Kewaskum A's

2013 Season

Final Record: 39-12

Schedule

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** SWABA Class "A" Champions

** Rock River Northern Division Champions

** Tri-County Night League Playoffs

** WI Amateur Baseball Classic Runner-Up

** Plymouth Tourney Runner-Up

** SPAMtown Challenge Final Four

 

 

 

 

Sarauer, Boegel Named to All-League Teams

November 11th - The Kewaskum A's had two team members take home All-League honors at Saturday night's Rock River League Banquet held in Hustisford.   Austin Sarauer (.361 Avg, 22 Hits, 17 Runs, 6 2B's, 2 HR, 13 RBI's) was named to the Rock River All-League as an outfielder.  Brad Boegel (.458 Avg, 11 Hits, 11 Runs, 3 2B's, 5 RBI's) was named to the Tri-County Night League All-League as a third baseman.  These two helped lead the A's to regular season titles in each of these leagues (Rock River & Tri-County) in 2013.  The A's finished the season with a final record of 39-12.

 

 

2014 A's Bowling Fundraiser

October 30th - The Kewaskum A's and West Bend 7up 2014 Bowling fundraiser will be held January 25th, 2014 at King Pin Bowl & Ale House in West Bend.  This year's event will feature two sessions (11am and 2pm).  Register today though as spots will be limited in each session.  For more information on how to sign up please contact jimziegler_3@yahoo.com or complete & return the entry form found here: 2014 Bowling Entry Form

 

**Entry Fee - $30 per bowler if paid by December 28.....$35 per bowler if paid after December 28**

(includes 3 games of bowling, shoes, 1 beer/soda pitcher per lane, and 5 tickets to enter in raffles for prizes)

 

 

Kewaskum's Season Comes to an Abrupt End at Rubicon

August 18th (box score) - The Kewaskum A's season came to an abrupt end on Sunday afternoon as they fell to Rubicon by a score of 3-2.  The loss knocks the A's out of the Rock River Playoffs and with it the chance to defend their 2012 Rock River title.  It was a rough weekend for higher seeds in the Rock River Playoffs though as the top 4 seeds went a combined 1-7 (Brownsville and Watertown were also eliminated) and only Neosho (#4 seed was left standing).  The A's finish their season with a final record of 39-12, but struggled mightily down the stretch losing 7 of their last 12 games.  

 
In Sunday's contest Rubicon raced ahead to a 3-0 lead after scoring 3 runs (all with two out) in the 3rd inning.  Kurt Zagzebski's RBI single in the 4th cut the lead to 3-1, however the score remained here until the 9th.  The A's worked back-to-back walks to start the 9th inning, but a fielder's choice back to the pitcher and a fly-out to right resulted in two quick outs.  Rubicon let the A's hang around a bit longer as a throwing error on a groundball to short plated one run to make it 3-2.  The A's were unable to cash-in on this opportunity as a pop-out to 3rd closed the book on the A's 2013 season.  Brad Young (6IP, 0 ER, 5 Hits) took the loss on the mound, while Garrick Day (2IP) threw in relief.  Young also led the way at the plate going 2x4 (Run).  
 
Despite the disappointing finish to their season, the A's still boast quite the list of accomplishments from this past season. The A's took home their third consecutive Rock River Northern Division Regular Season Title, claimed their second consecutive SWABA Class "A" championship, finished runner-up in the WI Amateur Baseball Classic, finished a perfect 10-0 in the Tri-County Night League Regular Season, were runner-ups in the Plymouth Tournament and made it to the final four of the super competitive SPAMtown Challenge in Austin, MN.  It's too early to say who will or won't be back next season, but if one thing is for certain, the A's will be ready to make another run in 2014!!
 
 

A's Cough up Late Lead, Fall 2-1 to Hartford

August 17th (box score) The Kewaskum A's fell to the Hartford Hawks by a score of 2-1 on Saturday afternoon in both teams first Rock River playoff game.  The A's took a 1-0 lead in the 3rd on an Adam Sarauer RBI single, and held that lead until the 8th inning.  In the 8th, Hartford used 2 singles sandwiched around a wild pitch and error to take the 2-1 lead.  The A's went quietly in the bottom of the 8th, but did put runners on 1st and 2nd with one out in the 9th.  However, after a pitching change by Hartford, the A's could only manage a fly-out to center and a groundout to end the game.  Jim Ziegler (CG, 0 ER, 8 Hits, 10K's) took the tough loss on the mound while Adam Sarauer , Brad Young and Alex Nuelk all collected two hits on the day.  

 

 

A's Bounced From Night League Playoffs

August 14th (box score) -The Kewaskum A's were bounced from the Tri-County Night League playoffs after dropping a 4-2 game to the Oconomowoc Five-O's Wednesday night.  Jake Panzer pitched well only giving up one run on a solo home run in the 2nd inning before he tired in the 7th.  Oconomowoc capitalized in this inning though as they pushed across three runs to take a 4-0 lead.  The A's showed some signs of life as they came back with two runs in the bottom of the 7th and eventually had the tying run on first with two outs in the 9th, but a groundout to short ended the rally.

 
The A's focus now turns to the Rock River playoffs which kick off on Saturday and Sunday.  The A's host Hartford Saturday and travel to Rubicon on Sunday in the double elimination playoffs.  Both games are at 1:30pm.
 
 

A's Top Brownsville For SWABA Class "A" Championship

August 13th (box score) The Kewaskum A's claimed their second consecutive SWABA Class "A"  championship with a 6-1 win over the Brownsville 49ers on Tuesday night.  Brad Boegel (7IP, Win, 4 Hits, 0ER, 4K's) pitched outstanding again to pick up the win in what was his last appearance with the A's this season as he heads back to college this weekend.  Brownsville did push across a single run in the 1st inning off Boegel, butJason Strobel's RBI double and Alex Nuelk's RBI single gave the A's a 2-1 lead they would never relinquish.  Brad Young 3x4, Garrick Day3x5, Adam Sarauer 2x3 (RBI) and Jason Strobel 2x3 (2B, RBI) led the way offensively on the night.

 

 

A's Claim Regular Season Rock River Northern Division Title, Playoffs Start Next Weekend

August 11th (box score) The Kewaskum A's wrapped up their third straight Rock River Division Title with a 6-4 win over Horicon on Sunday afternoon.  With the win the A's lock up the #1 seed in the Northern Division playoffs that start next Saturday.  The A's will play host to Hustisford or Hartford on Saturday (1:30pm), while on Sunday they will travel to Rubicon (1:30pm).  The Northern Division playoffs are a 4-team double-elimination playoff with the winner advancing to play the Southern Division representative in a best of three championship series.  

 
In Sunday's contest the A's found themselves down 1-0 early, but regained the lead in the bottom of the 1st inning on an Austin Sarauer RBI single and Kurt Zagzebski sacrifice fly.  The A's pushed the lead to 6-1 with three more runs in the 3rd and a single run in the 6th.  It looked like the A's might be on cruise control the rest of the way, but some shoddy defense opened the way for a three run Horicon 7th inning to cut the lead to 6-4.   Jim Ziegler (CG Win, 5 Hits 0 ER, 9 K's) was able to keep Horicon at bay the rest of the way as the A's hung on for the win.  Adam Sarauer 3x4 (2B, RBI) and Austin Sarauer 3x4 (2B, RBI) led the way offensively for the A's, while Brad Young was 2x4 (2B).  
 
The A's head to Brownsville on Tuesday night for the SWABA  Class "A" Championship against Brownsville and then back to Brownsville again Wednesday night for a Tri-County Playoff game against Oconomowoc.  Both games will start at 8pm.
 
