Nats Edge Kings

Posted by Steve Elliott on May 28 2015 at 05:00PM PDT in 2019 Season

Kyle Kalkopf scored from second on an infield fielder's choice in the eighth to give the Nationals the lead and the locals held on for a hard fought 7-6 victory over the rival Kenosha Kings.

The teams matched scores in first and fourth innings and the teams entered the 7th inning tied at 3.  In the bottom of the 7th the Nationals took a 5-3 lead with patience at the plate, but the Kings countered with 3 of their own in the top of the 8th to gain a 6-5 advantage.   The edge proved to be short lived as the Nationals plated two and held on for the win.

The Nationals offense was well-balanced with 9 different players contributing hits.    Mike Merritt led the way with a homer and 2 RBI's.

Curt Pryal went the first six for the Nationals, allowing no earned runs and striking out 6.   The win went to Tom Starck in his Nationals debut, throwing a scoreless final inning and two thirds and striking out 2.

The Nationals are back in action Friday night in Sheboygan against Wisconsin State League Divisional rival and Langsdorf Nite League member Sheboygan A's.  First pitch is set for 7:30pm. 


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