A’s win Langsdorf League title over Kenosha
August 8, 2014
The Sheboygan A's are, finally, kings of the Langsdorf League.
The Sheboygan A’s are, finally, kings of the Langsdorf League.
The local baseball club claimed that title on Thursday with a 2-0 win over the previous reigning champion Kenosha Kings, who’d beaten Sheboygan in the championship series each of the previous two seasons.
The A’s have won three titles in the Wisconsin State League — the most recent in 2000 — but this is their first in the Langsdorf, a league that includes teams from southeastern Wisconsin and Illinois.
Sheboygan got its first run when Dan Barwick ran home from third base on a wild pitch in the third inning.
Barwick scored the A’s second run of the game four innings later off an RBI double by Colin Willis in the bottom of the seventh, pushing Sheboygan to a 2-0 lead.
Kenosha threatened to tie the game or take the lead after loading the bases in the top of the eighth, but the A’s defense, which had played stout all night — Sheboygan turned in two double-plays in the first three innings — kept the Kings scoreless.
Bryce Taylor pitched the complete-game shutout to anchor the A’s defense. Sheboygan’s batters, meanwhile, managed four hits.
Sheboygan won the championship series opener 6-3 at Kenosha on Tuesday to take a one-game lead in the best-of-three series.
The A’s advanced to the championship series only after surviving in a comeback against the West Allis Nationals on Monday. Sheboygan won that game 14-13 after coming into the ninth inning trailing by two runs.
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