Lombard, Sheboygan Split on Busy WSL Saturday
August 9, 2020
Six Wisconsin State League teams were in action Saturday, including a matchup of the league's top two teams.
Sheboygan A’s 8, Lombard Orioles 5
Lombard Orioles 7, Sheboygan A’s 1
The Sheboygan A’s and Lombard Orioles, the two top teams in the WSL split a doubleheader with final scores of 8-5 and 7-1. Offensively both teams played aggressive in game one but the A’s came out victorious. Scoring consecutively in the first four innings on hits from Mark Wanner, Jimmy Juergensen, Nathan Ebersole, and a solo shot home run by Josh Moses helped to put pressure on the Orioles. Lombard made an attempt to come back in the final inning putting up three runs on three back-to-back-to-back hits from Bennett Etoit, Mike Courtney, and Andy Gaytan. The Orioles got even with the A’s, taking game two and holding Sheboygan to just one run that didn’t come until the final inning. A big four-run fourth inning led by Jake Novak and Josh Figueroa, who each had RBIs in the inning helped to further Lombard’s lead and eventually led to their victory.
West Allis Nationals 10, Greater Green Bay Blue Ribbons 3
West Allis Nationals 6, Greater Green Bay Blue Ribbons 1
The West Allis Nationals and Greater Green Bay Blue Ribbons planned on a scheduled doubleheader but rain tried to interfere. They were able to get both games in however with game two being called early due to rain. The Nationals came out on top in both contests. Although Green Bay had a 3-0 lead over the Nationals up until the fourth inning of game one, West Allis earned a 10-3 victory. The fifth inning was huge for West Allis due to the the six runs they put on the scoreboard. Hits from Joanh Meidl, Nick Aide, Jon Keane, and two walks all assisted in giving the Nationals their runs. Game two was called after five innings due to weather. Sam Kohnle went 3-4 for the Blue Ribbons at the plate in the shortened contest, but it wasn’t enough for the Blue Ribbons.
Addison Braves 4, Kenosha Kings 1
Kenosha Kings 3, Addison Braves 1
A split doubleheader between the Addison Braves and Kenosha Kings resulted in final scores of 4-1 and 3-1. The Braves took the first game, with Matt Kostro driving in their first run on a RBI single in the second inning. Kenosha tied things up in the fourth on Riley Hughes’ RBI single but this was their final run scored. The Braves tallied 11 hits, and Dave Mitchell led the Kings with three hits. A low scoring game two gave the Kings a win over the Braves. After being down 1-0, Kenosha scored two runs in the fourth inning to give them the lead. Tony Neuman’s single and Daniel Hahn’s triple in the inning amounted to Kenosha’s two runs scored.
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