Harry Steldt

Win Streak Hits 12 as A’s Win Over Blue Ribbons

Posted: June 29, 2022

Up 6-5 in the top of the ninth with the bases loaded and only one out, Brad Rindfleisch struck out the next two Blue Ribbons hitters on 10 pitches as the A’s held on to win 6-5 over Greater Green Bay and push their winning streak to 12.

The win moves the A’s back up to an even .500 in the Wisconsin State League at 8-8 and keeps the team in first place in the Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League at 6-1. Overall, the A’s, presented by Meijer, are now 22-10 and will sit idle until Thursday night when the West Allis Nationals come to Sheboygan for a WSL matchup.

The A’s jumped out to a 6-0 lead through six innings, scoring two in the fourth and four in the sixth just as the skies opened up and rain started coming down at Wildwood Park.

Despite the strong pitching of Blue Ribbons starter Owen Deprez, who struck out 12 A’s hitters in his six innings, the A’s struck first in the fourth when Harry Steldt, Brady Zackrison, and Jimmy Juergensen all walked to load the bases. Jacoby Endreas’s single to left brought in two and the A’s were on top first.

As the rain started to fall in the sixth, Juergensen, Caleb Lorbecki, and Ross Krist all delivered RBI-producing hits to push the lead to 6-0.

Not to be outdone by his counterpart, A’s starting pitcher Blake Kunz also had himself a night, going the first six innings, striking out 14, and only allowing two hits. Noah Imrie came on in relief as conditions worsened at Wildwood. The Ribbons tacked on four in the seventh as Imrie battled slick baseballs and a muddy pitchers mound where the footing was hard to come by. After walks were issued to the first two Ribbons’ batters of the ninth, Rindfleisch came on in relief to pick up the save.

Thursday night is the first of two poster giveaways this season. The first 150 fans Thursday will receive a Gus Walker poster, courtesy of Boneck Printing.

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 FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube.