A’s Claim NEWBL Tournament Championship
Posted: July 28, 2021
The team didn’t know it until well after their game had ended, but the Sheboygan A’s won the 2021 NEWBL Tournament Championship Tuesday night.
After the A’s defeated the Menasha Macs 9-2 in their round-robin matchup late night, the A’s received word that Appleton had defeated Greater Green Bay.
After two rounds of the three-round round-robin, the A’s were 2-0, Appleton and Menasha each 1-1, and Greater Green Bay 0-2. With both Appleton’s and Menasha’s losses coming to Sheboygan, Sheboygan holds the tie-breaker against both. Appleton and Menasha will play Thursday, with one team finishing 2-1. The worst the A’s can do is 2-1, and with the tie-breaker in hand, the A’s have locked up the tournament championship with one game to go in the round-robin, which comes Thursday at home against Greater Green Bay.
It’s the A’s first trophy since winning the Wisconsin Amateur Baseball Classic tournament in 2018, and their first post-season championship since winning the Langsdorf League title in 2014.
The A’s and Macs played two games Tuesday night, the first was a makeup game from a rainout earlier this season. The Macs took that game 5-1 before the A’s won the game that mattered most.
In the tournament-clinching game, Jimmy Juergensen led the way as he racked up four hits, including a three-run home run to lead the offense. Davis Wilson made the start on the hill and picked up the win, while Mac Doherty helped close things out in relief.
Coming up, the A’s will host Greater Green Bay Thursday for the final game of the round-robin tournament, then have the weekend plus a few extra days off in preparation for the Wisconsin Class A State Tournament, being held at Wildwood Park. As hosts of the tournament, the A’s receive an automatic bid into the tournament. The A’s will still participate in the Wisconsin State League regional qualifier, which is a step-ladder format featuring the top four Wisconsin-based teams in the Wisconsin State League, excluding Greater Green Bay, who will be playing in the Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League regional qualifier.
The A’s will host the winner of Kenosha vs. Burlington on Wednesday, August 4 at 7:30 PM. The winner of that game will play at West Allis Thursday, August 5.
The State Tournament will take place August 7-8 at Wildwood Park.
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.