A’s Advance to N.E.W. Finals
August 8, 2013
The Sheboygan A's have advanced to the Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League finals and the Cavaliers finished their season with 40 wins.
For the first time in two years, the Sheboygan A’s are heading to the Northeastern Wisconsin League finals.
The team advanced to the championship series after holding on Tuesday night for a 6-5 win in 11 innings against the Appleton Legends. Chad Langley smacked a walk-off single to drive in Harry Steldt for the winning run.
Sheboygan, which took an 8-1 win in Game 1 in the semifinal series against Appleton earlier this week, trailed early in Tuesday’s match after the Legends scored a run in the first inning.
Jordan DeBoer drove in Cole Heili in the sixth inning to tie the game. Appleton scored four runs to re-take the lead in the seventh, but Sheboygan tied the game again, eventually sending the 5-5 stalemate into extra innings.
Finally, in the 11th inning, Langley knocked a base hit with two outs to drive in Steldt for the winning run.
Eric Schmitz picked up the win on the A’s mound after throwing 4.2 innings in relief. Jake Schaefer got the start and gave up just two earned runs in 6.1 innings of work.
Steldt had two hits and walked three times (one intentionally), to help lead Sheboygan’s offense. Langley finished with two hits, a sac fly and a walk. And DeBoer had two hits and a sac fly.
The A’s are set to kick off their best-of-three NEW championship series at 7:15 p.m. Friday at Menasha. Sheboygan will host Game 2 a night later. A third game, if necessary, will be Sunday afternoon in Menasha.
Sheboygan took second place behind the Manitowoc Bandits two seasons ago in the NEW championship series. Green Bay eliminated the A’s in the league’s semifinals last season.
Story by: The Sheboygan Press
Nick Degen drove in Kyle Comer with a single in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Eau Claire Cavaliers capped their season with a 4-3 nonleague victory over the Spooner Bandits on Wednesday night at Carson Park.
Degen had two hits in the game and pitched the final two innings to earn his third win of the season.
Comer was 3-for-5 with a pair of RBIs. He had RBI singles in the first and fifth innings. Yuuki Nishimoto added an RBI single in the fourth.
The victory got the Cavs (40-12) to the 40-win plateau for the season.
Story by: The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram
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