 

Boegel Leads Way in Win Over Oakfield

August 3rd (box score) The A's picked up a 9-4 win over Oakfield on Saturday afternoon to move to 13-2 in Rock River play (37-9 overall).  With a win this Sunday against Horicon (in Kewaskum) the A's will wrap up their 3rd consecutive Rock River Northern Division TItle and the #1 seed in the upcoming Rock River playoffs.  On Saturday, Oakfield scampered ahead 2-0 after one inning, but Jason Strobel got the A's on the board in the 2nd inning with a solo home run.  Austin Sarauer (RBI double) and Brad Boegel (RBI single) put the A's up for good in the 3rd inning and Boegel busted things open in the 8th with a 3 RBI double.  Boegel (7IP, 2 ER, 7 Hits, 5 K's) picked up the win on the mound and finshed 2x4 (2B, 4 RBI's) at the plate.  Austin Sarauer 3x5 (2B, 2 RBI's), Kurt Zagzebski 2x5 (2 RBI's) and Garrick Day 2x4 (2 BB's) also had solid days at the plate.   The A's lone game this week is Sunday in Kewaskum as they host the Horicon Honkers in both teams Rock River regular season finale.

 

 

A's Advance to SWABA  Championship

August 2nd (box score) The A's got back on track Friday night against Hustisford with a 4-2 SWABA semi-final win.  The A's will now play a familiar foe in the Brownsville 49ers in the championship game on August 13th (Tuesday).  Hustisford raced ahead in this one with a single run in the 1st inning, but the A's regained the lead in the 3rd as Lucas Kopeschka's RBI single and Austin Sarauer's RBI fielders choice gave the A's a 2-1 lead.  The score remained here until the 7th when Kopeschka struck again with another RBI single.  Garrick Day added a RBI fielder's choice to put the A"s up 4-1.  Kopeschka (6 Hits, 2 ER, 3 K's) made this lead hold up as he picked up the complete game win on the mound.  Kopeschka also led the way offensively as he was 2x3 (2 RBI's).  

 

 

Appleton Tops Kewaskum 7-4

August 1st (box score) Kewaskum fell to the Appleton Legends by a score of 7-4 on Thursday night in West Bend.  Appleton went ahead 4-0 in the 2nd inning on a grand slam, but the A's scratched their way back to tie the score at four apiece. Kurt ZagzebskiAustin SarauerNathan Krause and Jake Perez all had run scoring hits.  Appleton was able to capitalize on some Kewaskum miscues late though to pull away for the 7-4 win.  Jake Perez 2x4 (2 2B's, RBI) led the modest offensive attack while Brad Young picked up the loss in relief.

 

 

A's Rally in 9th for Walk-off Win Over Hustisford

July 28th (box score) - The A's looked to salvage a disappointing week on Sunday as they took on the Hustisford Astros in a Rock River contest.  Hustisford had other ideas as they exploded for five runs in the 3rd inning to put the A's in a huge 5-0 hole.  The A's fought back as they got on the board in the 4th on an Adam Sarauer RBI fielder's choice and cut the lead to 5-4 in the 5th as Jason Strobel (solo homer) and Brad Young (two run homer) both connected on long home runs in the inning.  

 
Hustisford scraped across two more runs in the 7th to push their lead to 7-4 as the A's looked like they might be headed to their fourth straight defeat.  Things finally came together in the 9th though as Brad Boegel (walk), Jason Strobel (single) and Jim Ziegler (walk) loaded the bases for Sam Olla.  Olla ripped a single to right to score one and make it 7-5.  Brad Young followed with a 2 RBI double to tie it at 7-7 setting the table for the walk-off RBI single.  The A's remain atop the Rock River North standings with Sunday's win at 12-2 (35-8 overall).  The A's play this week on Thursday night in West Bend against Appleton (exhibition), Friday night in Horicon against Hustisford (SWABA) and Saturday at Oakfield (Rock River). 

 

 

A's Stung by Slinger, Lose 8-6

July 27th (box score) The A's looked to rebound on Saturday as they took on the Slinger Stingers in a Rock River contest.   It was apparent throughout that Slinger (fighting for the last playoff spot) came to play though and the A's did not as they were handed their third straight loss by a score of 8-6.  The A's clung to a 6-5 lead into the 7th, but a two out 2 RBI double by Slinger put them on top the rest of the way.  Adam Sarauer 3x5 (2B, RBI) Ty Schill 2x4 and Brad Young 2x2 led the way offensively, while Jim Ziegler picked up the loss on the mound.   

 

 

Brownsville Pulls Away Late in Plymouth Championship

July 25th (box score) The A's fell to the Brownsville 49ers by a score of 14-3 on Thursday night in the Championship game of the Plymouth Tournament.  The A's found themselves up 3-0 after three innings thanks to a Ty Schill RBI single and an Austin Sarauer 2 RBI double.  The score remained here into the 6th when Brownsville plated two runs to cut the score to 3-2.  It was all Brownsville the rest of the way as they added three more runs in the 7th (all with two out and after the A's failed to turn an inning ending double play), six runs in the 8th and three more in the 9th to claim the championship.  Austin Sarauer 1x4 (2B, 2 RBI's), Ty Schill 1x3 (RBI), Alex Nuelk 1x3 (3B) and Garrick Day 1x2 (2B) led the A's at the plate.  Brad Boegel tossed 7 strong innings, but ended up with the loss on the mound.

 

 

Kewaskum Comes up Short in WABC Title Game

July 21st (box score) - The Kewaskum A's came up short in their bid to take home the championship in the WI Amateur Baseball Classic Sunday afternoon as they fell to the Appleton Legends 3-0.   Appleton pushed across a run in the 1st inning and added single runs in the 4th and 6th innings.  The A's were left wondering what-if though as they left 12 men on base and had another runner tagged out at home.  The A's finished with just 6 hits, but had numerous opportunities throughout that they could not cash in on.  

 
Lucas Koepschka took the loss on the mound, while Jake Panzer (6IP, 2 ER) and Jim Ziegler (2IP) pitched solid in relief to keep the A's in the game.  Ty Schill concluded his red-hot tournament going 1x2 (2 BB).  Schill finished the weekend 9x12 (3 2B's, 3 SB's, 3 BB's 5 Runs) and was the offensive catalyst for the A's much of the weekend.  Another bright spot on the weekend was A's pitching as they gave up just 4 earned runs over 37 tournament innings against a very solid tournament field.

Up next the A's head to Plymouth Thursday night (7:30pm) to take on the Brownsville 49ers in the Plymouth Tourney Championship game.  Looking ahead to this weekend, the A's host Slinger on Saturday and Hustisford on Sunday, both Rock River League games and 1:30pm starts.  In addition, Sunday is also Fan Appreciation Day!!
 
 

A's Advance to WABC Championship Game

July 21st (box score) The Kewaskum A's advanced to the champioship of the WI Amateur Baseball Classic with a 3-1 win over tourney co-hosts West Bend 7up on Sunday morning.  The A's went ahead 1-0 in the 3rd as Ty Schill stole third base and scored on the overthrow to put the A's on top. Garrick Day's bloop single and Brad Young's sacrifice fly in the 5th pushed the A's lead to 3-0.    Brad Young (7IP, 7 Hits, ER, 6K's) made this lead hold up as he pitched a solid game on the mound to pick up the complete game win.  Ty Schill 3x3 (2B, 2 SB's, 2 Runs) kept his hot weekend going at the plate.

 

 

Boegel's One-Hitter Puts A's in WABC Semi-finals

July 20th (box score) The A's advanced to the WABC semi-finals with a 2-0 win over Sparta Saturday afternoon.  Brad Young's two-out RBI double in the 2nd inning and his RBI groundout in the 5th were all Brad Boegel needed on the mound.  Boegel (7IP, 2BB, 6K's) pitched outstanding yielding just a leadoff single in the 3rd inning as he picked up the win on the mound.  Ty Schill 2x2 (2B, Run) led the A's at the plate.

