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Despite two home runs from shortstop Mark Van Hart, the South All Stars were defeated by the North All Stars 7-2. Complete team rosters are available in the Wednesday July 4 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel as is a line score for the game in the July 5 edition.
Despite falling behind early in both games, the Nationals demonstrated patience and grit in defeating Cream City 7-6 and 11-2. In game one, starter Jim Dettman struggled early, giving up 4 runs on 5 hits in the first inning. Cream City pitcher Nate Schwartz held the Nationals in check until the third inning when Andy Butorac unloaded a bases clearing triple and Joe Reisinger added a run scoring single. The Nationals had to battle back again in the fifth. After falling behind 6-4, the Nationals added a single tally in the fifth and two more in the sixth, highlighted by Chris Marks' double. Jim Dettman earned the victory going 6 plus with 10 strikeouts. Game two started much the same way as game one. The Nationals fell behind 2-0 as Nick Kibler was touched for four first inning hits. Kibler settled down, though, allowing only one more hit over the next four innings and the offense came to life. Mark Van Hart's four RBI's led the way. The Nationals enter the All Star break at 13-0 and 16-1 overall.
The Redlegs Baseball Club officially disbanded today, creating openings in the Nationals schedule. The Nationals are credited with 4 more victories as a result of the Redlegs departure, but will seek alternative opponents to fill the void. At this time, there will be NO GAMES PLAYED ON SUNDAY JULY 8.
The game versus the West Bend Benders has been rescheduled for MONDAY JULY 16, 7:30PM AT WEST BEND. More details will be offered this weekend.
Seven members of the West Allis Nationals were named to the South Division All Star Team this evening. Pitcher: Jim Dettman First Base: Mike Czarnecki Second Base: Chris Kaebisch Shortstop: Mark Van Hart Third Base: James Herkowski Outfield: Joe Reisinger Outfield: Jake Koutnik For complete statistics, please reference our "Stats" page. The All Star Game will be played at Simmons Field at 7:00pm on Wednesday July 4.