River Cats win first home game
Garrett Millick pitches in the first home game of the season. Lily Verhoeven photos
Emilio Tamayo catches a ball in right field. Lily Verhoeven photos
Saturday, April 8, the River Cats played their first home game against the Madison Bobcats. It was supposed to be a double-hitter, but the weather had a mind of its own. In the top of the first inning, the snow was terrible, so the second game was canceled. But the first game was great: We took the win 8-3. The guys played a great game with solid outfielding and batting.
Sophomore Garrett Millick, #1, was the player of the game. He pitched five innings and struck out five hitters, walked no one, gave up three singles and earned three runs. He was able to go three for four, hitting a single, a double and a triple.
An honorable mention for junior Justin Rembelski, #11, who hit a long double that bounced back from the top of the fence in left field, driving in two big runs and just missed making the first River Cat home run. Sophomores Chris Ivie, #24, and Mitch Cotant, #6, both hit doubles.
The team’s stats were 11 hits, eight runs batted in and three stolen bases, and the pitchers struck out nine batters.