Ashby, Rattlers combine on one-hitter
Aaron Ashby was unhittable in his third start of the year.The Brewers' No. 9 prospect struck out 10 batters over five hitless innings and combined with two Wisconsin relievers on a one-hitter in a 9-0 victory over Cedar Rapids in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon.Ashby, 20, whiffed
The Brewers' No. 9 prospect struck out 10 batters over five hitless innings and combined with two Wisconsin relievers on a one-hitter in a 9-0 victory over Cedar Rapids in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon.
Ashby, 20, whiffed 10 of the 17 batters he faced before
Cedar Rapids had its chances to threaten against the lefty but failed to connect early. Ashby walked
It was the most strikeouts for Ashby since he totaled a dozen on Aug. 24 of last year at Clinton. He struck out 10 on Aug. 19, also against Cedar Rapids.
Ashby, the nephew of veteran Major Leaguer and two-time All-Star pitcher Andy Ashby, was Milwaukee's fourth-round pick in last year's Draft out of Crowder Junior College. The 6-foot-2 starter went 2-3 with a 3.59 ERA in 13 outings last season, including seven starts with Class A Wisconsin, before returning to the Midwest League this spring. Tuesday's win was his best overall performance since last July 21 when he struck out four and held Rookie-level Ogden to a pair of hits over a career-long seven innings for Helena.
Gameday box score: Wisconsin 9, Cedar Rapids 0
The Kansas City native had allowed seven runs on 11 hits and four walks across his first two starts of the year on April 7 and 12 against Cedar Rapids and Quad Cities.
Wisconsin jumped ahead in the first on
Danny Wild is an editor for MiLB.com.