Millers Squeeze Past Archers

Guildford, 3rd Sept, 2017. The Millers successfully negotiated the first round of the 2017 Single A play-offs, but onlytets takes the win_4984 just, as they narrowly defeated the 7th seeded Essex Archers, at Christ’s College on Sunday.

In a game played in drizzly conditions throughout, the Millers jumped out to an early lead and were 10-5 up after 4 innings. But Essex weren’t going to make this easy and belied their lower seeding to push the Millers all the way, to the extent that they only needed one more run to possibly force extra innings, in the 9th.

Tetsuro Shinkawa took the win, coming on in relief of Adam Gould, who himself had relieved starter Lewis Bawden, who pitched 4 good innings, early on.

A 4 run 7th allowed the Archers to draw within 2 runs and in the 8th, then closed the gap even more. But despite some mental errors on the bases, the Millers were able to squeeze a couple more runs across the plate, which in the end gave them the 15-14 margin of victory.

So the Millers will now travel to Farnham Park in a fortnights time to play the semi-finals and hopefully final of the Single A play offs.

One Response to Millers Squeeze Past Archers

  1. Doc 05/09/2017 at 3:11 pm #

    Well done Millers!!!
    The Doc is proud of you.
    On the day, I was umpiring an AA game up in Enfield — Sidewinders hosting the Richmond Dragons. It , was what appears to have been a game as exciting as yours. Result, Sidewinders 11, Dragon 10, the Sidewinders coming back in the bottom of the 9th from 7–10 down to batting in that last, 11th, run to win the game.

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