After registering a 5-2 victory over Kewaskum Friday night, the Sheboygan A’s had built a run of only three losses in their last 19 games.
Then came a disastrous Saturday afternoon.
The Chicago Clout racked up 4-2 and 11-7 victories over the A’s. Fortunately, they were exhibition games so they didn’t “hurt” them in the Wisconsin State League or the Northeastern Wisconsin Leagues’ standings but they did inflict pain.
The A’s came out of the weekend a beat-up team and will have to piece together a line-up of position players as well as the usual problem of the pitching rotation this week.
Tonight in Green Bay, the A’s launch a string of 17 games in 16 days. The A’s play De Pere at Joannes Stadium in Green Bay tonight, and then are home Tuesday (Green Bay 7:30) Wednesday (Menasha doubleheader, 6:30), and Thursday (West Allis, 7:30).
Jake Falish recorded two doubles and triple to drive in two runs and score two to lead the A’s over Kewaskum Friday night. Drew Nuanes got the win to him at 6-0 for the season.
Chicago broke a 1-1 tie with two runs in the fifth and went on to the 4-2 win in Saturday’s first game. Jimmy Juergensen had two hits; Kyle Moyer took the loss.
The A’s took a 5-1 lead into the fifth inning of the second game, but then everything fell apart. Chicago scored nine runs in the inning to run away with the win. JJ Zywiciel took the loss. Harry Steldt had a pair of doubles, Drew Lechnir two hits, Jake Arens a home run and a single and Kyle Peterson a double to pace A’s hitters.
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