Sheboygan, WI - The Sheboygan A's welcomed all the teams of the Wisconsin State League to Wildwood Park this past weekend for the annual Wisconsin State League Challenge. The Challenge is a weekend where all WSL teams come to one site to compete in regular season games. The Challenge was created as a way to reduce some of the travel between teams spread far apart, as well as to give each team five total games against each other, bringing the league schedule to 30.
The A's got off to a good start Friday night, defeating the Oshkosh Giants 12-3.
Then, the A's were handed three straight losses to close out the weekend.
A three-run home run in the first inning put the A's behind the 8-ball against the undefeated Orioles, and the team couldn't recover, falling 5-2.
A late-inning score by the Braves Saturday night propelled them past the A's 3-2.
And on Sunday against Kenosha, the A's jumped out to an early lead, but Kenosha battled back, scoring runs each in the fourth, fifth, and sixth to win 10-3.
The A's now sit at 19-14 overall, 9-12 in the Wisconsin State League, and 6-2 in the Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League.
The A's travel to Appleton tonight, then have home games Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
On Wednesday, the A's host the Green Bay Storm in a NEWBL game. It is College Night, where all college students get half-priced tickets by showing their college id at the ticket booth.
Thursday is Star Wars Night. Anyone wearing Star Wars apparel will get into the game for free. Some characters from Star Wars will be on hand to take pictures with fans.
Friday starts pool play in the Wisconsin Amateur Baseball Classic tournament. The A's will host Everest at 8:30 PM. It's also Strike Out Cancer Night, with a portion of the night's proceeds benefiting local cancer centers. The WABC continues Saturday when the A's host Burlington at 7:30 PM.
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