Nats Down Genoa City

Posted by Steve Elliott on Jun 12 2014 at 05:00PM PDT in 2019 Season

The West Allis Nationals erupted for 6 runs in the top of the first inning Thursday night en route to an 11-0 victory over the Genoa City Red Dogs.

Brian Huntzinger led off the contest with a single and moved to second on a passed ball.  Matt Soderlund then delivered a safety to score Huntzinger with the contest's first run.  With one out, Matt Richer, Mike Merritt, and Nick Schmiddlekofer hit consecutive singles, the latter two each plating a run, putting the Nats up 3-0.   Curt Pryal then followed with a home run to left, plating Merritt and Schmiddlekofer and giving the Nats a 6-0 advantage.

Soderlund later knocked in two runs with a two out single in fourth and a one out single in the sixth to finish with 4 RBI on the night.   Soderlund, Huntzinger, and Matt Ritcher led the way with 3 hits a piece and the Nats as a whole finished the evening with a season high 18 hits.

Mitch Lochen was equally effective as the offense on the mound.   Lochen threw six scoreless innings, allowing 5 hits, while walking one and striking out five for his second victory of the young season.  Jack Wagoner pitched a scoreless seventh to close out the 7 inning slaughter rule victory.

Next up for the Nationals are the Burlington Barons.  The two teams will square off at Beaumont Field in Burlington on Sat for a Langsdorf League DH.  Game one is set for a 5pm start.  


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