Baseball games at Wildwood Park are slowly coming to an end as the A’s season wraps up, but on Saturday afternoon Sheboygan hosted the Burlington Baron’s in a doubleheader. The A’s took the first game, winning 3-1 and Burlington took the second 3-2 in two low scoring games.
The Baron’s took an initial lead in the fourth inning of a predominantly scoreless first game on a RBI single from Ben LaRonge. In one of the A’s final chances to score, a three-run homer from Jimmy Juergensen that scored Colin Butkiewicz and Harry Steldt gave Sheboygan the lead and their concluding runs.
Entering the sixth inning with zero runs on the board, Juergensen had runners in scoring position and stated, “I definitely enjoy being in that situation, it’s something you look forward to when you’re just hitting BP in the backyard so I was happy I got to do something.”
Eric Schmitz pitched for the A’s and had eight strikeouts which led to his 400th career strikeout in a Sheboygan A’s uniform.
Burlington kicked off game two with two runs scored in the first inning but Sheboygan answered back immediately with a RBI single from Harry Steldt. The game was tied at 2-2 to enter the seventh and when the Barons scored, Sheboygan was unable to respond with a run which ultimately led to their 3-2 loss.
The A’s will host three games this coming week on Monday, Tuesday and Friday in the Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League post-season tournament to close out the 2020 season.
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