Larry H. Miller won ugly Monday night.
Miller Toyota, after a five-hour rain delay, defeated the Waterloo Twins (Ont.), 6-3, at Sunset Point Park to go 2-0 in the International Congress Men's Major Fastpitch Tournament."I really can't believe it," explained Miller Toyota pitcher Dwayne Dyck. "I was lucky to get the win. The guys picked me up. But it was my worst outing in two months."
Still, Dyck went the distance, giving up seven hits, three earned runs and only seven strikeouts. He is now 46-6 on the season.
Miller Toyota will face Heflin of Balleston, N.Y., the No. 7-ranked team in the world, Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the winners' bracket.
Brett Alvey had an RBI single in a two-run second inning. Peter Turner's RBI double, in the third inning, brought home Dave Paetkau, who had doubled before him.
Miller Toyota grabbed a 6-0 margin in the fifth inning on Mitch Munthe's two-run double.
Waterloo came back with three runs in the sixth inning capped by Brian Stere's two-run home run.
PAGE BRAKE 8, DeKALB, ILL., 0 Billy Robertson's three-run home run in the fifth inning helped his team avoid tournament elimination.
Page Brake's Bill Hillhouse pitched a two-hit shutout in the win.