Richard James Olson pitched eight shutout innings to lift the Stuttgart Reds to a 7-0 win over Haar Disciples at Haar.
Five runs in the first three innings helped the Stuttgart Reds blow out Haar Disciples. An RBI single by Sascha Lutz during the first inning and a two-run double by Chris Beck and an error in the second inning helped the Stuttgart Reds put some runs on the board early.
Chris Beck racked up two RBIs on three hits for the Stuttgart Reds.
The Stuttgart Reds added two more runs in the top of the fourth. A steal of home scored Chris Beck for the inning’s first run.
Saturday was a great day for Richard James Olson as he struck out 15 batters to carry the Stuttgart Reds to a 3-2 victory over Mannheim Tornados at Stuttgart.
A walk-off single by Sascha Lutz gave the Stuttgart Reds the win.
Sascha Lutz racked up two RBIs on two hits for the Stuttgart Reds. He singled in the third and ninth innings.
A bright spot for Mannheim Tornados in the defeat was Jan-Niclas Stöcklin, who allowed only two runs while striking out nine.
The bottom of the first saw the Stuttgart Reds take an early lead, 1-0. The Stuttgart Reds got things going when Chris Beck singled. Then moved Chris Beck from first to second.
The Stuttgart Reds scored one run in the fifth inning, and then followed it up with one more in the ninth. In the fifth, the Stuttgart Reds scored on a steal of home, scoring Matti Emery.
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Richard James Olson throws no-hitter as the Stuttgart Reds defeat Tübingen Hawks 11-0
No Tübingen Hawks batter was able to locate Richard James’ pitches during the game. Richard James threw a no-hitter, striking out 11 batters and walking one while recording his momentous feat. He got Pedro Medrano to strike out for the final out of the game.
Eight runs in the opening three innings allowed the Stuttgart Reds to easily put away Tübingen Hawks. A single by Markus Winkler, , , an RBI double by Chris Beck, and an RBI double by Sascha Lutz in the second inning supplied the early offense for the Stuttgart Reds.
Chris Beck racked up three RBIs on three hits for the Stuttgart Reds.
The Stuttgart Reds added three more runs in the bottom of the third. The inning got off to a hot start when Chris Beck doubled, plating Craig Pycock and Markus. That was followed up by Marcel Hering’s single, scoring Chris Beck.
In 75 innings pitched Richard has in 10 games a 5-3 record. having 57 hits recorded he has had 31 runscrossing the plate yet only 20 were earned striking out 101 . lowering his ERA to 2.4.
Ex Major Leaguer and Brisbane resident, Phil Stockman,[pictured left] has been appointed to the coaching staff of Great Britain’s team in the 2013 European Championship and fellow Queenslander Matt Roxburgh is in the playing squad.
Although he was born in England Phil grew up in Australia and he has represented the country as a member of Team Australia. While with the team, Phil won a silver medal at the 2004 Olympics. He also played in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.
Originally signed by the Diamondbacks he signed with the Braves as a six-year minor league free agent in 2006, and earned a midseason promotion to the majors. On 16 May 2008 he was called up to the major leagues and pitched 1 scoreless inning of relief against Oakland on 17 May.
He was released on 15 March 2009 due to injuries.
Brisbane Broncos’ Matt Roxburgh [pictured below] played for GB last year after sending the coaching staff a video of his performances. He said at the time:-
“I was just searching on the Internet and I was looking at the WBC and I noticed that Great Britain was playing in the qualifiers,” Roxburgh said. “I knew one of my old coaches played for them and coached them a couple of years ago so I just asked him what the team was like and what he thought my chances were of making the team and it went from there.”
In Germany, Daniel Lamb-Hunt is back playing for hisBonn Capitals team after an ankle ligament injury kept him out for a month. The break hasn’t slowed his batting down however with the Diamondblack utility currently hitting .370 after 10 games, with 3 home runs a triple, 3 doubles and 9 RBI.
Daniel said it was good to be back after the injury. “Since being back a couple of weeks now, a couple of homeruns last week, and a timely double the week before, so the hitting is coming back good.”
