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Millers beat Hounds with 10-run rule

It took two days, but the Minnetonka Millers took care of business against the Austin Greyhounds with a 10-0 win in the second round of the Spamtown Challenge at Marcusen Park Friday and Saturday.

Minnetonka scored six runs in three innings on Friday and the game was rained out. Play resumed on Saturday morning and the Millers (22-2 overall) pounded out eight hits off of John Halverson to put the 10-run rule in effect.

On Friday, Zach Schara was on the mound for Austin and things got out of control in the second inning when an Austin fielding error allowed the Millers to score four unearened runs.

Matt Raso had the only hit for the Hounds (6-7 overall) when he singled in the second inning.

Joe Shallenberger went three-for-for four with a double and two RBIs for the Millers, who won the Class ‘A’ state amateur baseball title last season.

Hounds 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 1 2

Millers 2 4 0 3 1 — 10 14 0

Hounnds pitching: Zach Schara (L), 2 2/3 IP, 6 H, 2 BB, 6 R, 3 ER, 1 K, HBP; John Halverson, 1 1/3 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 2 K

Hounds hitting: Nick Rohne, 0-for-2; Nick Bowe, 0-for-2; Matt Cano, 0-for-2; Tyler Leopold, 0-for-1; Matt Raso, 1-for-2; Craig Braaten, 0-for-2; Dan Zielke, 0-for-2; John Kirby, 0-for-1; John Frein, BB; Schara, 0-for-1; Halverson, 0-for-1