Nationals Clinch 2 Titles with Victory over West Bend
The West Allis Nationals travelled to West Bend Thursday evening with an opportunity to clinch not only the Langsdorf Nite League Championship but also first place in Wisconsin State League Northern Division.
The team did not disappoint. Jumping early to a 5-0 lead, the team cruised to a 14-2 win over the host West Bend 7 Up. The Nationals now stand at 9-2 in the Langsdorf Nite League and 10-3 in the Wisconsin State League's Northern Division. With the victory, the team secured a berth in the Wisconsin State League best-of-three Championship Series July 24-27 against a to-be-determined Southern Division Champion.
After going down in order in the first inning, the Nationals strung together 5 straight knocks in the second to take a commanding 5-0 lead. A six run fourth made the score 11-3 and the Nationals closed out their scoring with a three run fifth.
Contributions came from up and down the lineup. 6 starters contributed at least 2 hits. Matt Richer led the offense with three RBI's.
Cody Griebling went the distance on the mound, allowing 6 hits in 7 innings while striking out 11.
Next up are the Northern Illinois Legends on Saturday in West Allis in a Wisconsin State League DH. First pitch is set for 1pm.