A’s, Cavs Split Sunday DH, Weekend
Posted: July 11, 2011
The Sheboygan A’s and the Eau Claire Cavaliers battled to a split in a pair of extra inning games on Sunday after posting another split in the Saturday twin bill.
The A’s won the first game 5-4 in nine innings, but dropped the nightcap 3-2 in eight innings.
Tim Patzman’s walkoff double drove in the winning run for the A’s in the first game. Derek Peake opened the ninth by drawing a walk. Greg Rhude followed with a base hit and the Patzman drove the ball to the left-center gap to drive in the winning run.
Prior to that the A’s scored single runs in the second, fourth, fifth and sixth inning.
Harry Steldt and Greg Rhude with base hits and Phil Kramsky and Joey Patzman with sacrifice flies drove in the earlier runs.
Mitch Gardner went all the way for the A’s, with a gutty 7-hit performance. He retired 13 of the last 14 Cavaliers he faced.
Eau Claire held a 2-0 lead over the A’s going into the bottom of the final seventh inning when the A’s came up with two runs to tie the tame and send it overtime. The A’s loaded the bases in that seventh and got one run in on a wild pitch and the other on Joey Patzman’s RBI.
It went for naught when Eau Claire took the lead in the top of the eighth and retired the A’s in their half.
Jake Ristow took the loss in relief of Bryan Dominick.
On Saturday, the A’s won the opener 5-1, but lost the nightcap 3-2.
The A’s travel to Menasha tonight for a Northeastern Wisconsin League game.
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