In Germany, the league is broken up into a north and south division, with Daniel playing in the north. “Each league has 3-4 good solid teams and 4 not so talented but scrappy teams. The 3 main teams in the north are Soligen Alligators who are leading us by 2 games, and Paderborn Untouchables, who we play this week and Hamburg make up the top four in the north. In the south there is Regensburg, Mainz, Heidenheim haar uns Stuttgart who are all playoff contenders, as the south league is more well-rounded with the gap between the bottom and the top not as big as the north, but the teams are as good as the north at the upper end.”
He went on to say that “of course baseball is a minority sport so whilst they don’t attract the huge crowds that follow football, they may get 300-600 people to a game on a great day, and other teams will struggle to get 100.”
An impressive effort by Richard James Olson spurred the Stuttgart Reds to a 10-1 win over the Bad Homburg Hornets on Saturday at Bad Homburg.
Olson’s 10 strikeouts were enough to push the Stuttgart Reds past the Bad Homburg Hornets. The Stuttgart Reds’ pitcher gave up just three hits over eight shutout innings.
The Stuttgart Reds didn’t let up, as they kept racking up runs until the end. The Stuttgart Reds scored three runs in the final three innings to cap the blowout win. The Stuttgart Reds scored two runs in the ninth on a solo home run by Sascha Lutz and a fielder’s choice.
The Stuttgart Reds hit three home runs in the win. Additional home runs for the Stuttgart Reds came when Chris Beck homered in the first inning and Ruben Kratky homered in the sixth inning.
The Stuttgart Reds’ Kratky, Beck, Lutz and Darren Marquez combined for seven hits and nine RBIs.
The Stuttgart Reds went up for good in the first, scoring two runs on a solo home run by Beck and a wild pitch.
The Stuttgart Reds got two-run boosts in each of the third, fifth and ninth. In the third, the Stuttgart Reds scored on a two-run single by Darren Marquez, scoring Marcel Hering and Joshua Little.
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The Dutch Hoofdklasse club DOOR Neptunus has added right-handed pitcher Brendan Wise to the roster for the stretch run in the 2013 season. The 27-year-old Australian is expected to arrive in Rotterdam on Thursday according to Honkbalsite.com.
Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 2005 he eventually reached Triple-A. In 2012 he pitched in the Minnesota Twins organization, also in Triple-A.
He also has been a member of the Australian national team in the World Baseball Classic and played for the Perth Heat in the Australian Baseball League.
Olson’s 20 strikeouts helped the Stuttgart Reds to the victory. Olson allowed one earned run, two hits and one walk over nine innings.
The Stuttgart Reds blew out Tübingen Hawks thanks to eight hits, including one extra base hits. The Stuttgart Reds scored four runs in the sixth on a groundout by Marcel Hering, a two-run single by Matti Emery, and a wild pitch.
Emery racked up three RBIs on two hits for the Stuttgart Reds.
The Stuttgart Reds built upon their lead with three runs in the fifth. A clutch sacrifice fly scored Ruben Kratky to open the scoring in the frame. That was followed up with a steal of home by Chris Beck.
After a slow start Olson has shown what talent he possesses in his last start. Richard has an ERA of 4.14 in 37 innings pitched.
The WBC has advised that Grant Balfour has committed to play for Australia in the World Baseball Classic next March. Fellow A’s pitcher Travis Blackley is also expected to be available. Former Major Leaguer Ryan Rowland-Smith is also making himself available to play for Australia.
Twins Major Leaguer Liam Hendriks, who had previously committed to play, has been withdrawn following an operation on his right elbow to remove bone chips. Former Angels’ pitcher Rich Thompson who played for the A’s AAA team this year is also expected to suit up for Australia. Rich was this week non-tendered by the A’s and is currently a free agent looking for a job.
Grant was resigned by the A’s earlier this month for $4.5 million and was today listed as the 5th best reliever in the MLB after Craig Kimbrel, Aroldis Chapman, Jason Motte and Fernando Rodney but ahead of notable relievers such as Mariano Rivera, Jonathon Papelbon, Joe Nathan, Jose Valverde and David Phelps.