 

 

Schill's Clutch Double Lifts A's Over Pewaukee

July 20th (box score) The A's returned to Regner Park early Saturday morning to take on the Pewaukee Muskies in pool play of the WABC and did just enough to squeak out a 3-2 win.  Adam Sarauer put the A's up 1-0 in the 2nd with a RBI double, but Pewaukee was able to take the lead with two unearned runs in the 4th.  The A's would tie this game back up in the 5th on a Garrick Day RBI single though.  The game remained here until the 7th, when Ty Schill's RBI double broke the tie.  Brad Young tossed a scoreless 7th inning to pick up the save and put the A's at 2-0 in pool play of the WABC.  Jim Ziegler (6IP, 0 ER, 5 Hits) picked up the win while Ty Schill 2x3 (2B, RBI, SB) and [Shane O'Hagen] 2x3 led the A's offensively.  

 

 

A's Win Their First Game in the WI Amateur Baseball Classic

July 19th (box score) The A's topped the Edina (MN) ESOX 4-2 Friday night in both teams first pool play game of the WI Amateur Baseball Classic in West Bend.  Lucas Kopeschka tossed six solid innings to pick up the win, while Brad Boegel picked up the save in relief.  Brad Young 2x3 (2B) and Kurt Zagzebski 1x3 (2B, RBI) led the A's at the plate.

 

 

WI Amateur Baseball Classic Gets Underway Tonight

July 17th - The Wisconsin Amateur Baseball Classic kicks off this weekend (July 17-21) in West Bend as 11 teams from throughout Wisconsin and one from Minnesota will partake in the innaugural tournament.  The co-host A's open pool play Friday night as they take on the Edina (MN) ESOX at 9:15pm at Carl Kuss Field in West Bend.  The A's remaining two pool play games are then Saturday against Pewaukee (10:30am) and Sparta (12:30pm) both games at Carl Kuss Field.  Admission for the tourney is $3 per game, $5 per day or $10 for the tournament.  For more information check out the tourney website:  http://wiamateurbaseballclassic.weebly.com  

 

 

Wisconsin Amateur Baseball Classic Schedule
Co-Hosted by Kewaskum A's & West Bend 7 Up

 

17th - Carl Kuss Field at Regner Park 
7:30pm - West Bend 7 vs. Brownsville 

18th - Carl Kuss field at Regner Park
6:30pm - Brownsville 10 vs. Milwaukee 5
8:30pm - Hartford 0 vs. Appleton 10

19th - Hartford 
7pm - Hartford 7 vs. Clyman 6
9pm - Pewaukee vs. Sparta 2

19th - Carl Kuss Field at Regner Park
7:15pm - West Bend vs. Green Bay 2
9:15pm - Kewaskum 4 vs. Edina (MN) 2

19th - WBHS
8pm - Verona 3 vs. Appleton 8

20th - Carl Kuss Field at Regner Park
10:30am - Kewaskum 3 vs. Pewaukee 2
12:30pm - Kewaskum 2 vs. Sparta 0
2:30pm - West Bend 4 vs. Milwaukee 1
4:30pm - Clyman 6 vs. Verona 5
6:30pm - Edina vs. Sparta 4

20th - WBHS
10am - Hartford 13 vs. Verona 11
12pm - Clyman 6 vs. Appleton 2
2pm - Edina vs. Pewaukee 5
4pm - Brownsville 7 vs. Green Bay 4
6pm - Green Bay 11 vs. Milwaukee 10

21st - Carl Kuss Field at Regner Park
10:00 - West Bend 1 vs. Kewaskum 3
12:00 - Pewaukee vs. Appleton 3
2:00 - Kewaskum vs Appleton 3

 

 

Strobel's Late Homer Lifts A's Past Brownsville

July 14th (box score) - The Kewaskum A's remained atop the Rock River Northern Division Standings after a 3-1 win over Brownsville on Sunday afternoon.  Jason Strobel's 9th inning two-run homer broke a 1-1 tie and Jim Ziegler made that lead hold up on the mound as the A's hung on for the big road win.  

The A's found themselves down 1-0 after one inning as James Goodfellow put Brownsville up with a RBI single.  Alex Nuelk delivered a clutch RBI single off Sam Wilhelms in the top of the 2nd though to knot the score at one apiece.  Both pitchers settled in from there as the usual Brownsville-Kewaskum pitcher's dual ensued until Strobel's blast in the 9th.  Ziegler (CG, 4 Hits, ER, 6 K's) picked up the win on the mound while Adam Sarauer 2x4 and Alex Nuelk 1x4 (RBI) led the A's offensively.  

The A's next game is Friday as they host the Edina (MN) ESOX at 9:15pm at Carl Kuss Field in West Bend in their first game of the Wisconsin Amateur Baseball Classic.  The A's remaining two pool play games are at 10:30am Saturday against the Pewaukee Muskies and 12:30pm Saturday against Sparta Miller, both games at Carl Kuss Field.  A full tournament schedule can be found at http://wiamateurbaseballclassic.weebly.com

 

 

A's Rally for TCNL Win Over Hartford

July 11th (box score) The Kewaskum A's finished off the Tri-County Night League regular season undefeated after a comeback win over the Hartford Hawks on Thursday night.  The A's trailed 3-0 as they headed into the 7th inning, but exploded for 5 runs in the inning to take control of the game and eventually went on to the 6-3 win.  Alex NuelkTy Schill and Garrick Day all collected RBI singles in the inning while Jim Ziegler added a RBI double.  Lucas Kopeschka (6IP, 3ER, 6 K's) picked up the win on the mound, while Jake Panzer (2IP, 2 K's) and Brad Young closed things out.  Ziegler 2x3 (2 2B's, RBI), Schill 2x3 (RBI) and Day 2x5 (RBI) led the A's at the plate.

 

 

Kewaskum Advances to SWABA Semi-Finals

July 9th (box score) The Kewaskum A's advanced to the semi-finals of the SWABA Class "A" Tournament with a 14-3 win over the Clyman Canners on Tuesday night.  The A's pounded out 16 hits on the night and scored all 14 of their runs in the first three innings.  Leading the offensive charge wasAustin Sarauer 3x3 (HR, 3 RBI's), Kurt Zagzebski 2x3 (2 2B's, 3 RBI's) and Andrew Wasmund 2x3 (2 2B's, 5 RBI's).  Not to be outdone wasAdam Sarauer 2x4 (HR, 3 RBI's) who blasted his first home run of the year.   Garrick Day (5 IP, 3 ER) picked up the win, while Jake Panzer(IP) threw a scoreless inning of relief.  The A's next game is Thursday as they head to Hartford for a Tri-County Night League game.

 

 

A's Pick up Two Wins on Sunday

July 7th (box score) - The Kewaskum A's picked up two Rock River League wins on Sunday afternoon as they defeated Hartford 6-1 and Juneau 11-1 (8 innings).  In game one against Hartford Austin Sarauer put the A's on the board with a RBI double in the 3rd inning.  Kurt Zagzebski and Adam Saraueradded RBI singles later in the inning to make it 3-0.  Brad Young kept things rolling in the 4th inning as he blasted his first home run of the year into Kiwanis Pool.  Andrew Wasmund connected on his first home run of the year a few batters later to make it 6-0.  Jim Ziegler (CG, ER, 6 Hits,6 K's) made this lead hold up as he picked up his eighth win on the season.  Austin Sarauer 3x5 (2 2B's, RBI) and Adam Sarauer 3x4 (RBI, BB) led the A's offensively.

 

In game two against Juneau (box score)  the A's raced ahead to a 7-0 lead after one inning and coasted from there.  A trio of A's pitchers Lucas Kopeschka (2IP, 3 K's), Tate Schill (4IP, Win), and Jake Panzer (2IP, 3 K's) kept the Juneau offense in check, while Brad Young 3x5 (2B, 2 RBI) and Adam Sarauer 3x5 (RBI) led the A's at the plate.  The A's head to Horicon Tuesday night (6:30pm) to take on Clyman in a second round SWABA game.

