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Nats Drop Finale on Season Opening Road Trip
The West Allis Nationals offense never got going on Sunday in Marinette, and that, coupled with three tough breaks on defense led to a disappointing 8-0 loss in the trip finale. Matt Richer led what there was of the Nationals offense with 2 knocks. Starter Bobby Herrick, coming off a two inning stint Friday night, battled for the first four innings, allowing only one earned run.
Next up for the Nationals are the West Bend 7 Up in the Wisconsin State League debut for both teams. The game will also be counted in the Langsdorf Nite League standings. First pitch is set for 7:30pm at Zirkel Field in West Allis.
Nats take two of first three on Northern Trip
The West Allis Nationals rebounded from a tough 5-3 loss to the Menasha Macs on Friday with wins Saturday against the Marinette Redbirds (4-1) and Menominee Storm (8-1)
The difference versus the Macs was a fifth inning grand slam that put the Macs ahead and they never relinquished the lead.
Game one on Saturday was tight until Nick Lingvay delivered a two run single to close out a 3 run sixth inning. Starter Jimmy Jungbauer kept the Redbirds at bay in a complete game performance, allowing no earned runs while striking out 8.
The Natties put game two away early, scoring 7 runs in the first two innings against Menominee. Brian Huntzinger led the offense with three hits, including a home run and knocked in two. Matt Richer added two knocks and two runs.
The Nationals close out the weekend versus the Marinette Redbirds at noon on Sunday.
Nationals Win Season Opener
Curt Pryal homered and threw six shutout innings to earn the win as the West Allis Nationals opened the 2015 season with a 5-1 win over the two-time defending Land-O-Lakes Grand Champion Pewaukee Muskies.
The game was the first in the inaugural season of the Langsdorf Night League. Also competing will be the Kenosha Kings, Sheboygan A's, and West Bend 7 Up.
Next up for the Nationals are the Menasha Macs of the Northeastern League. Game will be played in Menasha and first pitch is planned for 7:30pm.
West Allis Nationals / Lewies Hall of Fame 1976-2015
#1 Jeff Lewiston 1976-1985
#2 Gary T. Meyer 1986-1996
#3 Jeffrey J. Neibauer 1977-1990
#4 Robert Kleinschmidt 1985-1994
#6 Brad Sterling 1988-2000
#7 Harvey Kuenn 1979-1990
#9 Bill Beres 1978-1986
#12 Steve Hluchnik 1988-1998
#14 Dave Glaser 1982-1996
#16 Jim Kaebisch 1976-1977, 1982-1988
#21 Alex Franson 1994-2007
#25 Steve Elliott 1987 - Present
#26 Dave Kuhnke 1980-1994
#41 James Herkowski 1996-2010
#71 Chris Tentoni 2006 - Present
Nationals Induct 3 Into Hall of Fame
The West Allis Nationals Board of Directors is pleased to announce three new inductees into the team's Hall of Fame.
#41 James Herkowski - Lifetime .371 average over 15 seasons. All Time Leader - Hits - 322. All Time Leader - Runs Scored - 215. All Time Leader - RBI - 219. All Time Leader - Doubles - 65.
#21 Alex Franson - Lifetime .325 average over 14 seasons as a player, and later as a player/manager. #2 All Time - Hits - 276. #2 All Time - Runs Scored - 208. #2 All Time - RBI 178. #2 All Time - Doubles - 53.
#71 Tentoni - First-ever elected for off-the-field contributions benefitting the franchise.
Congratulations to these gentlemen and Tentoni for their achievements. The formal induction ceremony/celebration will be held in a dimly lit parking lot after a Nationals game this summer.