WSL Challenge Day 1 recap

WSL challenge, Saturday July 6th results

Lombard Orioles 8 – 0 Burlington Barons

The Burlington Barons fell behind early and couldn’t come back in an 8-0 loss to The Lombard Orioles on Saturday. Lombard took the lead on a home run in the first inning. The Burlington Barons struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Lombard, giving up eight runs. Lombard got things started in the first inning. Kevin Mampe drove in two when he homered. Kevin Napoleon took the win for Lombard. He lasted five innings, allowing two hits and zero runs while striking out nine and walking one. Andrew Bergman threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Burlington Barons 7 – 4 Addison Braves

The Burlington Barons won against The Addison Braves on Saturday, 7-4. Burlington opened up scoring in the first inning, when Mikey Pilizzi singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run. Qadar Njuguna earned the win for Burlington. He lasted two and two-thirds innings, allowing one hit and zero runs while striking out one and walking one. Drew Pesick threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Pesick recorded the last six outs to earn the save for Burlington.

Lombard Orioles 3 – 0 West Allis Nationals

Both teams were strong on the mound on Saturday, but The Lombard Orioles was just a little bit stronger at the plate in a victory over The West Allis Nationals on Saturday. Antonio Valadez started the game for West Allis Nationals and recorded 16 outs. Charlie Klemm earned the win for Lombard. He went six innings, allowing zero runs on four hits and striking out eight. Paul Terelli threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Terelli recorded the last three outs to earn the save for Lombard.

Sheboygan A’s 13 – 4 Addison Braves

Jake Falish was clutch at the plate with ducks on the pond on Saturday, driving in four on three hits to lead The Sheboygan A’s past The Addison Braves 13-4 on Saturday. Falish drove in runs on a double in the first, a single in the second, and a sacrifice fly in the sixth. Addison scored three runs in the second inning, but Sheboygan still managed to pull out the victory. The big inning for Addison came thanks to a single by Tom Moran, by Marcelo Tanon, and a fielder’s choice by Jake Bilotta. Sheboygan opened up scoring in the first inning. Jimmy Juergensen drove in two when he homered. Kyle Moyer was credited with the victory for Sheboygan. He surrendered three runs on three hits over five innings, striking out two. Jacob Bonin threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.

De Pere Dodgers 5 – 3 Kenosha Kings

The Kenosha Kingswatched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 5-3 loss to The De Pere Dodgers on Saturday. De Pere scored on a single by Kyle Kosobucki, a single by Jacob Lacy, a single by Jake Fietz, and a sacrifice fly by Noah Robinson in the second inning. De Pere pulled away for good with four runs in the second inning. In the second Kosobucki singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run, Lacy singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run, Fietz singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run, and Robinson’s sac fly scored one run for De Pere Dodgers. Matt Willems pitched De Pere to victory. He lasted six innings, allowing seven hits and three runs while striking out three and walking one. Evan Rice threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen. Rice recorded the last three outs to earn the save for De Pere.

Sheboygan A’s 13 – 1 Kenosha Kings

The Kenosha Kings fell behind early and couldn’t come back in a 13-1 loss to The Sheboygan A’s on Saturday. Sheboygan took the lead on a sacrifice fly in the first inning. Kenosha struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Sheboygan, giving up 13 runs. Sheboygan got things moving in the first inning, when Josh Gates’s sac fly scored one run for Sheboygan. Sheboygan scored eight runs in the fourth inning. Jimmy Juergensen, Hayden Smith, Ross Krist, and Jake Falish powered the big inning with RBIs. Special note for Juergensen considering he got a Grand Slam in the inning. Drew Nuanes led Sheboygan to victory on the mound. He went five innings, allowing one run on two hits, striking out two and walking one.

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