 

 

 

Austin (MN) Bounces A's From SPAMtown Challenge

June 30th (box score) The A's fell to the Austin (MN) Greyhounds by a score of 5-2 in a SPAMtown Challenge semi-final game Sunday, thus ending their tourney run.  Trailing 1-0 in the third, Austin Sarauer blasted a solo homer to tie the score at one apiece, but the effects of a long weekend started to take hold in the 4th.  After two A's runners reached with no one out in the 4th, a base running miscue took the A's out of the inning without a run.  Things snowballed from there in the 4th as three errors in the inning and a two out base hit led to two Austin (MN) runs giving them a 3-1 lead.  The A's could not come back from there and went on to lose 5-2.  Despite the disappointing finish on Sunday, the weekend was a blast as usual.  Thanks to everyone involved in running this tournament from Austin and we look forward to a return trip next summer!

 

 

Kewaskum Tops Burnsville 9-2, Advances to SPAMtown Challege Semi's

June 29th (box score) With a spot in the SPAMtown Challenge semi-finals on the line, the A's got big performances at the plate by Garrick Day (4x4, RBI) & Austin Sarauer (2x3, 3 RBI's) and a solid outing on the mound by Kam Koplitz to top Burnsville (MN) 9-2.  The A's will now take on the Austin (MN) Greyhounds Sunday at noon for a chance to play in the championship game of the tourney.  Kam Koplitz (2ER, 3 K's) picked up the complete game win, while Kurt Zagzebski and Ty Schill chipped in with two hits each.

 

 

A's, Ziegler Shut Down Forest Lake

June 29th (box score) The Kewaskum A's shut down the Forest Lake (MN) Brewers by a score of 3-1 on Saturday afternoon behind the arm of Jim Ziegler and timely hits by Brad BoegelKurt Zagzebski and Brad Young.  With the win, and a little help from the other teams in their pool, the A's will face Burnsville (MN) with a spot in Sunday's semi-finals on the line.  Ziegler (7 IP, 2 Hits, ER, 6 K's) picked up the complete game win while Adam Sarauer and Brad Young each chipped in with two hits.

 

 

A's Fall to Dundas in SPAMtown Challege

June 28th (box score) The Kewaskum A's headed to Dundas (MN) Friday night to take on the host Dukes in their first pool-play game of the SPAMtown Challenge.  Dundas wasted little time jumping ahead of the A's 7-0 after two innings and would go on for the 8-2 victory.  A thunderstorm put the game on hold in the third inning for 45 minutes and the A's looked a lot better when play finally did resume, but could not overcome the early deficit.  Brad Young 2x3 and Garrick Day 2x4 (RBI) led the way at the plate, while [Sam Wilhelms (5IP) picked up the loss.

 

 

Red Wing Snaps A's Winning Streak at 14

June 27th (box score) The Kewaskum A's saw their 14 game winning streak snapped at the hands of the Red Wing (MN) Aces on Thursday night as they fell by a score of 7-3.  Kurt Zagzebski put the A's up 1-0 with a sacrifice fly in the top of the 1st, but Red Wing went on to plate 6 runs over the first four innings to take control of the game.  The A's had a few opportunities to get back into the game, but couldn't come up with the clutch base hit when needed.  Brad Boegel 3x4 (2B) and Austin Sarauer 2x4 (BB) led the way offensively, while Brad Young (4IP, 6 ER) picked up the loss on the mound.

 

 

A's Clinch TCNL Lakes Division Title

June 25th (box score) The A's wrapped up a spot in the Tri-County Night League playoffs with a 14-4 (8 innings) win over Merton on Tuesday night and clinched the TCNL Lakes Division in the process.  Austin Sarauer paced the way offensively as his three-run homer in the 5th extended the A's lead to 5-0.  Sarauer finished the night 2x4 with 5 RBI's.  Brad Boegel chipped in with 3 hits, while Garrick Day and Alex Nuelk each finished with two hits apiece on the night.  Lucas Kopeschka (6.2 IP, 0 ER, 3 Hits) picked up his fifth win of the year on the mound. The A's head to Red Wing (MN) tomorrow night for a non-league game at 7:30pm and then are off to Austin (MN) for the SPAMtown Challenge this weekend.

 

 

Late Rally Pushes A's Past Rubicon

June 23rd (box score) The Kewaskum A's rallied for two runs in the top of the 9th on Sunday to escape with a much needed 4-3 win over the Rubicon Red Sox.   The A's now sit atop the Rock River North Standings a half game ahead of Brownsville and Rubicon.  Rubicon jumped ahead 2-0 with single runs in the 4th and 5th innings off A's starting pitcher Jim Ziegler.  Adam Sarauer was able to cut the lead in half with a two-out RBI single in the 6th, but Rubicon added another single run in the bottom of the 6th to push the lead to 3-1.  Austin Sarauer's solo homer in the 7th made it 3-2 and set the stage for the A's rally in the 9th. 

 
In the 9th, Brad Young led off with a hit by a pitch and eventually came around to score on an Austin Sarauer fielder's choice.  Sarauer was able to advance to second base on the play thanks to a wild throw.  This proved to be important as Kurt Zagzebski followed with a well placed single that allowed Sarauer to score putting the A's up 4-3.  Jake Panzer (3 IP, Win) pitched outstanding in relief and shut the door in the 9th to preserve the A's win.  Garrick Day, Austin Sarauer, Kurt Zagzebski and Adam Sarauer all finished with two hits on the day.  
 
The A's host Merton on Tuesday night in West Bend (7:30pm) and then head off to Minnesota for the SPAMtown Challenge this weekend.  The A's play at Red Wing (MN) on Thursday night in a non-tournament game and then start tournament play Friday night against Dundas (MN).  The A's have two tournament games on Saturday as well as they take on Burnsville (MN) and Forest Lake (MN). Check for updates on the A's website, facebook, and twitter throughout the weekend.

 

 

A's Slip Past Mt. Calvary to Advance in SWABA

June 22nd (box score) The Kewaskum A's slipped by the Mt. Calvary Crusaders (East Shore League) in a SWABA 1st round game by a score of 3-0 on Saturday afternoon.  Adam Sarauer's bases loaded 3 RBI double broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the 6th and Brad Young finished off his complete game shutout in the 7th to preserve the win.  Young (7IP, 3 Hits, 4 K's) picked up his 2nd win on the mound of the year.  The A's 2nd round SWABA game will be against the Clyman Canners on July 9th (Tuesday) at a location yet to be determined.

 

 

Zagzebski's Walk-Off Grand Slam Lifts A's Over West Bend 7up

June 20th (box score) Kurt Zagzebski's walk-off grand slam gave the A's a dramatic 4-2 win over West Bend 7up on Thursday night.  The A's struggled mightily all game long failing to come up with the clutch hit throughout, but Brad Boegel had another excellent appearance on the mound to keep the A's in the game until the very end.  Boegel gave up just one run over 8 innings of work.  

 
West Bend 7up added a run in the top of the 9th to go up 2-0 and appeared to be on the verge of knocking off their local rivals.  The A's battled to the end though as Ty Schill led off the 9th with an infield single.  After a pinch-hit strikeout, Garrick Day and Austin Sarauer each walked, loading the bases for Zagzebski.  Zagzebski worked the count full eventually connecting on a pitch that he ripped over the center field wall to give the A's the walk-off victory.

 

 

A's Top Lannon/Sussex 13-2 in Tri-County

June 17th (box score) The Kewaskum A's picked up a 13-2 win over Lannon/Sussex in Tri-County Night League action on Monday night.  Brad Boegel put the A's up 1-0 with a RBI single in the 3rd inning, while Ty Schill later added a RBI fielder's choice.  Garrick Day's 2 RBI single later in the inning made it 4-0 Kewaskum after two innings.  This was enough for Jim Ziegler (6IP, 0 ER, 5K's) on the mound who picked up the win.  Lucas Kopeschka (3IP, ER,) picked up the save as he threw the final three innings.  Offensively Boegel 3x5 (RBI, 4 Runs) and Schill 3x5 (2B, 5 RBI's) led the way, while Adam Sarauer pitched in with a 2x6 (2B, 3 Runs) night.

