During the Bandits last trip to Sheboygan, the Bandits won in dramatic fashion as Sam Spurney launched a two-run homerun in the top of the ninth inning to propel the Bandits to victory. This trip, the table was once again set for such a wing as both Nat Richter and Kevin Valerio reached base in the ninth inning with one out. With Sheboygan leading 5-4 and the Bandits short on pitching heading into a crucial four game set with Eau Claire this weekend, Bandits manager Nat Richter was hoping for another mighty swing from the middle of his lineup. Sheboygan reliever Jack Archi
The Manitowoc Bandits completed the season sweep of the Oshkosh Giants with an 11-6 win at Municipal Field on Wednesday night. The Bandits scored early and often, plating two runs in each of the first two innings before exploding for six runs in the third inning. Kevin Valerio continued his hot hitting, going 3x5 on the evening with a pair of RBIs. Stewart Larsen and Tommy Kawamura also each contributed three hits on the evening while Mike Hall, Sam Spurney, Brock Wete
The Bandits tuned up for their 6 game WSL game swing by playing the Manitowoc Heat and Two Rivers Polar Bears in a doubleheader at Muncipal Field Monday night. Manitowoc came out on top by scores of 16-0 and 11-1 as Brock Wetenkamp posted 9 RBIs on the evening. Wetenkamp, Sam Spurney and Max Stepan each homered while Matt Roberts and Miles Mayer picked up the wins in the shortened contests.
Sheboygan was host to a slugfest Saturday as the Manitowoc Bandits downed the Sheboygan A's 11-10 as Sam Spurney launched a two-run homerun with an out in the top of the ninth inning, putting the Bandits ahead for good. The teams combined for 34 hits in total while scoring in eight of nine innngs. The Bandits scored in each of the first four frames, while the A's came bake to take a lead in the fifth inning. Manitowoc would tie the game in the sixth, but once again fell behind 10-8 in the bottom half of the innin
The Menasha Macs took it to the Bandits on Thursday night at Municipal Field, defeating the Bandits by a score of 7-2 and handing them their second league loss of the season. Menasha, currently in second place, drops the Bandits lead to 3 1/2 games. Chris Krepline took the loss. Offensively, Max Stepan hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the eighth inning and Mike Hall doubled and scored on a Sam Spurney single in the bottom of the second inning, providing the only highlights of the contest for the Black & Green.
The Bandits scored four runs in the the top of the fifth inning to take control of the ballgame and defeat the Oshkosh Giants by a score of 5-1, securing a win that counts in both the Wisconsin State League and Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League standings. The win moves the Bandits a full game ahead of the Lombard Orioles in the standings and advances their lead in the NEWBL over the Menasha Macs who visit Municipal Field tonight at 7:30. Liam O'Brien got the win and was relieved my Matt Shea. Max Stepan doubled as the Bandits tallied seven hits in the contest.
The Lombard Orioles bounced back after dropping a pair of games to the Bandits on Saturday night by winning 5-1 and 6-0 on Sunday and earning a split in the four game series. The Bandits held a half game lead in first place over Lombard heading into the weekend and will leave the weekend with that same half game lead over them. Today the bats just wouldn't come alive as the Bandits stranded several runners with two outs and couldn't come up with that clutch hit. Matt Roberts took the loss in the first game and Nathan Shea took the loss in the second game, both were their f
The Bandits opened their four game series with the Lombard Orioles with a pair of close wins on Saturday night. The Bandits took game one by a score of 6-5 and the second game 5-4. In both games the Bandits had timely hits, solid defense and capitalized on Lombard miscues. Chris Krepline won the opener while Miles Mayer picked up the win in the nightcap. Brennan Rhode pitched two scoreless innings to pick up a save in the second game. Nat Richter was 3x7 with a pair of doubles and Stewart Larsen was 2x6. The Bandits wrap up the series with Lombard with&nb
Liam O'Brien tossed eight shut out innings as the Bandits cruised to a 5-0 over the Appleton Legends. Manitowoc scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the first as Max Stepan, Mike Hall and Sam Spurney each had consecutive two out hits. Spurney would then score all three of them again in the bottom of the third inning on a three run blast to left field. That would be all of the offense O'Brien would need on the night as he struck out seven, walked four and gave up only five hits. Matt Shea pitched a perfect ninth inning. The Bandits host the Lombard Orioles ove
The Manitowoc Bandits will be sending representatives to both the Wisconsin State League All-Star Game (Wednesday night) and the Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League (Friday night). Both games are in Kenosha with the WSL taking on the Chicago Suburban League and the NEWBL taking on the Frank Langsdorff League. Representing the Bandits as WSL All-Stars are catcher Max Stepan, shortstop Tommy Kawamura, outfielder Brandon Chinn and pitchers Liam O'Brien and Brennan Rhode. Representing the Bandits at the NEWBL All-Star Game will be secondbaseman Nat Richter, outfie