A’s Split Doubleheader at Appleton
Posted: July 25, 2009
APPLETON – The Sheboygan A’s scored three runs in the last inning to take a 4-2 win over the Appleton Legends in the second game of a doubleheader here Saturday afternoon after losing the first game, 4-3.
The split leaves the A’s at 18-3 in the Northeastern Wisconsin League and 30-19 for the season.
The A’s took a 1-0 lead in the second game when Tim Patzman led off the third inning with a triple and scored on an infield out. Three A’s errors allowed Appleton to take a 2-1 lead in the fifth.
After one out in the seventh, Matt Schilter and Patzman singled and Kreston Albright delivered a clutch double that drove in the tying and go-ahead runs. Ryan Schmitz scored Albright with a sacrifice fly for insurance.
Brad Mey started and gave the A’s five good innings. Tyler Jones pitched the sixth for the win and Derrick Pankow the seventh for the save.
Schmitz’ 2-run double gave the A’s a 2-0 lead in the first inning fo the opener, but Appleton collected five straight hits and a sacrifice fly to score three runs in the second. The A’s got a smallball run in the fifth when Schilter knocked it in with a sacrifice fly to gain a 3-3 tie. But the A’s lost it all in the sixth inning when Appleton scored on a walk, sacrifice bunt, wild pitch and throwing error.
Albright and Schmitz had two hits each for the A’s.
The club is home every night this week and they are all big games as the A’s seek to clinch the NEW pennant and finish .500 in the State League.
On Monday, second place Menasha is here for Elks night; Tuesday it’s Manitowoc for Bowling Association Night and Picture Night; Thursday Little Chute in Rotary Club Night and Friday a non-league make-up game against Howards Grove. All games start at 7:30 p.m.
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