It was a chilly night at Manitowoc's Muncipal Field with temperatures hovering near fifty degrees. The Bandits bats were off to a hot start, posting a four run first inning as Freedom's Jake Knuppel tried to settle in on the pitcher's mound. After giving up those four runs, capped by a bases clearing double by Designated Hitter Stewart Larson, settle down is exactly what Knuppel did as he stifled the Bandits bats over the final eight innings, giving up only one additional run. The Bandits would hold their 4-0 lead until the fourth inning when Freedom would score three runs
Bandits outfielder and former UW-Stevens Point grad Sam Spurney was recognized with the Senior Collegiate Athlete of the Year Award at the 2011 Lakeshore All-Sports Hall of Fame Banquet on Wednesday April 25th at the Club Bil-mar. Sam's accomplishments both on and off the field at UW-Stevens Point led to that recognition. The Manitowoc Bandits were able to sponsor the award and are excited that Sam will continue his playing career with the Bandits in the 2011 season which begins on Tuesday May 24th as the Bandits host the ballclub from Freedom in a 7:30 game.
With the most valuable player, most valuable pitcher and five unanimous all-league selections, the Kenosha Kings dominated the 2010 Wisconsin State League post-season awards voting. Mark Cibrario, the league’s leading hitter with a .433 average, was named Most Valuable Player, reining in 15 vote points to 13 for teammate Jason Acevedo. Cibrario, a veteran of nine State League seasons holds down third base for the Kings.
Congratulations to the Green Bay Storm for capturing there first NEWBL regular season title and Championship Series title here in 2010. The Storm beat the Legends on Friday night 12-4 to take the Championship, 2 games to 1. The Storm are the third different League Champion in three years as the Bandits won the Championship in 2007 & 2008, the Menasha Macs won the Championship in 2009 and now the Storm have their first championship. Teams will already be prepping for the 2011 season, we look forward to having you out to our ballparks and enjoying NEWBL baseball.
The Legends returned favor tonight, shutting out the Green Bay Storm 7-0. This will make tomorrows game in Green Bay a winner take all. Come on out to VanderPlas Field at Green Bay Southwest High School at 7:30 tomorrow night to see the final game of the 2010 NEWBL season! The show down of the top 2 teams in the league this season, Green Bay and Appleton. Regardless of the outcome, the League will get is third different champion in three years.
The Green Bay Storm routed the Appleton Legends 15-5 in the NEWBL championship series opener on Wednesday night at VandenPlas Field. Michael Robbins earned the win in 6+ innings for the Storm, which set the tone with five runs in the second inning. Leading hitters were Doug Coe (3-for-4, two RBIs), Justin Sizemore (3-for-4, two doubles, two RBIs), Zak Hilbert (2-for-3, two RBIs), Adam Kilp (3-for-6, three RBIs) and Rob Coe ( 2-for-6, double). The second game of the best-of-three series is at 7:30 tonight at Ninehaus Field in Appleton.
The Green Bay Storm scored three runs in the sixth inning to take down the Menasha Macs 4-2 in the deciding game of the Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League semifinals at VandenPlas Field. With the Storm trailing 2-1 in the sixth, Justin Sizemore tied the game with an RBI single and Zak Hilbert put Green Bay ahead for good with a two-run single. Jon Rupno started the scoring for Green Bay with a solo home run. Garrett Scray allowed three hits and struck out four to get the win and Gunnar Eastman retired three straight in the ninth inning for the sav
The Appleton Legends eliminated the Sheboygan A's, winning their best of three series 2 games to 1 after a 7-4 win on Monday night. At the same time, Menasha defeated Green Bay 7-2, tying that series at one game apiece. The deciding game will be held tonight at Green Bay with the winner advancing to take on the Legends in the Championship Series.
The Sheboygan A's defeated the Legends 9- 6, tying the series at a game each and forcing Game 3 tonight (Monday) at 7:30 in Appleton. The Green Bay and Menasha contest was rained out will play today (Monday) at Koslo with Game 3 on Tuesday at Green Bay if needed.
The Green Bay Storm opened up the playoffs with a 4-2 win over the Menasha Macs on Saturday followed by an Appleton Legends 15-5 win over the Sheboygan A's. Each leads their respective series 1-0 with the second games planned for this afternoon if Mother Nature cooperates.