The Chicago Wildcats came to town as part of the Wisconsin State League/Chicago Suburban League Challenge and the Bandits prevailed with two victories, 4-3 in Game 1 and 6-4 in Game 2. In both contests, the Wildcats had the tying or winning run in scoring position when the Bandits recorded the final out. During Game 1, Brennan Rhode pitched seven innings of superb baseball, picking up the win, as Sam Spurney provided most of the offense with a first-inning run scoring double and a third inning, two run home run. In Game 2, Joe Christensen would pitch 5 1/3 innings before y
Pitching and defense were on display this year as the Northeastern League and Frank Langsdorff League of Southeastern Wisconsin battled it out Friday night in the 4th Annual All-Star Game. The NEWBL All-Stars took home a 4-1 victory in part to some stellar defensive plays and great pitching by our own Bandits representation. Both Brennan Rhode and Brandon Bartels pitched hitless innings and Bartels made two amazing plays defensively at third base, the first a diving stop and then turning a 5-4-3 double play and then another diving stop and toss to first for the final out of the
Starter Miles Mayer pitched eight solid innings Thursday night before yielding to Brennan Rhode who recorded the final three outs in the Bandits 3-2 victory over the Appleton Legends. The Bandits got off to a quick start as Galen Duff led off with a hit by pitch and Brock Wetenkamp homered, giving the Bandits a 2-0 lead after just two batters. Scoring would become scarce for the rest of the game as the Bandits plated their only other run in the bottom of the fifth inning when Josh Krowiorz hit a two out single to right center to score Wetenkamp. Appleton would score a sing
Four players were selected to represent the Bandits in each of the upcoming two All-Star Games. The Northeastern League/Southeastern League All-Star Game pits players from all seven NEWBL teams against representatives from the Frank Langdorff League of Southeastern Wisconsin which plays its ball in the Milwaukee Metro area. Representing Manitowoc on the team will be Brock Wetenkamp, Galen Duff, Brandon Bartels and Brennan Rhode. The NEWBL/SEWBL All Star Game is this Friday night at Sheboygan. The HR Derby is at 6:00 pm with the game scheduled to begin
Down 5-3 entering the bottom of the ninth, the Manitowoc Bandits mounted a rally, plating a pair of runs and forcing the game into extra innings where Sam Spurney drew a bases loaded walk with two outs to end the game and send the Bandits home with a 6-5 victory. Oshkosh would score all five of its runs on two pitches during a rough fifth inning for starter Parker Johnson. After hitting two batters and giving up an infield single, Johnson walked in a run and then gave up a grand slam to Travis Derocha, the catcher for Oshkosh. That is all the runs Oshkosh would get on the
Tonight's game at Menasha has been cancelled due to poor field conditions. The game will be made up on Monday, August 2nd at 7:15 at Koslo Park in Menasha.
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After consecutive rough performances, the Bandits righted the ship to a degree by delivering an 11-1 win over the De Pere RiverBandits at Municipal Field on Thursday night. Starting pitcher Brennan Rhode recorded ten strikeouts in eight innings of work, giving up only one hit and one unearned run in the top of the second inning. "It was great to play behind Brennan tonight," says Bandits secondbaseman Nat Richter, "he worked quick and pounded the zone to get ahead of the hitters." The Bandits were held in check offensively through t
The Bandits jumped out to quick 7-0 lead after three innings due to some timely offensive hitting only to see the Green Bay Storm score single runs in the sixth through tenth innings to take a 9-8 away from the Bandits at Municipal Field. Matt Phipps started and went 6 1/3 innings. Miles Mayer pitched the final 3 2/3 innings. Offensively, the Bandits were led by four players with two hits. They were Galen Duff and Nat Richter who each had a pair of hits. Ben Warwick reach base four times and score three runs on the evening. The Bandits host the De Pere Ri
The Bandits found their hitting stroke Tuesday night, pounding out 13 hits, led by Sam Spurney who was 3x5 with a pair of doubles, a home run and 5 RBIs, but four Bandits errors and a rough fifth inning and the Bandits fell to the Sheboygan A's by a score of 13-9 at Municipal Field. All was going well as the Bandits jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead on Spurney's first inning homerun. Bandits starter Joe Christensen would pitch solidly into the fifth inning when suddenly everything went wrong and the A's scored eight runs. The Bandits would continue to get guys on base an