A’s, Cavs Split Saturday Pair
Posted: July 10, 2011
Two hungry baseball teams went at it at Wildwood Park Saturday, but they will have to await today’s results to see which club will win the 4-game weekend series.
The Sheboygan A’s and the Eau Claire Cavaliers split the first of their two weekend doubleheaders Saturday afternoon: the A’s taking the opener 5-1, and Eau Claire getting the nightcap, 3-2.
Manitowoc took over the undisputed top spot in the league Saturday, posting a sweep over Lombard, 6-5 and 5-4. Manitowoc is now 10-2, Eau Claire 9-5, Kenosha and Lombard 8-5 and Sheboygan 5-5.
If the A’s are going to stay in the championship chase, a sweep today is imperative. First pitch today is scheduled for 12 noon.
Eau Claire opened scoring in the first game with a single run in the third inning. Hits by Greg Rhude and Phil Kramsky followed by an error and Justin Hunt’s run-scoring infield out tied the game in the fifth. The A’s won it in the sixth with four runs. Tim Patzman led off the inning with a base hit and it looked as though he was going to die at first until a 2-out error allowed Patzman to score and give the A’s the lead. After that Phil Kramsky was hit by a pitch, Hunt drove in a run with a double and Taylor Schwarz singled in the final two runs.
Jack Archie went all the way for the win.
The A’s scored two runs without the benefit of a hit in the first ining (hit batsman. walk, error, sacrifice fly), but that was the closest they came to a rally as the managed only four hits off Eau Claire winner Jake Peterson. Eau Claire tied the game in the second and got what proved to be the winning run in the fourth with two errors assisting
Eric Van Beck took the loss despite throwing a 5-hitter.
Photo by: Nathan Woelfel
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