Sheboygan A's Baseball

A’s Split with Green Bay; Hanging By a Thread

Posted: August 3, 2010

The Sheboygan A’s failed to capitalize on two scoring opportunities and dropped the opening game of their doubleheader at Green Bay Monday night, 3-1.

A gutty pitching effort by Chefy Tollefson gave them a 3-2 win in the second game for a split.

Green Bay has but one game remaining – at Oshkosh tonight. A Green Bay win clinches the pennant.

Here’s how the standings look for the teams in the chase. The top four qualify for the playoffs.
Green Bay 16-7
Appleton 14-0
Sheboygan 11-8
Manitowoc 12-9
Menasha 12-10

The A’s play at Menasha tonight, they host De Pere (1-19) Wednesday, they travel to Oshkosh (9-13) Thursday and they wrap it up with a doubleheader at Wildwood Park Friday night against De Pere. The A’s have to win out and Green Bay has to lose tonight for the A’s to tie for the top spot.

A bad decision on the bases cost the A’s a run in the third inning of the first game and a pop-out and strikeout with runners on second and third ended their only other scoring opportunity in the fifth. The A’s managed only three hits in the game.

Green Bay got but two hits off Eric King. The first Storm run scored on an error in the first and both hits came in the third after a walk for the other two runs.

Tollefson took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, but control problems had him in trouble in just about every inning. He pitched out of one jam after another.

Justin Hunt drove in two runs for the A’s, one in the first on a sacrifice fly and another in the fifth. The other A’s run came on a double steal. Ryan Schilter had a pair of doubles and Matt Schilter and Kyle Edlhuber two hits for the A’s.

The A’s are 25-21 for the season. Kevin Wild is scheduled to start at Menasha tonight.

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