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Five O's 6, Blue Sox 0
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FIVE O'S 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3   6 10 0
BLUE SOX 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 6 0
W: Luke Nelson    L: John Arnold
Sunday, June 26, 2016

Luke Nelson Tosses Shutout For Win Over Blue Sox

By Dan Flaherty | 6/26/2016
The Oconomowoc Five-O's were up against it on Sunday afternoon at McCoy Field in Brookfield. They had taken three straight tough losses and a good Brookfield Blue Sox team awaited. Another defeat and that early-season talk of the playoffs would turn into a pipe dream.

Enter Luke Nelson.

Nelson, a Five-O's icon, was summoned away from coaching youth baseball to rescue the season and it's really not being overly dramatic to say it put LeBron's NBA Finals performance to shame. Nelson batted leadoff and ripped the first pitch of the game for a line drive single. He added a double as well at the plate before the day was done. He took the mound and pitched a complete game. And if you wanted to be home early for dinner? Luke took care of that too, dispatching the playoff-contending Blue Sox in under 2 hours with 93 pitches.

If Nelson played the role of LeBron, then Jeff Rhoads was his Kyrie Irving. Rhoads lashed three line drive hits of his own. Batting the 3-hole, Rhoads combined with Nelson, along with Josh Bouche to get Oconomowoc out of the gate quickly. All three batters ripped line drive hits and all three scored.

Brookfield's good lefthander John Arnold got settled in and for a lot of days in LOL that would have been enough. But this wasn't a lot of days. The zeroes kept going up on the scoreboard both ways and the game sped by. In the ninth inning, the Five-O's finally ended the day as they had begun—with a three-run outburst keyed by Chandler Ziemann's tailing line drive double that found the inside of the rightfield foul line.

The 6-0 win kept Oconomowoc alive in the playoff race. They still need to catch either Monches or Sussex, but those two teams play each other on the Fourth of July. The Five-O's are set to return home to Roosevelt Field for games against West Bend Lithia on Sunday and then a high-profile game with the first-place Brookfield Bulldogs on the Fourth.
    AB R H RBI BB SO
P L.Nelson 5 1 2 0 0 0
LF Bouche 4 1 1 1 0 0
    Beluschak 0 0 0 0 0 0
2B J.Rhoads 4 1 3 1 0 0
    Hall 1 0 0 0 0 0
DH D.Nelson 4 0 0 0 0 1
RF Benz 4 1 1 0 0 0
3B Ziemann 4 1 2 2 0 0
1B S.Rhoads 3 0 0 0 0 0
C Pierce 4 1 1 1 0 0
CF Trafton 4 0 0 0 0 1
  Totals 37 6 10 5 0 2
BATTING
2B: J.Rhoads (2), Benz, Ziemann, L.Nelson, Bouche
TB: J.Rhoads (5), L.Nelson (3), Ziemann (3), Bouche (2), Benz (2), Pierce
HBP: Beluschak
S: S.Rhoads
BASERUNNING
SB: Pierce
FIELDING
CS: Pierce
  IP H R ER BB SO HR
L.Nelson (W) 9.0 6 0 0 0 4 0
Totals 9.0 6 0 0 0 4 0
PITCHING
WP: Luke Nelson
LP: John Arnold
HB: L.Nelson