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Pewaukee Edges Nationals

Posted by Steve Elliott at Jun 18, 2016 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
The Nationals dropped a tough (but entertaining) contest last night to the Pewaukee Muskies by a score of 4-3. West Allis did all of its offensive damage in the 2nd and 3rd innings, knocking the Muskies' starting pitcher out of the game. Max Widmar had a plate appearance for the ages in the second inning, fouling off approximately 23 pitches before walking and later scoring on an Adam Karas groundout. Curt Pryal followed Widmar's plate appearance with a single and later scored on a balk. Matt Richer walked in the third inning, stole second, and later scored on an error by the Pewaukee catcher during a "PICKLE!". Nationals starting pitcher Cody Griebling once again showed why he doesn't suck by throwing seven strong innings, allowing only 2 runs (1 earned) and striking out 7. His breaking ball fooled several Muskies during the contest. Two plays at the plate turned out to be the difference in the game. The Muskies tallied a run in the 6th on a sac fly to center, as Brian Huntsinger flashed his D4 Hall of Fame hose. Unfortunately, the toss landed in Muskego. Pewaukee scored the winning run in the 8th on a single to left field. Adam Karas made a great throw to the dish on the play, but the ball popped loose as the tag was applied. The Nationals return to action on Wednesday night at Kuenn Field with a game against the Sussex Cardinals. The first 75 children age 12 and under who bring an egg to the ballpark will recieve a Nationals Little Beater Egg Beater
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Nats Defeat A's

Posted by Steve Elliott at Jun 16, 2016 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

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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Phillies Draft Tyler Frohwirth

Posted by Steve Elliott at Jun 11, 2016 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Congrats to Nattie Tyler Frohwirth!

2016 Baseball Draft Selections

By The Associated Press

June 11, 2016 7:22 pm

31ST ROUND 917. Philadelphia, Tyler Frohwirth, RHP, Minnesota-Mankato.

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Nats Battle Lombard

Posted by Steve Elliott at Jun 11, 2016 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

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.


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Nats struggle against Kewaskum

Posted by Steve Elliott at Jun 9, 2016 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

The West Allis Nationals got off to a slow start Thursday night at Zirkel Field and were down 7-0 in the 2nd inning.   The team battled back to make it a 7-6 game, but Kewaskum put them away with a 4 run sixth inning.

Jonah Meidl, Brian Huntzinger, and newcomer Riley Richarz all contributed two knocks for the Nationals.

Next up are the Lombard Orioles on Saturday in Lombard, IL.   The teams will play a DH starting at 4pm.