A’s, Cavs Split Saturday DH

July 10, 2011

The Sheboygan A's split a doubleheader with the Eau Claire Cavaliers on Saturday evening at Wildwood baseball park.

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The Sheboygan A’s split a doubleheader with the Eau Claire Cavaliers on Saturday evening at Wildwood baseball park.

Sheboygan took game one by a count of 5-1 despite being held hitless through the first four innings.

Justin Hunt tied the game with an RBI groundout in the fifth. Hunt struck again with a run scoring single in the sixth that gave the A’s the lead. In total, Sheboygan scored four runs in the sixth inning, all of which came with two outs.

Sheboygan native Taylor Schwarz set the pace for the A’s at the plate with two hits and two RBI.

Jack Archie pitched a complete game to pick up the win, allowing only one run on six hits.

A sacrifice fly from Brady Sand in the fourth inning of game two proved to be the difference as the Cavaliers took the nightcap 3-2.

Sheboygan fought themselves defensively for a considerable portion of the ballgame, committing three errors. Wegner knows his team will continue to suffer the consequences brought about by the miscues if the issue is not addressed.

“We cannot afford to make errors,” said A’s manager Shaun Wegner. “We’re not going to out-hit teams every game, so we have to find a way to shore up our defense and that’s when we will become a good team and stay in games all the time.”

Eric Van Beck took the loss for the A’s despite scattering just five hits through seven innings of work.

Wegner stated that Saturday’s split didn’t place any additional pressure on his squad heading into the conclusion of the four game series on Sunday.

“We’re going to come out here tomorrow and do the same kind of thing,” Wegner said. “Try to throw strikes, put pressure on them and go in there and have quality at-bats and try to push a few runs across the board.”

Story by: The Sheboygan Press

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