Streak Halted: A’s Drop Three of Four to WSL-Leading Lombard

Posted: July 10, 2022

All good things must come to an end.

And that it did this weekend as the A’s dropped three of four matchups to the perennial Wisconsin State League Champion Lombard Orioles.

After the four-game weekend, the A’s now find themselves 28-13 overall, 11-11 in the Wisconsin State League, and 9-1 in the Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League.

Games one and two of the weekend went to Lombard Saturday night. Despite taking an early 1-0 lead, Lombard came back with four runs in the fourth in game one to pull ahead 3-1. The A’s would pull within one, scoring one in the fifth before Lombard cemented things away with two in the sixth. Jimmy Juergensen (Concordia-Nebraska) had a home run and Jonathan Kim (UW-Michigan Commit) a double in the loss. Blake Kunz (South Dakota State) took the loss despite striking out nine.

Game two Saturday was a wild one, with the Orioles scoring three, before the A’s scored five in the third, only to be answered by six from the Orioles in the same inning. The Orioles would eventually get the win 11-10 on a walk-off victory. Jacoby Endreas (UW-Stout) had a grand slam and Ross Krist (UW-Platteville Alum) had three singles in the loss.

Sunday started off on the upswing, as Jared Reklaitis (UW-Milwaukee Alum) needed only 82 pitches to throw a complete-game shutout to give the A’s a 2-0 victory. Five different A’s recorded base hits in the defense battle, but the A’s were able to plate two which was all Reklaitis needed to secure the win.

Game four of the weekend ended with a thud, with a 3-3 ball game entering the bottom of the fifth ending at the end of the inning as Lombard scored 10 to get the run-rule victory closing out the weekend.

The A’s will take Monday off before hosting Mensha in a weeknight doubleheader at Wildwood Park Tuesday beginning at 6:30 PM. It’s our second hand fan giveaway of the season, presented by Advanced Comfort Systems. The first 250 fans Tuesday will receive a hand fan, and one ticket gets you into both games.

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