Sheboygan A's Baseball

Comeback Kids: A’s rally to beat Appleton

Posted: June 27, 2012

The bottom half of the Sheboygan A’s batting order had some great at bats, executed manager Kyle Trewyn’s double steal call to perfection, and lead the A’s to a 7-5 come-from behind win over the Appleton Legends at Wildwood Tuesday night.

The win evens the A’s record at 5-5 in the Northeastern Wisconsin League and puts them at 13-11 for the season.

The A’s face a big test tonight as they take on the Kenosha Kings, who are leading both the Langsdorf and Wisconsin State Leagues. Trewyn will send Ben Stanczyk to the mound in tonight’s big 7:30 p.m. game. Tonight is Bank First National NIght Night.

The A’s 1-0 first inning lead secured on a wild pitch lasted about five minutes as Appleton took advantage of Taylor Schwarz’s control issues, got big hits from Beau Bergert and Jordy Plamann and pushed over four runs in the second inning.

With Schwarz settling in and hanging up goose eggs, the A’s battled back to 4-2 and then 4-3 on Ryan Schilter RBI singles. Appleton built its lead to 5-3 going into the bottom of the eighth. That’s when the A’s won it.

Pitcher Jake Schaefer led off the inning with a walk and scored the inning’s first run as Chad Langley, Sam Raff and Trevor Theissen all got hits in the inning. The A’s used those hits, an Alex Jaskulski/Justin Hunt double steal and a wild pitch for four runs and a 7-5 lead.

Schaefer pitched two innings of relief for starter Taylor Schwarz to get the win, and Brandon Winfield pitched a perfect ninth for the save.

Photo by: Gary C. Klein/The Sheboygan Press

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.