WSL Weekend Roundup: Eight Games Over the Weekend
June 18, 2018
Eight Wisconsin State League games were played over the weekend, check out how the teams fared in our weekend roundup.
De Pere Dodgers 4, 5, West Allis Nationals 1, 3
The De Pere Dodgers continued their hot start to the season, defeating the West Allis Nationals by scores of 4-1 and 5-3. Dodgers pitchers Griffin Summers and Cole Nelson each pitched complete games, limiting the Nationals to just eight hits in two games. Nelson was able to get ahead in the count often, throwing 18 first pitch strikes in his performance. “The [pitchers] are just hitting spots well right now. If they’re missing, they’re not missing by much. When the starters come out, whoever comes in is doing the same thing. They’re throwing strikes and that gets outs,” said Dodgers catcher Mike Manns.
Lombard Orioles 11, 18, Sheboygan A’s 1, 4
The Lombard Orioles easily powered past the Sheboygan A’s Saturday, winning by scores of 11-1 and 18-4. Kace Massner and Conor Pauly each had home runs on the day, and Zach Speaker, Ryan Tuntland, and Zack Jarosz chipped in with extra-base hits for the Orioles. The Orioles pitching, although not overpowering (with only four strikeouts recorded), kept the A’s bats in check, limiting the A’s to just seven hits. Jack Snider and Austin Polezoes each picked up wins for the Orioles, while Mason Maziarka and Logan Pitts were on the losing end for the A’s.
Lombard Orioles 14, 4, Sheboygan A’s 2, 0
The Lombard Orioles once again flexed their muscles on the Sheboygan A’s, taking two games on Sunday to sweep the four game weekend series. John Carmody and KC Simonich each had three-RBI days in game one to help lead the Orioles offense. Bryce Brogni hit a solo home run for the A’s in game one, while Rod Marinec hit one out of the park for the Orioles. Get wins on the mound for the Orioles were Kyle Pauly and Miggy Villifane. Taking the losses for the A’s were Brady Nehring and John VanderPloeg.
Kenosha Kings 3, 9, Addison Braves 0, 8
The sweeps continued in the Wisconsin State League this weekend, as the Kenosha Kings swept the Addison Braves 3-0 and 9-8 on Sunday. In the game one shutout, Jason Bunton (Kenosha) and Alex Cardoza (Addison) dueled it out, with Bunton coming out the victory, pitching seven shutout inning. Bunton allowed six hits, and only one walk while striking out five. Cardoza allowed five hits and walked five while striking out three. Only one of Cardoza’s runs were earned. In game two, the Kings used a three-run rally in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game and send it to extras. There, a walk-off walk sealed the Braves fate after the Kings loaded the bases with a hit by pitch, single and intentional walk.
Photo by Steve Schultz
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