Nationals Enter Home Stretch
Rained out last night in Sheboygan, the West Allis Nationals now begin their final push to close the 2017 regular season and start 2017 postseason play.
While the club's postseason tournament seeding has already been established, the team does have it sights set on winning regular season record. The squad sits at 15 league wins and has three chances to achieve that end. The first two won't be easy - a Sat DH at league leading Lombard. Lombard sits at 21-4 in league play. After that the team begins play in the Wisconsin Class A State Championship double elimination tournament. Game one is Wednesday August 2 at 7pm against Sheboygan. The outcome of that game will also be counted toward the regular season standings as a makeup for last night's rainout.
Win or lose against Sheboygan on Wednesday, the team will play again on Friday in Sheboygan at 9pm against either the Kenosha Kings or the DePere Dodgers.
What happens next is up for grabs. Depending on whether the team makes its journey through the winner's bracket or the loser's bracket, there's a variety of game time and game opponent scenarios that could occur. What is known is that all games will be in Sheboygan and if the team keeps winning games, they'll keep playing on Saturday and Sunday.
Other teams in the tournament - and possible opponents include the Pewaukee Muskies, Sussex Cardinals, West Bend 7Up and Clyman Canners. The Kewaskum A's were eliminated last night by West Bend in a play in game.
Stay tuned to this site, Facebook, the Wisconsin State League and the SEWBL sites and social media for updates and results.