WSL Wednesday Recap

June 4, 2015

Five Wisconsin State League teams were in action Wednesday night, with WSL teams combining to go 3-2.

Wisconsin State League

Oshkosh Giants 18, Manitowoc Bandits 0

Chris Hetzel tossed a 4-hit, 12 strike out complete game, hand cuffing the Manitowoc Bandits Wednesday night in the Giants season opener. The Giants slammed out 18 hits, being led by Colton Demerit going a perfect 4-4 at the plate with three RBI and a double. Taylor Boe also added four hits for the Giants and two RBI.

Sheboygan A’s 15, Pewaukee Muskies 3

Brandon Winfield threw a 5-hitter and his teammates responded with 14 hits and a dozen runs to defeat the Pewaukee Muskies 12-3 at Zirkel Field in West Allis Wednesday night.

The win puts the A’s at 3-1 for the season as they prepare for games at Manitowoc on Friday at Northern Illinois on Saturday.

Harry Steldt was on base five times with three hits, a walk and a hit by pitch. Dylan Detert, Wyatt Olson, Nate Heili and Cole Miklavcic (MIK-LA-VIC) all had two hits.

The A’s scored five runs in the first inning and never looked back.

West Allis Nationals 15, West Bend 7 Up 5

The Natties turned the page quickly on a sour performance in Sheboygan
Tuesday night, downing the West Bend 7Up 15-5.

The game shaped up early to be a low scoring pitchers duel, with West
Bend starting Tyler Thicke and West Allis starting Jimmy Jungbauer.

That changed quickly, though, as West Bend’s defensive lapses allowed
West Allis to score 4 unearned runs in the second inning. Compounding
the early hole was the fact the Thicke’s pitch count climbed quickly and
he was forced to exit after only four innings of work.

The Nats added three more in the fifth and the team entered the latter innings with a comfortable 8-1 lead.

West Bend wouldn’t go easily, however. Jungbauer appeared to be in
cruise control after getting a popout to start the bottom half of the
7th, but West Bend took advantage of some inopportune wildness and a
couple of well placed knocks to post four runs and draw back to 8-5. 

West Allis responded with 3 runs in the eighth and 4 in the ninth to put the game out of reach.

Jungbauer earned the win with seven strong innings and 10 strikeouts. Newcomer Drew Worth shut the door, striking out six in the final two

Curt Pryal led the offense with three hits and three RBI’s. Chad Tindall reached base five times and scored three runs.

Crystal Lake Cardinals 2, Addison Braves 1

Crystal Lake doubled up the Addison Braves in both the run and hit column Wednesday night, out hitting the Braves 6-3 while take a 2-1 victory.

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