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Milkmen shutout Canaries on the way to 2-0 game two victory

The sun was finally out on Sunday afternoon as the Milkmen hosted the Canaries for game two of the best-of-seven Championship Series. 

It was a pitching duel for as starting pitchers Henderson Alvarez and Tyler Danish kept things locked down. This regular season Danish was the Canaries' best pitcher with a record of 4-0. Alvarez joined the Milkmen in August and proved to be a powerful force for the starting rotation.

After the starters matched zeroes for the first four innings, the Milkmen broke the scoreless game in the fifth inning with a solo home run out to left center by Zach Nehrir. 

After throwing 98 pitches into the sixth inning, Danish couldn’t sneak another one by Jose Sermo as he hit a double out to right field. He moved over to third on a groundout by David Washington, then Mason Davis was able to beat out a slow ground ball. He was safe at first and Sermo dashed in to score. The Milkmen extended their lead to 2-0.

Alvarez was tremendous for seven innings as he only allowed two hits and struck out four. He came back out to start the eighth, but after a leadoff single by Roy Morales, AJ Schugel was called upon to clean up the inning. He allowed a single of his own, but stranded both runners to put up another zero.

In the ninth inning, Peyton Gray came in for the save. He worked around a two-out single by Damek Tomscha and locked down the victory with another scoreless frame.

After a 2-0 victory in game two, the Milkmen now lead the best-of-seven Championship Series against the Canaries by two games to none. After an off-day on Monday, the series picks back up at The Birdcage in Sioux Falls for game three. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM.

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