Cooperstown (2-7, 1-5) tied the game in the third inning. Summers led off with a walk. He advanced on Curtis’ sacrifice bunt, and then scored on an error after Hall also bunted.
Despite the setback, Milford was in good position in the Tri-Valley East. The Wildcats played second-place Schenevus yesterday after deadline and have three more league games left.
Cooperstown coach Frank Miosek said that next year the event – honoring 19th century professional player and Cooperstown resident Bud Fowler – will be a four-team tournament. Griffiths said his team will be back if they are invited.
“It is a natural rivalry that has been in place over the years in Milford versus Cooperstown,” he said. “For us it is only a benefit. To play up and to play a team with the talent level of Cooperstown only benefits our program. Even with them a little down, you could tell the difference between a school of their talent level and a small-school team like us.
“I told one of their coaches, we would love to come back next year,” he continued. “We can only benefit if we keep that going.”
Cooperstown 7, Milford 2
at Doubleday Field
Milford 100 100 0 – 2 2 3
Cooperstown 001 321 x – 7 5 1
Banks (L), Van Warner (5) and Blake Elliott. Ray Cabrera (W) and Jack Donnelly. 2B: Scott Curtis (C).