 

 

A's Pick up Forfeit From Horicon

June 16th A's Pick Up Forfeit From Horicon

 

 

A's Advance to Plymouth Tourney Championship

June 14th (box score) The Kewaskum A's advanced to the Jim Pokel Memorial Tourney Championship (Plymouth Tourney) with a 9-1 semi-final win over the Plymouth Flames on Friday night.  The A's will play the Brownsville 49ers for the championship on a date yet to be determined.  Kewaskum manufactured a run in the 1st inning as Kurt Zagzebski gave the A's a 1-0 lead with a sacrifice fly.  The A's extended the lead to 2-0 in the 3rd as Austin Sarauer connected on a solo home-run.  The A's could not cash in on numerous opportunities throughout (14 guys left on base), but finally were able to pull away in the 7th as Jason Strobel connected on a grand slam to put the game out of reach.  

 
Brad Boegel (6IP, 0 ER, 5 K's) had another great performance on the mound as he picked up his second win on the year.  Tate Schill threw a scoreless 7th inning to close this one out.  Offensively the A's were led by Jason Strobel 2x4 (HR, 4 RBI's) and Kurt Zagzebski 2x4 (2 RBI's).  Garrick DayTim Whitty and Ty Schill all contributed with two hits on the night.
 
The A's were supposed to host Horicon on Sunday in a Rock River contest, but Horicon could not field nine guys so the game was not played.  The A's play on Monday night at Lannon (7:30pm) for a Tri-County Night League game.

 

 

Kopeschka, Boegel Take Down Whitetails

June 13th (box score) The A's picked up a 12-1 (8 innings) win over the Lebanon Whitetails on Thursday night.  Lebanon went ahead 1-0 after the 1st inning, but the A's went on to score in every inning the rest of the way as they won in the run-rule shortened game.  Lucas Kopeschka (6IP, 0 ER, 4 Hits, 8 K's) picked up his fourth win of the year on the mound, while Jake Panzer (2IP, 4 K's) closed out the game in relief.  Austin Sarauer 3x4 (RBI, 2 BB's), Brad Boegel 3x5 (2B, 2 RBI's) and Tim Whitty 2x2 (2 RBI's, 2 BB's) led the A's at the plate on the night.

 

 

Ziegler's Shutout Caps 5-0 Week for A's

June 9th (box score) The Kewaskum A's picked up a big 1-0 Rock River League win over the Hustisford Astros on Sunday afternoon.  The only run of the day came in the 2nd with two outs as the throw from short on a routine groundout by Ty Schill pulled the first baseman off the base allowing Andrew Wasmund to score from third.  Jim Ziegler (9IP, 3 Hits, 3 K's) made this lone run hold up as he picked up the complete game win.  Hustisford's best chance to score actually came in the 1st inning as a leadoff single, wild pitch and groundout put a runner on third base with just one out.  The next batter smoked a line drive back at Ziegler on the mound, but he was able to get a glove on the ball, hold the runner at third and still get the out at first.  The next batter walked, but a groundout to second ended the scoring threat.  Steve Ketter (home from Texas for the weekend) led the A's at the plate going 2x4.  

 
The A's return to play Wednesday night (6:30pm) as they head to Plymouth for a semi-final tourney game against the host Flames.  On Thursday the A's head to Lebanon looking to avenge last year's Tri-County Night League loss and on Sunday the A's will host Horicon at 1:30pm in a Rock River contest. 

 

 

A's Opportunistic in 4-3 Win Over Hartland

June 8th (box score) The Kewaskum A's picked up a 4-3 (7 inning) Tri-County Night League win over the Hartland Oilers on Saturday afternoon.  Hartland raced ahead 2-0 before the A's finally broke through in the 4th inning to take a 3-2 lead. In the 4th, Brad Young had a big RBI double, while Lucas Kopeschka (Sacrifice Fly) and Ty Schill (Sacrifice Bunt) drove in the other two runs in the inning.   Austin Sarauer added a solo home run in the 5th to make it 4-2, which proved critical as Hartland scored an unearned run in the 6th to cut the lead to 4-3.  Garrick Day (7IP, 2ER, 7 K's) was able to close the door on Hartland in the 7th though as he picked up the complete game win on the mound.

 

 

Boegel Sharp on the Mound in A's Win Over Benders

June 6th (box score) The Kewaskum A's remained unbeaten (4-0) in the Tri-County Night League with a 6-1 win over the West Bend Benders on Thursday night.  Brad Boegel (7IP, 3 Hits, ER, 5 K's) looked sharp on the mound in picking up his first win of the season for the A's and he also chipped in with his bat as he put the A's on the board in the 4th with a RBI single. Also in the 4th, Tim Whitty added a RBI single and two more runs were pushed across thanks to a West Bend error to make it 4-0 A's.  

 
The A's added two runs in the 6th as Jason Strobel's 2 RBI double to the gap made it 6-0.  West Bend got their lone run in the 7th, but Tate Schill (2IP, Hit) threw a scoreless 8th and 9th to close things out.  Boegel, Whitty, Kurt Zagzebski, and Jason Strobel all finished with two hits for the A's on the night.  Next up, the A's will host Hartland at 12pm Saturday in Kewaskum as a game between West Bend 7up and Hartland will immediately follow.  On Sunday the A's travel to Hustisford for a key Rock River League game (1:30pm start).

 

 

Big Inning Propels A's Past Saukville

June 5th (box score) The A's picked up a first round Plymouth Tourney victory over the Saukville Saints Wednesday night by a score of 15-2.  Kewaskum advances to the semi-finals of the single elimination tournament to take on the Plymouth Flames next Wednesday night (June 12, 6:30pm).   Last night's final score would seem to indicate that the A's were in control throughout, but that was anything but the case.  The A's found themselves down 2-1 heading into the 6th inning (of a 7 inning game) before they exploded for 10 runs in the 6th.  In the decisive inning, Austin Sarauer (RBI single), Kurt Zagzebski (2 RBI double), Brad Boegel (2 RBI double) and Jason Strobel (pinch-hit 2 RBI home run) all had big hits to extend the inning.  On the night, Brad Young 4x5 (2B, RBI) and Kurt Zagzebski 3x5 (2 2B's, 3 RBI's) led the A's at the plate, while Lucas Kopeschka (7IP, ER, 5 Hits, 7 K's) picked up the complete game win on the mound.

 

 

A's Top Pewaukee in 10 innings

June 4th (box score) The Kewaskum A's picked up a wild 8-7 walk-off win over the Pewaukee Muskies on Tuesday night in 10 innings.  The A's were able to tie this game at 7-7 with two outs in the 9th as Adam Sarauer scored on a wild pitch.  A strange night of baseball finally concluded in the 10th, when a bases loaded ground-ball to short by Alex Nuelk wasn't fielded smoothly allowing the winning run to score .  On the night, both teams combined to walk 25 batters, commit 8 errors and leave 32 runners on base.   

Garrick Day picked up the win in relief (2IP, Hit, 3 K's), while Jake Panzer (2IP, Hit 4 K's ) kept the A's in the game by throwing a scoreless 7th and 8th inning.  Andrew Wasmund 2x4 (2B) led the way offensively.  The A's are back in action tonight as they travel to Plymouth to take on Saukville (8:30pm) in the first round of the Jim Pokel Memorial Tournament.

 

 

Kewaskum Back on top of Rock Standings After Win Over Slinger

June 2nd (box score) The Kewaskum A's used contributions from the entire team on Sunday as they cruised past Slinger 15-0 in 7 innings.   Kurt Zagzebski got the A's on the board in the 1st with a RBI single, while Jason Strobel followed one batter later with a RBI single of his own.  This would set the tone for the day as the A's would score in every inning as they pounded out 17 hits.  Austin Sarauer and Brad Boegel would also hit their first home runs on the year.  

