by Marketing ROC


By Chife Jaeger

Franklin, WI - The Milwaukee Milkmen righted the ship after their lackluster performance against the Fargo-Moorhead yesterday, and defeated the RedHawks 8-5 to win the series two games to one, after being swept in Fargo just three series ago.

The Milkmen began scoring early when a double from Will Kengor scored Aaron Hill who had singles just before him to take a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning.

Milwaukee then scored again in the fifth inning when Christ Conley drew a walk and then hustled when Chad Sedio hit a double in the next at-bat, diving into home with a “Michael Phelps slide” as Conely would put it.

The Milkmen continued to score in the sixth inning, Dylan Kelly hit a birthday single and Hill followed with another. Two at-bats later Logan Trowbirdge hit another single to center field that scored Kelly, then after a passed ball allowed Hill and Trowbridge to get onto second and third base, Conley hit a double that allowed both to score. Finally Chad Sedio drove Conely home again with another base-hit before the inning ended.

The last score of the day for Milwaukee came in the seventh when a leadoff single from Correlle Prime allowed Keon Barnum to hit a two-run home run to give the Milkmen eight runs on the day, his ninth home run of the year.

“The biggest thing has just been trusting my stuff and getting ahead of batters,” Smith said of his recent dominant performances. “Earlier in the year I was falling behind guys and having to throw pitches over the plate for them to hit. These last two outings I’ve just gotten ahead and gotten people to swing at pitches I want them to swing at.”

Smith certainly has gotten better at getting ahead with the batters he’s faced, giving up only one walk in each of his last two games. He also had two strikeouts to go with his performance today.

Juan Echevarria and Karch Kowalczyk pitched the last two innings for Milwaukee, giving up two hits and three runs, although two of those runs were unearned.

The Milkmen now head to Cleburne, Texas to take on the Railroaders in a six game series.

“It’s better to go down to Texas after winning today than a loss,” Manager Anthony Barone said of the upcoming road trip. “We have some positive vibes and a lot of energy. We have the best baseball ahead of us.”

After the road trip Milwaukee will head back home to Franklin Field for a series against the Chicago Dogs on Tuesday the 14th at 6:35 p.m.

Tickets are available at MilwaukeeMilkmen.comor at the Box Office prior to the game.