A’s to Host Wisconsin Class A State Tournament
Posted: July 28, 2021
The Sheboygan A’s will be hosting the Wisconsin Class A State Tournament at Wildwood Park August 7-8 at Wildwood Park.
The Wisconsin Class A State Tournament, put on by the Wisconsin Amateur Baseball Association, currently features the top Wisconsin-based teams from the Wisconsin State League and the Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League.
As hosts of the tournament, the A’s will receive an automatic bid into the tournament’s final four. Also receiving an automatic bid is the Menasha Macs of the Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League as they are the defending champions from 2019 (2020 was postponed due to Covid-19).
Both the WSL and NEWBL will host their own regional qualifiers for the final two spots in the State Tournament.
Over in the NEWBL, the Appleton Legends, Greater Green Bay Blue Ribbons, Kewaskum A’s and Menasha Macs will compete in a round-robin style bracket, with each team playing one another once. The team with the best record will advance. Should Menasha win the regional, the second-place finisher will receive the State birth.
In the WSL, the teams will compete in a step-ladder format based on the regular-season standings. The Kenosha Kings and Burlington Barons will play on August 3. The winner of that contest will play at Sheboygan against the A’s on August 4 at 7:30 PM, with the winner of the August 4 game playing at West Allis on August 5. The winner on August 5 will receive the WSL birth into the State tournament. Like Menasha, should the A’s win the WSL regional, the runner-up will receive the State tournament birth.
The State Tournament will be a four-team double-elimination tournament beginning August 7 at 12 PM. The A’s will play at noon against the NEWBL qualifier. That game will be followed by the Menasha Macs facing the Wisconsin State League qualifier at 2:30 PM. At 5 PM, the two teams who lost their first games will play, with the loser of the 5 PM game being eliminated. The final game of the day, at 7:30 PM, will feature the winners from game one and game two.
On August 8, tournament action will resume at 11 AM with the winner of game three Saturday and loser of game four Saturday. Game six of the tournament will take place at 1:30 PM Sunday, with the winners of games four and five. If necessary, a sixth game would be played at 4 PM between the winner and loser of game six for the State championship.
Group spaces are available for both Saturday and Sunday games. Fans interested in renting the Budweiser Party Deck, Advanced Comfort Systems Skybox, tailgate pavilion, or who just want group ticket pricing for groups of 10 or more, can visit our groups’ page for more information.
Wisconsin Class A State Tournament Schedule
|GAME||TEAM||TEAM||DATE / TIME|
|Game 1||Sheboygan A’s||NEWBL Qualifier||August 7 / 12 PM|
|Game 2||Menasha Macs||WSL Qualifier||August 7 / 2:30 PM|
|Game 3||Loser Game 1||Loser Game 2||August 7 / 5 PM|
|Game 4||Winner Game 1||Winner Game 2||August 7 / 7:30 PM|
|Game 5||Winner Game 3||Loser Game 4||August 8 / 11 AM|
|Game 6||Winner Game 5||Winner Game 4||August 8 / 1:30 PM|
|Game 7*||Winner Game 6||Loser Game 6||August 8 / 4 PM|
* if necessary
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.