Losses are tough to take. But last night's hurt a little bit more.
After battling back from a 8-0 deficit to make it 8-7, the Legends rattled off nine runs en route to a 17-8 victory over the A's Tuesday night in Appleton.
The loss officially eliminates the A's from NEWBL title contention.
Losses of several league franchises in recent years left the NEWBL with only four teams in 2019 - Appleton, Menasha, Green Bay and the A's, resulting in only a 12-game league schedule. The A's have one game remaining against Green Bay, and currently sit at 6-5 in NEWBL play.
Appleton improves to 8-3 and Menasha is right behind them at 7-3. Green Bay is in the cellar at 0-10.
Menasha takes on Green Bay tonight and then finishes with a game against Appleton.
A combination of an uncharacteristic outing by the pitching staff, and Appleton's hitters all seeing the ball well plagued the A's Tuesday night. The A's issued nine walks, and gave up 18 hits, while all 17 runs were earned runs against the pitching staff. Fatigue and a few injuries have started to accumulate as the A's long regular-season starts drawing to a close. The A's are currently in a stretch of nine games in seven days.
Jake Arens had two hits and Josh Gates batted in three runs to lead the A's offense.
The 2019 season, presented by Meijer, continues tonight with the De Pere Dodgers coming to town. It's Wing Wednesday presented by Legend Larry's, with Legend Larry's world famous chicken wings available at the concessions stand tonight. First pitch at 7:30 PM.
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