Sunday Roundup: A’s Finish Off Four-Game Sweep

June 9, 2014

The Sheboygan A's finished off a four-game weekend sweep of the Eau Claire Cavaliers. The Kenosha Kings swept the Oshkosh Giants on Sunday to take three of four over the weekend.

Wisconsin State League

The Sheboygan A’s rebounded from a rough loss at Kenosha on Thursday, righted the ship in Eau Claire, sweeping the 4-game series against the Cavaliers at Carson Park.

On Sunday, the A’s chalked up 2-1 and 10-2; Saturday’s wins were by 2-1 and 5-2 margins.

In Sunday’s opener, Zach Brenner threw a five-hitter. Colin Willis scored Sheboygan’s first run and Chad Langley drove in Harry Steldt for the game-winner. Steldt led the way going 2-for-3.

In the nightcap, Eric Solberg had two singles, a double and scored three runs to lead the offense to a double-digit output.

Winning pitcher Taylor Ditter and relievers AJ Alessi and Max Kramsky combined to hold Eau Claire to six hits.

On Saturday, Willis drove in Dan Barwick in the eight for the winning run. Derek Loomans was the winning pitcher.

Brandon Winfield threw a two-hitter with eight strikeouts to get the win in Game 2. Sam Mattheis drove in two runs to lead sticking.

The A’s (8-3) travel to Manitowoc Tuesday night and then gear up for the annual Sponsors Night game Wednesday night against Oshkosh.

Story by: The Sheboygan Press

Kings Put Together a Pair of Gems in Downing Oshkosh

The Kenosha Kings semi-pro baseball team would be hard-pressed to play much better all-around games than the two they had Sunday.

Kenosha did just about everything right in sweeping the Oshkosh Giants, 7-0 and 7-1, in a Wisconsin State League doubleheader at Oshkosh North High School.

Kyle Kutzler and Randy Johnson each threw seven-inning complete games without any walks and benefited from error-free defense in both contests.

“No walks and no errors. Overall, we played well,” Kings manager Tim Pulizzano said after his club improved to 8-1 overall (6-1 WSL).

“Pitching and defense set the tone today.”

Kutzler (1-0) allowed six hits and struck out four while hurling a shutout in Game 1.

Mark Cibrario went 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and two runs scored, Joe Ferro went 1-for-3 and knocked in two runs and Mike Dickerson finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored and four stolen bases.

Johnson (2-0) dominated in Game 2, giving up seven hits and one earned run while fanning seven.

The Kings’ offensive leaders featured Paul Pulera (2-for-3, two runs, two RBI), Jason Dennis (2-for-4, double, four RBI) and Derek Idstein (2-for-4, two doubles).

Kenosha’s next game is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday against the Burlington Barons at Beaumont Field in Burlington.

Story by: The Kenosha News

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