West Salem falls to Milwaukee Lutheran in Division 2 state semifinal

Panthers Klos comes through on the mound despite loss

Entering with a (5-2) record Adam Klos put together all West Salem Head Coach Chuck Ihle could have asked for.

Six innings, five hits, 10 strikeouts and one earned run later the Panthers found themselves in the handshake line, one run short in Appleton.

“We came out here and competed the best we could,” said an emotional Ihle. “Adam worked himself out of a lot of jams there. A 1-0 loss down here isn’t what we wanted, but we are sure proud of the effort out there, no doubt about that.”

Milwaukee Lutheran starter Nick Winter allowed only one hit on an infield single in the fifth inning.

West Salem threatened in the seventh before Winter induced a slow grounder to second to seal the ballgame.

The Panthers conclude their season with a record of 23-5.