WSL Tuesday Recap: Busy Night For North Division

June 10, 2015

Three teams from the WSL North Division were in league action Tuesday night, with West Bend and Sheboygan each picking up victories.

Wisconsin State League

Sheboygan A’s 3, Oshkosh Giants 2

In a Wisconsin State League and Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League matchup, the Sheboygan A’s faced the Oshkosh Giants last night at Wildwood Baseball Park.

The A’s had costly errors in the first inning giving the Giants a 2-0 lead, but from then on A’s pitching was dominant. Former UW-Whitewater standout Eric Schmitz picked up the win, striking out nine in seven complete innings of work. AJ Alessi pitched a scoreless eighth and Brandon Winfield came on in the ninth striking out the side and picking up the save.

A’s got their offense rolling in the fourth with a RBI sacrifice fly by Carter Amundsen, scoring Wyatt Olson bringing the score to 2-1 Giants. Later in the inning, Dan Barwick singled home Adam Ryan to tie the game at two. Barwick was swinging a hot bat as he went 3-5 with a stolen base and an RBI.

Dylan Detert added an RBI single, scoring Taylor Grimm in the sixth inning to give the A’s a 3-2 lead.

West Bend 7 Up 10, Northern Illinois Legends 4

On Tuesday, West Bend 7 Up defeated Northern Illinois 10-4. Billy Bynum helped lead the way for 7 Up. Bynum’s 2-RBI double in the sixth and a grand slam in the seventh pulled 7 Up from the ashes and put them up for good. Matt Parrent had a strong night as well, with two hits, including a RBI single. Matt Schubert pitched well for 7 Up, pumping the strike zone with strikes, and working out of jams early in the game. Brandon Mantz picked up the save, striking out the side in the 9th for 7 Up.

Romeoville Royals 5, Addison Braves 2

The Addison Braves jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but Romeoville came back with three in the third and two more in the bottom of the eighth to take the game 5-2. The Braves were led at the plate by Kevin Babica, who went 1-2 with a walk, and a run scored. Mitch Baker took the loss, pitching six innings, allowing seven hits and striking out one.

MLB Draft

The Minnesota Twins selected a pair of WSL alumni early in the 2015 MLB Draft. Lombard Orioles alum and University of Illinois pitcher Tyler Jay was the sixth overall selection in the draft, and Eau Claire Cavaliers alum and University of Kentucky pitcher Kyle Cody was drafted 73rd overall. More WSL alumni draft picks will be announced in the coming days.

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