Sheboygan, WI - Wildwood Park was bumping Wednesday night. And the ruckus crowd was treated to a dandy of a baseball game.
Tied 3-3 entering the bottom of the eighth and with the bases loaded after an intentional walk, Travis Slywka took the first pitch he saw and drove it into right center field, scoring Jake Arens and Chris Saltzman to help push the A's past the De Pere Dodgers 7-3.
With the win, the A's get back over .500 in Wisconsin State League play at 7-6.
Eric Schmitz was locked in a pitchers dual with Dodgers lefty Sam Forkert. Schmitz pitched 7.1 innings, striking out 11 and walking three with only two earned runs against. Forkert sat down 10 A's batters in his seven innings, but walked six.
After falling behind 1-0, Bryce Brogni laced a shot to left-center in the third inning that cleared the fence, giving the A's a 2-1 lead with his second home run of the season. That home run, and Slywka's go-ahead single were the only two hits the A's would get on the night, but they made them count.
TD Walker reached base three times, all via walk to lead the A's.
The A's originally scheduled game against Manitowoc this evening was cancelled just before the start of the year when Manitowoc announced they were dissolving. The A's next game will be tomorrow evening at 7:30 PM at home against the Menasha Macs. It's Bud Light Night on Friday, when special prize giveaways all game, including a Bud Tote bag filled with an umbrella, Bud folding chair, beach towel and a beach ball, a Bud Cooler pack, a Bud backpack, a Bud Light cooler, a Bud Light washer toss game, Win Your Height in Bud Light, and Beer For a Year.
The Sheboygan A's are members of the Wisconsin State League and Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League. The A's have helped develop more than 41 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.comments powered by Disqus