With Tommy Wolf's arm still a bit sore from the strong outing last week at West Bend, the Menomonee Falls Lakers turned to Don August for a rare Friday night start. West Allis countered with David Mihlsimmer, a pitcher many of this group had seen a few years ago at Muskego when he threw a complete game shutout. Falls hoped for a better result this time than in the Port Washington days, and they were able to deliver.
Falls got on the board in the first with a two out rbi single from Tommy Wolf, and West Allis countered with a run scoring double by Ryan Treichel in their half. In the third, Falls scratched across two more on rbi singles from Anthony Otto and Chris Laurishke. West Allis got one back in the 4th to make the score 3-2.
The 6th inning was where both offenses had all their fun. Nick Heiting started the inning with a walk and advanced to third on a double by Zach Kornburger. Both runners would eventually score on wild pitches / passed balls. Matt Emmer would later walk and score on a fielders choice, and Chris Laurishke would deliver a two run single, chasing Mihlsimmer.
For West Allis, they again would counter with 4 in their half. Treichel, Adam Briceland, Jack Jorgenson (who August was unable to get out all day) and John Offenbacher all had hits in the inning. August was able to get Ryan Welch to ground into an inning ending fielders choice to keep Falls ahead, and then he came back and struck out the side in the 7th.
Anthony Otto delivered a very key 2 run single with two outs in the top of the 9th to give Menomonee Falls a little more breathing room, and August was able to finish what he started for the 11-6 win.
For Falls, Zach Kornburger continued to swing a hot bat with 4 hits, Chris Laurishke added 3, and Anthony Otto and Nick Heiting added 2. West Allis was led by Jack Jorgenson who went 4-4. Ryan Treichel also had a multiple hit night.