Wednesday: at Hartford, Please arrive at 6:45.
Friday: vs. Hartland, Please arrive at 6:45.
Saturday: vs. Monches, Please arrive by 11.
Mantz Steps Up
Onto a must win vs a very good Sparta Miller club, 7 Up was down to one option on the mound, Brandon Mantz. Mantz, making his first start in 2 years, dazzled. Mantz worked an efficient 5 innings allowing no hits. Being the team player he is, Mantz never alerted manager Craig Larsen that he had allowed any hits, but put his nose down and hit. And hit he did, as he's done since moving into the lead off spot, with a huge double to break the game open. Adam Rohlinger, returned from his ejection, with a 2 hit game. Rohlinger was a mute, and didn't share any of his poor attitude on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Despite the win, Clyman's loss to Racine eliminated 7 Up from advancing to the final 4.
Captain, We Are Sinking
After a momentum building win against Clyman on Wednesday, 7 Up looked to continue their march to their 2nd final 4 apperance in the WiABC. Andrew Mueller was on the mound making his first start of the year and the rust quickly showed as he gave up a first inning 3 run home run. 7 Up would be struck with another blow in the 2nd as Adam Rohlinger, the captain of 7 Up, was ejected for having a "Condescending Attitude" after Rohlinger expressed concern about the base umpire calling time in the middle of Andrew Mueller's delivery. Mueller, coming off a hip injury which sidelined him for over 12 months, was forced to land strange on his leg due to the late time call. Rohlinger was ejected despite not swearing or doing anything dramatic. The ejection seemed to energize 7 Up. Andrew Mueller dominated the next 5 innings, and 7 Up chipped away before taking a 4-3 lead late. Manager, Craig Larsen, stuck with his big right hander despite the high pitch count, and Racine walked off with a 3 run homer, which forced 7 Up fans and players to wonder what if. What if Rohlinger wouldn't have been ejected, and what if Larsen made a change.
Koth Is Becoming Mr. Ace
When you think Taylor Koth, you don't think pitching. You might think of kankles, or 49 points in a basketball game, or even his jump step swing but not dominating pitching performances but that is exactly what Koth has done in 2014 for the West Bend 7 Up baseball team. Koth has been utterly dominating on the mound this season and Wednesday night was no different. Koth mixed up pitches for a complete game victory and a opening game win for 7 Up. Koth also chipped in at the plate with a big hit after big hit.
|LOL WEST STANDINGS|
|Brookfield Blue Sox||11||5||2|
|West Bend 7 Up||10||5||2.5|
|North Lake Lakers||5||11||8|
|Oconomowoc Five O's||5||11||8|
|Menomonee Falls Lakers||4||11||8.5|
|West Bend 7 Up||7||1||0|
|Oconomowoc Five O's||2||5||5|
|West Bend Benders||0||6||6.5|
|Johnson Creek Pioneers||5||3||0.5|
|Juneau County Seators||3||6||3|
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