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A’s Rally Past Oshkosh In Extra Innings

July 16, 2010

With the help of seven Oshkosh errors, the Sheboygan A's improved to 20-12 overall in defeating the Giants 9-8 in 10 innings on Thursday night at Wildwood Baseball Park.

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With the help of seven Oshkosh errors, the Sheboygan A’s improved to 20-12 overall in defeating the Giants 9-8 in 10 innings on Thursday night at Wildwood Baseball Park.

The win improves the A’s to 7-4 in the Northeastern Wisconsin League and 8-9 in the Wisconsin State League.

The A’s broke through in the first when Matt Schilter scored on a wild pitch and Kyle Edlhuber drove in Ryan Schmitz, giving Sheboygan the early 2-0 lead.

However, the lead would be short-lived as the Giants’ Bobby Kachel answered with a grand slam in the top of the second.

Schilter cut the lead to one in the bottom half of the frame with a one out, RBI single.

The A’s found themselves in a 7-3 hole entering the sixth when Edlhuber and Taylor Schwarz each knocked in runs on back-to-back singles. Sheboygan drew within one in the seventh, when Ryan Schilter ripped a one out RBI single.

Oshkosh would push across another run in the eighth making the score 8-6.

Sheboygan catcher Phil Kramsky then tied the game when he drilled a double to right-center that scored two. After a scoreless ninth, Schwarz lead off the tenth with a single and advanced all the way to third on a fielding error. After two walks to load the bases, Schwarz scored on a wild pitch.

Matt Schilter had a game-high three hits for the A’s while Kachel lead the Giants with four RBI.

Connor Lenz took the win for the A’s, pitching two hitless innings. Lenz finished the night with three strikeouts and three hit batters. Troy Mrkvicka received the loss for Oshkosh .

“We didn’t play well, but we got the win,” remarked A’s skipper Chad Gehr. “Everybody battled … the guys didn’t quit, and (they) put together the at-bats when we needed them.”

The A’s will face the league-leading Lombard Orioles in a four-game series starting Saturday with a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m. Chevy Tollefson and Eric Van Beck will be the starting pitchers for Sheboygan.

Story by: The Sheboygan Press

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