Nats Down Sheboygan
The Nationals were finally back on the field Thursday night after games lost due to weather. Though not exceptionally sharp offensively, the team was efficient in capitalizing on scoring opportunities in a 5-3 win over the Sheboygan A's. The victory left the Nationals atop the Wisconsin State League's North Division at 4-1 as well as the Langsdorf Nite League at 6-2. Sheboygan dropped to 4-6 and 3-3 respectively.
Sheboygan got on the board first with a run in the second but the Nationals matched that on an RBI double by Curt Pryal. The Nationals pushed across three more in the third inning on Nick Lingvay's bases loaded walk and Adam Karas' two out, two run RBI single. A run in the sixth closed the scoring for the Nationals. Kyle Kalkopf singled home Nick Lingvay with two outs.
Cody Griebling made his first start on the mound for the Nationals, going 7 strong innings and striking out 7 to earn the win. Tyler Frohwirth threw the final two frames for the save.
Next up for the Nationals are important Wisconsin State League North Division games versus the Oshkosh Giants. The two teams will square off on Sunday for a DH at Aaron Field in Milwaukee. First pitch is set for 1pm.