Saturday Recap: League Leaders Split Saturday DH
July 24, 2017
WSL leaders Lombard and Sheboygan split two games Saturday, while the Kenosha Kings and West Allis Nationals each swept their respective doubleheaders.
Sheboygan A’s 3, 2, Lombard Orioles 0, 4
In a matchup of the top two teams in the Wisconsin State League standings, the Sheboygan A’s and Lombard Orioles picked up one win apiece in the Saturday doubleheader in Sheboygan.
Taylor Schwarz didn’t allow a single run as the A’s defeated Lombard 3-0 in game one. Schwarz allowed just seven hits and struck out five for the complete game victory, while Austin Polezoes of Lombard sat down three and gave up eight hits walking zero in the losing effort.
In game two, the A’s fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 4-2 loss to Lombard. The A’s lost despite out-hitting Lombard Orioles eight to six.
Lombard captured the lead in the first inning thanks to a 3-run effort off of A’s pitcher Rodney Valdes, and that would be all the run support they would need.
Miggy Villafane earned the win for Lombard in game two. He tossed five innings, allowing two runs, seven hits, and striking out four. Valdes took the loss for Sheboygan as he threw four innings, giving up three runs, four hits, and striking out three.
Kenosha Kings 11, 6, Addison Braves 1, 5
The Kenosha Kings were able to take two victories over the Addison Braves Saturday afternoon, winning by scores of 11-1 and 6-5 at Simmons Field in Kenosha.
In game one’s blowout victory, the Kings scored four in the second inning, and four more in the sixth, while scoring three in-between. The Kings put the game away in the sixth thanks to a triple by JT Schneider, an error by the Braves, and a double by Paul Pulera.
Kyle Kutzler earned the win for Kenosha. He threw six innings, surrendering one run, five hits, striking out three, and walking one. Chris Wido took the loss for Addison. He went four innings, giving up seven runs, 11 hits, striking out one, and walking one.
Kenosha had 13 hits in the game. Pulera, Jake Falish, Mike Aiello, Alex Doud, and Schneider each collected multiple hits. Pulera led Kenosha Kings with three runs batted in. He went 3-for-4 on the day.
Game two was a much different story, as the game went back and forth throughout until Kenosha hit Addison with a game-winning walk-off double by Michael Szeszol when he doubled off of Joe Preston, driving in the game winning run.
Matt Milewski picked up the win for Kenosha despite only pitching two innings. He gave up zero runs, three hits, struck out one, and walked zero. Preston took the loss for Addison as he tossed two and two-thirds innings, allowing two runs, three hits, and walking one.
West Allis Nationals 5, 11, Oshkosh Giants 4, 9
It took extra innings in game one to decide a victor Saturday in Oshkosh.
The Oshkosh Giants and West Allis Nationals both had their opportunities, but it was Drew Evanson who homered off of Hunter Hockenbrock in extra’s to give the Nationals the 5-4 win in game one.
Oshkosh captured the lead in the second inning when they scored a run when Mike Gross singled with two outs.
After West Allis scored two runs in the top of the third, Oshkosh answered with two of their own when Leonardo Gil doubled off of Nick McLees, driving in two runs.
West Allis knotted the game up at four in the top of the seventh inning on a Brian Huntzinger.
McLees earned the win for West Allis while Hockenbrock took the loss for Oshkosh.
In game two, the flood gates opened a bit more for both teams.
The game was tied at nine with West Allis batting in the top of the sixth when Adam Cibulka singled off of Mike Gross, driving in one run to take a permanent lead. The Nationals would go on to win 11-9.
Oshkosh collected ten hits and West Allis had 12 in the high-scoring affair.
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