West Bend 7 Up season comes to a crushing end with a 9-7 first round loss to Lannon. Brandon Mantz got the call on the hill when the top 4 pitchers in innings pitched were unavailable. In the spot start, Mantz never seemed to find his groove that he had the other times out this season. Before you knew it was 9-2 and 7 Up's season was hanging by a thread. After a double steal and perfect run down by long time all star Dean Haase. 7 Up scratched 2 back to tie with a RBI single by Cal Jacklin and a perfectly placed RBI bunt single by Billy Bynum. That momentum would not last long as the wheels feel off fast. Lannon would score 6 runs off Mantz and Billy Lawton to push the lead to 8-2. A another Lannon run off Lawton and with a 9-2 lead, 7 Up turned the ball over to Jonathan Nick. Nick held Lannon at bay until the bottom of the 8th when 7 Up made a furious comeback. 7 Up scored 5 runs but left the bases loaded. 7 Up would get the tieing run to second but couldn't get another run across.
Due to the lack of players available for 7 Up, West Bend 7 Up decided to opt out of the night league playoffs and forfeit their NCS game vs. Hustisford.
|LOL WEST STANDINGS|
|West Bend 7 Up||13||5||2|
|Brookfield Blue Sox||12||6||3|
|North Lake Lakers||6||11||8|
|Oconomowoc Five O's||6||12||9|
|Menomonee Falls Lakers||5||13||10|
|West Bend 7 Up||8||2||0|
|Oconomowoc Five O's||4||6||4|
|West Bend Benders||0||8||7.5|
|Johnson Creek Pioneers||5||5||2.5|
|Juneau County Seators||4||6||3.5|
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