Schwarz KOs Menasha; A’s Rack Up 7-0 Win
Posted: July 26, 2016
Taylor Schwarz was magnificent Monday night.
The Sheboygan A’s veteran right-hander stopped a good hitting Menasha Macs club, striking out eight and cruising to a complete game victory. The final score was 7-0 Monday night at Wildwood Park.
The win puts the A’s at 13-6 in the chase for the Northeastern Wisconsin League’s second place playoff bye. Menasha is 10-7 with three games remaining. A’s finish NEW play at Appleton Saturday. The Macs have a doubleheader remaining with Oshkosh and a single game at Manitowoc.
With only three losses and one game to play Green Bay has clinched the regular-season championship in the number one playoff seed.
After Schwarz set down the first six Macs, Harry Steldt hit a second inning home run to get the A’s on the board.
Brad Young got hit by a pitch lead off the fifth inning. TD Walker followed with a single and both moved up on Trevor Cho’s sacrifice bunt. Then came a fielder’s choice that got nobody out to load the bases, Tyler Agard’s groundouts drove in one and then Taylor Grimm delivered one of the game’s biggest hits, a double to knock in two more to put the A’s ahead 4-0. Cho’s double and Mitch Sutton’s base hit drove in two runs in the seventh and Dylan Detert’s base hit rounded out the scoring.
There were a mass of contributors to this win. In addition to Schwarz’s heroics, Detert had triple and two singles, Mitch Sutton and TD Walker two singles, Steldt with his home run and Grimm, Cho and Nate Heili all doubles.
The A’s turn their attention back to Wisconsin State League play tonight with De Pere in town. The A’s are in a heated battle with West Allis for second place in the State League. West Allis is in town Thursday.
Tonight is Christmas in July, with Santa Claus scheduled to make an appearance. Gametime is 7:30.
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.