A’s snap slide to Lombard

June 16, 2014

Eric Solberg and Jake Perez launch third inning home runs in game two Sunday to help Sheboygan gain a split with Lombard for the day.

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Eric Solberg led off the third inning with a home run, Jake Perez followed later in the frame with a two-run shot over the outfield fence and the Sheboygan A’s took a 14-9 win over the Lombard Orioles in Game 2 of a Wisconsin State League doubleheader on Sunday.

The win snapped a three-game slide to Lombard, which had swept a doubleheader against Sheboygan a day earlier and claimed the first of Sunday’s twinbill 10-3.

The Orioles won Sunday’s opener after scoring four runs in the third inning to blow open a 1-1 tie. Colin Willis batted a two-run homer in the fifth inning and also finished with a single to lead Sheboygan’s offense, but it wasn’t enough to push the A’s over the hump. Zach Brenner got credit for the loss on the mound.

Sheboygan (10-6, 5-4 WSL) fell behind 3-0 after the first inning of Game 2 but added two runs in the second inning and three in the third on Solberg’s and Perez’s big homers. The A’s crept out further ahead on three runs in the top of the fourth, and sealed the deal with six more runs two innings later.

Jordan DeBoer pitched 2.1 hitless innings in relief for the A’s to pick up the win.

“This was a nice win for us,” A’s general manager Denny Moyer said.

Solberg also doubled and singled and drove in two RBI in Game 2, and Perez complemented his homer with a pair of singles and three RBI. Blake Fleischman doubled and singled, Cole Heili finished with two RBI and a single and a double, and Tyler Agard added two hits of his own to help lead the A’s lineup.

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