Reklaitis Shines as A’s Pick Up Important Victory over Greater Green Bay
Posted: June 9, 2021
The two most important aspects of winning baseball: pitching…..and pitching.
Jared Reklaitis gave the A’s a fantastic start Tuesday night, striking out 11 in his seven innings of work as the Sheboygan A’s picked up a 5-4 victory over the Greater Green Bay Blue Ribbons in a game that holds dual importance, as both teams are members of the Wisconsin State League and Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League.
Six of the first seven batters Reklaitis faced on the night went down on strikes as he hummed along. He only allowed one run and walked two.
While Reklaitis was doing his thing on the mound, the A’s hitters were also being kept in check, not getting a recorded hit until the bottom of the fourth on a TD Walker single. Prior to that, A’s batters only reached base via walks and errors.
The tide turned in the A’s favor in the bottom half of the fifth inning when Shayne Ryan doubled to lead off the inning. A single and a walk loaded the bases when Mark Wanner hit a sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Ryan. 2021 hit-by-pitch leader Jacoby Endreas then “took one for the team” brining in another run. The A’s would add two more when the Blue Ribbons second baseman made an error on a Walker fly ball that allowed Jacob Neese and Endreas to score.
Ryan Fields, making his season debut on the mound with a 5-1 lead in the eighth, showed a little rust in his first game. After walking the first batter, he got the next two out on a strikeout and flyout before running into trouble. Three consecutive hits including a two-run home run cut the A’s lead to 5-3. Manager Tim Moyer then went to one of his horses, Brad Rindfleisch, who after a base hit from the first batter he faced, would eventually shut the door on any further Blue Ribbons comeback hopes.
With the win the A’s now evened up their season record at 7-7, climbed up a couple of spots in the WSL with a 2-3 record, and sit at the top of the standings at 3-1 in the NEWBL.
The team travels to Burlington tonight for a WSL tilt with the Barons. The two teams split a doubleheader in Sheboygan earlier this season. The A’s will then enjoy a couple of days off before welcoming all WSL teams to Sheboygan for the annual WSL Challenge this weekend.
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.