WSL Saturday Recap: Legends, Orioles Sweep

June 7, 2015

Six WSL games took place on Saturday, with the Legends and Orioles each sweeping their doubleheaders while the Kings and Giants split a doubleheader.

Wisconsin State League

Kenosha Kings 0, 4, Oshkosh Giants 2, 3

The Kenosha Kings split a Wisconsin State League doubleheader with the Oshkosh Giants on Saturday.

After losing the first game 2-0, the Kings won the second game 4-3.

In Game 2, Travis Vanderwall doubled to score Michael Szeszol with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Vanderwall finished 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI.

Paul Pulera led a 10-hit attack by going 4-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases. Szeszol also went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.

Logan Hartnell pitched a scoreless seventh and was rewarded with the win. Starter Ben Miller gave up three unearned runs on eight hits in six innings. He walked none and struck out eight.

In Game 1, Kyle Kutzler was tagged with the hard-luck loss after giving up two runs on five hits in six innings. He struck out eight.

Kenosha finished with only four hits.

Northern Illinois Legends 2, 4, Sheboygan A’s 1, 3

League newcomer Northern Illinois put the Sheboygan A’s away twice Saturday afternoon in a Wisconsin State League doubleheader. Scores were 2-1 and 4-2.

Three Northern Illinois pitchers limited the A’s to two hits in the first game. Derek Nelson got the win in relief, with hard-throwing Cal Haley getting the save. Derek Loomans took the loss for the A’s despite his 5-inning 5-hit effort.

The A’s doubled their hit count in game two but the end result remained the same.
Trent Muscat’s 2-run double was the cash-in punch in the walk-filled, game-deciding, 3-run fourth inning. Weston Nelson took the loss for the A’s.

Lombard Orioles 5, 9, West Bend 7 Up 0, 0

The perennial league champion Lombard Orioles were not too welcoming to league newcomer West Bend on Saturday, sweeping a doubleheader while not allowing any 7 Up runners to cross home plate.

Addison Braves 5, 10, Westmont Red Sox 4, 0

The Addison Braves completed a Chicago Suburban Baseball League sweep of Westmont on Saturday, winning 5-4 and 10-0.

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