King’s Nip A’s 2-1

June 28, 2012

The Sheboygan A's dropped a 2-1 decision to the Kenosha Kings Wednesday night.

Wisconsin State League

The Sheboygan A’s wanted to get four wins this week.

Well, at least they can still get three.

The semi-pro baseball team dropped a 2-1 decision to the Kenosha Kings at home on Wednesday to fall to 13-12 and stay at the bottom of the Wisconsin State League.

“It was a good game by both teams; both teams played well enough to win,” A’s manager Kyle Trewyn said. “Unfortunately, we came out on the bottom half of it.”

The A’s had plenty of chances to score Wednesday, but rarely capitalized.

Sheboygan left two runners stranded in the bottom of the third to end the inning scoreless after usually-solid batter Tim Patzman struck out swinging.

In the fifth, Justin Hunt got to second base after hitting a deep double to left-center, and later advanced to third off a sacrifice bunt. But two straight outs for the A’s left him stranded, too.

The A’s, who also stranded a pair of runners in the sixth, finally got on the board in the seventh after Patzman earned a bases-loaded walk, bringing Chad Langley home from third base.

“I thought we had some chances where we could have scored some runs,” Trewyn said. “We had some tough breaks.

“I thought they had a really, really, really good outfield,” Trewyn added. “They were really exceptional out there. We hit some balls that I thought were going to drop for sure, and they didn’t.”

The Kings weren’t exactly explosive at the plate, finishing with just six hits. But they made their hits count.

Kenosha got on the board in the top of the third inning after Tyler Eickmeyer shot a solo home run over the right field wall. And Billy Johnson scored another run in the sixth inning off a sacrifice bunt to put Kenosha up 2-0.

A’s starter Ben Stanczyk pitched six innings to take the loss, giving up five hits — including the home run — and two runs. He had five strikeouts and two walks.

The A’s are in the middle of a four-game home stretch this week. They host Oshkosh tonight and Racine Friday. So far, they’re 1-1 at Wildwood after beating the Appleton Legends 7-5 on Tuesday.

Story by: The Sheboygan Press

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