WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington Cubs amateur baseball team didn't go down without a fight Friday night at the local middle school baseball field, holding the Milroy Irish to a 1-1 draw through the first four innings. But the Irish won in the end, 6-1, to eliminate the Cubs from post-season play.
Milroy finished off the Cubs in two games, erasing the need for a scheduled third game of the series Sunday in Milroy.
Worthington got solid pitching on Friday from Logan Huisman, who pitched the first four innings and gave way to Adam Russell with no one out and one run scored in the fifth. Russell also pitched well in his three full innings of work. But the Cubs bats were not as productive as they needed to be.
Worthington's only run came on a double by Tyler Linder and an RBI single by Ryan Swanson. The Irish produced six hits in the game compared to Worthington's four.
"A lot of improvements we made," Swanson, who doubles as the Cubs manager, said after the game when assessing the summer campaign. "We gotta get better with our pitching, and our defense can be shored up. But some help is on the way for next season."