Sheboygan A's Baseball

Legends pitchers shut down A’s twice

Posted: June 9, 2013

APPLETON – Things got off to a bad start Saturday afternoon and then they got worse.

A’s starters had a rocky going in the first inning of both games and the A’s never recovered as the Appleton Legends took a Northeastern Wisconsin League doubleheader by scores of 6-0 and 12-2.

Gunnar Eastman started game one for the A’s and went the distance, allowing but two hits. It would have been a great outing had it not been for first inning location problems that got the Legends off to a 4-0 lead. Three walks, two hit batsmen and an infield single accounted for the runs.

And then Appleton got off to a 5-0 first inning lead in the second game. This time it was one walk, one hit batsman, a critical error and four hits that led to starter Taylor Ditter’s short workday.

While bad starts hurt, the A’s were lifeless at the plate managing only five hits in each game. Cole Heili and Trevor Theissen both had a single and a double on the day to lead the A’s offensive effort.

The loss followed a rousing 10-6 win over Green Bay on Friday night. Derek Loomans went seven for the win. Dan Barwick racked up three hits and Luke Maldonado, Theissen and Heili all two in the win.

The club is now 2-2 in the NEW and 5-3 overall. The team plays at Menasha Monday night and then returns home Tuesday to take on Oshkosh in the annual Sponsors and Friends Night game.

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