WSL Tuesday Roundup: Nationals Use Four Ninth Inning Runs to Beat Sheboygan

July 8, 2015

The West Allis Nationals used a 4-run ninth to take a 9-6 lead, then held on for the victory as Sheboygan cut the deficit to 9-8 and left the tying run on third base.

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West Allis Nationals 9, Sheboygan A’s 8

SHEBOYGAN – Throwback Night at Wildwood Baseball Park saw
vintage A’s jerseys, cheap prices in the souvenir and concessions stands, and
one heck of a baseball game. The A’s and West Allis Nationals engaged in an
exciting and competitive North Division Wisconsin State League contest.

It’s not called WILDwood Baseball Park for nothing, this
game saw a combined 17 runs and 28 hits.

The Nationals jumped out to an early 2-0 lead but after a pair
of RBI doubles by McCoy and Heili in the 3rd inning, the A’s tied
the game at 2.

West Allis retook the lead in the top of the 5th inning
on a series of miscues by the A’s. In the bottom half of the frame Sheboygan
got a run back on a fielder’s choice by Heili that slimmed the Nationals lead
to 4-3.

After the Nationals scored a run in their 6th,
the A’s fought back with three runs of their own. Fenner, Detert, and Amundsen
strung three hits together that plated three runs, giving the A’s a 6-5 lead.

In the 9th, the Nationals put a big rally
together to score four runs and take a commanding 9-6 lead. A’s were about to
rally and score two more runs but that was all the fight they had as the A’s
fell by a score of 9-8.

A’s mainstay Harry Steldt collected his 200th career
hit in the 1st inning and later added career hit number 201 in the 9th.

Oshkosh Giants 16, Manitowoc Bandits 6

The Oshkosh Giants used three home runs and 16 total hits to power past the Manitowoc Bandits 16-6 Tuesday Night.

Hunter Funkhouser picked up the win, going 5
1/3 shutout innings and giving up just three hits.

Robbie Kleman and Taylor Boe 3×3 while Jeremy McCarty and Tim Ryan went 2×3, including a standup tripple by Ryan.

Other Scores:
Crystal Lake Cardinals 16, Addison Braves 2

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