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Bulldogs pull out victory in seventh

Hawks post first triumph of the season

June 5, 2012

West Allis - A seventh-inning rally gave the West Allis Central baseball team a thrilling 3-2 victory over West Allis Hale in the first intracity showdown of the season on Friday night.

The Bulldogs were trailing 2-0 heading into the bottom of the seventh but Victor Perea lined a three-run double to enable the Bulldogs to pull out the game. Michael Manlick picked up the victory, allowing six hits and striking out three in a complete game.

For the Huskies, Alex Elenteny and Zach Smith each collected two hits, including a double, while Dan Sotiros and Sam Versnik each drove in runs. Nick Sotiros pitched well for five innings, giving up just one hit.

The Huskies returned to action on Saturday, downing Greenfield, 9-5, and earning a 3-3 tie with Mukwonago. Against Greenfield, Dan Sotiros went 2-for-3 and drove in a run, while Brian Kimpel and Nick Sotiros also brought in runs.

In the Mukwonago game, Ben Allan and Stephen Metzdorf both drove in runs and Travis Beuth totaled two hits.

Central also played twice on Saturday but did not fare as well, losing to Sussex Hamilton, 4-1, and to Waukesha North, 11-0. Nick Stachowiak had one hit and Dylan Diebitz pitched a solid five innings but took the loss against the Chargers, while Josh Neary had a double against North.

Earlier in the week, the Huskies lost a pair of one-run Greater Metro Conference contests, falling to Marquette, 3-2, on May 30 and to Brookfield East, 9-8, on May 29.

Elenteny and Versnik each drove in runs and Dan Sotiros had two hits against Marquette. Elenteny allowed eight hits and fanned six in taking the loss.

Against East, Patrick Heal and Dan Sotiros each doubled twice and combined for three RBIs and Nick Sotiros had two hits and two RBIs.

The Bulldogs lost to Brookfield East, 9-5, on May 30 and to Wauwatosa East, 6-1, on May 29. Brendan Conigliaro and Neary each had two hits against Wauwatosa, while Brandon Burdick brought in a run against Brookfield.

Greenfield beats Shorewood

Zach Davis, Kyle Holmes and Nick Jablonski each posted two hits and Holmes drove in two runs in a 7-5 victory over Shorewood on Friday, the Hustlin' Hawks' only triumph of the week.

Tyler Laverdure worked five innings to gain the victory for Greenfield.

The Hawks lost twice on Saturday, 9-5 to West Allis Hale and 5-3 to Mukwonago. Laverdure went 3-for-4 with a double and RBI and Travis Hyatt had two hits against Mukwonago. Jaron Litza and Alec Piekarski combined to allow just four hits in the game.

Greenfield also lost twice, both by 6-2 scores, to New Berlin Eisenhower on May 29-30. In the second game, Jablonski went 3-for-4 with a double and RBI and Tyler Haim had one hit and one RBI. Richard Thomas allowed five hits and struck out nine.

Laverdure had two hits, including a double, and an RBI and Ryan Manzuk drove in one run in the May 29 contest.

Whitnall falls to Cudahy

Ian Ray went 4-for-4 with a double and Luke Mentkowski 2-for-3 with a double, but the Falcons fell to Cudahy, 10-5, on Friday night.

Brent Sluka took the loss after working just three innings.

- Compiled by John Rech

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