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Monches Clinches Final Spot

By Kris Franzen, 08/12/18, 7:00PM CDT

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8/7

West Allis 4 at West Bend 7 Up 7
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West Allis had their back against the wall, needing to win out and get help, went to the top team of the regular season West Bend 7 Up.  Not only did they have to contend with 7 Up, the City of West Bend was closing their ballpark for a complete renovation and in front of a packed crowd, West Allis looked to make noise.  West Allis scored 2 runs in the 1st, but couldn't stop West Bend's offense as they answered with 3 runs of their own.  West Allis tied it at 3-3 in the third, but West Bend retook the lead again in the 3rd at 4-3.  West Allis tied it on a Collin Luty solo home run in the 5th before 7 Up pulled away in the 6th with 2 runs thanks to a Matt Schubert 2 run triple, and a single run in the 8th.

West Bend got 4 hits from Matt Parrent and Nick Winter, and multiple hit games from Billy Bynum and Taylor Koth.  Collin Luty, Cameron Drury, and Tyler Carle each reached base twice for West Allis.

8/8

Milwaukee 1 at West Bend Braves 9
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West Bend opened play at the West Bend High School for the remainder of the season with a 9-1 win over the Milwaukee Beavers.  West Bend started quick scoring 3 runs in the 1st and scoring runs in the next 3 innings.  After 6 innings it was 9-1 and Brad Rindfliesch was able to hold the lead.  Ridnfliesch had his best outing of the season going the complete game giving up just the run on 8 hits.

West Bend got 4 hits from Caleb Horbath and a multiple hit game from Blake Hall and Wyatt Herbert.  Milwaukee got a 3 hit game from Justin Barkhurst.

West Bend Braves 5 at Milwaukee 6
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West Bend jumped on Milwaukee first scoring 5 runs in the 4th inning to take a 5-0 lead, however Milwaukee chipped away scoring single runs in the bottom of the 4th and 6th.  The Beavers rallied with 2 outs in the 7th to score 4 runs to take the victory.

Doug Martin, Sam Mattheis, and Connor Vredeveld had multiple hit games for the Beavers.  Derek Hall reached base 3 times for the West Bend Braves.

8/10

Hartland 1 at West Bend 7 Up 12
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West Bend 7 Up clinched home field advantage and the overall number 1 seed with a 12-1 win over Hartland.  West Bend led 4-0 after 2, and 7-0 after 4.  Hartland got on the board in the 6th, but West Bend put the game away with 4 runs in their half of the 6th.

Nick Winter had 4 hits and scored 5 times for 7 Up.  Billy Bynum had 3 hits, while Adam Rohlinger, Matt Schubert, Taylor Koth, and Michael Szeszol had multiple hit games for West Bend.  Travis Koeppen had all 3 hits for Hartland.  Tyler Adams went 5 innings of 2 hit ball.

Monches 8 at Lannon 6
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Both Lannon and Monches were playing for their playoff lives, and the playoff intensity was in the air.  Lannon scored 4 times in the first 2 innings to take a 4-0 lead.  Monches cut the lead in half in the 3rd at 4-2.  The score would remain that way until the 8th when Monches put up 5 runs.  Lannon cut it to a 1 run Monches after 8 innings at 7-6 but Monches was able to tack on an insurance run and hold on for the win.

Monches got multiple hit games from Tj Roberts, Andy Smith, and Andrew Tucci. Andy Smith went the distance for Monches.  Joey Bratten, Jason Kalman, and Adam Bigus had multiple hit games for Lannon.

8/11

Milwaukee Beavers 7 at West Allis 0
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Milwaukee ace Matt Burke was on his game as Milwaukee was able to shut out West Allis in game 1 of the Saturday Doubleheader 7-0.  Milwaukee got the only run they needed in the 1st, but scored 4 times in the 4th, and twice in the 5th.  Burke went 6 innings and gave up just 3 hits.

Brandon Mantz had 4 hits for Milwaukee, while Justin Barkhurst and Jason Lindemann had multiple hit games. 

West Allis 3 at Milwaukee 4
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Game two was much more competitive as Milwaukee was able to grab the lead in the first and hold off West Allis late.  West Allis took a 2-0 lead after their half the 1st but Milwaukee responded scoring 3 in their half of the 1st.  Milwaukee scored 1 in the 2nd to take a 4-2 lead.  West Allis scored 1 in the 4th to cut it to a one run lead but Milwaukee was able to hold West Allis off the board the rest of the way.

