The Manitowoc Bandits had runners on first and third base with two outs in the ninth inning but were unable to top Sheboygan in a 7-6 loss on the road Wednesday night in a Northeast Wisconsin Baseball and Wisconsin State League contest. Brock Wetenkamp went 2-for-5 at the plate for Manitowoc with a double and Sam Spurney was 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles. Pitcher Brennan Rhode received the loss after striking out six and walking one batter in six and two-thirds innings of work. Only three of the seven runs he gave up were earned.
Game one was all Bandits as the ballclub cruised to a 10-0 win behind the pitching of Joe Christensen and lots of timely hitting. Shortly after the conclusion of the first game, Mother Nature once again intervened, causing a 40 minute rain delay and putting game two in jeapordy. After a little field work, the second game got underway but it was all Macs as they scored twelve runs in the top of the first inning and completed the 15-2 win in five innings. Greg Herr took the loss and Brandon Bartels pitched 4 2/3 innings of relief. Ben Warwick broke up the Menasha no-hi
Mother Nature did her best to put a cancellation on Sunday's ballgames with a late morning thunderstorm but Municipal Field was prepped and the Bandits jumped all over the Addison (IL) Braves, opening the doubleheader with a 12-2, 5 inning win. Miles Mayer was the recipient of the run support as Brock Wetenkamp homered twice and Nat Richter followed Brock's second homer with one of his own over the right field fence. The Bandits also recorded six doubles in the games as well as the bats were alive early and often. Game two saw more of the same as the Bandits took the victo
Both Addison and Manitowoc each got a win for Christmas this year as the Bandits and Braves split their Saturday Doubleheader at Municipal Field. The first game was all Addison as they jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the top of the first inning and cruised to a 12-3 win. Game two was much tighter as the Bandits and Braves were tied 1-1 into the bottom of the fifth inning when the Bandits erupted for four runs and Parker Johnson picked up the complete game win by a score of 5-1. The Bandits and Braves play again today, Sunday, to wrap up the four game series with another double
Garrett Scray pitched seven scoreless innings to get the win as the Green Bay Storm defeated Manitowoc 4-0 on Thursday night in Green Bay. The loss for the Bandits further confuses the playoff picture in the NEWBL as the first four teams in the league essentially tied in the Won/Loss column. The Bandits are off on Friday to participate in the Military All-Star Game at JoAnnes before hosting the Addison (IL) Braves this weekend. Saturday night is Christmas in July at the Ballpark.
For most college-aged young adults, summer is a time to come back home to relax and have fun with family and friends. However, for Manitowoc Bandits ballplayers Parker Johnson and Galen Duff, it has been a time away from home in hopes of continuing to sharpen their baseball skills and compete at a higher level. Both Johnson and Duff recently completed their freshman seasons at Williamette University in Salem, Oregon and have traveled a long way from their Carlsbad, California and Spokane Valley, Washington homes, respectively.
Santa Allen is coming to town this Saturday night for Christmas in July... for those that have participated in this promotion for the last 17 years, yes, I said 17 years, you know how much fun the evening will be... So come on out and enjoy the ballgame and a soda/beer/brat and if you're good, go home with a Christmas present (which could be one of three TVs)... you better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why...
Tonight's Bandits game against the Sheboygan A's was called in the bottom of the first inning due to lightning and the threat of severe weather. A makeup date has not yet been set.
The VeePak Hawks broke the Bandits four game winning streak by taking both ends of a doubleheader by scores of 4-1 and 7-4. In Game one, it was a pitcher's duel as Bandits starter Matt Phipps held the Hawks scoreless through six innings. The only run was provided by a Brad Liermann solo homerun in the bottom of the sixth but the Hawks answered by scoring four runs in the top of the seventh, sealing their Game 1 victory. In Game 2, starter Greg Herr took the loss as the Hawks scored five runs in the top of the fourth inning. The Bandits built a pair of rallies in the
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