Legion baseball: Ryan Cashore throws no-hitter
JANESVILLE—Ryan Cashore is going to be a nice addition to Janesville's American Legion baseball team.
The Evansville High graduate threw a no-hitter Saturday to lead Post 205 to an 8-0 win over Oconomowoc on day two of the Five Star Tournament at Riverside Park.
If Janesville (4-1) wins its game against Genoa City at 9 a.m. today, a contest scheduled for Saturday until rain postponed it, it will play for the tournament title at 3:45 p.m.
Cashore dominated in his home debut. The right-hander faced one batter over the minimum—a fourth-inning walk—and struck out six.
“It's real fun to pitch with a team like this,” Cashore said. “Guys make plays, we score a lot of runs, and that makes it a lot easier for me to go out and pitch.”
Post 205 gave Cashore all the support he needed with two runs in the bottom of the third.
Cullen Osmond doubled to start the inning and advanced to third on Chase Nyborg's sacrifice bunt. Logan Coulter followed with an RBI single to make it 1-0. Coulter eventually scored when a pitch hit Justin Graham with the bases loaded.
Janesville added four more runs in the fourth. Connor Osmond had a two-run single to start the scoring, and two more runs scored on an Oconomowoc throwing error.
The game ended in the sixth due to the tournament's eight-run rule. Alex Faust drove in the game-winner with an RBI single to right.
Post 205 has scored 19 runs in its two tournament games and allowed only one.
“Ryan was the story this game,” Janesville coach Bob Schenck said. “The no-hitter was great to see, but what I really liked was the fact that he threw strikes and was around the plate.
“Our pitchers know that for the most part, we're going to score runs. They know they don't have to come out and shut everybody down. They just have to throw strikes and let the defense do its job.”
Cullen Osmond had two doubles and scored three runs to lead the offense.
JANESVILLE 8, OCONOMOWOC 0 (6)
Oconomowoc (ab-r-h-rbi)—Brockway, 2b, 3-0-0-0; Sukovich, cf, 2-0-0-0; Pierce, c, 1-0-0-0; Larson, ss, 2-0-0-0; Benz, rf, 2-0-0-0; Hottinger, p, 1-0-0-0; Scheid, p, 1-0-0-0; Wenzel, lf, 2-0-0-0; Williams, 3b, 2-0-0-0; Osterday, 1b, 2-0-0-0. Totals: 18-0-0-0.
Janesville (ab-r-h-rbi)—Cu. Osmond, cf, 3-3-2-0; Nyborg, 1b, 3-0-1-1; Coulter, lf, 3-2-1-1; Theisen, c, 4-1-0-0; Co. Osmond, rf, 3-0-1-2; Hughes, dh, 1-0-0-0; Graham, ss, 1-1-1-1; Brewster, 2b, 4-0-1-0; Faust, 3b, 4-1-2-1. Totals: 26-8-9-6.
Oconomowoc 000 000—0
Janesville 002 411—8
E—Oconomowoc 2. LOB—Oconomowoc 1, Janesville 12. SAC—Nyborg. 2B—Cu. Osmond 2,
Oconomowoc IP H R ER BB SO
Hottinger (L) 3 1/3 5 6 4 5 1
Scheid 2 1/3 4 2 2 1 2
Cashore (W) 6 0 0 0 1 6