Guck single breaks 10-10 tie in seventh inning

Photos by Chad Koenen
Jake Dykhoff sends a strike across the field to first base in Bluffton’s game against the Millers on Sunday.

By Chad Koenen


A Jacob Guck two out single in the top of the seventh inning broke a 10-10 tie and handed the New York Mills Millers their sixth win of the season on Sunday afternoon. 

Derin Gaudette connects with a pitch during Sunday’s 11-10 win over Bluffton in New York Mills.

  After Bluffton’s Dustin Geiser retired the opening two hitters of the inning in order, Logan Small connected with a two out single, before Brandon Kupfer and Zach Hocking earned back-to-back walks to load up the bases. That’s when Guck connected with an RBI single down the right field line to break the 10-10 tie. Kupfer was thrown out advancing to home, but the damage was already done.

Bluffton put together another rally in the bottom of the ninth inning when the Braves had runners on the corners with two outs, but both runners were stranded to end the game by a score of 11-10. 

Derin Gaudette opened the wild game with a leadoff home run for the Millers, before Hocking hit a two-run single to make the score 3-0 in favor of NY Mills. 

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Tyson Barthel connects with a pitch for the Bluffton Braves on Sunday.

Connor Davis wasted little time tying up the game in the bottom half of the inning when he hit a three run home run. 

Jonah Johnson broke the 3-3 tie in the top of the second inning when he scored on a Brayden Ehnert fielder’s choice. The Millers added three more runs in the top of the fourth inning, before making the score 10-3 in the fifth inning on an Ehnert RBI single and a pair of runs on two wild pitches. 

The Braves cut the score to 10-5 when they scored a pair of runs on an error in the bottom half of the fifth inning and tied the game at 10-10 in the sixth inning on RBI singles by Jake Dykhoff, Logan Pulju and a three-run home run by Dustin Geiser.

On Sunday the Braves will travel to Clarissa, while the Millers will host a pair of home games next weekend when Vergas comes to town on Friday night and Sebeka travels to NY Mills on Saturday Both games will start at 7:30 p.m.  

Zach Hocking connects with a line drive during Sunday’s game against the Bluffton Braves.

AB R H     BI

Hamann 5 0 1 0

Rondestvedt 6 0 0 0

Dykhoff 4 2 3 0

Dykhoff 4 1 0 0

Davis 4 2 1 3

Pulju 3 1 2 1

Dykhoff 3 2 2 1

Hamann 2 0 0 0

Barthel 2 0 0 0

Geiser 3 1 1 3

HITTING- 2B- Dykhoff, HR- Davis, Geiser

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k)- Rondestvedt 4-10-7-3-0-3, Barthel 1/3-2-3-3-2-0, Geiser 4 2/3-4-1-1-2-8

AB R H     BI

Gaudette 6 1 2 2

Ehnert 6 3 2 2

Small 5 3 4 0

Kupfer 5 0 0 0

Hocking 4 0 3 3

Guck 4 0 2 1

Patron 5 0 1 0

Teich 2 1 0 0

Roberts 3 1 1 0

Johnson 3 2 1 0

HITTING- 2B- Small, HR- Gaudette

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-k)- Small 3-3-3-33-4, Johnson 1 1/3-0-2-0-4-2, Ehnert 1 1/3-4-5-5-3-0, Roberts 3 1/3-3-0-0-0-3