WSL Saturday Recap: Braves / Nationals, Kings / A’s Split Doubleheaders

June 5, 2016

A recap of Saturday's Wisconsin State League action.

Wisconsin State League

Addison Braves 6, 2, West Allis Nationals 5, 4

Saturday was a rough outing for Mike Rostine, but the Addison Braves still managed to pull out a 6-5 victory in game one of a Saturday doubleheader over the West Allis Nationals in 10 innings at Harvey Kuenn Field, West Allis, WI.

Rostine allowed five runs in seven innings, but the bullpen gave up no runs and the offense banged out 10 hits to pick up the slack and secure the win for the Braves.

Tyler Behrendt, Sam Colon and Luke Lucchetti helped lead the Braves. They combined for six hits and three RBIs.

The top of the first saw the Braves take an early lead, 1-0. Behrendt kicked things off for the Addison Braves with a single.

The Braves tallied one run in each of the fifth, seventh and tenth innings. In the fifth, they scored on an RBI double by Tanner Kiser, plating Behrendt.

The Nationals survived the Braves’ surge and put up one run of their own in the fifth and two in the sixth. They scored on an RBI singles by Jonah Meidl-Zahorodny, by Aaron Goecks and a groundout by John Caban.

After a quick strike from the Braves, the Nationals responded with two runs in the seventh, scoring on an RBI single by Jonathan Keane and an RBI triple by Aaron Goecks.

In the nightcap, West Allis and Addison volleyed the lead five times, but it was the Nationals who came out on top for a 4-2 win.

West Allis finally managed to grab the lead after a strong fourth inning. The Nationals went up for good on an RBI single by Nick Lingvay off of pitcher Alexandro Cardoza, scoring Aaron Goecks. An RBI single by Nick Lingvay scored Aaron Goecks to give the lead the rest of the way.

Matt Richer was solid at the plate for West Allis, going 2-3, driving in in one and scoring once. He homered in the first inning and singled in the fifth inning.

The Nationals relied on Tom Starck to eat up innings en route to the win. Starck pitched seven innings and allowed no earned runs, three hits and one walk while striking out five.

Cardoza was the game’s losing pitcher. He lasted just 3 1/3 innings, walked none, struck out none, and allowed four runs.

The Addison Braves jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first. They got things going when Dalvin Ramos singled. A groundout by Sam Colon then moved Ramos from first to third.

It didn’t take long for the West Allis Nationals to answer as they scored one run of their own in the first, a solo home run by Richer.

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Kenosha Kings 11, 3, Sheboygan A’s 5, 13

The Kenosha Kings jumped out to an early lead on the Sheboygan A’s and captured an 11-5 victory on Saturday in game one at Wildwood Baseball Park in Sheboygan.

Kenosha did all their damage in the first three innings to put the game away early.

A three-run home run by Jason Dennis during the first inning and a two-run double by Travis Vanderwall in the second inning helped Kenosha Kings put some runs on the board early.

Jason Dennis racked up four RBIs on two hits for Kenosha Kings.

Adam Ryan got on base three times in the game for the A’s. He doubled in the second inning and singled in the seventh inning.

Derek Loomans had an impressive outing against Kenosha Kings’ lineup, coming on in relief after starting pitcher Daniel Behlke and A.J. Alessi were reoughed up in their combined 2.2 innings of work. The Kings managed just two hits off of Loomans, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out three during his 4 1/3 innings of work.

Justin Stender recorded the win for Kenosha Kings. He allowed one run over 3 2/3 innings. He struck out two, walked three and surrendered five hits.

Daniel Behlke took the loss for Sheboygan A’s. He allowed six runs in two innings, walked one and struck out one.

The Kings piled on six more runs in the top of the third. The inning got off to a hot start when Kyle Jones doubled, bringing home JT Schneider and Paul Pulera. That was followed up by Vanderwall’s single, bringing home Jones.

The tables turned in game two, as it was the A’s who got out to a early lead a crused to a 13-3 mercy rule victory in game two.

An RBI triple by Wyatt Olson, an RBI single by Cole Heili, and an error in the first inning fueled Sheboygan A’s’ offense early as they took a 3-0 lead after one.

Olson put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits for Sheboygan A’s, including a home run.

Weston Nelson got the win for Sheboygan A’s. He allowed three runs over five innings. Nelson struck out seven, walked five and gave up six hits.

Sheboygan A’s’ Trevor Cho, Heili, Olson and Brad Young combined for seven hits and six RBIs.

Kyle Cibrario took the loss for Kenosha Kings. He lasted just two innings, walked one, struck out one, and allowed four runs.

The Sheboygan A’s added five more runs in the bottom of the third. Young homered, plating Adam Ryan and Harry Steldt to start the inning. That was followed up by Cho’s single.

Oshkosh Giants vs. Lombard Orioles – Rained Out

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