Thursday Roundup: Kings Get 30th Win
July 26, 2013
The Kenosha Kings got their 30th win of the season Thursday night, winning on a walk off single in extra innings over Sheboygan.
KENOSHA — Tyler Eickmeyer’s game-winning hit in the bottom of the 10th inning lifted the Kenosha Kings to a 4-3 victory over the Sheboygan A’s on Thursday night at Simmons Field.
It was the Wisconsin State League finale for the Kings, who finished in second place with a 16-8 record.
Paul Pulera led off the 10th with a single and stole second base. With one out, the A’s opted to intentionally walk Travis Vanderwall, but during the free pass a wild pitch allowed Pulera to scamper to third. After Vanderwall reached base, Sheboygan intentionally walked Derek Idstein to load the bases.
Eickmeyer, who came off the bench to pinch-run in the previous inning, lined the first pitch he saw into right center.
With the victory, the Kings improved to 30-13 overall. Kenosha manager Tim Pulizzano said the Kings have reached 30 wins in a season every year “since at least 2004.”
Brandon Jeffery (4-3) notched the victory after giving up two runs on four hits in 2 1/3 innings of relief.
Starter Jon Olson, making his fifth appearance of the season, allowed only two hits in seven scoreless innings. He walked two and struck out four.
Pulera went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Vanderwall went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI to lead the Kenosha offense.
The Kings host Game 1 of the Langsdorf League championship series against an opponent to be determined 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Simmons Field.
Story by: The Kenosha News
Doug Coe drove in three and Chris Laux chipped in with a pair of RBIs as the Green Bay Storm (12-18, 7-10 NEWBL) held off the Oshkosh Giants 10-8 on Thursday night.
Nick Schadrie picked up the win, pitching five innings and allowing six hits. Oshkosh had the bases loaded in the ninth inning, but Ethan Bemowski was able to get out of it to secure the win.
Story by: Green Bay Press Gazette
The Lombard Orioles and Addison Braves each won Thursday night in the third round of the Chicago Suburban Baseball League playoffs. Lombard defeated the Beecher Muskies 6-5 while Addison won 7-3 over Oswego.
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