Jason Bunton

A’s Sweep Four-Game Weekend From Addison

Posted: July 1, 2024

The Sheboygan A’s needed a “get right” weekend, and they got it in spectacular style. Mired in a stretch of nine losses in 10 games, the A’s, who had league championship expectations entering the 2024 campaign, turned things around with a four-game sweep of the Addison Braves.

The A’s pitching staff was brilliant, allowing only one run over the four games, sweeping doubleheaders on both Saturday and Sunday at Wildwood Park.

Saturday, Game One: A’s 9, Braves 0
The A’s got to work quickly in game one, scoring six runs in the second inning, and adding one each in the third, fourth, and fifth innings in the 9-0 shutout win. Sean Tillmon’s bases-loaded triple, scoring Ian Merry, Jimmy Juergensen, and Chase Hanselman was the catalyst for the A’s big inning. Tillmon would score on the same play after an error by the Braves allowed him to head home. Jared Reklaitis pitched a complete game in the victory, tossing seven innings, striking out nine and walking none.

Saturday, Game Two: A’s 1, Braves 0
It took extra-inning heroics in game two Saturday, as a scoreless ballgame headed to extra innings. With Gus Walker standing on third base in the bottom of the eighth, Brady Zackrison smacked a single to right field for the walk off victory. Jason Bunton followed Reklaitis’s lead, throwing another complete game gem, striking out nine and surrendering just four hits over the full eight innings for the win.

Sunday, Game One: A’s 3, Braves 0
Another close game until the fifth, the A’s score two to push their lead to 3-0 in the eventual win, securing their third straight shutout victory. Hanselman singled in the first run of the game in the second that scored Jacob Neese. That 1-0 lead would remain until the fifth when a pop fly got lost in the sun by the Braves third baseman, allowing Hanselman and Jaden Hackbarth to score. Eric Schmitz kept the shutout streak going, striking out four and scattering seven hits to get the win.

Sunday, Game Two: A’s 11, Braves 1
The A’s closed out the weekend with a run-rule victory over a depleted Braves club. Despite allowing Addison’s first run of the weekend in the first, Brad Rindfleisch shut the door the rest of the way, striking out eight in the shortened contest. The A’s scored runs in each of their offensive innings, getting three in the first, two in the second, five in the third, and one in the fourth. Walker and Zackrison each had three-hit games, with Zackrison hitting a two-run home run in the third.

The A’s will look to keep the momentum going Monday in Appleton. They are back home Tuesday against Kewaskum before taking a three-day break for the Fourth of July. Tuesday is Salute to Service, where military and public service employees will receive a free general admission ticket to the game. The 2024 season is presented by Meijer.

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.