A’s Host Manty Tonight For Big WSL Game
July 6, 2009
The Sheboygan A's take on the Manitowoc Bandits in a crucial contest that will impact both the Wisconsin State League and the Northeastern Wisconsin League.
It will be a big night at Wildwood Baseball Park tonight.
The Sheboygan A’s take on the Manitowoc Bandits in a crucial contest that will impact both the Wisconsin State League and the Northeastern Wisconsin League.
In the WSL, the A’s and the Bandits are two of the of the five teams that are separated by just 1½ games in the league’s battle for second place behind the Lombard Orioles. Meanwhile, the A’s have opened a four-game lead in the Northeastern Wisconsin League, but Manitowoc has only four losses in the league and is still in contention.
Tonight’s game counts in the standings in both leagues. It gets under way at 7:30 p.m.
It is Sponsors and Friends Night as the ball club will be hosting those who purchased ads, tickets, made contributions or in other ways helped the club in the last year. The tailgate party begins at 5:30 p.m.
Too Cool will provide music, the Sheboygan Diamonds U-9 youth baseball team will partner with the A’s, and Ari Kupsch and Kayla Kleefisch of Sheboygan South High School will sing the National Anthem.
Ryan Schmitz, 1-2 with a 2.08 earned run average, starts tonight for the A’s.
The A’s, 22-9 overall, launch a second half that sees them playing 14 of their final 22 games at home.
Five A’s players will play in the annual NWL/Langsdorf League All-Star Game in Burlington on Friday. Kreston Albright, Tim Patzman, Matt Schilter, Nohl Depies and Gabe Marshall will compete in that contest.
Five regular players are hitting over .300 and another at .295. The top batters are Patzman .391, Schmitz .371, Albright .357, Schilter and Lucas Wilsing .333, Depies .300 and Taylor Schwarz at .295.
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