Saturday Roundup: Kings sweep season-opening doubleheader

May 25, 2014

The Kenosha Kings began their season in style Saturday, surrendering no runs in a Wisconsin State League doubleheader sweep of the Addison (Ill.) Braves at Simmons Field.

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The Kenosha Kings began their season in style Saturday, surrendering no runs in a Wisconsin State League doubleheader sweep of the Addison (Ill.) Braves at Simmons Field.

Jon Olson pitched brilliantly in a 1-0 win in Game 1, then the Kings’ bats backed starter Randy Johnson in a 10-0, six-inning victory in Game 2.

Olson allowed just one hit and a walk while striking out 10 in six innings, and Kyle Kutzler picked up the save with two more strikeouts in an inning of work.

“It’s pretty amazing for him to just step on the mound for the first time in awhile and strike out 10 guys,” Kings manager Tim Pulizzano said of Olson.

Kenosha got its lone run in the sixth on back-to-back doubles by Billy Johnson and Jason Dennis.

Randy Johnson had a breezy four innings of work in the second game thanks to the Kings’ offensive attack.

Mike Dickerson was 2-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI, J.T. Schneider went 2-for-2 with two runs, Andrew Highland was 2-for-2 with a run and Joe Balestreri notched a two-run single.

The Kings host the Men’s Senior Baseball League All-Stars in a non-league game 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Simmons Field.

Story by: Mike Johnson, The Kenosha News
Photo by: Brian Passino, The Kenosha News

Cavs Open Season With Doubleheader Sweep

A pair of strong pitching performances helped the Eau Claire Cavaliers open their season with a doubleheader sweep of the Sparta Millers on Saturday at Carson Park.

Tyler Kierke struck out seven while throwing a complete game five-hitter to lead the Cavs to a 4-2 win in the first game. Masaki Onose and Ryan Connor each had two hits and an RBI to pace the Cavs at the plate.

In the second game, James Holub struck out seven and surrendered one earned run in six innings of work to help the Cavs win 5-2. Eau Claire’s Brian Burman went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Eau Claire Cavs 5, Sparta Millers 2


AB-R-H-RBI: Paulson, ss, 4-0-0-0, Barnes, c, 2-0-0-0, Schneider, cf, 3-1-1-0, M. Voter, rf/p, 3-1-2-1, Warner, 1b, 2-0-1-0, Knoll, lf, 2-0-1-1, Hanson, dh, 2-0-0–0, Oldenburg, 2b/3b, 3-0-0-0, Langan, 2b/3b, 3-0-0-0, J. Voter, p/rf, 1-0-0-0. Totals 25-2-5-2.


Masaki Onose, 2b, 4-0-2-1, Tyler Duex, ss, 4-1-1-0, Brian Burman, c, 1-2-0-0, Ryan Connor, rf, 3-0-2-1, Eric Cottrell, 1b, 3-0-1-2, Cody Booker, dh, 2-0-0-0, Tyler Black, lf, 2-1-0-0, Naoki Otani, cf, 3-0-1-0, Dusty Kuhnert, 3b, 2-0-0-0. Totals 24-4-7-4.

Sparta 000 101 0 — 2 5 4

Eau Claire 201 001 x — 4 7 0

E — Paulson, Oldenburg 2, J. Voter. LOB — Sparta 5, Eau Claire 7. 2B — Connor 2. 3B — Cottrell. CS — Onose.

Sparta IP H R ER BB SO

J. Voter, L 5 5 3 3 3 4

M. Voter 1 2 1 0 2 0

Eau Claire

Tyler Dierke, W 7 5 2 2 3 7

Eau Claire 5, Sparta 2


AB-R-H-RBI: Paulson, ss, 4-0-1-0, J. Voter, 3b, 4-1-2-1, Warner, dh, 2-0-0-0, M. Voter, lf/1b, 4-0-1-1, Schneider, cf, 3-0-1-0, Langan, 2b, 4-0-1-0, Halverson, c, 3-1-1-0, Hanson, 1b/p, 3-0-1-0, Oldenburg, rf, 3-0-0-0. Totals: 30-2-8-2.


Masaki Onose, 2b, 0-1-0-0, Tyler Duex, ss, 4-1-1-1, Brian Burman, dh/c, 4-1-2-2, Ryan Connor, rf, 2-0-1-0, Eric Cottrell, 1b, 4-0-1-1, Tyler Black, lf, 2-0-1-1, Naoki Otani, cf, 2-1-1-0, Dusty Kuhnert, 3b, 2-1-0-0, James Holub, p, 3-0-0-0. Totals 23-5-7-5.

Sparta 001 001 0 — 2 8 1

Eau Claire 003 200 x — 5 7 1

E — Langan, Onose. LOB — Sparta 11, Eau Claire 9. 2B — J. Voter, Burman. SB — J. Voter, Halverson, Schneider, Otani. SAC — Onose.

Sparta IP H R ER BB SO

Knoll, L 4 5 5 4 6 7

Hanson 2 2 0 0 1 3

Eau Claire

James Holub, W 6 7 2 1 4 7

Mitsuo Nakamura, S 1 1 0 0 0 1

WP — Holub. PB — Halverson. HBP — Knoll.

Story by: The Eau Claire Leadger-Telegram

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