Talk about a heck of a debut.
In his very first at-bat as a Sheboygan A, leading off the bottom of the 1st inning, A's newcomer Taisei Fukuhara took a 2-1 fastball, and promptly put it over the fence.
It wasn't a cheap shot either - this was to dead center field.
Fukuhara would later add a single and a double off the wall, drive-in three, and steal two bases to lead the A's to a 9-6 victory over the Green Bay Storm Tuesday night. The victory keeps the A's comfortably in 1st place in the Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League as the season winds down. Green Bay remains in the basement.
Eric Schmitz settled in after a couple of rocky early innings to go the complete game. He struck out 11. Jake Arens also smacked a home run in the contest.
The 2019 season presented by Meijer resumes tonight at Wildwood. The A's welcome the Menasha Macs to town for a rare weeknight doubleheader starting at 6:30 PM. The doubleheader is the result of a rainout earlier this season. It's National Hot Dog Day, and to celebrate, the A's will be featuring $1 hot dogs for both games of tonight's doubleheader.
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