A’S WIN PITCHER’S DUEL AT JOANNES
GREEN BAY, WI – The Dodgers saw their winning streak snapped at five games on Monday evening as they fell to the Sheboygan A’s by a score of 2-1 at Joannes Stadium.
Matt Freeman got the start and was the tough-luck loser for the Dodgers, despite being nearly untouchable, going the distance and allowing just one run on two hits while striking out six.
After retiring the first two batters of the game, Freeman gave up a base hit to right off the bat of first baseman Jimmy Juergensen, and then shut the A’s down from there, not allowing another run until the sixth.
Sheboygan finally broke through in the top of the sixth inning when shortstop Jake Falish singled to start the inning. He moved to second on a walk, and then stole third base, allowing him to trot home with the game’s only run on a sacrifice fly from second baseman Jake Arens.
That would prove to be enough for A’s starter Brad Rindfleisch, as he held the Dodgers scoreless, striking out 14.
Luke Gajewski reached base twice to pace the Dodgers’ offense, collecting a single and a walk, while Matt McNabb added a double and Noah Robinson, Griffin Summers and Jacob Lacy each chipped in a base hit.
The Dodgers are off on Tuesday before a scheduled exhibition game against the Green Bay Storm on Wednesday at Vanden Plas Field. They then head to Lombard, Illinois for a four-game series against the Lombard Orioles this weekend before returning home to Joannes next Tuesday, July 23rd for First Responder’s Night at the ballpark.