West Bend 7 Up 3, West Allis Nationals 2
Though the Nationals lumber continues to slumber, the team scratched out a run in the ninth on Thursday night to tie the contest at 2-2. Unfortunately that momentum was short lived. West Bend plated the winning run with two outs in the bottom half of the frame to take the game 3-2.
Aaron Goecks provided the Nationals with an early 1-0 lead on a solo homer to right field. West Bend countered in the fifth with a two out single that scored two to give them a 2-1 lead.
That score held until the ninth. Matt Richer coaxed a lead off walk and promptly stole second. With one out and Richer on the move again, Curt Pryal hit a ground ball to the left of the shortstop which he failed to field cleanly and Richer came around to score the tying run.
The game appeared headed for extra innings when rookie Jon Caban, making his Nationals debut, struck out the first two men in the 9th. The next hitter drew his third walk of the game and advanced on a pitch in the dirt. With two strikes, West Bend’s three hitter ended it, sending his third hit of the game down the line in left.
Next up for the Nationals are the Wisconsin State League’s Addison Braves. The Braves come to Harvey Kuenn Field in West Allis on Saturday for a doubleheader starting at 3pm.
Sheboygan A’s 6, Green Bay Storm 2
The Green Bay Storm outhit the Sheboygan A’s 11-7 but left 13 runners on base to hand the Sheboygan A’s a 6-2 victory.
Green Bay took a 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning and added another in the 4th but that was the end of the Storm’s scoring and the beginning of the LOB saga.
Hunter Berry hit a solo homerun for the A’s in the 3rd to kickstart the A’s offense. The A’s got another in the 6th and added another in the 8th when Cole Heili hit another homer.
The A’s are 1-0 in the Northeastern Wisconsin League and in the Wisconsin State League. They return to state league action Saturday with a 5 p.m. doubleheader against Kenosha.
The win was the A’s fourth against no losses this year.
De Pere Dodgers 9, Little Chute River Bandits 2
The De Pere Dodgers baseball team opened its inaugural season with a 9-3 win over Little Chute in a non-league game on Thursday.
Joe Baier went 3-for-3 with two RBIs for De Pere, which registered nine hits and while also drawing 13 walks.
Jake Watzke got the win in two innings of relief, allowing one hit
with three walks and five strikeouts. The Dodgers used five pitchers to
allow three hits.
Lombard Orioles 7, Chicago Angels 6
Addison Braves 5, Joliet Dirtbags 3
Sussex Cardinals 7, Kenosha Kings 5