."

The Cardinals jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first inning, but were held off the board by Irish starting pitcher Clay Ellis for the only time in the game in the second.

"We hit well today," Rogers said. "We also made the defensive plays behind Joe which helped us get the win."

Wilmont pushed across another three runs in the third then jumped out to a 9-0 lead after picking up two more runs in the fourth.

The Cardinals wrapped up the game with four runs in the fifth to make it 13-0.

"It is always good to go up there and beat a good Milroy team," Rogers said. "

Steven Kremer (3-for-3) led the Cardinals at the plate with a three-run home run and three RBIs. Ahrens had two hits (2-for-3), including a home run and five RBIs. Lucas Henning also had three hits, all of them singles.

Wilmont travels to Pipestone Wednesday.


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Hadley goes 2-1 on weekend

The Hadley Buttermakers split a pair of games with the Milroy Irish (8-4 win Saturday and 5-3 loss Sunday) and dominated the Tracy Express 14-1 Sunday to go 2-1 on the weekend.

Saturday, the Buttermakers took down Milroy with starting pitcher Chris Halbur going six and one-third innings while striking out seven batters. Nick Brunning picked up the save for the Buttermakers. Cody Mather took the loss for the Irish.

Brunning went 3-for-4 in the game and knocked in two runs, while Trent Carlson had two hits and an RBI for the Buttermakers. Paul Counter (1-for-2) hit a home run.

In the Sunday game against Milroy, Isaac Dolan got the better of Hadley while pitching a seven-inning complete game. Justin Riensma went seven innings for the Buttermakers allowing two earned runs and striking out two batters.

Halbur and Max Zwart both had two hits in the second game, with Zwart picking up an RBI for Hadley. Erik Wieneke also knocked in a run.

Hadley finished off the day with a win over the Tracy Express while Sam Erickson pitched a complete game and had three strike outs. Shay Wabeke took the loss for Tracy.

Blake Jouwstra had three hits in the game and scored three runs for the Buttermakers. Zwart, Carlson and James Wajer each had two hits with Carlson and Wajer picking up three RBIs.

Hadley travels to Springfield Tuesday.


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