WSL Monday Recap: Griebling Carries West Allis Past Oshkosh

July 19, 2016

An outstanding effort by Cody Griebling carried the West Allis Nationals to a 1-0 win in seven innings over the Oshkosh Giants on Monday at E.J. Schneider Field.

Wisconsin State League

West Allis Nationals 1, Oshkosh Giants 0

An outstanding effort by Cody Griebling carried the West Allis Nationals to a 1-0 win in seven innings over the Oshkosh Giants on Monday at E.J. Schneider Field.

Griebling was in control on the rubber. The Giants managed just one hit off of the the West Allis Nationals’ pitcher, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out nine during his seven innings of work.

Nick Mclees ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He lasted just six innings, walked two, struck out five, and allowed one run.

The lone run of the game for the West Allis Nationals crossed the plate in the third inning on an error.

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Lombard Orioles 9, 12, Oswego Cats 8, 6

A magnificent effort by Mike Mateja carried the Lombard Orioles to a 9-8 win in over the Oswego Cats on Monday in game one of a weeknight doubleheader.

Mateja rocked Oswego with two home runs. Mateja went 4-4 in the game with four RBIs and two runs scored. He homered in the fourth and fifth innings.

Each team blasted the other’s pitching, and there were 17 total runs and 21 hits during the game.

The Orioles would not relinquish the lead as Oswego was unable to weather a six-run fifth inning deficit.

Oswego scored on a wild pitch, an RBI single by ODell, and a two-run error in the fifth inning, a wild pitch in the sixth inning, and a passed ball in the seventh inning. Still, Oswego couldn’t draw even.

Andrew Bergman got it done on the hill on the way to a win. He allowed two runs over four innings. He struck out five, walked three and surrendered three hits.

Thielk took the loss for Oswego. He allowed eight runs in 4 2/3 innings, walked four and struck out four.

The Orioles didn’t relinquish the lead after scoring four runs in the second inning when they scored on an RBI double by Pat Rumero, and a RBI single by Mitch Boe.

In game two, the Orioles scored six runs in the sixth en route to a 12-6 victory, getting runs on a sacrifice fly by Ian Bohn, a walk by Jeremy Quade, an RBI single by Shawn Dunn, a wild pitch, and a two-run error.

Dunn racked up three RBIs on three hits for Lombard.

Even though Jason Meger allowed five runs over 4 2/3 innings he still recorded the victory. Meger struck out five, walked four and gave up five hits.

The Lombard Orioles matched their two-run fourth inning with two more in the fifth. In the fourth, the Orioles scored on an RBI double by Dunn, scoring Quade.

The inning got off to a hot start when Ricky Angel singled, plating Caleb Damargy. That was followed up by Dunn’s single, scoring Bohn.

After pushing across four runs in the bottom of the fifth, Oswego faced just a 6-5 deficit. An RBI single by Chervgn, a sacrifice fly by Loukota, a walk by Camacho, and an error fueled Oswego Cats’ comeback. Saltijoral struck out to end the Oswego Cats threat.

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Green Bay Storm 5, Sheboygan A’s 3

Winning out this week just became a critical issue for the weary Sheboygan A’s, who gave and lost scoring opportunities with mental errors and physical disability to deliver key hits had game-changing results and helped Green Bay to a 5-3 victory.

The result leaves Green Bay with a 13-3 record and, barring a complete fade, in near-clinch position. Menasha follows at 9-5, Sheboygan at 9-6. The race is for the top two spots which will receive byes in the Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League playoffs that start in August 1.

Menasha is in town tonight to play the A’s in a critical tussle tonight. Game time is 7:30 PM and it’s the Mardi Gras celebration featuring Bourbon Street Pub‘s gumbo and jambalaya. That game is the second of five NEWBL games the A’s will play this week. On Wednesday they host Oshkosh, on Thursday they travel to Appleton, on Friday they host Manitowoc and then comes the big weekend.

On Saturday Mike Johnson will join the Sheboygan A’s Hall of Fame and Sunday the A’s will host a reunion of the 1991 championship team while wearing throwback uniforms. Addison is in town for a 4-game set.

Last night Green Bay took a 3-0 lead after two innings. The A’s battled back to tie at three after seven. A balk and an error helped the Macs break the tie to in their half of the seventh. The A’s had their chance in the ninth, loading the bases on three hit batsman, but they couldn’t get the key hit. The game was the clubs 14th game in the last 11 days, and they do not have a day off until next week Wednesday. That stretch includes the four games in two days this upcoming weekend.

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