Pitching Struggles Mightily in 13-1 Throttling
Posted: July 12, 2017
SHEBOYGAN, WI- Just when the A’s thought they were back on track, along comes Menasha and derails them again.
The Menasha Macs hit the A’s for seven first-inning runs and coasted to a 13-1 victory.
The A’s were unable to do much offensively. Harry Steldt’s sixth inning solo home run was the extent of the A’s offense. As a team, the A’s were only able to collect a total of six hits on the night.
On the defensive side of things, pitcher John VanderPloeg took the loss for the A’s. He tossed four innings, allowing eight runs, five hits and striking out three. Eric Zuberbier earned the win for the Macs.
The pitching of VanderPloeg, Weston Nelson and Ben Folger combined to give the Macs 16 free passes, including 13 walks and three hit batters.
This loss gives the A’s a 7-4 record in the Northeastern Wisconsin State Baseball League. However, the A’s have a chance to improve that record tonight and Thursday.
The A’s travel to Appleton tonight and host Green Bay Thursday before hosting a bracket of the Wisconsin Amateur Classic Friday and Saturday at Wildwood Baseball Park.
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