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Patience Rewarded in Nationals Victory
The Nationals waited for strikes in the first inning Thursday night at Kuenn Field in West Allis and that patient approach resulted in 4 early runs which distanced them from the visiting West Bend 7Up en route to a 8-1 Southeastern Wisconsin Baseball League victory.
Will Johnson, Chad Tindall, and Paul Pulera all drew bases loaded walks before Jason Kezman closed the scoring with a sacrifice fly. A late outburst that included a double by Brian Huntzinger, a run scoring double by Matt Richer, and a run scoring triple by Will Johnson closed the scoring.
Jim Jungbauer earned the win, going six strong innings, allowing one run. Bobby Herrick, Aaron Woods, and Kyle Kuntzler pitched scoreless frames to secure the victory.
After taking this Saturday off for longtime National Adam Karas' wedding, the Nats return to action next weekend with a 4 game slate starting Friday night May 20 in Menasha and ending Sunday afternoon May 22 in Marinette.
Pewaukee Downs Nationals
In a crisply played 96 minute game, the Pewaukee Muskies beat the West Allis Nationals 3-1 on Saturday afternoon at Monches Recreational Park.
Neither team generated much offense - the Nats had only 6 hits and Pewaukee 3; the difference in this game was defense. 2 second inning Nationals miscues led to 3 unearned runs. Pewaukee, conversely, threw out 2 would-be base stealers and turned two 5-4-3 double plays to suppress scoring opportunities.
Next up for the Nationals are the West Bend 7Up on Thursday May 12 at Harvey Kuenn Field at Rainbow Park in West Allis. First pitch is set for 7:30pm.
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Nationals Win Season Opener
The West Allis Nationals plated runs in 7 of 8 innings en route to a 10-2 victory over the Kewaskum A's Thursday at Harvey Kuenn Field in West Allis.
Adam Karas and Matt Richer led the offense with three hits each; the offense produced 13 on the night. Karas and Paul Archambault both knocked in 3 runs.
Jim Jungbauer, formerly known as Jimmy, toed the slab for the first 4 innings, striking out 5 and allowing no earned runs. Bob Herrick, Curt Pryal, the artist formerly known as CP 14 in the 15, Aaron Woods, and Kyle Kinzler provided scoreless relief, striking out 8.
Brian Huntzinger, formerly known as Brian Huntzinger, had a knock and was denied a second when the Nats third base coach failed to advise Adam Karas to slide into the third out at third on a play ahead of him.
Next up for the Nationals are the three-time defending Land O Lakes champion Pewaukee Muskies on Saturday at Monches Park, west of Germantown on Hwy Q. First pitch is set for 1pm. It's Donald Trump blow up doll day at the park so come early. Supplies are limited.