Milford defeated Dover 6-3 Tuesday afternoon in high school baseball, marking the first time in over four years the Buccaneers were able to beat the Senators. Milford senior Phillip Berry pitched a complete game with strikeouts for the Henlopen Conference victory. "This was for all of our seniors, we haven't beaten them since we were here, so we really wanted to beat them today," said Berry.
Milford tallied three runs off of Dover starter Kyle Mace in the top of the third inning, but the Senators retaliated with one run of their own in the bottom half of the frame.
The Buccaneers reinvigorated their offense in the sixth by scoring three more times to stretch the lead to five runs. Again the Senators came back, scoring one run in the bottom of the sixth.
The seventh inning was nothing short of exciting, regardless of which team the fans favored.
The Senators loaded the bases in their final at bat, and pushed across one run before Berry could record the final out."Everybody contributed to this victory today, everybody knew what they had to do to win this game, it was a one-through-nine effort," said Berry.
Jonathan Valdez had two RBI to lead the Milford offense. Dakota Graham and Nick Spadafino had two hits each for Dover.
"What a great game to be part of," said Milford Coach Nick Brannan. "What a great opportunity we were given today, luckily we were able to execute, and we were able to take advantage of our spots, and we were able to put pressure on our opponent, and the boys played the way they were supposed to today," he said.
Milford is now 4-2 and will host Polytech HS on Thursday at 4:15 p.m.The Senators drop to 2-2 on the year and will travel to Smyrna Thursday afternoon for a 4:15 contest.