WSL Weekend Recap: Braves Take Three of Four From Oshkosh

June 29, 2015

The Oshkosh Giants traveled to Addison for a four game series this weekend, losing three of four against the Braves, while the West Allis Nationals split a Saturday doubleheader in their first ever meeting with the Lombard Orioles.

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West Allis Nationals, 2, 0, Lombard Orioles 1, 4

The West Allis Nationals made their first-ever trip to Lombard, Illinois Saturday for a doubleheader against the 10-time defending Wisconsin State League champion Orioles.

Game one was a tight affair, with each team flashing strong defense to stifle scoring opportunities. The Nationals ultimately prevailed 2-1 in nine innings, scoring the winning run on Kyle Kalkopf’s bases-loaded RBI walk.

Curt Pryal pitched the first six innings, allowing only a first inning run after appearing to be out of the inning on a pick off at first base. Pryal allowed only four hits and struck out six. Andy Arenson came on in relief of Pryal, allowing no hits and striking out six over the final three innings to earn the victory.

The Nationals had several scoring opportunities in game two but couldn’t produce the clutch hit en route to a 4-0 loss. Curt Pryal and Shey Smith both hit ringing doubles to left but were left stranded in each inning; Nick Schmidlekofer led off another inning with a single and Jake Kolasinski reached on an error to put runners on first and second with no outs, but the bats weren’t able to produce a tally.

Jimmy Jungbauer started on the bump before tiring in a long fourth inning and giving way to Bobby Herrick, who went the rest of the way.

Addison Braves 4, 3, 3, 6, Oshkosh Giants 2, 6, 2, 2

The Oshkosh Giants traveled to Addison for a four game series this weekend, losing three of four against the Braves.

A walk off grand slam in the first game gave Addison a 4-2 win but then Oshkosh came back and won game two behind Chris Hetzel, who picked up the win while Hunter Funkhouser recorded the save.

Paul Mutch drove in two runs for the Giants.

Then on Sunday, the Braves won the opener 3-2. Oshkosh’s Troy Mannebach took the loss, but struck out 11 batters.

The Giants fell in the second game 6-2, as Addison scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Other Weekend Scores:
Northern Illinois Legends 5, 3, Kenosha Kings 2, 4
Lombard Orioles 12, 0, Kenosha Kings 7, 0

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