Olson Shuts Out O’s; Kings Settle For Split
July 20, 2009
It was just a typical day on the mound for Kenosha Kingsï¿½ ace Jon Olson. The St. Joseph graduate fired a four-hitter with no walks and nine strikeouts in the Kingsï¿½ 1-0 win over the Lombard (Ill.)
It was just a typical day on the mound for Kenosha Kings’ ace Jon Olson.
The St. Joseph graduate fired a four-hitter with no walks and nine strikeouts in the Kings’ 1-0 win over the Lombard (Ill.) Orioles in the first game of a Wisconsin State League doubleheader at Simmons Field Sunday.
“It was typical Jon Olson,” Kenosha interim manager Jason Dennis said. “He did what he usually does: He threw strikes, kept it low and had control of everything. He kept the hitters off-balanced.”
Olson gave up four singles and did not allow a runner past first base in improving to 6-0. Nate Roberts had three of Richmond’s four hits and Olson picked off the other Oriole who hit safely.
The Kings (25-13, 13-7 WSL) gave Olson his run in the third inning. Joe Fero reached on an error to start the inning. After a Mike Fuchs sacrifice, Dennis brought home Fero with single to left field.
The Kings had six hits with Dennis and John Hasser both going 2-for-3.
Lombard won the nightcap 11-0.
Starter Dave Foss took the loss, going 52/3 innings. Lombard scored five in the sixth inning to take command.
The Kings managed just three hits with Dennis going 2-for-3.
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