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May 16, 2013

MCS baseball clinches Tri-Valley East

Title game vs. Edmeston is Friday

Staff report
Cooperstown Crier

---- — Kevin Musser did a little bit of everything for the Milford baseball team last Thursday.

Make that the Tri-Valley League East Division champion Milford baseball team.

Musser doubled, singled, drove in three runs and scored three more for the Wildcats.

Milford clinched its first division title since 1997 with a 16-12 defeat of visiting Richfield Springs.

“It was a hard-fought game,” said Milford coach Andrew Griffiths, whose team scored seven times in the bottom of the sixth for the final margin. “Both teams played really hard.”

Musser hit a two-run double in the sixth, which also featured RBI singles by Wyatt Waters and Jacob Tabor.

Musser also got the pitching victory in relief of Stephen Banks, who failed to get an out in the sixth after taking over for starter Peyton Griffiths.

The Indians scored five times in the top of the sixth to take a 12-9 lead before Milford rallied back against RS reliever Ben Smith.

Paul VanWarner went 3-for-5 with a run for the Wildcats, who received two hits and an RBI apiece from Waters (run) and Blake Elliott (two runs).

Milford clinched the division outright with the victory over second-place Richfield Springs.

Keegan Wheelock-Tanner (RBI, run) and Chris Young (two RBIs, run) each went 2-for-4 for the Indians.

On Monday, Milford lost 11-9 to visiting Worcester as the Wildcats committed seven errors.

Chris Mravlja won the game for the Wolverines with an eight-hitter.

Worcester broke open a 7-7 tie with four runs in the fifth inning when Nate Nicklaus doubled to lead off and Derrick Pross and Ryan Perillo had RBI singles.

Milford scored two runs back in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Jordan Colone, Tabor and Peyton combined on a seven-hitter. Tabor took the loss.

VanWarner went 2-for-4 with a run and RBI for Milford. Peyton doubled and Tabor tripled.

Milford (10-2, 10-2) plays West Division winner Edmeston in the championship game 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at Oneonta State.