Milleteers Continue Hot Preseason as They No-Hit Rebels
Posted May 13, 2010
The Milleteers continued their hot start as they out hit and out pitched their opponents for the second straight game. Scott Peterson, Ryan Swenson, Murray Doyle, Brad Engel, and Kevin Doyle combined for the first no hitter in Milleteers history and also extended the shutout streak to 14 innings to begin the season. Last game the pitchers used the strikeout to get hitters out, but today they used their defense as they only struck out six. The defense was air tight as they made all the plays to preserve the no-no and had an error free game. This is the third no-hitter Scott Peterson has been involved in against PBL opponents in his Hall of Fame career, the first two he went the distance in. So far the Milleteers pitching staff has sent nine pitchers to the mound and they have only allowed one hit in fourteen innings while striking out 24.
At the dish the Milleteers continued to rake as they had 22 hits and leadoff hitter Kevin Doyle scored a team record 5 runs. 2008 returnee Ryan Swenson showed no rust in his first game back as he had three hits, including two doubles. Catcher Shane Gerein also chipped in three hits, and rookie shortstop Jon Anstey drew three walks, something the team struggled to do last season. The lineup hit top to bottom and when they weren’t hitting the shorthanded Rebels helped the offense out with some walks and errors.
The start on the mound and in the field is not really a big surprise as the Milleteers started their first two seasons dominating in these areas. The big surprise has to so far be the offense as, but for a small stretch in the middle of the season, struggled to score runs all last season. In fact if it wasn’t for their small ball approach in some games they would have had no offense at all, so it is very encouraging to see the lineup stroking the ball top to bottom and it makes for a good start to a promising season.
Posted on May 13, 2010 by Steve Pahl