Giants Hand A’s Their Third Straight Loss 9-4
Posted: July 7, 2016
OSHKOSH – The Oshkosh Giants scored four runs in the third inning and were never headed as they spanked the Sheboygan A’s by 9-4 score here Wednesday night.
The devastating loss (it cost the A’s a game in both the Wisconsin State and the Northeastern Wisconsin League) was the third straight for the A’s who are now 18-9 for the season. The A’s travel to De Pere tonight to begin the five-game Wisconsin State League Challenge this weekend.
All seven State League teams will be in the city over the weekend competing in the round robin challenge. The weekend is not a tournament, but rather a weekend of regular season games being played in a neutral location for most teams.
Last night’s game was never in doubt as Oshkosh’s Matt Sabol went the distance.
Mike Ruzek took the loss for the A’s in his A’s debut. Ruzek lasted six innings, surrendering 11 hits while striking out six. Although he allowed nine runs, only four were earned as the A’s defense committed two errors contributing to the other five scores. Ruzek started the game hot, getting the first four batters he faced out on six total pitches. Dylan Detert came on in relief in the seventh, striking out five in his two innings of work.
Trevor Cho had two hits to lead the A’s offensively with a single and a double. The A’s recorded eight hits total, seven of which were singles. They struck out nine times.
All Wisconsin State League Challenge games will be seven innings. The A’s will get a shot at redemption against Oshkosh Friday night at 7:30 PM at Wildwood. Games will begin at 10 AM on Saturday and be staggered about two hours apart throughout the day. The A’s will play the Addison Braves around 6 PM and the defending WSL champion Lombard Orioles around 8 PM.
On Sunday, the A’s will play at approximately 7 PM against the Kenosha Kings, with WSL games preceeding that matchup throughout the day again.
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.