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Millers earn split over the weekend

By on July 18, 2018 at 2:54 pm

Waterloo’s Trevor Davis takes a swing during a recent game. (Corey Saathoff photo)

The Waterloo Millers took two steps forward and two steps back in Mon-Clair League baseball action over the weekend.

The Millers posted two exciting wins over the St. Louis Printers at home on Saturday, only to drop both games of a Sunday twinbill at Millstadt.

With the 2-2 showing, the Millers stand at 10-9 in league play. That is good for third place in the Monroe Division behind the Belleville Rockies (11-8) and Millstadt Green Machine (10-8). The Valmeyer Lakers, who were idle this past weekend, are 9-7.

Keegan Baxmeyer and Jeremy Rettig were the stars for Waterloo on Saturday. Baxmeyer had the game-winning RBIs in both games against the St. Louis Printers and Rettig picked up both wins on the mound. 

The Millers led 4-0 after two innings, but the Printers clawed back thanks to poor defense by Waterloo. The Millers committed six errors in the contest.

With the score tied at 6-6 in the ninth inning, Ethan Ruff reached on a single and stole second base. He scored on Baxmeyer’s game-winning single.

Longtime Millers pitcher Andy Galle returned from an injury to pitch three innings in relief of starter Andrew Yancik. Rettig came on to pitch two scoreless innings for the victory...>>>

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Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.