Bandits Win Northeastern Wisconsin League Championship

August 12, 2011

The Manitowoc Bandits defeated State League rival Sheboygan to win the Northeastern Wisconsin League championship.

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After losing Wednesday’s game 14-3, it was Manitowoc’s turn to get the offense going.

The Bandits defeated the Sheboygan A’s 10-2 on Thursday, winning Game 3 of the series and taking the Northeastern Wisconsin League Championship two games to one.

This is the Bandits’ first championship since 2008.

Bandits pitcher Liam O’Brien scattered nine hits and struck out eight through eight innings and allowed two earned runs.

A’s pitcher Collin Weyer gave up five runs on six hits with a walk and two strikeouts.

Manitowoc had four players go 2-for-4, and according to manager Nat Richter, was able to get timely hitting led by Sam Spurney’s four RBI and a home run.

Richter said it feels great to win the title, especially considering how the team struggled to come together to start the season.

Down the stretch, Richter said, the Bandits were able to put all facets of the game together when it mattered most.

Story and photo by: The Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter

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