Millers open season with Midwest City

Nollan Koon makles a late tag on runner during last season. Koon returns as a starter for the Millers. (Photo by Chuck Reherman)

By Chuck Reherman
Sports Editor
It’s March and that means baseball season in Oklahoma.
And, for Yukon’s Miller baseball team, it’s time to get things rolling.
The Millers open the season and District 6A-1 play Monday with a road trip to Midwest City. The game is set for a 4:30 p.m. start. The teams will play the second game of the series at Yukon on Tuesday.
The Millers have key players returning from the state tournament team of last year, but also have key spots to fill.
“We are ready to play,” Miller head coach Kevin James said. “We have scrimmaged well, we have have been able to, but we still have some hiccups to work on. But, it is not bad for where we are at.
“We always would like to swing it a little better,” he added. “I have been happy with our pitching. I have also been happy with our defense. We will have a lapse, but we have a lot of new faces and trying to figure stuff out. We are trying to find nine hitters to go with out defense.
“We are looking forward to getting to play Monday.” he added. “All our pitchers are rested and we are okay. Our pitchers are ready to do a game.”
The Millers do have a scrimmage set with Choctaw today (and had scrimmages Thursday and Friday after having fice wiped out by the weather.
The Millers did not get many chances to be outside this past week because of the weather, but did get a lot of work done inside.

“It’s not bad to get a lot of cuts in like we have been, it wears us (coaches) out more than it does the players,” he said. “It’s just they get tired of doing it. But, it is good to have this (the indoor) than not.

“We have to go out and execute, that will be the key for us,” James said.
The Millers will also host Westmoore on Thursday at 5 p.m.