Sheboygan A's Baseball

Manitowoc Whips A’s

Posted: June 25, 2010

There is one self-evident in he Wisconsin State Baseball League: you can’t play poorly and win a ball game.

The Manitowoc Bandits were a 9-6 winner over the Sheboygan A’s Thursday night at Wildwood Park. Despite being outhit 14-6, the Bandits played well enough to win; the A’s, who committed three errors, presented the Bandits with eight walks, and left 13 on base, eight in scoring position, were bad enough to lose.

Now 12-5 overall, the A’ drop to 3-3 in the Northeastern Wisconsin League and 2-3 in the Wisconsin State League. In winning the pivotal game, Manitowoc goes to 5-2 in the Northeastern and 4-3 in the State League.

Kevin Wild gave the A’s a good start, giving up just two runs on two hits through five innings. He ran into problems in the sixth, though, walking four in the inning and yielding three runs. Connor Lenz started the seventh and got the first two outs, but then he too ran into control problems and Manitowoc added three runs.

The A’s gave a comeback their best shot, scoring six runs in the late innings, but one questionable strike-three call was a killer as the A’s died with the bases loaded in both the eighth and ninth innings.

Starter Jason Krepline got the win for Manitowoc. Wild took the loss. Ryan Schilter, Doug Dekoning and Justin Hunt had three hits for the A’s.

The A’s travel to Eau Claire for four games over the weekend, and then head to Manitowoc Tuesday before returning home Wednesday to play Kenosha.

The Sheboygan A's are members of the Wisconsin State League and Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League. The A's have helped develop more than 43 players that have reached professional baseball, including 2002 World Series Champion Jarrod Washburn (Anaheim Angels). All Sheboygan A's home games are played at Wildwood Baseball Park in Sheboygan. Connect with the A's on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.