Beating the heat: Yukon varsity 2 summer baseball team is scorching hot going into postseason tournament

The Yukon varsity 2 summer baseball team opened the Red Dirt League season with a 1-3 start in the first tournament of the summer. Since then, the young Millers have only lost two games.

Yukon swept Edmond Santa Fe at home on Monday night at Miller Field in dominating fashion, as the Millers beat the Timberwolves 8-0 in five innings in game one and 13-5 in six innings in game two.

“We played pretty well tonight,” Yukon varsity 2 coach Matt Yost said. “Our guys are developing really well and our growth has been good, we are playing some good baseball right now.”

After earning the run-rule victory in the first game, Yukon didn’t waste any time jumping on Santa Fe in the second contest of the night, as they put eight runs on the scoreboard in the first inning.

Neither team would score a run in the second inning, but the Millers added another run of their own in the third frame to go up 9-0 heading into the fourth.

Edmond Santa Fe would make things somewhat interesting in the fourth, as they put five runs on their own on the board to make the score 9-5 after four innings of play.

Yukon responded well in the fifth-inning, as they scored three runs to go up 12-5 heading into the sixth. The Millers got another run across the plate in the bottom half of the sixth-inning and that would be all she wrote with the eight-run run-rule limit after five innings came into play.

“We have pitched well, fielded well and hit the ball well,” Yost said. “When you do all of those things at a high level, you are going to have a chance to win a lot of baseball games. We have really worked hard on getting our guys to understand how to bring the same amount of intensity every day. That comes with maturity. We are focusing on our growth every day. Our guys have really responded well to that.”

The varsity 2 squad will begin play in their Red Dirt League postseason tournament on Thursday at Deer Creek.

“I’d like to see these guys go out and win the postseason tournament,” Yost said. “For the past couple of years, all this group does is go out and win. They are capable of going out there and winning this last tournament.”

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