Strobel 3x4 (2B, 3 RBI's) and Zagzebski 3x4 (2 RBI's) led the way offensively, while Austin Sarauer, Alex Nuelk, Brad Boegel and Brad Young each chipped in with two hits.  Jim Ziegler (7IP, 2 hits, 4 K's) picked up the win on the mound.  Additionally, thanks to a Brownsville win over Rubicon on Sunday, the A's currently sit in a first place tie with Brownsville in the Rock River North Standings as both teams are now 5-1 on the year, Rubicon is a 1/2 game back at 4-1.

The A's have a busy week ahead of them as they play Tuesday (vs. Pewaukee @ West Bend), Wednesday (vs. Saukville @ Plymouth), Thursday (@ West Bend Benders), Saturday (Hartland @ Kewaskum) and Sunday (@ Hustisford).  Be sure to check the website throughout the week for updates on these games.

 

 

Oshkosh Snaps A's Winning Streak at Six With Walk-off Win

May 29th (box score) The Oshkosh Giants snapped the Kewaskum A's six game winning streak on Wednesday night as a two-out RBI double in the bottom of the 9th gave them the walk-off win.  Jason Strobel put the A's up 2-0 in the top on the 1st as he connected on a two-run homer, but Oshkosh scored in three of the first five innings to take a 4-2 lead after the 5th.  The A's got one back in the 8th and eventually tied the game at 4-4 in the 9th on a Tim Whitty RBI fielder's choice, but the Giants ended things in the bottom half of the inning with the walk-off win.  

Lucas Kopeschka (5 IP, 3 ER, 4 K's) started on the mound for the A's, and gave way to Garrick Day (3.2 IP, 3 K's, ER) who picked up the loss.  Kurt Zagzebski 2x4, Jason Strobel 1x4 (HR, 2 RBI's) and Brad Boegel (2B) led the way at the plate.  

**On Thursday night, the A's game against the West Bend Benders was halted in the 4th inning due to rain as the A's led 3-2 at the time. The game will be completed at a later date.

 

 

Zagzebski's Walk-off RBI Single Lifts A's Over Brownsville in 13 Innings

May 25th (box score) The Kewaskum A's got a huge Rock River League win over the Brownsville 49ers on Saturday afternoon in Kewaskum.  The A's saw a 2-1 lead slip away in the 9th, but prevailed in 13 innings as Kurt Zagzebski drove in the winning run.  Brownsville wasted little time to score in this one though as James Goodfellow put the 49ers up 1-0 with a RBI single in the 1st inning.  The A's started off slowly thru three innings, but Garrick Day started the 4th off with a single and eventually came around to score on an Austin Sarauer RBI single to tie the game at one apiece.

The A's would take the lead in the 6th as Zagzebski delivered with a RBI single to make it 2-1.  This looked like it might be enough for A's starting pitcher Brad Young, who after yielding the single to Goodfellow in the 1st, retired 18 straight batters at one point.   However, as was the case last year between these two teams in their first meeting, Brownsville was able to tie the game with a two-out RBI single in the 9th to send the game to extra innings.

In extra innings, neither team put together much of anything until the 13th, when Kewaskum got something going.  With one out, Garrick Day reached via a single and advanced to second on a stolen base.  A bloop single put runners on the corners for Austin Sarauer who was intentially walked to load the bases.  This brought up Zagzebski who was able to drop in a well placed single to center give the A's the walk-off victory.

Despite a great performance on the mound, Young picked up the no-decision after tossing the first 10 innings (2 ER, 6 Hits, 8 K's), while Lucas Kopeschka pitched oustanding in relief (3IP, Hit, K) to pick up the win.  Zagzebski 3x6 (2 RBI's) , Day 2x5, and Austin Sarauer 2x5 led the A's at the plate.  The A's now stand at 9-1 (4-1 Rock River League) overall and have games this week Wednesday (@ Oshkosh), Thursday (@ West Bend) and Sunday (@ Kewaskum vs. Slinger).  

 

 

Ziegler, Nuelk Lead A's Past Oakfield

May 24th (box score) The Kewaskum A's kicked off the Memorial Day Weekend with a 5-0 win over the Oakfield Oaks on Friday night.  Alex Nuelk put the A's up 2-0 with a 2 RBI single in the 2nd, and another run came across later in the inning to make it 3-0 Kewaskum.  With the help of a couple excellent defensive plays by Jason StrobelGarrick Day and Brad Young, and the pitching of JIm Ziegler, the A's made that early lead hold up for the rest of the game.  Ziegler picked up the complete game shut-out win yielding just 4 hits to go along with 9 strikeouts.  Strobel 3x4 (2B) and Nuelk 2x4 (RBI) paced the way offensively on the night.

 

 

Plymouth, SWABA Brackets Announced

May 23rd - Pairings for the Jim Pokel Memorial Tournament (Plymouth) and the SWABA Class "A" Tournament were recently announced this week as the A's will look to defend their title in each of these tournaments this summer.  In the Plymouth Tournament, the A's first game will be Wednesday, June 5th (8:30pm) as they take on the Saukville Saints of the Land O' Lakes League.  In the SWABA tournament, the A's match-up against the Mount Calvary Crusaders of the East Shore League. This game will be played on Saturday June 22nd (1pm) in Dotyville.  The full brackets for each single-elimination tournament can be found below.

 

Jim Pokel Memorial Tournament

 

 

 

Clutch Hits, Pitching Keys A's Victory Over the Beavers

May 21st (box score) The Kewaskum A's picked up a 4-2 non-league win over the Milwaukee Beavers on Tuesday night.  Kewaskum starting pitcher, Brad Young, was able to wiggle out of a 1st inning jam, and the A's rode that momentum into the bottom of the inning as they plated three runs (all with two outs).  Jason Strobel (RBI single) and Young (2 RBI double) had the big two-out hits in the inning.  The A's tacked on another run in the 3rd on an Adam Sarauer RBI single to make it 4-0.  

A trio of pitcher's made that lead hold up as Young (4IP, ER, K), Tate Schill (Win, 3IP, K) and newcomer Garrick Day (SV, 2IP, 2K's) pitched effectively on the night.  Day also led the way offensively as he went 3x4 in his A's debut.  Adam Sarauer 2x4 (RBI) and Kurt Zagzebski 1x2 (2B, 2 BB's) also had solid nights at the plate.  The A's next head to Brownsville on Friday night to take on Oakfield in a Rock River League game, first pitch is at 7:30pm.

 

 

Veterans Lead Way in Victory Over Hartford

May 19th (box score) The Kewaskum A's rallied late for a 4-2 Rock River League win over Hartford on Sunday afternoon.   Hartford manufactured a run in the first inning to go up 1-0 and the score remained here until the 7th when the A's bats finally came alive.  In the 7th, Adam Sarauer dropped in a single to right and Jake Panzer followed with a double to give the A's runners on 2nd and 3rd with only one out.  Alex Nuelk was able to tie the game with a RBI fielder's choice and Lucas Kopeschka then delivered the go-ahead RBI single to make it 2-1 A's.

Kewaskum tallied two more runs in the 8th as RBI singles from Adam Sarauer and Panzer gave the A's a 4-1 lead.  On the mound, Jim Ziegler made that lead hold up as the A's hung on for the 4-2 win.  Ziegler (ER, BB, 6 K's) picked up the complete game win, while Adam Sarauer & Jake Panzer each finished 2x4 (RBI, Run). The A's next game is Tuesday as they host the Milwaukee Beavers in an exhibition game at West Bend.  The A's then have two big Memorial weekend games as they travel to Brownsville on Friday night to play Oakfield.  On Saturday the A's will play host to the division leading Brownsville 49ers at 1:30pm at Kiwanis Park.

 

 

Pitching Leads the Way in Win Over Neosho

May 15th (box score) The Kewaskum A's knocked off the Neosho Rockets by a score of 5-2 on Wednesday night in West Bend.  The A's used a RBI double and then a sacrifice fly by Adam Sarauer to jump out to an early 2-0 lead after one inning.  The score remained here until the 6th when the A's took advantage of a Neosho miscue to plate their third run.  Brad Young then followed with a RBI single to make it 4-0 after six complete innings.

