Nationals Claim Wisconsin State League Invitational Tournament Championship
Posted by Steve Elliott on Aug 14 2016 at 05:00PM PDT in 2019 Season
The West Allis Nationals and Kenosha Kings both had scoring chances on Sunday, but it was the West Allis Nationals that were able to capitalize on them as they pulled out a 4-3 win in the WSL Invitational Championship Game at Wildwood Baseball Park, Sheboygan, WI. In the bottom of the second, the West Allis Nationals grabbed the early lead, 2-0. Jake Kolacinski started the rally for the West Allis Nationals with a single. John Keane doubled, scoring Aaron Goecks and Kolacinski. The West Allis Nationals went up for good in the fourth, scoring two runs on a groundout by Jonah Meidl-Zahorodny and a single by Adam Karas. Tom Starck shut down Kenosha Kings while he was on the mound. Kenosha Kings managed just two hits off of Starck, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out three during his three innings of work. One run in the top of the seventh helped Kenosha Kings close its deficit to 4-3. West Allis Nationals closer Aaron Woods closed the game out with a strike out of Cyle Hartwig. The Nationals finished the season on a 7 game winning streak to hit the 25 win mark for only the second time in franchise history.
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