Ninth Inning Lead Evaporates as A’s Fall in Extras

Posted: June 28, 2024

It looked like the A’s would snap their recent skid and get back in the win column Thursday night.

Up 5-3 in the ninth, two costly A’s errors would allow the Nationals to tie the game, a game they would eventually win in the 11th inning 7-5.

The A’s, who have now dropped nine of their last 10, fall to 12-15 overall, and 4-9 in the Wisconsin State League. They will look for any confidence they can when the 2-11 Addison Braves come to Wildwood Park over the weekend for a four-game set.

Trailing 2-0 in the fourth, Sean Tillmon found a gap in left center field for a double to drive in the A’s first two runs of the game, knotting things up at 2-2. Three batters later, Brad Rindfleisch would hit a line drive to the outfield, bringing Tillmon across the plate.

Jacob Neese’s solo blast, his second of the season, in the bottom of the sixth extended the A’s lead to 5-2.

The Nationals would get one back in the seventh, before eventually tying the game in the ninth off of the A’s miscues. The A’s committed six errors in the game, attributing to three of the seven runs the Nationals put across the plate.

On Saturday, Will Madson joins the A’s Hall of Fame between games of the 5 PM doubleheader, while Mike Feudner and the late Richard Schneider become the newest members of the Sheboygan Athletic Club’s member Hall of Fame. On Sunday, popular kids character Bluey comes to Wildwood Park, presented by Mischief and Magic. It’s also a Meijer Family Day. Tickets are on sale now.

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.