The Milford High varsity baseball team took one more step toward another berth into the state tournament with three dominating wins this week.
The Bucs started off the week with a 9-3 road win at Indian River on Monday, April 4. Seniors Devon Reed and Josh James and junior Chris Huk all had home runs to spark the Milford bats. James hit a 3-run shot, while Reed had four RBIs.
Pitching also helped out the Bucs as junior Georgie Michael pitched six innings and struck out seven Indian River players. Junior Nick Grant pitched the closing inning, giving up only one run.
On Wednesday, April 6 against Laurel, the Milford bats once again caught fire with four RBIs from Reed, an RBI-double from Josh James, and three RBIs from senior Quinn Abbott. Abbott had nine hits in nine at bats during the three Milford games last week. Huk also pitched six innings and struck out seven.
In the last game of the week versus Lake Forest, Grant’s pitching made the game as he tossed a complete-game shutout and struck out 15. Abbott also scored twice and had an RBI, while senior catcher Connor Luff had two hits.
Individually, Abbott believes that his success at the plate is due to his increased focus on hitting, which has in general helped his overall game get back on track. He believes that so far the season has been going “pretty well” for the team.
“We have been playing better after we slipped up against Dover,” said Abbott.
Milford will face Easton and Cape Henlopen on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, at home as the first games of the season on their home field. They have had to play at the Milford Little League park due to poor field conditions. The Bucs close the week at Sussex Tech.