John Straka has put up a bunch of zeroes this summer as the ace of the Chanhassen Red Birds. Meanwhile his team’s offense has put up crooked numbers each time out in his starts.
On July 30, the No. 1 seed in Region 3B on the line in Victoria, it was Straka that picked up his teammates, throwing a 115-pitch complete-game shutout in a 4-3 win.
Straka induced an infield pop up for the final out in the ninth inning, stranding the bases loaded. Victoria pulled within a run in the frame on a Hunter Even RBI-single.