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7 UP wins 11th in a row
7 UP won their 11th LOL Western Division Game in a row Sunday by defeating the Falls Lakers 11-7 at Regner. The "Duke" threw batting practice which usally means good things for 7 UP. Nick Winter and Matt Schubert combined to keep the hard hitting Lakers at bay in a hitter’s day at Regner. Winter got the start and Schubert came in to secure the win. The 2 combined to strike out 10 Lakers on the day. Offensively 7 UP was led by Taylor Koth who was 4-4 and walked for the first time this season. He also scored 3 runs after a move to the 6th spot seemed to spark a fire. Mike Szeszol also recorded 4 hits on the day and scored 3 runs. He returned nicely after falling down swinging to end the All Star game the day before. Billy Bynum played with his sore hamstring yet still had 3 hits including a double. Manager Adam Rohlinger had 3 knocks on the day including a double off the legend and current ERA leader Don August. Nick Winter and Casey Krohn each drove in 3 on the day in the team effort. 7 UP returns to action in the WABC tourney Friday night at 6:30 against Kewaskum at Regner. Come down for a great weekend of baseball and support 7 UP!
7 UP has strong showing at ALL STAR GAME
The Suburban Division fell 6-4 to the Lake Country Division in the LOL Western Division All Star Game on Saturday in a fun day had by all at Kapco Park in Mequon. 7 Up had 5 starters including the whole infield. Matt Schubert hit leadoff and lined a single to left to start the game. Overall on the day 7 UP hitters would collect 7 hits. Adam Rohlinger and Taylor Koth both laced singles to left in the game. Dan Ranieri hit a scorching double to left. Ranieri looked comfortable in the CU box after playing his career there. Front Runner MVP Matt Parrent hit a missile to the left center gap for a double in the game also. "I got that one" were the words of Parrent running back to the dugout after the inning. But like usual in these All Star Games, the 7 UP star of the day was Billy Bynum. The 2nd basemen homered in his 5th Straight All Star Game which is historical. The solo shot caused local 7 UP reporter and team insider Gidal Kaiser to gasp and tweet in amazement. (See his twitter). Bynum also sniffed out an infield single in his second at bat to go 2-2 on the day. The single caused him to leave the game and made him the only player on the day to get hurt we believe. If not for a late error by the Suburban Division that caused the game to turn, Bynum would have easily captured another MVP. Simply astonishing stuff. Ask him about when you see him next.
Despite the loss, the day was an overall success. Former 7 UP manager/alum and current Western Commissioner Larsen ran an incredible event like usual. Larsen tapped in 7 UP PA announcer Terry ($) Koth to run PA and he performed under the pressure. TJ "Bass" Seewald even got involved by throwing an incredibly efficient batting practice. The Duke Willie Mueller even made an appearance and made everyone feel welcome. Thanks to all the 7 UP fans who made the journey-