Sheboygan A's Baseball

King’s nip A’s 2-1

Posted: June 28, 2012

The Kenosha Kings padded their lead in both the Wisconsin State League and the Langsdorf League with a 2-1 victory over the Sheboygan A’s at Wildwood Park Wednesday night.

The win puts the Kings at 12-1 in the Langsdorf League, a full 5½ games ahead of the second place A’s. And in the State League, the Kings are 7-1, tied with 8-2 Lombard. The A’s are in last place in the State League at a lowly 1-8.

Oshkosh beat Manitowoc 2-1 in 13 innings last night to move to 6-2 in the Northeastern League that they lead by 1½ games over Green Bay. Oshkosh is in Sheboygan tonight to play the A’s in the 7:30 pm Meals on Wheels Night Game.

The A’s round out the week with their Fish Fryday Night tussle against Racine on Friday night.

The A’s failed to take advantage of several scoring opportunities (three times they had a runner in scoring positions with one out, including wasting a lead-off double and wasted a great start by Ben Stanczyk and a solid relief job by Derek Loomans. Stanczyk gave up two runs on five hits through six innings and Loomans pitched three scoreless innings in his A’s debut.

Kenosha scored one in the third on Tyler Eickmeyer’s solo home run and added another in the sixth on John Hasser’s suicide squeeze. The A’s only run was unearned and came when Tim Patzman drew a based loaded walk in the seventh.

Former Sheboygan A’s pitcher Jason Bunton was superb in victory, limiting the A’s to five hits and the one unearned run through 6 2/3 innings. He struck out eight. Ryan Windt got the save with 2 1/3 innings of 1-hit relief.

Trevor Theissen had two of the A’s six hits. The A’s wound up leaving 10 men on base, Kenosha five, including the fifth when Stanczyk pitched his way out of a bases-loaded situation.

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.