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Busy Week Up Ahead For Eagles Baseball With Six Games On Tap

Posted on: April 29, 2019

Busy Week Up Ahead For Eagles Baseball With Five Games On Tap

 

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

  • 2019 Record: 10-7, 4-5 ECC
  • Head Coach: Tom Kilgore (21st year at Milford)
  • Top Hitter: Senior Calvin Hunter (.407 BA/8 2B/2 3B/18 RBI/2 SB)
  • Top Pitcher: Senior Jake Becker (3-1/1.88 ERA/26.0 IP/25 SO)

 

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

  • Monday, April 29 vs. Walnut Hills, 5:00 p.m. & Wednesday, May 1 at Walnut Hills
    • 2019 Record: 13-6, 5-4 ECC
    • Top Hitter: Sophomore J.T. Brandenburg (.478/3 XBH/11 RBI/1 SB)
    • Top Pitcher: Senior Justin Boggs (2-1 record/1.65 ERA/17.0 IP/18 SO)
    • Last Meeting: 2018; Milford 6, Walnut Hills 4 & Milford 5, Walnut Hills 2
  • Tuesday, April 30 at Loveland, 5:00 p.m.
    • 2019 Record: 7-10, 2-7 ECC
    • Top Hitter: Sophomore Spencer Rodridguez (.429/4 XBH/14 RBI/8 SB)
    • Top Pitcher: Senior Zach Segal (2-3 record/2.07 ERA/27.0 IP/38 SO)
    • Last Meeting: 2019; Loveland 5, Milford 2
  • Thursday, May 2 vs. Moeller, 5:00 p.m.
    • 2019 Record: 15-3, 4-1 GCL
    • Top Hitter: Senior Michael Tennie (.417/6 XBH/15 RBI/6 SB)
    • Top Pitcher: Junior Andrew Deyhle (2-2 record/2 saves/0.67 ERA/21.0 IP/24 SO)
    • Last Meeting: 2017; Milford 3, Moeller 0
  • Friday, May 3 at Turpin, 5:00 p.m.
    • 2019 Record: 10-6, 6-3 ECC
    • Top Hitter: Senior Peter Henkel (.448/0 XBH/11 RBI/4 SB)
    • Top Pitcher: Senior Peter Henkel (3-2 record/1.93 ERA/29.0 IP/17 SO)
    • Last Meeting: 2018; Milford 4, Turpin 0 & Turpin 8, Milford 7
  • Saturday, May 4 at Ross, 1:00 p.m.
    • 2019 Record: 14-1, 10-0 SWOC
    • Top Hitter: Senior Ethan Hall (.489/7 XBH/12 RBI/9 SB)
    • Top Pitcher: Senior Logan Hollander (2-0 record/1.31 ERA/10.2 IP/9 SO)
    • Last Meeting: 2008; Milford 8, Ross 5

 

A LOOK BACK: April 24 at Milford: Loveland 5, Milford 2

 

GAME REWIND

Milford pitching struck out 17 Loveland hitters, including 14 by lefty Zach Byron, but the Tigers erupted for five runs in the fifth to ruin the outing for Byron with a 5-2 victory. The team strikeout total was the most by the Eagles since a 14-K performance against Cincinnati Country Day in 2017.

 

The Eagles took an early lead on an RBI groundout by Brady Sluder in the second. On the mound, Byron was cruising, posting nine strikeouts in the first three innings. But with two outs and a man on, Loveland strung together consecutive doubles and a two-run single as they batted around in the frame.

 

Milford fought to the end, getting one run back in the seventh on a Lucas Neidhart RBI single. But University of Cincinnati commit Zach Segal finished off his complete game win by coaxing a game-ending double play.

 

RECORDS & PITCHING DECISIONS

Milford: 10-6, 4-5 ECC; Loveland: 6-10, 2-7 ECC

WP: Zach Segal; LP: Zach Byron; Save: None

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Hunter Frank 2B

Zach Byron 5 IP, 14 SO

 

Loveland

Carson Deer 2B, 2 RBI

Shane Chrusniak 2-4

Jaxon Laudick 2 RBI

Zach Segal 7 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 5 SO

 

April 27 at Great American Ballpark: Centerville 10, Milford 5

 

GAME REWIND

Centerville broke open a close game by batting around and scoring six runs in the top of the fifth inning as the Elks pulled away from Milford for a 10-5 victory during Big League Weekend at Great American Ballpark. The Eagles had chances in nearly every inning, but were plagued by nine runners left on base, including a pair of early rally killing double plays.

 

The Elks struck first with a single run in the second and two more in the third. Milford had chances in each of the first two frames, but Elks hurler Ben Wesney induced a pair of twin killings. The Eagles got on the board in the fourth when Brady Sluder plated Max Ward with an RBI double.

 

Centerville moved further in front with its six-run fifth inning that Milford couldn’t recover from. The Eagles did get two of the runs back in their half of the fifth on a two-run double by Calvin Hunter. The day’s scoring wrapped up with an Elks run in the top of the seventh and two by Milford in its half of the frame. The Eagles got their markers on a Hunter Frank sacrifice fly and an RBI single by Sluder.

 

RECORDS & PITCHING DECISIONS

Milford: 10-7; Centerville: 15-5

WP: Ben Wesney; LP: Calvin Hunter; Save: None

 

KEY PLAYERS

Milford

Anthony Bassano 2-4, 2 2B

Calvin Hunter 2B, 2 RBI

Brady Sluder 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI

Cameron Hemmert 3B

 

Centerville

Morgan Colopy HR

Nick Hoffman 2B, 2 R

Drew Smith 2B

Ethan Muckerheide 3 RBI

Joe Requarth 2B

Kyle Moyer 3B

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: A look at Milford’s statistical leaders:

Batting Average: Calvin Hunter (.407), Anthony Bassano (.389), Braden Pickett (.364)

Slugging Percentage: Calvin Hunter (.610), Anthony Bassano (.556), Braden Pickett (.523)

On Base Percentage: Braden Pickett (.481), Calvin Hunter (.478), Max Ward (.475)

Runs Scored: Anthony Bassano (17), Grant Whitaker (16), Calvin Hunter (15)

Hits: Calvin Hunter (24), Anthony Bassano (21), Braden Pickett (16)

RBI: Calvin Hunter (18), Brady Sluder (14), Grant Whitaker (12)

Doubles: Calvin Hunter (8), Anthony Bassano/Braden Pickett (7)

Triples: Calvin Hunter (2), Anthony Bassano/Cameron Hemmert/Tyler Rawlins (1)

Home Runs: None

Walks: Braden Pickett/Brady Sluder (9), Three tied (7)

Stolen Bases: Grant Whitaker (4), Anthony Bassano/Cameron Hemmert (3)

Wins: Jake Becker (3), Calvin Hunter/Sam Roth (2)

Saves: Anthony Bassano (2), Sam Roth (1)

ERA: Jake Becker (1.88), Sam Roth (2.83), Calvin Hunter (2.88)

Innings: Jake Becker (26.0), Zach Byron (20.1), Sam Roth (17.1)

Opponents Batting Average: Sam Roth (.194), Braden Pickett (.203), Jake Becker (.204)

Strikeouts: Zach Byron (33), Jake Becker (25), Sam Roth (24)

 

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.