Adam Brett "Walk-Off" Gives Milkmen Theatric Victory

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Adam Brett "Walk-Off" Gives Milkmen Theatric Victory

By Jonathan Michel

Franklin, WI – After trailing for the entire game against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks on Saturday, Adam Brett Walker II walked off an incredible 9th-inning 3-run comeback for the Milwaukee Milkmen.

With his team leading 6-4, Fargo closer Alex DuBord came in to finish the game out for the RedHawks in the 9th. After Christian Correa and Christ Conley walked, Milkmen shortstop Anibal Sierra flew out to center, moving pinch runner Jay Charleston to third. Brett Vertigan singled in Charleston to make it 6-5 RedHawks, putting the game in the hands of Logan Trowbridge. 

The third baseman delivered in the clutch, singling between first and second to tie the game at 6. With runners on first and second, Adam Brett Walker II laced his first hit of the game, scoring pinch runner Tony Rosselli to walk off a Milkmen victory in dramatic fashion, his second walk-off hit of the season. 

“I love that clutch moment, as a kid you always dream of that-coming up there and trying to get that big hit. That's what makes baseball fun,” said Walker II.

Fargo-Moorhead got on the board first for the second straight game by way of Nick Novak hitting a no-doubt homer to right on the first pitch of the at-bat from Ryan Kussmaul. Alex Boxwell followed with a solo blast of his own to the deepest part of Franklin Field, making it 2-0 RedHawks.

David Washington took it upon himself to dig the Milkmen out of their early hole, doubling to start the bottom of the second. A sacrifice fly from Trey Martin moved him to third and another sac fly from Christian Correa brought home the Milkmen’s first run of the night. 

Fargo regained their two-run advantage in the third when Leobalda Pina singled home Correlle Prime, who reached second base on a fielding gaffe from Adam Brett Walker II. 

Milwaukee starter Ryan Kussmaul found his stride in the 4th inning, striking out the first two batters he faced, the latter being John Silviano who took exception to a called third strike. Silviano was ejected from the game for arguing with the home plate umpire and Fargo’s manager Chris Coste was tossed out of the game as well. 

The RedHawks’ right fielder Prime took advantage of a helping wind to right field, hitting his second home run in as many games which gave Fargo a 4-1 lead. One inning later, Ed Reichenbach hit a fly ball to right which was deep enough to score Ed Reichenbach from third and add another run to Fargo’s total. 

After the Milkmen only had one hit to their name going into the 7th inning, Washington gave them their second with a long ball that just cleared the 330-foot deep left field fence, making it 5-2 Fargo. After Correa walked and Aaron Hill singled, Conley brought both of his teammates home with a single to right which was misplayed by Prime and the Milkmen were right back in the game at 5-4. 

“That was a really tough game, we had a really tough one last night. The guys did an amazing job of just grinding out at bats, obviously it felt great to come through in a big spot,” said Washington.

Fargo tacked on their 6th run in the 9th when Boxwell singled to center, scoring Kevin Krause but Boxwell was thrown out at second to end the inning. 

The rubber match between Milwaukee and Fargo-Moorhead takes place Sunday at 1 P.M.

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