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2010 Season Wrap-Up

September 7, 2010

The Lombard Orioles, skippered by Jeff Vukovich, posted a 21-5 record, in 2010 to win their seventh straight Wisconsin State League Championship, ninth in the last 10 years and 11th in the past 13.

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The Lombard Orioles, skippered by Jeff Vukovich, posted a 21-5 record, in 2010 to win their seventh straight Wisconsin State League Championship, ninth in the last 10 years and 11th in the past 13.

The Eau Claire Cavaliers finished second, 3½ games back at 18-9, while Kenosha finished third at 16-11.

Pitching and defense was Lombard’s formula this year as the Orioles’ staff led the league with a 2.25 earned run average and Lombard’s glovemen set a State League record with a .984 team fielding average. Kenosha led the clubs in hitting with a .323 team average

Kenosha had the batting champion in Mark Cibrario, in fact, the Kings had the top four hitters in the league. Cibrario hit .433, John Acevedo .427, Billy Johnson .403 and John Hasser .372. The top non-Kings were Manitowoc’s Brock Wetenkamp, fifth at .358, and Sheboygan’s Ryan Schilter sixth at .340. Rounding out the top 10 were Manitowoc’s Nat Richter .326, Eau Claire’s Ben Sebesta and Tanner Vavra at .324 and .311 and Oshkosh’s Derek Layton .305.

Sheboygan’s Matt Schilter led the league in plate appearances, 114, and stolen bases, 14. Richter led in runs scored, 23; Wetenkamp led in hits, 36; and total bases, 54; Acevedo led in runs batted in, 23; and Sam Spurney of Manitowoc in doubles, 11, and home runs, 5.

Kenosha’s Jon Olson and Eau Claire’s T.J. Wink were 1-2 in pitching. Olson was 3-0 with a 1.00 earned run average in 27 innings, and Wink was 4-0 and 1.23 in 29.1. In the top five were Eric Van Beck of Sheboygan, 3-2 and 1.54; Yoshinori Machida of Eau Claire, 3-1 and 1.64; and Andrew Paulauskas of Kenosha, 2-0 and 2.08.Tim Mrkvicka of Oshkosh led in innings pitched, 44; Van Beck led in strikeouts, 37; Andy Klein and Wink, both of Eau Claire, both had four wins; and Corey Benz of Lombard; Ryan Iverson of Eau Claire. and Chris Wolcott of Kenosha all had three saves.

Leading defensively for the second straight year was Lance Poppy of Eau Claire, who handled 174 chances without an error.

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