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WSL Sunday Recap: Kings Sweep Giants; Dodgers and Nationals Split

August 1, 2016

The bats were busy at E.J. Schneider Field on Sunday, and when the dust cleared the Kenosha Kings had 11-9 and 5-4 victories over the Oshkosh Giants.

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Kenosha Kings 11, 4, Oshkosh Giants 9, 4

The bats were busy at E.J. Schneider Field on Sunday, and when the dust cleared the Kenosha Kings had 11-9 and 5-4 victories over the Oshkosh Giants.

In game one, the teams totaled 17 hits, including three extra base hits in the game.

The Giants scored on an RBI single by Adam Cibulka and a fielder’s choice in the second inning, a single by Luke Gajewski, a bases loaded walk by Hunter Messerschmidt, a groundout by Jake Krejci, and a wild pitch in the fifth inning, and an RBI single by Krejci and a two-run single by Trevor Hogenson in the seventh inning. Despite their efforts, the Giants couldn’t get over the hump.

Kenosha’s Travis Vanderwall, Garrett Bogucki and Mark Cibrario combined for five hits and six RBIs.

Art Long was the game’s losing pitcher. He allowed 10 runs in five innings, walked seven and struck out two.

In game two, the Kings and Giants both threatened with rallies, but it was the Kings that eventually took advantage and got the win for the sweep.

The Giants got 13 hits compared with just nine for the Kings, but the Giants stranded 10 on base.

De Pere Dodgers 5, West Allis Nationals 4

The De Pere Dodgers and the West Allis Nationals both had scoring chances on Sunday, but it was the De Pere Dodgers that were able to capitalize in game one as they pulled out a 5-4 win at Westwood Baseball Field. The Nationals returned the favor, taking game two 3-2.

The Nationals had 10 hits compared with the Dodgers’ six in game one, but the Nationals stranded six runners on base.

Matt Richer reached base three times in the game for West Allis, including singles in the first and seventh innings.

Ross Kulick got the win for De Pere. He allowed four runs over seven innings. He struck out two, walked two and surrendered 10 hits.

Aaron Woods was the game’s losing pitcher. He lasted just six innings, walked two, struck out nine, and allowed five runs.

In game two, the De Pere Dodgers led until the fifth inning, but West Allis worked their way back and took the lead on a two-run error.

Ben Carpenter was hot from the plate for West Allis, going 3-4 and scored one run. He singled in the third, fifth, and seventh innings.

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