It was a forgetable season for the Menomonee Falls Lakers, but for the New Berlin Lakers, the hope is that they can continue playing for another couple of weeks. New Berlin needed a win, coupled with a loss from the Milwaukee Beavers to clinch the final playoff spot in the Suburban Division.
Don August took the ball for the Lakers, and was cruising over the first couple of innings. In the third, Walt Ziller blooped a leadoff single to center. Chris Luckey bunted him over, and with nobody covering third, Ziller attempted to advance two bases. The throw attempt to get Ziller ended up in left field, leading to the first run. Nate Egofsky followed that up with a triple to center and would score on a Wes Stasik single to put New Berlin ahead 2-0.
That would be all the run support Lucas Yogerst would need on the day as he consistently pounded the zone and pitched to contact, trusting in the defense behind him. At one point, Falls hitters would swing at 11 consecutive pitches.
Yogerst would get quite a bit more run support though as New Berlin scored 1 in the 6th on an rbi single from Peter Go, and 7 times in the 7th inning. Joe Scaffidi had a key two run single to put New Berlin up 5-0, and then after a dropped fly ball, consecutive hits from Go, Jake Kolasinski, and Adam Vlaj would turn this into a rout.
For New Berlin, Peter Go, Walt Ziller, and Nate Egofsky would all have multiple hit days.