A’s Battle Back, Fall in Extras to Blue Ribbons
Posted: July 30, 2021
The Greater Green Bay Blue Ribbons have the Sheboygan A’s number; that’s all there is to it.
Even a dramatic game-tying five-run ninth inning wasn’t enough to deter the Blue Ribbons last night as they pulled off a 9-8 victory over the A’s despite the assistance of an enthusiastic crowd.
No matter, the A’s still emerged with the Northeastern Wisconsin League playoff championship having gone two-and-one in the round-robin tournament to win tie-breakers with victories over Appleton and Menasha.
Errors enabled Green Bay to break a 3-3 tie and take a 5-3 lead in the sixth and another three runs in the ninth inning gave Green Bay an 8-3 lead going into the bottom of the ninth.
Then the A’s went to work, stringing together a number of good at-bats resulting in four walks, two hit batsmen, and a base hit for five runs to tie the game and force overtime.
Green Bay’s Blum led off the 10th with a base hit and then Van Ess singled him in for a 9-8 Green Bay victory, their third in five games against the A’s this year.
The loss drops the A’s season record to 30-29. The completed league play an even .500 in both the Wisconsin State League, 15-15, and Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball Leauge, 8-8.
They resume play Wednesday night against a still to be determined opponent in the Wisconsin State league stepladder qualifying series leading up to the class A state tournament which will be held in Sheboygan on August 7th and 8th.
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.