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The West Allis Nationals and Oshkosh Giants split a DH on Saturday afternoon and Kuenn Field in West Allis. Oshkosh took game one, 7-3 and the Nationals took the nightcap, 11-1.
Game one was tight until Oshkosh broke the game open with a 4 run fifth, chasing starter Aaron Woods. The Nationals registered nine hits in the affair, led by Kyle Kalkopf and John Keane with 2 each, but left runners in scoring position in the first, fourth and seventh innings. Max Widmar's solo blast to CF was the offensive highlight.
In the second game, the Nationals jumped to a 3-0 lead after one inning and 7-0 after two and never looked back. Max Widmar led the offense with 4 hits, including a triple, and 3 RBI. Curt Pryal, Matt Richer, and Jonah Meidl had 2 hits each; Pryal and Alex Elliott had 2 RBI.
Next up are the Sheboygan A's in Sheboygan at 7:30pm Thursday June 30.
The West Allis Nationals played a crisp game Thursday night in downing the visiting Sheboygan A's by a score of 4-2 at Harvey Kuenn Field in West Allis.
The locals scored first with a single tally in the third inning. Jonah Meidl doubled and scored on an RBI single by Matt Richer.
After the A's matched that run with one of their own in the fourth, the Nationals posted 2 more. With two outs Shey Smith was hit by a pitch. Aaron Goecks then drew a walk and Ben Carpenter and John Keane both followed with RBI singles.
The Nationals closed their scoring in the sixth. After a Aaron Goecks walk, Ben Carpenter doubled him to third and John Keane followed with an RBI single.
Aaron Woods started on the mound and went a strong five innings, allowing only one run on two hits while striking out three. John Keane pitched the final four to earn the save. Keane also allowed only one run on three hits while striking out three.
Next up for the Nationals are the Pewaukee Muskies at Keunn Field on Friday night. First pitch is set for 7:30pm.
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By The Associated Press
June 11, 2016 7:22 pm
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The West Allis Nationals traveled to Lombard Illinois on Saturday for a DH vs the first place Orioles.
The Nats led each game late, but Lombard rallied each time, downing the Natties by scores of 8-5 and 5-4.
In game one the Nationals took advantage of uncharacteristic defensive miscues by Lombard and some timely hits to plate 4 runs in the third inning in claiming a 4-3 advantage. That lead was 5-4 after 4.5 innings, but Lombard erupted to 4 runs in that frame to put the game away.
Jonah Meidl and John Keane led the offense with two hits a piece.
Game two progressed similarly. After Lombard plated the games first run, the Nationals responded with one of their own. John Keane tripled and scored on a ground out by Jonah Meidl. The Nationals added single tallies in the fifth, sixth, and seventh to take a 4-1 lead heading into the bottom half. John Keane was instrumental in two of the scoring innings, doubling and scoring in the fifth and singling in Max Widmar, who'd previously singled, in the sixth.
Jim Jungbauer had held Lombard to two hits and one run going into the last half of the seventh and appeared to have the victory in hand with two outs, but Lombard's 9 hitter lined one to the gap in right center that caromed off the glove of Meidl to keep Lombard alive. The next hitter lined a two strike single to left to tie the game 4-4. Lombard then won the game in the 8th on a walk off single.
The Nationals are back home at Kuenn Field in West Allis next Thursday and Friday with games against Sheboygan and Pewaukee respectively. Both contests are set to begin at 7:30pm.