Baseball Looking to Advance to State Playoffs

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Caleb Primos

Barring any mishaps, the Milford High School baseball team took a huge step toward winning the Henlopen Conference regular-season championship with a dominating 6-0 shutout of Caesar Rodney on Monday, April 18. The Bucs (11-1) increased their current win streak to 10 games with a 5-3 over North Caroline during spring break.

Versus the Riders, the Bucs travelled to CR with one goal: to come away with a win and move atop the conference. They accomplished this with great batting and a stellar performance on the mound from junior Georgie Michael.

Michael’s pitching has been strong the entire season and nothing changed in the CR game. He pitched a complete-game shutout, striking out 10.

The Milford bats also lit on fire the entire game, as senior Jerrell Allen had two hits that scored three runs and a solo home run. Senior Josh Gorney went one for two at the plate with a solo home run as well.

On Wednesday, April 20 versus Woodbridge, junior Nick Grant also had a stellar game, with seven strikeouts through five innings. As a batter, Grant also had three hits including two doubles and three RBIs.  Allen also had two hits, including a home run, while senior Connor Luff had two hits.

For some of the seniors on the team, the week only got better. Luff and fellow seniors Devon Reed and Josh James each signed with colleges to play baseball. Luff will play for Gettysburg College, Reed will head to the College of Charleston and James will take his talents to University of Maryland-Eastern Shore.

Reed hopes to be able to be successful at the next level and win championships, but he said he’d first like to win a Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association state championship first. That’s something that the whole team is trying to accomplish.

With six games remaining in the regular season, the Bucs hope to finish strong and advance to the state playoffs. The top two tournament teams face off at Frawley Stadium on Tuesday, May 31 in the DIAA state championship.