Milton Raptors finish strong
The Raptors are 8-2 and hold a one-game lead over the Madison Rockers for first place in the Southwest Division. Milton suffered an 8-2 loss to the Janesville Aces on Saturday at Riverside Park.
The Raptors trailed Helenville 5-1 after three innings, but reliever Joe Shere blanked Helenville from the fourth inning, posting nine strikeouts and walking none.
Joe Shere helped himself at the plate with a two-run homer, and brother Josh Shere added two RBI triples. The Raptors mauled Helenville with an 18-hit assault.
Milton travels to Johnson Creek for a 1:30 p.m. game Sunday.
MILTON 13, HELENVILLE 5
Milton 001 142 104—13 18 1
Helenville 203 000 000—5 8 3
Sagitis, Joe Shere (4) and Nelson; Hebbe, Lenti (6) and Palm.
Leading hitters—TJ Klawitter (M), 3x5, Josh Shere (M), 3x5; Kas (M), 2x5; Perry (M), 2x4; Nelson (M), 3x5, Fredricks (M), 2x5; Pfeifer (H) 3x4. 2B—Perry (M) 2, Pfeifer (H). 3B—Josh Shere (M), 2 HR—Joe Shere.
SO—Sagitis 3, Joe Shere 9, Hebbe 1 Lenti 2. BB—Sagitis 2, Hebbe 5, Lenti 1.