Milton Raptors advance to championship tournament
MILTON—The Milton Raptors are rolling heading into the Rock River League Grand Championship Tournament.
Milton blasted Madison Laurel Tavern, 10-0 in seven innings on Saturday night, to win the play-in game for postseason tournament that begins next weekend.
The Raptors (14-3-1) got three hits from Jesse Sirianni and two doubles from Josh Shere as part of a 12-hit attack. Milton scored four runs in the first and added three more in the third to go up 7-0.
Sean McCann pitched the first six innings for the win. The right-hander struck out five and allowed only three hits.
Milton plays at Neosho to open the double-elimination tournament on Saturday, followed by a home game with Watertown on Sunday.
MILTON 10, MADISON LAUREL TAVERN 0 (7)
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McCann, Joe Shere (7) and Allison.
Leading hitters—Steinke (M) 2x3, Joe Shere (M) 2z2, Josh Shere (M) 2x4, Jesse Sirianni (M) 3x3. 2B—Steinke, Josh Shere (M) 2, Kas (M).
SO—McCann (M) 5, Shere (M) 1. BB—McCann 3, Shere 1.