WSL Wednesday Recap: Nationals, Giants, A’s Pick Up Victories

July 16, 2015

The West Allis Nationals won their first game of the Wisconsin Amateur Baseball Classic being hosted by the West Bend 7 Up. The Giants and A's also picked up non-WSL victories.

Wisconsin State League

West Allis Nationals 5, Rubicon Red Sox 4

On Wednesday night the Nationals travelled to West Bend to begin Pool
play in the 24 team Wisconsin Amateur Baseball Classic tournament.

The Rubicon Red Sox, whom the Nationals have never before played, were
first up and the Nationals prevailed 5-4. The Nationals jumped to an
immediate lead in first when Matt Richer drove home Kyle Kalkopf. The
team added two more in the third on consecutive knocks by Brian
Huntzinger, Matt Richer, and Shey Smith. Smith and Richer teamed up
again in the fifth; Richer singled and Smith doubled him home.

Curt Pryal threw five scoreless innings to earn the victory.  He allowed
no runs on two while striking out two. A two out rally in the bottom
half of the seventh brought the Red Sox back to 5-4, but Adam Widder
induced a weak ground ball for a force out and earned the save.

Next up in the WABC tourney are Monches Irish on Thursday night at 8:30pm in West Bend. 

Oshkosh Giants 10, Appleton Legends 8

The Giants scored three runs in the seventh inning to take a lead and
never looked back in a Northeastern Baseball League game played in

Chris Hetzel picked up the win for Oshkosh, giving up two hits and one run over the last five innings.

Gajewski had four hits and two RBIs, Jeremy McCarty added three hits —
including a home run — while Robbie Kleman drove in three runs.

Giants travel to Green Bay for a make up doubleheader today and return
home for two Wisconsin State League doubleheaders against Lombard on
Saturday and Sunday.

Sheboygan A’s 14, Manitowoc Bandits 1

Eric Schmitz threw a four-hitter and Carter Amundsen banged out four
hits to lead the Sheboygan A’s to a 14-1 mercy rule win over the
Manitowoc Bandits Wednesday night.

Schmitz fanned 11 in gaining his third win of the season. Amundsen had three singles, a double, and batted in three runs.

Detert and Wyatt Olson shared identical records in the batter’s box,
both ending the night with a single and a double. Adam Ryan cranked out
two hits as well.

The A’s are now 23-13 overall and 9-4 in the Northeastern Wisconsin League.

Other Scores:

Joilet Dirtbats 11, Addison Braves 9

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