WSL Tuesday Recap: A’s Reach Milestone Win Number 1,500
June 15, 2016
It takes a long time in any sport to reach 1,500 franchise victories. For the Sheboygan A's, it took 54 seasons. But on Tuesday night, the club did just that, defeating the Manitowoc Bandits twice to reach the milestone.
Sheboygan A’s 16, 10, Manitowoc Bandits 2, 0
It takes a long time in any sport to reach 1,500 franchise
victories. For the Sheboygan A’s, it took 54 seasons. But on Tuesday
night, the club did just that, defeating the Manitowoc Bandits twice to
reach the milestone.
With wins number 1,499 and 1,500, the A’s improved their 2016 record
to 10-1 overall, and currently sit in second place at 4-1 in the
Wisconsin State League, and are at the head of the pack with a 5-0
record in the Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League.
In a continuation from last Friday’s game in Manitowoc, where the A’s
had a 10-0 lead with one out in the top of the third inning, the team
posted two more runs to the eight already accumulated for a 10-run third
inning en route to a 16-2 mercy rule victory.
Wyatt Olson led the A’s offense, going 3-4 with two doubles. Nine of
the 10 A’s who saw an at-bat during the game recorded a hit, with seven
A’s recording multiple hits. Adam Ryan picked up the win for the A’s, as
he started the “continuation” portion of the game for Taylor Schwarz.
Cole Heili pitched the final inning. Schwarz, Ryan and Heili combined
for six strikeouts.
Game two was more of the same for the A’s, who used two runs in the
first inning and seven in the fourth inning to take control of the game.
The A’s would end the game with another mercy rule victory, scoring one
run in the fifth to make the score 10-0.
Eric Schmitz was stellar on the mound, striking out nine and walking
one in five innings of work. Schmitz improved his record to 2-0 this
season, while sporting a 0.75 ERA.
Olson and catcher Taylor Grimm each had two RBI’s. Nine different A’s
crossed the plate, led by Dylan Detert who scored twice in the game.
With win number 1,500 in the books, the A’s will look to continue
their hot start to the season tonight when they had back to De Pere for a
Wisconsin State League game against the Dodgers. The A’s and Dodgers
met on Monday in De Pere, with the A’s coming home with a 6-1 victory.
Taylor Schwarz is scheduled to start for Sheboygan. He enters the game
with a 1-0 record, having started three games. He has a 1.20 ERA with 10
strikeouts in 15 innings.
Following tonight’s game, the A’s will be on the road Thursday to
face the West Allis Nationals in another State League game, then return
home Friday night to face the Appleton Legends in a Northeastern
Wisconsin Baseball League game. It is Fish FRYday night on Friday, with
gift certificates to area fish fries being awarded to fans throughout
the game who have purchased a game day program.
T-Shirts commemorating the clubs 1,500th win are expected to be available for Friday’s game.
Lombard Orioles vs. Westmont Red Sox – Postponed due to weather
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