ROUND ROCK, Texas — Oklahoma City right-hander Asher Wojciechowski was nearly perfect.
Wojciechowski allowed just one hit over nine innings and faced the minimum 27 batters Monday as the RedHawks beat Round Rock 5-0 in Pacific Coast League action at Dell Diamond.
It was the first career shutout of Wojciechowski's career and first complete game, nine-inning shutout for the RedHawks since Luis Mendoza threw a no-hitter against Salt Lake on Aug. 14, 2009.
Wojciechowski (5-4) retired the first 15 batters he faced before Mike Olt singled to open the sixth inning. One batter later, Jose Felix grounded into a double play to end the inning.
Wojciechowski later walked Joey Butler with one out in the eighth inning, but forced Aaron Cunningham to hit into an inning-ending double play.
Robbie Grossman opened Oklahoma City's scoring with an RBI single in the third inning. Marwin Gonzalez followed with an RBI single. In the fourth, Grossman added another run-scoring single and Gonzalez followed with a two-run double to center field for a 5-0 advantage.
Round Rock's Brad Mills (7-4) suffered his first career loss against the RedHawks. He allowed five runs — two of which were earned — and seven hits to go along with four walks and six strikeouts.
Veteran Manny Ramirez started at designated hitter for the Express and hit cleanup, but he went 0 for 3.
But the night belonged to Wojciechowski.
He is believed to be the first pitcher in RedHawks history to face the minimum batters over nine innings, and he did it on just 97 pitches. He threw 66 strikes and struck out five.
The RedHawks last threw a one-hitter on June 25, 2004, when Nick Regilio and Brad Clontz shutout Albuquerque. Ryan Glenn was the last pitcher to throw all nine innings for the RedHawks in a one-hit shutout on April 28, 1999.
Oklahoma City and Rock Rock continue their series Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. Wade LeBlanc (0-0) makes his second start for Oklahoma City, while Evan Meek (2-4) starts for Round Rock.