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Red Hawks' Burman mows down Monroe
Times photo: Howard Thomas Monroe second baseman Trent Wyssbrod throws over Milton baserunner Sam McCann after stepping on second base to complete a double play in the third inning Tuesday.
MONROE - Dane Burman isn't the No. 1 pitcher for the Milton baseball team and he didn't have his velocity cranked up all the way Tuesday.The big right-hander still had plenty of ammunition to overpower Monroe.The senior struck out 15 batters and allowed just two hits through six scoreless innings, and the Cheesemakers extended a troubling early trend of playing shoddy defense as Milton posted a 6-2 victory in a Badger South Conference opener.Milton sophomore Connor Bowen struck out the side in the seventh to push Monroe's strikeout total to 18 for the game.Throw in the Cheesemakers' six errors - they have committed 11 miscues in 12 innings this season - and the outcome didn't feel as close as the final score indicated. "It's not the reps because we work real hard in practice on the fundamentals.