Thursday Recap: Orioles Claim 14th Straight WSL Championship
The Lombard Orioles clinched the 2017 Wisconsin State League regular season title on Thursday night with a 5-2 win over Kenosha
Lombard Orioles 5, Kenosha Kings 2
Despite outhitting the Orioles 7-6, the Kenosha Kings fell to Lombard Thursday night 5-2, resulting in the Orioles 14th straight Wisconsin State League regular season championship.
Both teams had their opportunities throughout the game. The game was tied at two with Lombard at the plate in the third when John Carmody hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run. That run would prove to be the game winning run.
Kenosha took the lead early when Jake Falish singled on a 1-2 count in the first inning, scoring one run.
Austin Polezoes earned the win for Lombard. He threw six innings, surrendering two runs, six hits, and striking out four. Three relievers helped Lombard Orioles close out the victory. Jack Landwehr, PJ Schuster and Zac Jones combined to throw the final three frames.
Ty Peccioli took the loss for Kenosha. He went seven innings, allowing five runs, four hits, and striking out 11.
Mike Aiello, Noah Jensen, Jason Dennis, Falish, Alex Doud, Szeszol, and Paul Pulera all had one hit for Kenosha.
Sheboygan A’s 4, Oshkosh Giants 2
Adam Ryan’s two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the 8th broke a 2-2 tie as the Sheboygan A’s went on to beat the Oshkosh Giants Thursday night 4-2.
Taylor Schwarz, Kyle Moyer and Eric Schmitz combined to limit the Giants to two runs, and six hits throughout the game. The Giants two runs both came in the top of the first inning.
Schmitz was credited with the win in the three-inning relief appearance. He struck out four. Schwarz started the game for the A’s, pitching the first five innings.
Ben Gordon was 3-3 on the night for Sheboygan.
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