New Richmond Millers climb to 3-3 in league standings
The slow start to the season is a distant memory for the New Richmond Millers.
They have climbed back into contention in the St. Croix Valley League. They reached the 3-3 mark in SCVL play with a 3-0 win over the St. Croix Falls River Bandits last Wednesday.
Hayden Zimmerman continued his strong moundwork by throwing the eight-hit shutout against St. Croix Falls. Zimmerman struck out 16 Bandits during the game.
Zimmerman pitched out of bases-loaded jams in the second and third innings. From that point on he purely overpowered the Bandits.
The game was scoreless until the Millers broke through with two runs in the sixth inning at Citizens Field. Tony Amundson walked and Jon Will reached on a bunt hit. Zimmerman scored them both when he lined a single up the middle.
The Millers got an insurance run in the seventh inning when Matt Peterson singled and scored on a wild pitch.
On Sunday the Millers played a non-league game at Exeland. The Millers only had eight players available, so they borrowed an Exeland reserve to fill out their lineup. The Millers took a 10-4 loss in the game.
The Millers scored all their runs in the sixth inning. The first two were plated on a homer by Aaron Frei.
Logan Peterson started on the mound for the Millers and took the loss.
The Millers host Bay City Bombers on Friday at 7:30 p.m.