Nats Bounce Back with Victory over West Bend

Posted by Steve Elliott on Jun 03 2015 at 05:00PM PDT in 2019 Season

The Natties turned the page quickly on a sour performance in Sheboygan Tuesday night, downing the West Bend 7Up 15 -5 in an important Wisconsin State League/Langsdorf Nite League divisional contest.

The game shaped up early to be a low scoring pitchers duel, with West Bend starting Tyler Thicke and West Allis starting Jimmy Jungbauer.

That changed quickly, though, as West Bend's defensive lapses allowed West Allis to score 4 unearned runs in the second inning.   Compounding the early hole was the fact the Thicke's pitch count climbed quickly and he was forced to exit after only 4 innings of work.

The Nats added 3 more in the fifth and the team entered the latter innings with a comfortable 8-1 lead.

West Bend wouldn't go easily, however.   Jungbauer appeared to be in cruise control after getting a popout to start the bottom half of the 7th, but West Bend took advantage of some inopportune wildness and a couple of well placed knocks to post four runs and draw back to 8-5. 

West Allis responded with 3 runs in the eighth and 4 in the ninth to put the game out of reach.

Jungbauer earned the win with 7 strong innings and 10 strikeouts.  Newcomer Drew Worth shut the door, striking out 6 in the final two innings.

Curt Pryal led the offense with 3 hits and 3 RBI's.  Chad Tindall reached base 5 times and scored 3 runs.

Next up are the Pewaukee Muskies in Langdorf Nite League Action on Thursday at Kuenn Field at Rainbow Park in West Allis.  First Pitch is set for 7:30pm. 


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