Milwaukee got multiple hit games from Justin Barkhurst and Peter Nelson.  West Allis got a 3 hit game from Jake Schwall.

Brookfield Blue Sox 4 at New Berlin 6
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A pitcher's duel broke out in New Berlin as a home playoff game was on the line in this opening round preview of the Suburban Division playoffs.  New Berlin scored 1st in the bottom of the 4th to give them a 1-0 lead.  The score remained that way to the 7th when New Berlin scored twice to take a 3-0 lead.  Both teams traded 3 run innings in the 8th, but Brookfield had a chance to tie but Jake Sweet was able to wiggle out of trouble for the save.

New Berlin got 7 scoreless innings from Corey Liebber. Offensively the Lakers got multiple hit games from Bryan Thisenhusen, Nate Egofske, and Alex Kerschner.  Brookfield got 3 hits from Pat Tobiasz, and multiple hit games from Cole Vento, Jeff Lemmermann, and Zach Loss. 

West Bend Braves 1 at Sussex 12
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Travis Thompson got his final tune up start for the playoffs and was in postseason form going the complete game giving up just 1 run on 4 hits.  Sussex led 3-0 after 1.  Sussex scored 5 runs in the 3rd and 4 times in the 5th.

Michael Barnes had 4 hits, including a home run, and 5 runs batted in for Sussex, while Nick Schreiber and Carson Youngquist, who hit his 3rd homer of the season, had 3 hits.  Seth Kroenke and Lucas Keller had multiple hit games. 

Lannon 1 at Brookfield Bulldogs 11
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Lannon jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead and held it until the 3rd before Brookfield's offense erupted for multiple runs in the 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 7th to clinch the Lake Country Division Title.  Greg Basthemer was outstanding again for Brookfield, getting his league leading 9th win of the season.

Jonathan Keane had a 4 hit game for Brookfield including home run.  The Bulldogs also got a 3 hit game from Dan Barwick, and multiple hit games from Parker Sniatynski, Kris Franzen, Mike Jacobs, and Scott Booth, who hit a home run.  Connor Engel and Nick Erd had multiple hit games for Lannon.

Menomonee Falls 4 at Oconomowoc 5
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The game of the day had nothing to play for except pride, but the Oconomowoc Five O's rallied in the 8th to tie the game at 4-4 before winning it in the 11th 5-4.  Oconomowoc led 3-1 after 7 before the Falls scored 3 times in the 8th to take the lead. 

Sean Meyer and Derek Nelson had multiple hit games for Oconomowoc.  Jonah Landowski was dominate for the Five O's going 7 innings giving up just 4 hits and striking out 11.  Don August went 9 innings giving up just 3 runs.  Nick Heiting had 3 hits for the Falls, while Alex Sutherland, Joe Plantier, and Henry Hansen had multiple hit games.

Monches 8 at Pewaukee 4
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In what was essentially a winner take all game in Pewaukee, the Monches Irish notched a huge victory 8-4.  Monches and Pewaukee traded single runs in the 1st.  Monches took the lead in the 3rd for good scoring 3 times.  Pewaukee scored twice in their half of the 3rd but couldn't catch up from there.  Monches scored a single run in the 5th and 3 times in the 8th.

Luke Dubnicka, Tanner Williams, and Brady Williams had multiple hit games for Monches.  Andrew Tucci pitched great for Monches, Tj Roberts worked out of trouble in the 9th.  Pewaukee got a multiple hit game from Jackson Hoang including a home run.  Brendan Charette pitched well in relief.

8/12

West Bend 7 Up 4 at Brookfield Blue Sox 14
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In a playoff tune up, both West Bend and Brookfield locked up in what could be a rematch in one short week in West Bend.  West Bend scored 1st in the 1st and again in the 3rd to take a 2-0 lead.  Brookfield tied the game in 4th at 2-2.  From that point forward Johnny Arnold and the Blue Sox exploded for 12 runs in the last 3 innings.

Pat Tobiasz stays red hot with 4 hits, Johnny Arnold and Zach Loss had 3 hits, while Will Johnson and Cole Vento had multiple hit games, including a home run for Vento.  Johnny Arnold went the distance.  Nick Winter and Billy Bynum had 3 hit games for 7 Up.