Weekend Recap: Bunton Throws No-Hitter in Kings Opener
May 28, 2018
The Addison Braves split four games over the weekend between the West Allis Nationals and Kenosha Kings. Kings left-handed pitcher Jason Bunton threw a no-hitter in the Kings victory.
Saturday – West Allis Nationals 4, 4, Addison Braves 1, 5
The West Allis Nationals and Addison Braves started off the 2018 Wisconsin State League season by splitting a doubleheader on Saturday, with the Nationals taking game one 4-1, and the Braves taking game two 5-4.
In game one, Alex Moreland picked up the win, going 5.2 innings, allowing seven hits and no earned runs, striking out five. Logan Johnson came in for the final four outs to records the save. Each team finished with seven hits.
Three pitchers combined to get the job done for the Braves in game two. Alex Cardoza got the start, going 3.2 innings, before handing things over to Chris Hawks who got the win with three innings of one-hit ball, striking out eight. Mike Rostine had three hits and three RBI for the Braves in the win.
Sunday – Kenosha Kings 7, 3, Addison Braves 0, 4
Jason Bunton threw a no-hitter as the Kenosha Kings started their 2018 season in style with a 7-0 victory over Addison. The Braves rebounded with a 4-3 win in game two.
In game one, Bunton struck out seven and walked only two in his 87-pitch no-no. The 2017 WSL Most Valuable Player threw 58 strikes during the performance. Ricky Lee had two hits to lead the Kings offense.
The Braves rebounded in game two, with a three-RBI performance by Rostine, who collected two hits. Hawks got the win after coming on in relief in the seventh inning.
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