by Alison Graettinger

It’s been a very long time before we were able to say that we beat the Railcats!  However, on Saturday in Gary, IN, the Milkmen defeated the Railcats 6-4 in a very exciting ball game.  Kurt Heyer led the way in pitching 7.1 innings giving up only 1 earned run.  Heyer scattered 8 hits and his defense played very well behind him.

The Milkmen jumped off to a 3-1 lead after one inning followed by 5 innings of zero runs for both teams.  The score stayed 3-1 until the 7th inning when Manny Boscan drove a ball out of sight, but not out of the park and drove in three runs giving the Milkmen a 6-1 lead after seven.  Although Heyer was pitching well, the Railcats started off a rally of their own in the 8th inning.  Colin Willis tripled in three runs making the score 6-4. 

Any chance the team from Gary had, were smothered by Myles Smith in the ninth inning.  Myles earned his 12th save for the season and the Milkmen left the field in winning fashion.

The leaders offensively were Manny Boscan who had 2 hits, scored 1 run and drove in 3.  Glen McClain contributed 2 hits for the Milkmen.  The rubber game of the series starts on Sunday at 2:10 pm.  Fans at tonight’s game were able to bring their dogs…culminating in them running around the bases following the end of the game.  Thanks for your support and go Milkmen!!!