Day 2 of WSL Challenge
July 9, 2019
WSL Challenge Day 2
West Allis Nationals 3 – 2 Addison Braves
The West Allis Nationals took their game in dramatic walk-off fashion, thanks to a walk-off walk at the end of the game to topple Addison Braves. The game was tied at two with West Allis batting in the bottom of the seventh when Jack Thelen drew a walk, scoring one run.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Robert Coe struck out nine, while Addison pitchers sat down four. Addison got things moving in the first inning, when Neil Freeman singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run. In the bottom of the third inning, West Allis tied things up at two. West Allis scored one run when Thelen singled. Coe took the win for West Allis. He lasted seven innings, allowing two hits and two runs while striking out nine and walking one.
De Pere Dodgers 5 – 3 Addison Braves
The Addison Braves stayed in it until the end, but The De Pere Dodgers pulled away late in a 5-3 victory on Sunday. The game was tied at three with De Pere Dodgers batting in the top of the eighth when Mike Manns singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.
Addison lost despite out-hitting De Pere nine to eight. De Pere fired up the offense in the second inning. Matthew McNabb drove in one when he singled. Matt Freeman earned the victory on the pitcher’s mound for De Pere. He allowed nine hits and three runs over seven and two-thirds innings, striking out four and walking zero.
Lombard Orioles 11 – 2 De Pere Dodgers
De Pere Dodgers fell behind early and couldn’t come back in an 11-2 loss to Lombard Orioles on Sunday. Lombard Orioles scored on a single by Tom Norton in the first inning and a single by Jeremy Quade in the second inning.
The De Pere Dodgers struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Lombard, giving up 11 runs. Lombard got things moving in the first inning. Norton drove in one when he singled. Lombard scored four runs in the sixth inning. The offensive firepower by Lombard was led by Andy Gaytan, Jake Zylman, and Adam Zeratsky, all driving in runs in the frame.
Andrew Zapka was the winning pitcher for Lombard. He surrendered one run on two hits over five innings, striking out 12 and walking one. Austin Morales and Mike Dunn entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Lombard Orioles 5 – 4 Sheboygan A’s
It came down to the wire on Sunday, with The Lombard Orioles taking victory on a dramatic walk-off single in the late innings that sealed their victory over The Sheboygan A’s. The game was tied at four with Lombard batting in the bottom of the tenth when Dylan Gilbert singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run.
Sheboygan got on the board in the first inning. Austin Polezoes’s wild pitch allowed one run to score for Sheboygan. In the top of the seventh inning, Sheboygan tied things up at four. Jake Falish singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. Lombard put up four runs in the sixth inning. The big inning was thanks to a single by Kevin Mampe and a double by Andy Gaytan.
Mampe earned the win for Lombard. He allowed zero hits and zero runs over two innings, striking out one and walking zero. Chad Mateja and Alex Brown entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Polezoes started the game for Lombard. He allowed three hits and three runs over five innings, striking out four Eric Schmitz started the game for Sheboygan. He surrendered four runs on three hits over six innings, striking out six
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