VFW grabs second sweep of 2017

Milaca VFW Baseball Post 10794 is rolling into the final stretches of their season.
Playing on their home field for the first time since June 15, Milaca swept past Cold Spring in two one-run nail-biters, ballooning their record to 8-4 with just three doubleheaders remaining on their regular season.
Milaca 5, Cold Spring 4
Milaca was in trouble late during their first game of the doubleheader. They trailed 4-1 and recorded just two hits through six innings.
“They threw a lot of curveballs and kept us off-balance,” Milaca coach Craig Talberg said.
However, the offense steadied with its back to the wall. Louis Rudolph-Munson reached as the tying run after a two-out single loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh. Then, a wild pitch scored Mason Voshell and Joe Rosenberg ripped a game-tying double, forcing extras and kicking the starter from the game after 120 pitches.
For Milaca, Rudolph-Munson relieved Cade Sorenson in the eigth. After seven innings from the starter, Rudolph-Munson escaped the eighth with the go-ahead run on third.
Milaca wouldn’t let their opponent escape. A hit batsman, walk and single loaded the bases for the Wolves with nobody out and Mason Voshell at the plate. He wouldn’t have to use the bat as a passed ball bounded by, allowing Sorenson to score the winning run.
On the mound, Sorenson threw seven innings, allowing four runs, two earned, on six hits and three walks, while striking out five.
Milaca 2, Cold Spring 1 F/4
Both teams loaded the bases in the second-inning of the shortened four-inning contest only to leave empty, but, once again, with time running down Milaca came through.
Carter Anderson hit a two-run, two-out double to break the scoreless tie in the bottom of the third and Kyle Kline stranded the tying-run at second during his second inning of relief.
Kline allowed one run, on four hits and two walks, while striking out one. Rosenberg started the game walking two and striking out one in a hitless two-inning performance.
Milaca remains at home for the rest of the season. They played Litchfield on Tuesday (after deadline) and host a doubleheader against Little Falls on Thursday, July 13, starting at 10 a.m.Their regular season will wrap up on July 20, when they host Aitkin.