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Kings Take Two From Bandits

July 26, 2009

John Hasser drove in seven runs and belted his first home run of the season as the Kenosha Kings swept a Wisconsin State League doubleheader from the Manitowoc Bandits, 5-1 and 10-5, Saturday at Bradfor

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John Hasser drove in seven runs and belted his first home run of the season as the Kenosha Kings swept a Wisconsin State League doubleheader from the Manitowoc Bandits, 5-1 and 10-5, Saturday at Bradford’s Wavro Field.

“Hasser was seeing the ball well,” Kings manager Tim Pulizzano said. “He’s one of my middle guys. He has to do that.”

The second-place Kings (29-13, 16-7 WSL) play a key State League doubleheader against the first-place Lombard Orioles (20-8) today at Madison Meadows Park. The first game starts at 1 p.m. Randy Johnson and Jack Olson will start for the Kings.

On Saturday, Hasser went 2-for-3 in the opener with an RBI double and a two-run homer to right center in the sixth inning.

Ryan Cowhey and Paul Pulera both went 3-for-4 and Ross Conwell went 2-for-3.

Jason Dennis (2-0) gave up one run on five hits in six innings for the win. He walked five and struck out five. Chris Wolcott pitched a scoreless seventh.

In the second game, the Kings scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 6-5 lead. They broke it open with four runs in the sixth.

Cowhey went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI to lead a 14-hit attack.

John Lequia went 2-for-3 with two RBI and Hasser went 2-for-4 with four RBI. Pulera and Joe Ferro also had two hits.

Bronson Gahagan (1-0) pitched 12/3 innings of one-hit relief for the win. Lequia worked a scoreless seventh.

Starter Dave Foss gave up five runs on four hits and five walks in 41/3 innings. He struck out five.

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