Milton's late inning heroics lead Severna Park over Old Mill



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By Jerry Shank
Maryland Scouting Director

Severna Park’s Kody Milton hit two homeruns including a go-ahead three-run shot in the top of the seventh inning to lead the Falcons to a 6-4 victory over Old Mill.

The game was a matchup of two of the top teams in the state and lived up to the billing, with Old Mill (5-2) taking a lead only to see Severna Park (6-1) come back to tie it up.  Old Mill started the scoring on the day after leadoff hitter Jeremy Arocho reached base on a two-out walk in the bottom of the third. After Arocho stole second, he scored on an RBI-single by the Patriots Bryce Bidinger. Severna Park would immediately answer in the top of the fourth with Milton’s first homerun of the game, a solo shot to start the inning making it 1-1.

Old Mill would then take the lead once again in the bottom half of the inning after an RBI single from Myles McCollum and sacrifice fly from Brian Cordell. Again Severna Park tied it up the next half-inning in the top of the fifth after a two-run double off the bat of Severna Park SS Scott Huntley.

Old Mill once again took the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning. Bidinger led off with an infield single and would advance to third during David Marracco’s at-bat after two wild pitches advanced him. Marracco then hit an RBI single up the middle off Severna Park starter Jake Guy to give the Patriots the lead. Old Mill had two on with one out to try to extend the lead, but Guy shut the door with two key strikeouts in his final inning on the mound.

After a quiet sixth inning from both sides, Severna Park came to their final three outs in the top of the seventh down 4-3. Trae Singleton would start up the inning with a one out single through the third base side of the infield. Another single from Huntley would put runners on first and second, causing Old Mill starting pitcher Bryce Bidinger getting relieved for Severna Park’s Milton coming up to the plate. Milton would hammer a 2-0 fastball to deep left center colliding with the top of the Old Mill scoreboard to give Severna Park their first lead of the game which they did not relinquish.

Severna Park reliever Patrick Sullivan got the win on the mound after pitching two scoreless innings in relief for the Falcons striking out two. Falcon starter Jake Guy went five innings giving up four runs (three earned), six hits, three walks, with four strikeouts. Old Mill’s Bidinger would take the loss after going 6.1 innings for the Patriots.

Including Milton’s big day at the plate, Severna Park was also led by Huntley who went 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBI. Singleton and Drew Anawalt also had two hit apiece for the Falcons. Bidinger also led the Old Mill bats going 2-for-4 with an RBI.

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