For the second time in less than a week, Hunter Barber beat the Sheboygan A’s.
Last Wednesday, he threw a 3-hitter as the Macs hammered the A’s, 9-1. Last night he scattered four hits over eight innings for a 2-0 win. Jason Wierschke threw a 1-2-3 ninth for the save.
Going into the game, the A’s, Menasha and Appleton all had 6-3 records in the Northeastern Wisconsin League records. Menasha is clearly in the driver’s seat now as both teams have Appleton and Green Bay on their final week’s schedule.
Eric Schmitz pitched very effectively against the powerful Menasha line-up, but two hits, an error, stolen base, wild pitch and hit baseman contributed to the scoring of Menasha’s only two runs in the fifth inning.
The A’s loaded the bases in the eighth inning with one out and had their hottest hitter at the plate in Alex Dee. He came through. He hit a bullet, an absolute pea, but it was right at the Menasha second baseman Brandon Beauchamp, who caught it and turned it into a double play.
Now 26-15-1, the A’s play at Appleton tonight and then return home to play De Pere Wednesday, West Allis Thursday, Green Bay Friday, Kenosha in a doubleheader Saturday and then they travel to Kenosha for another doubleheader Sunday.
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