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Baseball To Battle Anderson, Take Part In Florence Freedom Showcase This Week

Posted on: April 15, 2019

A LOOK AT THE EAGLES: A capsule look at the 2019 team:

  • 2019 Record: 6-4, 2-3 ECC (through games of April 11)
  • Head Coach: Tom Kilgore (21st year at Milford)
  • Top Hitter: Senior Calvin Hunter (.459 BA/8 XBH/12 RBI/2 SB)
  • Top Pitcher: Senior Jake Becker (2-0/1.21 ERA/17.1 IP/18 SO)

 

THE UPCOMING DOCKET: A look at Milford’s schedule for the upcoming week:

  • Monday, April 15 at Anderson, 5:00 p.m. & Wednesday, April 17 vs. Anderson
    • 2019 Record: 6-5, 2-3 ECC (through games of April 11)
    • Top Hitter: Senior Josh Overbeek (.448/8 XBH/10 RBI/2 SB)
    • Top Pitcher: Senior Mason Kniskern (2-1 record/1.95 ERA/14.1 IP/9 SO)
    • Last Meeting: 2018; Milford 13, Anderson 3 & Milford 9, Anderson 1
  • Thursday, April 18 vs. Simon Kenton, 5:00 p.m. {at Florence Freedom UC Health Stadium}
    • 2019 Record: N/A
    • Top Hitter: N/A
    • Top Pitcher: N/A
    • Last Meeting: N/A

 

A LOOK BACK: April 8 at Milford: Milford 15, Withrow 0

 

GAME REWIND

Milford scored six runs in the first and another six in the fourth as the Eagles finished off a regular season sweep of Withrow by a 15-0 final score. The Eagles picked up 13 hits at the plate and got a combined two-hit shutout from hurlers Sam Roth and Jake Becker.

 

Roth started on the hill and was flawless, striking out seven of the nine hitters he faced. Becker took to the bump next, striking out three in two frames. At the plate, Milford’s offense had four hitters with two hits each. Adam Yoh tagged on his two hits with a trio of RBI.

 

RECORDS & PITCHING DECISIONS

Milford: 6-3, 2-2 ECC; Withrow: 2-6, 0-4 ECC

WP: Sam Roth; LP: Brandon Ellis; Save: None

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Brady Sluder 2-3, 2B, 2 R

Calvin Hunter 2-3, 2B

Hunter Frank 2-2, 2 R

Sam Greenwell 2B

Adam Yoh 2-2, 2B, 3 RBI

Sam Roth 3 IP, 0 H, 7 SO

Jake Becker 2 IP, 2 H, 3 SO

 

Withrow

None

 

April 10 at Milford: West Clermont 10, Milford 5

 

GAME REWIND

West Clermont’s six runs in the top of the second inning were enough for the Wolves to earn a 10-5 ECC win over Milford. WC later extended its lead to 10-1 after five and one-half innings before the Eagles tried to mount a comeback.

 

The Eagles got two of the runs back in the sixth on an RBI single by Hunter Frank and an Adam Yoh walk with the bases loaded. But the Eagles would ultimately leave the bases loaded in the frame. The seventh inning was more of the same as Max Ward lined a two-run double that drew the Eagles within the 10-5 line, but MHS would go on to leave two runners on, pushing its final total for the game to nine.

 

RECORDS & PITCHING DECISIONS

Milford: 6-4, 2-3 ECC; West Clermont: 6-4, 3-2 ECC

WP: Logan Ayers; LP: Braden Pickett; Save: Charlie Buhler

 

April 12 at West Clermont: More info on this game coming soon.

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Anthony Bassano 2B

Braden Pickett 2B

Grant Whitaker 2-4, 2B, 2 R

Max Ward 2B, 2 RBI

Mason Harvey 2B

 

West Clermont

Bailey Bravo 2-4, 2 RBI

Ryan Albers 2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI

Logan Schmidt 2B

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: A look at Milford’s statistical leaders (through games of April 10):

Batting Average: Calvin Hunter (.459), Braden Pickett (.433), Max Ward (.412)

Slugging Percentage: Calvin Hunter (.730), Mason Harvey (.688), Anthony Bassano (.545)

On Base Percentage: Braden Pickett (.528), Hunter Frank/Max Ward/Grant Whitaker (.500)

Runs Scored: Anthony Bassano (12), Calvin Hunter (11), Brady Sluder/Grant Whitaker (9)

Hits: Calvin Hunter (17), Anthony Bassano/Braden Pickett (13)

RBI: Calvin Hunter (12), Brady Sluder (8), Max Ward (7)

Doubles: Calvin Hunter/Braden Pickett (6), Sam Greenwell/Mason Harvey (4)

Triples: Calvin Hunter (2), Anthony Bassano (1)

Home Runs: None

Walks: Grant Whitaker (7), Brady Sluder (6), Braden Pickett (5)

Stolen Bases: Anthony Bassano (3), Three tied (2)

Wins: Jake Becker/Sam Roth (2), Two tied (1)

Saves: Anthony Bassano (1)

ERA: Jake Becker (1.21), Sam Roth (3.97), Braden Pickett (4.45)

Innings: Jake Becker (17.1), Sam Roth (12.1), Braden Pickett (11.0)

Opponents Batting Average: Braden Pickett (.128), Jake Becker (.212), Sam Roth (.255)

Strikeouts: Jake Becker (18), Sam Roth (15), Braden Pickett (12)

 

EAGLES TO TAKE PART IN SPECIAL EVENTS: Milford has been invited to participate in a pair of special events during the month of April with special ticket prices:

  • Thursday, April 18: Milford will battle Simon Kenton in the Florence Freedom’s High School Showcase presented by Wendy’s. The game will take place at the Freedom’s UC Health Stadium with a 5 p.m. first pitch. Pre-sale tickets are available by clicking here and are $7 for adults and $5 for students. $2 from all tickets purchased in advance of game day will be contributed back to Milford’s athletic program.
  • Saturday, April 27: The Eagles will once again take the field at Great American Ballpark, the home of the Cincinnati Reds for the Reds Futures High School Showcase. Milford will take on Centerville with first pitch set for 10 a.m. Tickets are $10 and include a ticket for Milford night at the Reds game at GABP on July 2.

 

COLLEGE BOUND EAGLES: Calvin Hunter was the first member of the 2019 Milford Baseball senior class to announce his plans for next season. Hunter has signed a national letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic career at Marshall University beginning in the fall.