Clyman edges Milton Raptors
Scott Steinke hit a three-run homer but it wasn’t enough to carry the Milton Junction Pub Raptors to a Rock River League playoff victory at Clyman on Saturday.
Clyman rallied from a 5-3 deficit to defeat the Raptors 7-5.
Milton hosts the Madison Rockers at 1:30 p.m. today at Schilberg Park in an elimination game. The winner plays at either Neosho or Clyman next Saturday in the double-elimination tournament.
The Raptors took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when singles by Josh Shere, Jeff Jacobson and Sam McCann loaded the bases. Shere scored on a fielder’s choice groundout.
After Clyman built a 3-1 lead, Milton rallied in the fourth. Jacobson doubled and McCann reached on an error. Andy Haney hit an RBI single, and Steinke cleared the bases with his three-run shot to put Milton on top.
Clyman rallied with two runs in each of the fourth and sixth innings, and neither team scored after that.
CLYMAN 7 MILTON 5
Milton 100 400 000—5 9 3
Clyman 030 202 00x—7 11 0
Tom Klawitter, Sam McCann (5) and Andy Haney.
Milton leading hitters—Josh Shere 2x4, Jeff Jacobson 2x3, Scott Steinke 2x3. 2B—Josh Shere, Jacobson. HR—Steinke.
SO—T. Klawitter 4, McCann 5. BB—Klawitter 2, McCann 3.