Neosho finally got to A's starter, Brad Young, in the 7th though as a two-out 2 RBI single cut the A's lead in half at 4-2.  Young was able to work out of the inning to avoid any further damage though.  The A's answered back in the bottom of the 7th on a Kurt Zagzebski sacrifice fly to center to make it 5-2.  Tate Schill (2IP, SV) then came on in relief to finish this game out as he picked up the save in relief of Brad Young (Win, 7IP, 2 ER, 8 K's).  Ty Schill 2x4 (SB) and Jason Strobel 2x4 (2B) paced the way offensively for Kewaskum on the night.

 

 

Home Runs Carry A's Past Juneau on Mother's Day

May 12th (box score) The Kewaksum A's picked up a 17-0 win (in 7 innings) over the Rock River League's newest member, the Juneau County Seaters on Sunday afternoon.  The A's looked sluggish in last week's opener against Rubicon, but were sharp in Sunday's contest right from the start.  Kewaskum plated six runs in the top of the 1st and went on to score in every inning.  Austin SarauerJake Panzer, and Brad Young collected RBI singles in the 1st, while Adam Sarauer and Alex Nuelk each had walks that brought in a run.  Jason Strobel kept the momentum going into the 2nd inning as he blasted a three-run homer to put the A's up 9-0.  Kurt Zagzebski put an exclamation point on the day in the 6th as he connected on his first home run of the season.  

Four Kewaskum pitchers combined for the shutout as they allowed just one hit. Jim Ziegler (4IP, 6K's) picked up the win, while Tate Schill, Jake Panzer and Brad Young all threw an inning of scoreless relief.  Austin Sarauer 4x6 (2 2B, 3 RBI's), Jake Panzer 3x5 (2B, 2 RBI's) and Jason Strobel 2x4 (HR, 4 RBI's) led the A's 17 hit attack.  

The A's have a busy week ahead as they host the Neosho Rockets Wednesday night in West Bend and on Friday travel to Appleton for a non-league game.  The week concludes with a Rock River League game on Sunday at Hartford (1:30pm).

 

 

A's Fall to Rubicon in Home Opener

May 5th (box score) The Kewaskum A's Rock River title defense got off to a rough start Sunday as they dropped their league opener by a score of 8-4 to the Rubicon Red Sox.  Rubicon jumped ahead with a solo home-run in the 2nd inning and never looked back from there.  Down 7-0 in the 7th inning, Kurt Zagzebski reached via a single (the A's first hit of the day) and Adam Sarauer followed with a single of his own as the A's finally gave the home fans something to cheer about.  Brad Young followed with a hit-by-pitch to load the bases with one out for Kevin Gonring who hit into a fielder's choice to plate the A's first run of the day. A second run scored on the play to cut the Rubicon lead to 7-2.  That brought up Jake Panzer who ripped a towering fly ball to left that just missed going out, but nonetheless was caught at the warning track to end the A's threat.

The A's were led at the plate by Adam Sarauer (2x4), Kurt Zagzebski (1x3) and Brad Young (1x3, 2B), while Jim Ziegler (5IP, 5ER, 4K's) picked up the loss on the mound.  The A's look to get back on track on Thursday as they play host to the West Allis Nationals in West Bend at 7:30pm.  On Saturday the A's travel to Merton for a Tri-County game and then on Sunday the A's head to Juneau for a Rock River tilt, both games at 1:30pm.

 

 

A's Top North Lake 11-3 in Tri-County Action

May 1st (box score) The Kewaskum A's picked up a Tri-County Night League victory on Wednesday night with a 11-3 win over the North Lake Lakers.  Even though North Lake went on to out-hit the A's 14-7, the A's were able to capitalize on five North Lake errors en route to the victory.  North Lake tallied a single run in the top of the first to go up 1-0, but Kurt Zagzebski's bases loaded 2 RBI single to left in the bottom half of the inning gave the A's a quick 2-1 lead.  Austin Sarauer later scored in the inning on a wild pitch to make it 3-1 in favor of the A's after one inning.

In the 3rd inning, the A's stretched the lead to 7-1 with four runs and later added three more runs in the 5th to push the lead to 10-2.  A RBI single by Kurt Zagzebski in the 7th capped the A's scoring on the night.  Zagzebski went on to lead the A's at the plate going 2x4 (4 RBI's, BB), while Austin Sarauer (2x4, 2B) and Brad Young 2x5 also had good nights at the plate.  Lucas Kopeschka (5IP, 2ER, 7K's) picked up the win on the mound, while Tate Schill (4IP, 2K's) picked up the save in relief.  The A's next game is Sunday as they host the Rubicon Red Sox at 1:30pm at Kiwanis Park.

 

 

A's Combine For No-hitter in 5-0 shutout of Sun Prairie

April 28th (box score) - The A's used solid performances on the mound Sunday by Lucas KopeschkaJake Panzer and Brad Young as they combined for a 5-0 no-hit shutout of the Sun Prairie Diablos.  Kopeschka started on the mound tossing the first three innings (3 strikeouts), while Panzer threw a scoreless 4th inning.  Brad Young picked up the save in relief of Panzer as he threw the final three innings (5 strikeouts) to finish off the no-hitter.

Austin Sarauer got the A's on the board in the 3rd as he delivered a RBI bases loaded single.  Kurt Zagzebski followed with a RBI fielders choice to give the A's a 2-0 lead.  The score remained here until the 6th when Kopeschka ripped a three-run homer to cap the A's scoring on the day.  Jason Strobel also chipped in with 2 hits at the plate.   The A's next game is Wednesday night (May 1st) as they host North Lake in West Bend.  The A's home opener in Kewaskum is on Sunday (May 5th) as they play host to Rubicon in a Rock River League contest.

 

 

A's Kick Season Off With 12-7 Win Over Hustisford

April 27th (box score) - The Kewaskum A's picked up their first win of the year on Saturday as they downed the Hustisford Astros by a score of 12-7 in a preseason contest.  Hustisford raced ahead to an early 2-0 lead after one inning, but the A's eventually came roaring back in the 4th.   Tate Schill got the scoring started with a bases loaded RBI single, while Jim Ziegler followed with a 2 RBI single to give the A's the lead they would never relinquish.  The A's sent 12 batters to the plate in the inning and were aided by a few Hustisford miscues that allowed for the A's to push eight runs across.

The A's added four more runs in the 5th as Austin Sarauer and Kurt Zagzebski chipped in with RBI singles and Adam Sarauer added a 2 RBI double to push the lead to 12-2.  Hustisford added a few runs late, but the A's were able to hang on for the win.  Austin Sarauer, Kurt Zagzebski, Alex Nuelk, Tate Schil and Jim Ziegler all chipped in with two hits apiece.  Tate Schill also picked up the win on the mound.

 

 

Spaeth Heads to Sweden

April 25th - Longtime Kewaskum A's team member, Jake Spaeth, recently accepted an opportunity to play this summer in Sweden for the Karlskoga Bats.  The Karlskoga Bats are the defending champions of the Swedish league.  We are still trying to decipher the Swedish website, but once we do we will continue to provide updates throughout the summer.  The departure of Spaeth will leave a huge hole for the A's to fill this season as he has been instrumental to their success in recent seasons.  The A's wish Jake the best of luck on his journey this summer in Sweden.  A couple press releases can be found here: 

http://www.mister-baseball.com/jacob-spaeth-replaces-kirk-haviland-karlskoga-bats 

http://www3.idrottonline.se/KarlskogaBBK-BasebollSBF/Nyheter/Batsnyheter/JacobSpaethersatterKirkHaviland 

(the articles may need to be translated to english).

