Kings Sweep Bandits

August 1, 2010

Good pitching and steady defense is a reliable formula when it comes to winning baseball games.

Wisconsin State League

Good pitching and steady defense is a reliable formula when it comes to winning baseball games.

The Kenosha Kings proved that on Saturday afternoon.

Buoyed by strong starts from Andrew Paulauskas and Chadd Ori, the Kings swept a Wisconsin State League doubleheader from the Manitowoc Bandits, 3-2 and 3-0, at Simmons Field.

“Today was one of those days where the ball wasn’t flying out,” Kings manager Tim Pulizzano said. “Our guys just pounded the strike zone.”

The Kings (28-18, 14-11 State League) committed only one error on the day.

In the first game, Paulauskas (3-0) allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits in seven innings. He had one walk and five strikeouts in his 93-pitch complete game.

Kenosha tied it up in the first inning on an RBI single by Jason Acevedo. The Kings took the lead for good in the fifth on a two-run single by Acevedo. The Kings finished with six hits.

The Bandits(10-17 State League) made it a one-run game in the seventh, but Paulauskas was able to slam the door.

In the second game, Ori (4-2) gave up only three hits in six scoreless innings. He walked four and struck out two. Chris Wolcott pitched a scoreless seventh for his sixth save.

Acevedo had his fourth RBI of the day with an RBI single in the fourth. Jason Dennis padded the lead with a two-run single in the sixth.

Mark Cibrario had two of Kenosha’s five hits.

The Kings host the last-place Oshkosh Giants in a State League doubleheader 1 p.m. today at Simmons Field.

Story by: Kenosha News

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