A’s Extinguish Flames in Season Opener
Posted: May 28, 2011
Seven Sheboygan pitchers combined to throw a two-hit, complete-game shutout as the Sheboygan A’s downed the Plymouth Flames by a count of 3-0 in the A’s season opener Friday night at Wildwood Baseball Park.
Runs were at a premium in the contest. Charlie Reschke broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fifth with a sacrifice fly and the A’s never looked back.
The A’s pitching staff combined for 13 strikeouts. Taylor Schwarz ultimately picked up the win for Sheboygan after holding the Flames hitless in the fifth inning.
“Hopefully that speaks words of what’s to come in the future,” said Ben Stanczyk, an A’s veteran who assumed the majority of the coaching duties in wake new manager Shaun Wegner’s absence. “Everybody looked pretty sharp today.”
Sheboygan added some insurance runs in the seventh courtesy of Plymouth’s defensive struggles.
Stanczyk and rookie outfielder Colin Willis each had three hits for Sheboygan.
Ryan Wachter and Chris Bennin accounted for Plymouth’s only two hits.
The A’s will try to build on the early momentum as they face off against the West Allis Nationals on Wednesday. Stanczyk feels that there will be a lot to look forward to once the entire team arrives in town.
“A lot of guys come from a lot of different parts,” said Stanczyk. “I think once we get the team unity together, that will help us a lot.”
Story and Photo by Nathan Woelfel.
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