 

 

Hustisford Preseason Schedule Updates

April 18th - The A's game last weekend and now again this weekend have been washed out.  They will give things another try next weekend.  The revised Hustisford schedule is as follows:

**all games played at Hustisford Village Park

April 27th

Game 1 - 12:00    Rubicon vs. Sun Prairie
Game 2 - 2:00      Horicon vs. Cottage Grove
Game 3 - 4:00      Kewaksum vs. Hustisford

April 28th
Game 4 - 11:00    Kewaskum vs. Sun Prairie
Game 5 - 1:00      Rubicon vs. Hustisford

 

 

A's Hungry to Remain on Top in 2013

April 1st - The Kewaskum A's are coming off an unbelievable 2012 campaign where they took home their first Rock River Grand Championship in the 92 year history of the league and finished with a 41-8 overall record.  In addition to that, the A's took home FOUR other championships last summer that included the Tri-County Night League, SWABA Class "A" Tournament, NBC (WI) Tournament, and the Jim Pokel Memorial (Plymouth) Tournament.  The A's find themselves in the middle of a successful run the past five seasons, but can be assured that they are no longer flying under the radar on any opponent's schedule.  The A's will be tested right out of the gate as they open up their season on (Saturday, April 13th) as they take on the Sussex Cardinals at 1pm in the Hustisford Preseason Tournament. 

The A's 45+ game schedule shakes out with them once again playing in the Rock River League (16 game league) and Tri-County Night League (10 game league). The A's will also be playing in the before-mentioned Hustisford Preseason Tournament, as well as the SWABA and Jim Pokel Memorial (Plymouth) tournaments. In addition, the A's will again be traveling to Austin, MN to partake in the uber competitive SPAMtown Challenge looking to improve on their 2-1 showing from last season.  New for this year will be the Wisconsin Amateur Baseball Classic in West Bend that the A's will be co-hosting with West Bend 7up.  A full A's schedule can be found on their website: www.kewaskumas.com

Taking a look at the roster in 2013, League MVP Jason Strobel will return for his 13th season as player/manger and a large group of veterans will once again be back as well. These veterans include Jim Ziegler (Pitcher), Jake Panzer (Utility), Adam Sarauer (Infield), Ty Schill (Infield) Kurt Zagzebski (Outfield), Dan Shea (Outfield), Jake Spaeth (Infield), Austin Sarauer (Outfield), and Brad Young (Infield/Pitcher).  Back for their second full season are Tate Schill (Pitcher), Luke Kopeschka (Pitcher), Kevin Gonring (Utility), and Alex Nuelk (Catcher).  In addition, recent high school graduates Brad Boegel (Infield/Pitcher) and Sam Olla (Infield/Outfield) will be playing important roles upon their return from their college seasons. The A's remain in negotiations with a few additional players as well.

A reminder that the A's will be hosting a brat fry this Saturday (April 6th) at the Piggly Wiggly in Kewaskum. Stop on out to grab a brat or soda and wish the A's luck on their upcoming season. The A's would also like to send out a huge thank you to all area businesses who have put forth a donation toward the A's this season. Without your help, Kewaskum A's baseball is not possible. Thank you again!!!

 

 

Alumni Update

March 26th - With snow still covering much of Wisconsin and an A's season opener on April 13th potentially in doubt, lets take a look at how some current/former A's are doing in the collegiate ranks:

Brad Boegel & Sam Olla - (Maple Woods Community College, MO) - After a solid start his last time out, Boegel currently leads the team in innings pitching (10.1) and strikeouts (9) to go along with a 2.61 ERA over two appearances.  Boegel is also 1x10 at the plate.  Sam Olla is 0x1 in two games played.

Jake Spaeth - (Madison College) - Spaeth is currently in his third year as assistant coach with perennial JUCO power Madison College.  The Wolfpack's season has just kicked off and they are currently 3-3 on the young season.

 

 

Dugout Club

March 5th - The A's are offering Dugout Club memberships for the upcoming 2013 season.  Each Dugout Club membership includes admission for one to all regular season A's home games, one free A's t-shirt, a beverage punch card, and a free lunch provided on Fan Appreciation Day.  Purchase one membership for $30 or two for $50.  See any member of the A's for additional information or complete this membership form and send it back.  All proceeds will go toward 2013 operating expenses of the A's and future upgrades at Kiwanis Park.

 

 

Hustisford Preseason Tourney

February 26th - 

**all games played at Hustisford Village Park

April 13th

Game 1 - 11:00    Rubicon vs. Sun Prairie
Game 2 - 1:00      Sussex vs. Kewaskum
Game 3 - 3:00      Horicon vs. Cottage Grove
Game 4 - 5:00      Waterloo vs. Hustisford

April 20th
Game 5 - 11:00    Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2
Game 6 - 1:00      Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2
Game 7 - 3:00      Loser of Game 3 vs. Loser of game 4
Game 8 - 5:00      Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4

April 27th
Game 9 - 11:00      Loser of Game 5 vs. Loser of Game 7
Game 10 - 1:00    Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 7
Game 11 -  3:00    Loser of Game 6 vs. Loser of Game 8
Game 12 - 5:00    Winner of Game 6 vs. Winner of Game 8

 

 

2013 Schedule Released

February 22nd - The Kewaskum A's have released their 2013 schedule and again will push the limits (mostly with their significant others) with a full slate of games.  The A's are coming off a remarkable 41-8 season and in 2013 will look to defend their Rock River, Tri-County, Plymouth, and SWABA Class "A" titles.  The season kicks off with the A's participating in the Hustisford Preaseason Tourney during the last three weeks of April. The A's then begin their path toward defending their Rock River Championship on Sunday, May 5th as they host the 2011 Rock River Champs, the Rubicon Red Sox at Kiwanis Park.  Other highlights on the schedule include a number of 'home' games in West Bend the first three Wednesdays in May (1st, 8th, & 15th), trips to Appleton & Oshkosh, the Plymouth Tournament the 1st and 2nd weeks of June and the SWABA Class "A" first round in Forest on June 22nd.

 

The end of June (27-30) will see the A's return to Austin, MN for the SPAMtown Challenge as they will look to improve on their 2-1 finish from a year ago.   The A's have also picked up a game on the front end of that tourney in Red Wing (MN), where they will take on the hometown Aces,  New for this year will be the first annual WI Amateur Baseball Classic that the A's are co-hosting with West Bend 7up on July 18-21 in West Bend.  Entries to the tourney are still coming in, but early indications are that this will be a loaded field.  More details on this tournament will become available as the Spring moves forward.  The A's regular season will conclude on August 11th as they travel to Horicon, with the Rock River playoffs starting the following weekend.  

 

 

A's Launch New Website

February 19th - After spending the past five years on the leaguelineup website, the Kewaskum A's are excited to announce their move to the atomicleagues website beginning with the 2013 season.  The new website platform at atomicleagues will offer a wide array of new features that the A's are excited to utilize during the upcoming season.  In addition, the A's also have set up their own domain, www.kewaskumas.com.  The new website is still a work in progress as bringing over some of the past information is taking a little longer than expected, but all should be set before the 2013 season kicks off.  

 

 

Bowl for Baseball

January 14th - The A's first annual Bowl for Baseball was a huge success this past weekend as the A's teamed up with local rivals West Bend 7up to put together the event.  Over 160 bowlers made their way to King Pin Bowl in West Bend on Saturday to take part in some 9 pin (no-tap) bowling.  High Series Men went to Craig Hatch, while the Men's (16 person) bracket champion was Dan Deutschendorf.  Anita Sheats took home the Women's high series and the Women's (8 person) bracket championship.  Other notables included 9 pin 300's by Erik Kraemer, Chad Schmitt, and Ken Kucharski.  Kraemer had an astounding FOUR 9 pin 300's on the day.  Many great prizes were given away on the day which included Prince Fielder, Chris Narveson, and Jim Gantner autographed baseballs.  The A's and West Bend 7up would like to send out a huge thank you to all who made the event a huge success and look forward to putting together an even better event next year!!