Nats Advance to WSL Invitational Tournament Championship
Posted by Steve Elliott on Aug 13 2016 at 05:00PM PDT in 2019 Season
Saturday was a rough outing for Cody Griebling, but the West Allis Nationals still managed to pull out an 8-7 victory over Sheboygan A's in seven innings at Wildwood Baseball Park, Sheboygan, WI. Griebling gave up six in five innings, and the bullpen surrendered one run but the offense banged out 13 to pick up the slack and secure the win for the West Allis Nationals. The West Allis Nationals jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the top of the first. A double by Richer, scoring Jonah Meidl-Zahorodny started the inning off. More runs came home for the West Allis Nationals when Richer and Pryal scored on a two-run single by Jake Kolacinski. Sheboygan A's answered the West Allis Nationals' top inning with four runs of its own in the first. Sheboygan A's scored on a solo home run by Harry Steldt, a two-run error, and an RBI single by Ben Folger. The West Allis Nationals recaptured the lead in the second inning, adding 5 more runs to jump to an 8-4 lead. Sheboygan added single tallies in the third, sixth, and seventh innings and had the winning run at second with two outs when Harry Steldt hit a liner at Brian Huntzinger in left field end the contest. Matt Richer racked up two RBIs on two hits for the West Allis Nationals. He doubled in the first inning and singled in the second inning. Jake Kolasinski added two hits and 4 RBI's. Curt Pryal reached base four times, including two hits, and knocked in a run. The Nationals conclude their 2016 season on Sunday in the Championship Game of the WSL Invitational Tournament. They'll host the Kenosha Kings in Sheboygan at 6pm. Kenosha downed the Sheboygan A's 2-1 to advance.
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