Olean shuts down Red Wing
Miesville -- Mudhens pitcher Chris Olean flirted with a no-hitter Sunday in a 3-0 victory over Red Wing at Jack Ruhr Field.
Olean didn't give up a hit until the seventh inning when Red Wing's Brett Gadient roped a double down the right-field line that went inches over the outstretched arm of Miesville first baseman Brian Schmitz.
"Any time you beat Red Wing on the Fourth of July it's a good day," said Olean, who surrendered just two hits and struck out three in
seven innings of work.
Miesville's good day was countered by Red Wing's continuing struggles.
Red Wing has scored only one run in the last 27 innings it has played.
"Not going to win many games that way," Aces player/manager Corey Tauer said. "It's been a pretty embarrassing weekend for us overall."
Tauer added his team has been unable to string together hits.
Miesville (20-3) started the scoring with a Dave Johnson RBI double in the second inning. David Olson had the other two RBI; the catcher hit a sacrifice fly in the third and pushed across a run in the fifth by grounding into a 6-4-3 double play with the bases loaded.
Hitting may not have been a highlight for Red Wing, but pitching was. Augie Lindmark struck out four and scattered eight hits in 7 1/3 innings of work.
"He threw really well today, kept us off balance a bit," Miesville player/manager Garrett Retka said. "I thought we had chances to put some more on the board, but he made some quality pitches and got the outs he was supposed to get."
The Mudhens will host Woodbury at 8 p.m. Friday.