Thursday Roundup: Busy Night For WSL Teams

July 19, 2013

All member clubs of the Wisconsin State League were in action Thursday night, including a WSL matchup between the Kenosha Kings and Sheboygan A's with big implications.

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In what was likely their most pivotal game of the 2013 season, the Sheboygan A’s laid an egg.

Making a ton of physical and mental mistakes, the A’s failed to take advantage of early-game opportunities and pretty much looked on as the Kings raced to a 10-5 victory in the Langsdorf League’s battle for first place.

The win puts the Kings in first (14-3) and puts the A’s at a “we need some help” 13-3. Even if both teams win out, Kenosha gets the first place nod by winning 2-of-3 in head-to-head match-ups. The A’s return to Langsdorf play tonight with a 7:30 p.m. game against the Burlington Barons at Wildwood Park.

The A’s opened with a 2-0 lead when Kings starter Christian Cardinas walked four and threw three wild pitches. After getting those two, the A’s left the bases loaded. And with only one out, they left them loaded again in the second, this time failing to score anything.

In all the A’s would leave 12 on base.

Then there were the five errors. Kenosha used two to close it to 2-1 after 2½, Chad Langley’s long home run got it to 3-1 after three.

But then Kenosha went to work, scoring two runs in the fourth and five in the fifth. The Kings added another one in the seventh.

In addition to using five Sheboygan errors, Kenosha outhit the A’s 13-5.

Brandon Jeffery got the win, Derek Loomans the loss.

The A’s are 26-18 overall going into tonight’s game, which is “Craft Beer Night” sponsored by 8th Street Ale Haus in Sheboygan.

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Photo by: Gary C. Klein/The Sheboygan Press

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The Eau Claire Cavaliers chipped away slowly, scoring no more than one run per inning as they outlasted the Marshfield Chaparrals 5-1 on Thursday at Carson Park.

Cale Tassi earned the win for Eau Claire, striking out seven in five innings.

LaDarrius Cole and Yuki Yasuda each had two hits for the Cavaliers.

Story by: The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

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At Menasha, Mitchel Buss singled in the tying run and Mac Shumann hit a two-out, two-run single to cap a three-run eighth and propel the Macs past the Oshkosh Giants.

Jason Wierschke started for Menasha, going seven innings and striking out 10, while not allowing an earned run.

Jack Taschner picked up the win, pitching two scoreless innings and striking out five.

Shumann finished the game two-for-four with three RBI, while Jared Thurman was three-for-four with a double.

With the win, Menasha moved to 23-3 overall and 12-2 in the NEWBL.

WP: Jack Taschner. LP: Mike Swift. Leading hitters: Robbie Kleman O 2×5, 3B; Mike Swift O 2B; Mac Shumann M 2×4, 3 RBI; Jared Thurman M 3×4, 2B.

Story by: The Appleton Post Crescent

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The Green Bay Storm jumped out to a four-run lead after the second inning and held on to defeat the Manitowoc Bandits 5-3 in a NEWBL game at VandenPlas Field.

Nick Schadrie allowed one earned run over 6 2⁄3 innings of work to get the win. Michael Robbins picked up his second save of the year for the Storm.

Dylan Bersch went 3-for-5 and Chris Laux drove in a pair of runs for Green Bay.

Story by: The Green Bay Press Gazette

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The Lombard Orioles swept a Chicago Suburban Baseball League doubleheader form the Oswego Cats Thursday night by scores of 9-4 and 4-3.

Lombard is now 25-4 in the CSBL.

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The Addison Braves fell to 4-21 in the Chicago Suburban Baseball League standings after a 12-2 defeat to the Homestead Ranchers Thursday night.

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