Roberts, Small throw 1-hitter on the mound
By Chad Koenen
Caden Roberts and Logan Small combined to give up just 1 hit and struck out 13 Staples hitters as the New York Mills Millers defeated the Lumberjacks by a score of 18-0 on Saturday night.
The lone Staples hit came in the top of the fourth inning, but he never reached second base. Just three runners reached scoring position for Staples all game long.
Brandon Kupfer got the Millers on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first inning when he hit a 2-run home run. The Millers broke the game open in the bottom of the third inning with an 11-run inning, which was highlighted by a bases clearing 3-run double by Ethan Hendrickx, an RBI single by Caden Roberts, a 2-run double by Maison Roberts and an RBI single by Kupfer. Thirteen of the opening 14 hitters of the inning reached base safely.
The Millers added 5 more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning and cruised to an 18-0 win. NY Mills finished with 13 hits and were led by Kupfer with 3 hits and 4 RBI, while Hendrickx had a pair of hits and 5 RBIs.
Maison Roberts had 2 hits and 4 RBIs, Logan Small 2 hits and 3 RBIs and Caden Roberts with 2 hits and 1 RBI also had multi-hit game.
Caden Roberts picked up the win on the mound as he pitched 4 innings and gave up just 1 hit. He also struck out 6 hitters. Logan Small pitched 3 innings and struck out 7 hitters in the win.
The Millers are scheduled to travel to Nimrod on Sunday.
AB R H BI
Logan Small 4 4 2 3
Caden Roberts 4 3 2 1
Maison Roberts 3 2 2 4
Hunter Holtti 1 0 0 0
Brandon Kupfer 3 2 3 4
Bode Roberts 1 0 1 0
Tyler Patron 3 0 0 0
Skylar Mursu 1 0 0 0
Ethan Hendrickx 5 1 2 5
Adam Patron 2 2 0 0
Drey Roberts 3 2 1 0
Jonah Johnson 1 2 0 0
Derek Wegscheid 1 0 0 0
HITTING- 2B- Ethan Hendrickx, Maison Roberts; HR- Brandon Kupfer
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k)- Caden Roberts 4-1-0-0-2-6, Logan Small 3-0-0-0-4-7