Millers sweep Millstadt in a big league doubleheader Sunday, Valmeyer stomps Columbia

Waterloo’s Brad Dillenberger gets back to first base ahead of the tag from Millstadt’s Rob Beatty. (Greg Stanek photos)

The Waterloo Millers tightened things up in the Monroe division of the Mon-Clair baseball league Sunday, taking two games from division leading Millstadt (15-5) at Mueth field in a league doubleheader.

Waterloo (11-7) won game No. 1, 11-5, behind the bat’s of Jake Friederich and  L.J. Watson, who both went 3-for-4, while Justin Dunning was 2-for-3 for the Millers. John Osborne picked up the win for Waterloo. Millstadt’s Mitch Matecki hit 2-for-4 in the game with two triples and three RBIs.

The Millers jumped out to an early 5-0 lead in the second game, before taking the win, 8-4. Alex Wittenauer picked up the win, while Friederich and Lucas Wetzler led the offense both going 3-for-4 from the plate. Brandon Musso came on in relief to pitch the final three innings of both games for Waterloo, who came into the day’s contest with only three pitchers able to make the trip. Millstadt was led by Brian Lupa who went 3-for-4 with an RBI and also pitched three innings.

No contest: Valmeyer sweeps Columbia

The Valmeyer Lakers inched closer to a .500 league record Sunday, topping the Columbia Saints, 10-3 and 10-0.

Valmeyer (9-11) will face rival Waterloo (11-7) in a doubleheader Sunday, while Columbia (2-16) will take on the St. Louis Spikes that day as well.

Adam Henke of Valmeyer fields a ground ball as Columbia’s Aaron Floarke heads for second.

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