Milton Takes Down Roswell 9-1, 15-2 In Double Header Behind Big Bats
On Thursday, the Milton Eagles hosted the Roswell Hornets in double header action and key region match up as the Eagles entered the day in second place in the region standings at 4-2 in region play behind first place Cherokee. Needing to keep pace with the Warriors, the Eagles went to work almost immediately at the plate in game one, picking up two runs in the bottom of the first inning to take a 2-0 lead. Roswell would pick up a run in the top of the second inning to make it a 2-1 Milton lead, but the Eagles would get solid defensive play behind pitcher Kiley Perry as that would be the only run the Hornets would manufacture in the game.
Meanwhile, the Eagles would see a big day at the plate from both Perry and Allison Oneacre who would both go 3-3 in game one, each driving in three runs, including a two run home run by Perry in the bottom of the fourth inning to give Milton an 8-1 lead. The Eagles would go on to close out game one 9-1. Following the win, Milton head coach Shane Holcombe said that one of the areas the team had been working on, was “coming out and attacking”, which the Eagles did in game one right out of the gate. “They were patient, they saw some good pitches, and they drove the ball, which is what they want to do,” Holcombe said of his players’ performance in game one, adding, “they came out and did their things.” The Eagles would go on to take game two 15-2 behind another attacking performance at the plate and improve to 6-2 in region play.