Going into the fifth inning of their first game in another doubleheader against the Addison Braves Sunday, Sheboygan had a nine-run lead.
This seemed like enough for Sheboygan to clinch their third consecutive win over the Braves for the weekend, but the Braves followed this inning up with a 9-run inning that tied the game.
Eventually a 2-RBI walk-off double, hit by Jacob Neese in extra innings would earn Sheboygan the win 13-12.
Neese said, “I was looking for a fast ball, I fouled the first one off and the second pitch was a curveball, but I didn’t miss that third pitch.”
Sheboygan’s starting pitcher in game one, Tyler Peccioli, had a perfect game going into the fifth inning.
“My fastball was working for sure, I was feeling very confident with it and throwing it right over the plate.” Peccioli gave up six runs in the fifth inning before Ryan Fields came in to pitch.
Peccioli stated, “Sometimes my mind wants to compete but my body isn’t up to where it should be anymore.”
The 7-run inning the A’s had prior to the fifth left Peccioli sitting around for a long period of time which may have affected him upon entering what would be his last inning.
The nine runs that the Braves collected in the fifth inning were a combination of singles hit by John Zielinski and Freddie Morales, a grand slam by Ben Espinoza and a 3-run home run by Colin Wieska that ultimately tied the game.
In the final game of Sheboygan’s four-game series against the Addison Braves, they swept them clean with a score of 6-1. Brad Rindfleisch gave up just one run in the final inning of the game. The A’s had a big sixth inning where they scored four runs and Jake Falish, Nathan Ebersole, and Josh Gates each had RBIs in the inning.
On Monday night, July 20th at Wildwood Park, the A’s will be making up a previously rained out game against the Appleton Legends. The A's then hit the road Tuesday and are back home Wednesday. The 2020 season is presented by Meijer.
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