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Five O's 9, Lakers 3
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FIVE O'S 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 1   9 11 0
LAKERS 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0   3 14 4
W: Jordan Murray    L: Chris Berratz
Sunday, June 5, 2016

O's Improve to 5-2 With Win Over North Lake

By Dan Flaherty | 6/5/2016
The Oconomowoc Five-O's started fast and finished strong on Sunday in North Lake. In between, they got solid, mistake-free pitching and posted a 9-3 win.

Oconomowoc got two runs quickly. An error, a stolen base and a base hit by Chandler Ziemann set up a sacrifice fly from Jeff Rhoads for the game's first run. Chandler came around on a ground ball out to first base for a 2-0 lead.

The Five-O's added to the lead in the third. Jeff Rhoads bunted his way on, Aaron Benz drew a walk and Derek Nelson singled to left. Steve Rhoads singled to right to pick up one run. A double-play groundball quieted the threat, but another run still came in through the backdoor.

Jordan Murray then settled down and began pounding the strike zone. He only allowed one walk in seven innings of work and the Oconomowoc defense did not commit an error. North Lake got some hits, fourteen for the game, but they were scattered and with the Five-O's not giving anything away, they kept the lead.

The game stayed 4-0 until the seventh when Oconomowoc opened up one more time. Chandler singled to left, and then with two outs the knockout flurry began. Benz singled. Derek Nelson, who had a three-hit day and kept his average well over the .500 mark, did a masterful job of taking a base hit the other way for an RBI. Steve Rhoads crushed a line drive single back through the box. Nick Pierce drew a walk, Dominick Meyer singled and Derek Prust worked an RBI walk with the bases loaded.

By the time the inning was over it was 8-0. North Lake scratched out a couple runs in the seventh, but it never got close. Meyer came on to pitch the final two innings and continued the mistake-free pounding of the strike zone. The defense behind him continued to be flawless. Oconomowoc closed out the 9-3 win.

The Five-O's are now set up for a sequence of big divisional games over the next two weeks. They travel to Monches next Sunday, and then come home to Roosevelt Field to host Sussex and Pewaukee on the weekend of June 18-19. These four teams are highly likely to produce the three playoff teams from the Lake Country Division in the LOL West.
    AB R H RBI BB SO
CF Trafton 5 1 0 0 1 1
3B Ziemann 5 2 2 0 0 1
2B J.Rhoads 4 1 1 1 0 0
RF Benz 4 2 0 0 1 1
1B D.Nelson 5 2 3 1 0 0
DH S.Rhoads 3 1 2 2 2 0
C Pierce 4 0 1 1 1 0
SS Meyer 5 0 1 1 0 0
LF Prust 3 0 1 1 2 1
  Totals 38 9 11 7 7 4
BATTING
2B: D.Nelson
TB: D.Nelson (4), S.Rhoads (2), Ziemann (2), J.Rhoads, Pierce, Meyer, Prust
HBP: Ziemann
SF: J.Rhoads
BASERUNNING
SB: Trafton, Ziemann
FIELDING
CS: Pierce
  IP H R ER BB SO HR
Murray (W) 7.0 11 2 2 1 0 0
Meyer 2.0 3 1 1 0 2 0
Totals 9.0 14 3 3 1 2 0
PITCHING
WP: Jordan Murray
LP: Chris Berratz