Led by Drew Neunes, three Sheboygan A’s pitchers combined to stop defending Northeastern Wisconsin League champion Menasha on just six hits and staked the Sheboygan A’s to a 6-2 win in their first NEWBL game at Menasha Monday night.
Neunes started and went 7.2 innings before fatigue got the best of him. Ben Folger and Elliot Danhoff came on to keep the door closed. Folger came in with two out and the bases loaded and the retired the last batter to end the game. Neunes fanned five and held the defending champions to just six hits.
The A’s put together five hits and a walk to score four runs in the decisive third inning. The A’s recorded 11 hits, with Harry Steldt getting three of them and Mark Wanner a single and triple.
The 2019 season, presented by Meijer, continues Wednesday. Now 3-2, the A’s host Appleton for Plymouth Dirt Tack Night, (the stock car racers will be showing off their cars), Midwest Communications Night (affiliated radio stations are giving away tickets and will be giving away prizes at the game with on-air personalities in attendance) and noted Chicagoland performer Kyle Casiday will be on hand to meet the fans and sing the national anthem. A’s house band II Cool will also make their season debut.
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