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The West Allis Nationals broke open a tight game with an 8 run 4th inning en route to a 14-4 win over the West Bend 7 Up. The contest was the first Wisconsin State League game for each team.
Matt Richer led the Nationals offense with 4 hits, including 2 doubles, and 6 RBI. Jake Kosalinski and Cody Griebling added 3 hits a piece and Jimmy Jungbauer contributed 4 RBI's.
Curt Pryal earned the win, his second of the young season, going 5 innings, and the Nationals bullpen held West Bend scoreless the rest of the way.
Next up for the Nationals are the Kenosha Kings on Thursday May 28 at 7:30pm at West Allis' Harvey Kuenn Field in Rainbow Park.
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.
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.
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.
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