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Rock River baseball: McCann, Jacobson lead Milton past Neosho

August 3, 2018

NEOSHO — Sam McCann and Jeff Jacobson each drove in two runs for the Milton Raptors in a 7-4 Rock River League Southern Division win over the Neosho Rockets on Sunday at Village Park.

McCann went the distance on the mound for Milton (8-7 RRL), allowing four earned runs on seven hits with 10 strikeouts and two walks. He added two hits including a two-run single in the fifth. Jacobson had three of Milton’s 11 hits including a two-run homer in the fourth.

Zack Lauersdorf started for Neosho (10-7 RRL) and took the loss, allowing six earned runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and four walks over five innings. Shaun Panetti pitched one-third of an inning and gave up one unearned run while striking out one. Nick Balmer threw 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, allowing three hits with one strikeout. Travis Wessels pitched the final inning, allowing no runs on one hit with three strikeouts.

Brent Young had a pair of doubles and drove in a run for the Rockets. Brandon Egnarski, Alex Lawrence and Lawrence Petri had the team’s other RBIs.

Neosho hosts the Landtech Drakes in a Tri-County Nite League game on Saturday, then closes out the regular season with a Rock River League game at the Janesville Aces on Sunday.

MILTON 7, NEOSHO 4

Milton 001 231 000 — 7 11 0

Neosho 000 010 030 — 4 7 3

WP: McCann LP: Lauersdorf

Leading hitters — Brown (M) 2x5, McCann (M) 2x5, Jacobson (M) 3x5, Klawitter (M) 2x4, Young (N) 2x4

2B — Egnarski (N), Young (N) 2

HR — Jacobson (M)

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