Wednesday Roundup: A’s Win 11th Straight

July 11, 2013

All six of the current active Wisconsin State League teams were in non-WSL action Wednesday night.

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Taylor Schwarz threw a complete game shutout at the Menasha Macs Wednesday night to lead the Sheboygan A’s to their 11th straight victory. The final score was 6-0.

The A’s will be gunning for #12 tonight in Manitowoc. Game time at Municipal Field is 7:30 with Trevor Nicholson on the mound for Sheboygan. After that they open the weekend’s Wisconsin State League Challenge with a 7:30 p.m. game against Oshkosh Friday night. Games will be played throughout the day Saturday and resume Sunday afternoon.

Schwarz was nicked for eight hits by Menasha, but despite that only one MAC reached third base and just three others made it as far as second. He struck out eight and didn’t walk anybody.

Conversely, Menasha’s Max Fredrick and Tim Kolbe combined for seven walks. Five of those strollers scored as the A’s made good use of their five hits.

They broke up a 0-0 game in the fifth when Ryan Schilter and Dan Barwick walked and Jeremy McCarty belted a double to score both. Then in the sixth a walk and a 2-base error was followed by Schilter’s ground ball that made it through Menasha’s drawn-up infield for two more runs.

They added another in the seventh with two walks followed by Trevor Theissen’s base hit, and yet another in the eighth when a walk was followed by Chad Langley’s long double.

The A’s are now 22-15 for the season and 9-6 in the Notheastern Wisconsin Baseball League, two games out pending the results of the Oshkosh-Appleton game Wednesday night.

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The Eau Claire Cavaliers held off a late surge by the Westmont Red Sox in the first game to pick up a doubleheader sweep with a 5-4 win in game one, and a 6-3 victory in game two Wednesday night at Carson Park.

Nick Degen gave up two runs in the top of the seventh in relief of starter J.T. Yocum, but he was able to work out of the jam and pick up his first save of the season in the first game. Yocum picked up his third win of the season.

R.J. Page went the distance in the second game, allowing just five hits and three runs.

Brady Burzynski was 3-for-4 in game two. Taylor Rathke added two hits and an RBI, while Degen led the way with two hits in game one.

Story by: The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

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At Appleton, the Oshkosh Giants fell to the Appleton Legends, who pulled away with two runs in the seventh and three in the eighth during a Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League game on Wednesday.

John Hendrick, who also earned the victory, hit a two-run single in the seventh. Beau Burgert hit a two-run single in the eighth.

Trent Whitcomb had a two-run homer in the fourth for Appleton (23-3, 11-2 NEWBL).

The Legends’ Courtney Watkins got hit four times in five at-bats.

WP: John Hendrick. LP: Jeff Saddlemeyer. Leading hitters: Luke Gajewski O 3×5; Brandon Lalk O 3×4, 3B, HR, 4 RBI; Robbie Kleman O 2×4, 2 RBI; Jake Dostalek O 2×5, 2B; Trent Whitcomb A 3×5, HR, 3 RBI; Hendrick A 3×4, 4 RBI; Ben Morgan A 3×4, 2 RBI; Beau Burgert A 2 RBI.

Story by: The Appleton Post Crescent

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The Kenosha Kings fell 4-3 to the West Allis Nationals in Langsdorf League action Wednesday night in West Allis.

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The Addison Braves fell 14-4 to the Crystal Lake Cardinals in Chicago Suburban Baseball League play on Wednesday, while the Lombard Orioles defeated the Oak Forest Shooters 13-3.

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