Kings split a doubleheader with Eau Claire
July 27, 2014
The Kenosha Kings pounded out 18 hits in the nightcap Saturday to salvage a doubleheader split against the Eau Claire Cavaliers in Wisconsin State League action at Simmons Field.
KENOSHA — The Kenosha Kings pounded out 18 hits in the nightcap Saturday to salvage a doubleheader split against the Eau Claire Cavaliers in Wisconsin State League action at Simmons Field.
The Kings won the second game 13-5 after dropping the opener 6-0. Kenosha (29-13, 14-9 WSL) scored seven runs in the second inning of Game 2, capped by Jason Dennis’ three-run home run to left-center field.
“We kind of put it into cruise control from there,” Kings manager Tim Pulizzano said.
Jason Bunton (6-0) allowed three runs on three hits with six walks and five strikeouts on three days rest for the victory. Kyle Kutzler picked up the save, allowing two runs on four hits with four strikeouts in three innings of relief.
Billy Johnson went 3-for-4 with a double and four RBI. Paul Pulera went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI. Mike Dickerson went 3-for-4 with a RBI. Tyler Eickmeyer went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI.
In the opener, Dickerson had two of the Kings’ seven hits. Kenosha left 11 men on base in the shutout loss.
Travis Wanderwall allowed four earned runs on five hits in five innings with two walks and two strikeouts.
The Cavaliers and Kings play another pair of seven-inning WSL games Sunday. The opener’s first pitch is scheduled for noon at Simmons Field.
Story by: The Kenosha News
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