A’s sweep Addison
Posted: July 16, 2012
Timely hitting and solid fill-in pitching accounted for the Sheboygan A’s second doubleheader sweep in as many days as they posted 4-2 and 5-1 Wisconsin State League wins over the Addison Braves Sunday afternoon at Wildwood Baseball Park.
On Saturday, the A’s took two Langsdorf League games at Burlington by 9-0 and 12-6 scores.
The club plays at Menasha Monday night and at Manitowoc Tuesday night before returning home for the remainder of the week, playing Appleton Wednesday, Oshkosh Thursday, Lombard on Saturday and Genoa City Sunday.
The weekend games will serve as the backdrop for the official 50th anniversary weekend for the A’s. On Saturday night Hall of Famers will gather to help induct Clay Schwartz into the A’s Hall of Fame.
Everyone who ever played for the A’s asked to attend the reunion weekend. On Saturday, festivities will get under way shortly after noon when a brat fry will commence featuring entertainment by the Little Blues Machine. Schwartz will be introduced between games of the twi-night doubleheader. On Sunday all former A’s players will be introduced on the field between games of the doubleheader.
The A’s had to scramble for pitching Sunday as Cody Griebling, who was scheduled to start was signed by the Frontier League’s Schaumberg club and was unavailable. Jake Schaefer, who had been sick all week took the ball, but lasted only one inning as his medication and the humid weather didn’t mix.
Addison took advantage for two runs in the top of the first, but the A’s came back with three in the bottom half when Chad Langley capped a great at bat with a 2-run triple and then scored on Taylor Schwarz’s base hit. Tim Patzman’s third inning home run accounted for the final score.
Ryan DeRosa got the win in relief and Brandon Winfield recorded his eighth save. Dan Salsbrenner had two hits for the A’s.
Mitch Gardner went the distance on a 2-hitter to earn the win in the second game.
Harry Steldt drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the first inning, Sam Raff knocked one in with a single in the second and three straight hits, a wild pitch, walk infield out and sacrifice fly padded the lead in the fifth. Alex Jaskulski had two hits for the A’s.
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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.