A Tale of Two Games: Bandits Split with Addison

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

Storm Shuts Out Bandits 4-0

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.

Living in the Moment: Newcomers Parker Johnson and Galen Duff

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.

Christmas in July this Saturday Night!

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...

Wednesday Game Called in Bottom of First

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.

VeePak Sweeps Bandits on Sunday

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

Two Bandits Wins, Complete with Drama...

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

NEWBL Defeats SEWBL for Fifth Consecutive Season

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

Mayer Tosses Gem, Rhode Closes Door

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

2010 All Star Representatives Chosen

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

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