Weston Swartztrauber fires a pitch during the Waterloo McKays’ Home Talent Night League game with Cambridge on June 20.

The Waterloo McKays suffered a pair of Home Talent League defeats in a two-day span.

(Night League)



On Thursday, June 20 the McKays lost 5-2 to the Cambridge Blues in East Night League play. The game was played at Jones Park in Fort Atkinson.

A pair of two-run innings — the first and fifth — led the Blues to victory.

The McKays scored solo runs in the third and fourth frames. In the third, Joey Lauth singled and scored, while in the fourth Louis Hensler singled and crossed home plate to cut the Cambridge lead to 3-2.

The loss dropped the McKays to 2-2 in East Night League play.

(Sunday League)



On Friday, June 21, the McKays hosted the first-place Albion Tigers in Southeast Section Sunday League play. The end result was an 8-2 loss.

The Tigers, tied for first place in the Southeast Section with Stoughton at 7-1, got a dominant pitching performance from Lucas Gregory and had eight different players combine for 11 hits.

Gregory threw eight innings, allowing only four baserunners and an unearned run while striking out 10.

Waterloo managed only two runs off the Tiger southpaw. In the third Easton Ellis doubled and later scored on back-to-back passed balls tying the score at 1-1.

Albion re-took the lead with a solo run in the fourth before breaking things open with a five-run fifth inning.

The McKays (1-5 SE) plated their final run in the ninth. Nick Brozek, who led Waterloo with a 2-for-4 night, singled and scored on a balk.

The Tiger offense was paced by the bottom third of its order, where Gregory, Austin Mades, and Brennan Deegan each were 2x4 with an RBI.


The McKays (3-7 overall) will host the Utica Association in East Night League play on Thursday in a 7:30 p.m. first pitch at Firemen’s Park.

Waterloo will then play under the lights Saturday traveling to Evansville for a 6 p.m. Sunday League start.

(Sunday League)


Albion 001 150 001 — 8 11 0

Waterloo 001 000 000 — 2 5 1

Albion (ab-r-h-rbi) — Klubertanz 5-0-1-1, A. Gregory 5-1-0-1, Oren 2-1-0-0, J. Ziemet 4-1-1-0, D. Ziemet 4-1-0-0, Hatlen 3-1-2-0, Loveland 1-1-1-0, L. Gregory 4-1-2-1, Mades 4-1-2-1, B. Deegan 4-0-2-2. Totals — 36-7-11-6.

Waterloo (ab-r-h-rbi) — Brozek 4-1-2-0, J. Hensler 2-0-0-0, Noel 3-0-0-0, L. Hensler 4-0-0-0, Swatztrauber 2-0-0-0, Thompson 2-0-0-0, Lauth 3-0-1-0, Ellis 3-1-1-0, Cook 1-0-0-0, Jakel 2-0-0-0, Grossman 1-0-0-0, Vehlow 2-0-0-0. Totals — 29-2-5-0.

2B — Mades, L. Gregory, Loveland; Ellis. 3B — Ziemet.

Pitching HO — L. Gregory 3 in 8, Hatlen 2 in 1; Brozek 7 in 4, Vehlow 1 in 1, Swartztrauber 0 in 2, Ruelas 3 in 2. ER — L. Gregory 0, Hatlen 1; Brozek 2, Vehlow 3, Swartztrauber 0, Ruelas 1. SO — L. Gregory 10, Hatlen 1; Brozek 1, Vehlow 1, Swartztrauber 0, Ruelas 0. BB — L. Gregory 1, Hatlen 0; Brozek 1, Vehlow 7, Swartztrauber 1, Ruelas 0.

W — L. Gregory. L — Brozek.

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