Wilsonville sweeps Milwaukee, improves to 10-1 in league

Wilsonville “mercy rules” Milwaukee in yet another league win


Mark Weipert makes a defensive play in a Wilsonville win over Milwaukee. Weipert was also a stud at the plate crushing an inside the park home run.

Inner conference baseball in May is always a sight to see, especially when Wilsonville puts together one of their best games. That was the case against fellow NWOC rival the Milwaukee Mustangs, this game started on Wednesday with Wilsonville jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first before lightning forced the teams to reschedule the rest of the game for Thursday.

The hiccup forced by the weather didn’t seem to have much of an impact on the Wilsonville bats who were consistent throughout the entire night with every Wilsonville batter reaching base. Weipert commented on the improvements the bats have made the last couple months: “Guys have really grinded it out in practice, have been working hard and the offense is just a product of that work.”

Wilsonville went to town on the soft tossing lefty from Milwaukee Sebastian Canty who got out to a rough start before the delay pitched valiantly the rest of the way but was no match for a Wilsonville lineup that has turned things around over the last month.

Wilsonville had base runners every inning except the second and took advantage of walks and errors by Milwaukee in the first and third innings, scoring 3 runs in each of those frames before blowing the game open in the fifth scoring 5 runs and putting the mercy rule into effect.

Mark Weipert led of that explosive fifth inning with a missile into the right center gap that allowed him to come all the way home and score before Wilsonville continued to pour it on in the fifth and commented about his blast after the game “It was a product of the field, 420 feet to center leaves a lot of room in the gaps.”

Wilsonville got another great start from sophomore Wade Hagey who went 4 innings and only gave up one run before another sophomore, Owen Eggert came in for relief and mopped up the game in the fifth.

Hagey had this to say about his performance “It felt great, I think the delay helped by giving me another day of rest and even when I came out Owen came in was confident and finished the game.”

Wilsonville will take on the Hood River Valley Eagles on Friday as they look to continue crushing league opponents.