A’s Nip Bandits
July 22, 2011
The Sheboygan A's put on an impressive performance in front of their largest crowd of the season Thursday night at Wildwood Baseball Park, downing the Manitowoc Bandits 5-4.
The Sheboygan A’s put on an impressive performance in front of their largest crowd of the season Thursday night at Wildwood Baseball Park, downing the Manitowoc Bandits 5-4.
Coming into the contest the Bandits sat atop both the Wisconsin State and Northeastern Wisconsin Leagues.
Ryan Solberg broke a 1-1 tie in the third with a two-out, RBI double, but the Bandits remained within striking distance.
The A’s defense, which has been suspect at times throughout the season, came up big in the eighth inning when Grant Berkovitz cut down what would have been the tying run at home on a relay throw.
Starter Ben Stanczyk picked up the win, scattering four hits through six innings.
Jack Archie pitched three innings of three-hit ball to pick up the save.
Offensively, Taylor Schwarz chipped in with a solo home run in the fourth, while Tim Patzman finished two doubles and an RBI.
The victory sets Sheboygan at 19-15 overall, 8-10 in the State League and 8-8 in the Northeastern Wisconsin League.
The A’s have handed Manitowoc two of their three losses in the NEWL, splitting the season series at two games apiece.
Sheboygan continues its playoff push tonight as they entertain the defending NEWL Champion Green Bay Storm. First pitch is slated for 7:30 p.m.
Story and Photo by: The Sheboygan Press
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