WSL Saturday Recap: Orioles Sweep Nationals in Saturday Doubleheader

July 17, 2016

The Lombard Orioles swept the West Allis Nationals by scores of 15-2 and 6-1 on Saturday.

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Lombard Orioles 15, 6, West Allis Nationals 2, 1

The Lombard Orioles continued to pile up the runs on Saturday, scoring five runs in the seventh inning, on the way to a 15-2 landslide win over the West Allis Nationals at Henry Aaron Field, Glendale, WI in game one of a doubleheader.

The Orioles scored five runs in the seventh on a wild pitch, a two-run single by Matt Hoge, an RBI double by Mike Mateja, and an RBI triple by Hunter Fidrito.

Mike Mateja racked up three RBIs on three hits for the Lombard Orioles.

Kyle Shimp recorded the win for the Lombard Orioles. He allowed two runs over six innings. Shimp struck out four, walked three and gave up five hits.

Tom Starck took the loss for the West Allis Nationals. He allowed 10 runs in 5 1/3 innings, walked five and struck out six.

The game was never in doubt after the first, as the Lombard Orioles scored five runs on a two-run error, a sacrifice fly by Kyle Richardson, an RBI single by Ian Bohn, and an RBI triple by Matt Hoge.

In game two, Shane Ritter had an impressive outing against the Nationals’ lineup, giving up just three hits, allowing no earned runs, walking one and striking out three during his four innings of wok en route to a 6-1 victory.

The Orioles were sparked by Dan Lauria and Hunter Fidrito, who teamed up for four hits and four RBIs.

Jimmy Jungbauer was the game’s losing pitcher. He lasted just six innings, walked three, struck out seven, and allowed five runs.

The Orioles never trailed after scoring five runs in the third on a three-run double by Dan Lauria and an RBI single by Shawn Dunn.

The Nationals’ lone run of the ballgame came in the seventh inning on a fielder’s choice.

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