Sheboygan A's Baseball

A’s drop four to Lombard

Posted: June 17, 2013

The Sheboygan As opened the weekend with a big 13-5 victory over the Genoa City Red Dogs Friday night and then took on arguably one of the best teams in the Midwest on Saturday and Sunday.

The defending Wisconsin State League champion Lombard Orioles beat the A’s four times over the weekend: 5-0 and 1-0 in eight innings Saturday night, 3-2 in 10 innings and 4-3 on Sunday afternoon.

“Our kids gave it all they had, and I couldn’t be more proud of them. Every one of them left it all on the field. But we made a couple mental mistakes, and you just can’t do that against a team of Lombard’s caliber.”, General Manager Denny Moyer said.

A’s 13, Genoa City 5. The A’s enjoyed two 6-run innings to take 6-0 and then 13-4 leads and cruised in. Harry Steldt was 4-for-5 with three doubles and four runs batted in to lead the way. Grant Evans added a home run and a single and Chad Langley a pair of safeties in support of winning pitcher Gunnar Eastman

Game 1 – Lombard 5, A’s 0. Lombard took a 4-0 lead after two innings and while Taylor Schwarz settled in after that, he took the loss as his teammates couldn’t do anything with Lombard’s pitching.

Game 2 – Lombard 1, A’s 0. Lucas Wilsing shut down the Orioles for seven innings before running out of gas and turning the ball over to first year pitcher Bryce Taylor who yielded the game’s only run in extra innings.

Game 1 – Lombard 3, A’s 2. The A’s took a 2-1 lead after a walk and a consecutive doubles by Cole Heili and Chad Langley, but that would be the end of A’s scoring. Lombard tied it in the fourth and won it in the 10th, to spoil an gutty and win-deserving nine-plus inning effort by pitcher Derek Loomans.

Game 2 – Lombard 4, A’s 3. The A’s took the lead again, this time 3-0 after four innings, but again Lombard came back to get the win. Heili and Jeremy McCarty delivered run-scoring hits, but they missed out on game-winning opportunities. Trevor Nicholson took the loss.

Now 7-9 for the season, the A’s return to Wildwood Baseball Park Tuesday night to take on the Appleton Legends at 7:30 p.m. Taylor Ditter is scheduled start.

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