Milwaukee Rock League, 55+ Division
Lugnuts 16, Pilots 8
‘Nuts Capture First 55+ Title’
Submitted by Jeff Walsh, Lugnuts manager
The Milwaukee Rock MSBL 55+ Champion Point After Lugnuts earned home field advantage thru the playoffs by going 14-3 for the season. A second round 3-2 win over last year’s runner up Brewers was accomplished by a dramatic come-from-behind win with a run in the eighth and a bases loaded walk off walk in the ninth.
The Nuts took the first championship series game in a similar dramatic fashion. A pitcher’s duel was busted wide open in the fifth with five tallies by the perennial champion Pilots. The Nuts battled back but were down 11-5 going to the bottom of the ninth. The Nuts crossed the plate six times for the 12-11 win.
The Nuts continued their onslaught to start the second game with a five run first frame and a seven run sixth. With the Lugnuts leading 16-3 after six complete, both team’s subs finished the game resulting in a 16-8 Lugnuts win for their firstRock MSBL 55+ Division championship.
The Lugnuts have now won championships in 45+, 55+ and 62+ MSBL Divisions.