A’s split Sunday twinbill
Posted: July 9, 2012
The Sheboygan A’s posted a seventh-inning win and a near-seventh inning win Sunday in Eau Claire wrapping up a five games in three days road trip.
A one-out double by Drew Pearson and a two-out double by Harry Steldt accounted for the tie-breaking run in the seventh inning of game one and after the Cavaliers’ leadoff hitter got aboard on an error, starter and finisher Derek Loomans got the next three hitters to give the A’s the 4-3 win.
With the A’s bats silenced by Troy Peiffer, Eau Claire had a 1-0 lead going into the fifth inning of the second game. Then the A’s loaded the bases. No runs.
Charged by that, Eau Claire added three runs in the bottom half of the fifth. In the top of the sixth the A’s loaded the bases. No runs.
The Cavs added another in the sixth making it 5-0 going into the final inning.
Jon Capasso led off with a base hit. Pearson followed with infield single and then an error loaded the bases for the third time in three innings. But then Capasso raced in on a wild pitch with the others moving up. After an infield out, Chad Langley delivered a 2-run double and the A’s were looking at 5-3 with the tying run at the plate. That tying run fanned for the second out of the inning, but the next tying run, Grant Evans singled and now tying run was aboard.
That brought up Sam Raff and for the third time and the three consecutive innings he waged a spirited, battling at bat. This one was won by the umpire who rung Raff up on a pitch that was clearly high and out of the strike zone. The A’s boarded the bus 5-3 losers.
In the first game, Loomans threw a complete game 2-hitter. Steldt had three hits and two runs batted in, including the game-winning double.
Brandon Winfield took the loss in game two.
The A’s finished 2-3 for the weekend. They rallied back from a 7-1 deficit for a 9-8 win at Green Bay Friday night, but dropped Saturday’s doubleheader to the Cavs, 7-2 and 9-2.
Tonight the A’s, 19-16 for the season, play a key game against the Manitowoc Bandits at Wildwood Park. The game counts in both the Northeastern and the Wisconsin State League.
Tonight is Bud Light night, with sponsoring Larry’s Distributing giving away the following prizes: 1st inning, Bud Light Platinum Mirror; 3rd inning, Michelob Ultra 19th Hole cooler with beer; 5th inning, Budweiser silo cooler; 7th inning, Michelob Ultra golf bag; 9th inning, Budweiser baseball chair; final prize, Budweiser Beer For a Year. Gates open at 6:30; first pitch is at 7:30.
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