Wynne’s shutout guides Otters past Crushers

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Randy Wynne tossed a complete game shutout and struck out a dozen batters as the Evansville Otters glided by the Lake Erie Crushers 5-0 on Tuesday evening at Sprenger Stadium.

Joe DeLuca opened the scoring in the second inning when he knocked home Zach Welz with a single.

The Otters opened the game up with four runs in the top of the sixth. Jeff Gardner singled to right and an error form the right fielder allowed Ryan Long to score from second base. DeLuca then knocked in his second run of the game with another RBI single. Then with the bases loaded, shortstop Aaron Hill booted a groundball off the bat of Taylor Hillson which allowed two runs to score and put the Otters up 5-0.

The Otters racked up 11 hits in the ball game, with David Cronin, Long, Welz, and DeLuca all collecting two hits apiece.

Otters starter Wynne would have no need for the extra run support however, as he threw a complete game shutout striking out a season high 12 batters while walking just one and allowing ten hits. For Wynne, it is his fourth win of the season and second complete game.

Mason Klotz absorbs the loss for the Lake Erie. Klotz pitched five innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on eight hits and one walk.

The series will continue tomorrow evening at 7:05 p.m. ET at Sprenger Stadium as the Otters trot out Spencer Medick to make his second start of the year as an Otter. Medick picked up the win in his first start while not allowing an earned run in five innings.

Opposing Medick will be Donny Murray for Lake Erie. Murray is 3-4 with a 5.22 ERA this season.

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