Baseball: Thunder beat Milaca twice, finish 5-7 in conference

The Zimmerman Thunder beat Milaca twice Tuesday and finished Granite Ridge Conference play with a 5-7 record.

The Thunder (9-10 overall) beat the Wolves 6-0 in the completion of a game previously suspended due to rain, and 6-3 in the regularly-scheduled game.

The Thunder will close the regular season hosting Breck on Thursday.

Little Falls finished 12-0 in the conference with a 16-3 win over Foley.

Kyle Connelly had the shutout in game one, a four-hitter with one walk and 10 strikeouts.

Connelly was 2-for-3 at the plate, Mack Riley 2-for-4 with a double, and Takuma Padilla 2-for-4 with a double, each driving home one run. The Thunder made no errors in the field.

Connelly also threw the first four innings of game two and picked up another win, allowing six hits, two walks and two runs, striking out three. Padilla finished, allowing one run, two hits and a walk in three innings, fanning one.

Connelly was 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. Cory Jopp, Evan Bye and Luke Schmit were all 2-for-3 with an RBI.