Sheboygan A's Baseball

A’s Struggle Against Kenosha

Posted: July 19, 2013

In what was likely their most pivotal game of the 2013 season, the Sheboygan A’s laid an egg.

Making a ton of physical and mental mistakes, the A’s failed to take advantage of early-game opportunities and pretty much looked on as the Kings raced to a 10-5 victory in the Langsdorf League’s battle for first place.

The win puts the Kings in first (14-3) and puts the A’s at a “we need some help” 13-3. Even if both teams win out, Kenosha gets the first place nod by winning 2-of-3 in head-to-head match-ups. The A’s return to Langsdorf play tonight with a 7:30 p.m. game against the Burlington Barons at Wildwood Park.

The A’s opened with a 2-0 lead when Kings starter Christian Cardinas walked four and threw three wild pitches. After getting those two, the A’s left the bases loaded. And with only one out, they left them loaded again in the second, this time failing to score anything.

In all the A’s would leave 12 on base.

Then there were the five errors. Kenosha used two to close it to 2-1 after 2½, Chad Langley’s long home run got it to 3-1 after three.

But then Kenosha went to work, scoring two runs in the fourth and five in the fifth. The Kings added another one in the seventh.

In addition to using five Sheboygan errors, Kenosha outhit the A’s 13-5.

Brandon Jeffery got the win, Derek Loomans the loss.

The A’s are 26-18 overall going into tonight’s game, which is “Craft Beer Night” sponsored by 8th Street Ale Haus in Sheboygan.

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.