Kings sweep two from Addison
July 23, 2012
The Kenosha Kings scored 18 runs in Sunday's doubleheader sweep of the Addison Braves in Wisconsin State League action in Addison, Ill.
The Kenosha Kings scored 18 runs in Sunday’s doubleheader sweep of the Addison Braves in Wisconsin State League action in Addison, Ill.
The Kings (36-9, 18-5 WSL) won the opener 5-4 and took the nightcap 13-1 in five innings.
In the first game, Tyler Eickmeyer’s RBI double in the top of the sixth scored Andrew Highland to break a 3-all tie. Joe Balistreri executed a suicide squeeze for an insurance run later that inning.
That was just enough cushion for Travis VanderWall (6-1), who allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits with one walk and four strikeouts.
Eickmeyer, Highland and John Hasser had two hits each for the Kings.
In the second game, the Kings pounded out 16 hits to win via the 10-run rule in five innings.
“The bats came alive in the second game,” Kings manager Tim Pulizzano said. “We swept them and did what we had to do to finish off the weekend and hopefully end the season on a good note coming up.”
Eickmeyer went 3-for-4 with two RBI. J.T. Schneider (RBI), Mark Cibrario (two RBI), Paul Pulera (RBI) and Balistreri (triple, RBI) had two hits each for the Kings.
Ryan Windt got his first victory of the year, allowing one run on three hits with no walks and two strikeouts.
The Kings close out the regular season 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Wildwood Park in Sheboygan. In the Langsdorf League, the Kings hold the No. 1 seed for the postseason and will play a best-of-3 series starting July 31 against a foe to be determined.
Story and photo by: The Kenosha News
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