By Alex Strouf
The De Pere Dodgers dropped another game in Wisconsin State League play on Monday night, falling to the Sheboygan A’s, 12-6.
The Dodgers, now 11-12 in WSL play, have dropped four of their last five league games.
The A’s got off to a quick lead on Monday, as TD Walker hit an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning to give Sheboygan a 1-0 lead after one. Walker finished with a game-high four hits.
Sheboygan kept the pedal to the metal, scoring three more runs in the third.
It was in the fourth inning when the Dodgers responded, as first baseman Sam Kohnle hit his first home run of the year to cut the lead to 3-1.
The A’s responded in the bottom of the inning, extending their lead to four runs.
It was the bottom of the sixth inning when Sheboygan crushed the game wide open, scoring a crucial six runs on four hits–including a three-RBI triple by Christian McKelvey–and three walks, giving them a commanding 12-1 lead.
In the final three innings, the D’s got the bats going, but it proved to not be enough. Sam Kohnle had a two RBI single in the ninth inning. Kohnle finished 2-for-5 with three RBI.
The Sheboygan offense compiled 12 runs on 13 hits in Monday’s win.
The Dodgers return home on Tuesday after a two-week road trip. De Pere hosts the Branch Blaze in an exhibition matchup for $1 Hot Dog Night.