LINN — The Russellville Indians swept a summer league doubleheader Monday night, defeating the Linn Wildcats 3-2 in Game 1 and 13-3 in Game 2.
Three pitchers combined for a five-hitter in the Game 1 win for Russellville. Charlie Miller started on the mound and struck out four batters in three innings, while Matthew Miller pitched the next two innings and struck out two and Dawson Koch struck out three in the final two innings.
Matthew Miller and Koch each gave up an unearned run.
Russellville never trailed in the opener, as Logan Cinotto scored on an error in the top of the first inning to give the Indians a 1-0 lead.
Russellville's other two runs were scored in the third inning. Trenton Morrow's sacrifice fly scored Alex Oligschlaeger, while the next batter, Matthew Miller, singled to right field to score Koch and extend the Indians' lead to 3-0.
Linn scored its runs in the fourth and sixth innings. The Wildcats had the tying run at third base in the bottom of the seventh with two outs, but Koch got the last batter to fly out to right fielder Christopher Seaver to end the game.
Koch finished with a single and a double to lead the Indians' hitting attack, while Matthew Miller added two singles.
A seven-run first inning proved to be enough scoring for Russellville in Game 2, which lasted just five innings.
The game began with four straight walks, then Landen Waggoner singled to score two more runs and give the Indians a 3-0 advantage. Two more runs scored on two errors, another scored on a wild pitch and Ethan Hickey drew the second bases-loaded walk of the inning to extend Russellville's lead to 7-0.
Nolan Schroer hit a two-run triple to left field in the second inning and scored in the fourth inning on a double by Jake Schulte to make the score 12-1.
Schroer was also the winning pitcher for the Indians, striking out four batters in 2 innings. Jesse Daniels added three more strikeouts in 1 innings of relief.
Isaiah Kauffman joined Schroer in the multihit department with a single and a double for the Indians.
Russellville (5-0) plays at 6 p.m. today at Iberia.