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Appleton Holds Off Sheboygan -

The Legends captured a narrow 8-7 win tonight at home against the Sheboygan A's. Appleton jumped out to a commanding 6-0 lead after the third inning but the A's grabbed two in the top of the fourth to pull within four, 6-2. The game was quiet for just one inning until Sheboygan came alive in big fashion in the 6th inning. Sheboygan tied the game at 6-6 and still had the bases loaded with only one out. Mitchell Eady then entered the game with bases loaded and one out in the. Eady worked out of the jam only allowing one more run which put Sheboygan up 7-6. Eady held them there as Sheboygan did not score the rest of the game. Eady finished with 5 K's over his 3 2/3 innings of work. After a 5 run 6th for the A's, Appleton got one back in the bottom of the 6th to knot it up at 7. In the 7th Matt Baehman broke the tie with an RBI double that scored Matt DeYoung which proved to be all Appleton needed to take the game 8-7. The offense was led by Courtney Watkins
2-2, Matt Baehman 2B, Evan Bohman 2-3, 2B, 3RBI, Dom Hillesheim 2B.

With the win the Legends move to 16-4 overall and 8-3 in NEWBL play. The Legends will be playing in the Wisconsin Amateur Baseball Classic tournament this weekend down in West Bend, WI. 


Appleton Flies Over Redbirds -

The Legends beat the Marinette Redbirds 7-1 on Monday night. BJ Chase sent the first 10 Redbird batters back to the dugout in order. Chase tossed 6 strong innings of one run ball for the Legends. The only run scored on Chase was by an Appleton Legends error.The Appleton offense got things going in the third inning when they plated 4. The hitting attack was led by Trent Whitcomb who was a Home Run away from the cycle. The offensive leaders were Trent Whitcomb 3-5, 2B, 3B, 3RBI, Courtney Watkins 2-3, and Nick Goudreau 2-5.


Legends Get Two Wins -

At home at Val Wylie Field the Legends took two 7 inning games from Sparta Miller 11-5 and 6-2 on a beautiful Saturday. In game one Sparta got off to a hot start getting three runs in the first inning. Appleton starter Jack Mahoney buckled down after the first and only allowed one more run in his next two innings of work. John Hendrick followed Mahoney on the mound and registered the win. During his two innings of work Hendrick shut the Sparta Miller offense down, as no runners reached base. Evan Sankey came on to finish the game. Appleton's offense hit the ground running as the Legends scored 2 in the first, second, and third, and 4 runs in the fourth. Appleton added one more in the sixth. The offense was led by Carl Valk who was 3-5, John Hendrick 2B, Evan Bohman 2-4, Matt DeYoung 2-3, Matt Baehman 2-4, 2B, 2RBI, Brady Stolzman 2-3, Bryce Cross 2-4, 2B.

Game two was led by a stellar pitching performance from Chris Huettner who didn't allow a run in his three innings of work. Nick Goudreau and Matt Baehman each threw two innings of one run ball. On offense the Legends got all of their runs in the second inning as they plated 6 runs. The runs were produced by two singles, four walks, and three hit batsmen. 


Rain Cancels Game vs Plover-

The Legends were not able to get a non league game in vs Plover tonight because of the storm that rolled through Appleton a few hours before game time. The Legends are back in action right away tomorrow against Sparta Miller for two games. Game one will start at 1:00pm.


Big Inning Pulls Legends Past Macs -

At Appleton the Legends erased a 4-1 Menasha lead with a 5 run fourth inning to pull past the Macs 7-6. Appleton got on the board in first with one run. Matt Baehman led off the game with a double. The run was manufactured when Baehman moved to third on a ground ball and Trent Whitcomb drove home the first run for the Legends three pitches later. Menasha erased the one run lead and took a three run lead themselves in the third, highlighted by a home run from Menasha's Emmett Kulick. Menasha's lead didn't last long as Appleton exploded for five runs in the fourth. In the inning Appleton sent 11 hitters to the plate, collecting five runs on four hits. The Macs got two back right away in the top of the fifth but the Legends broke the 6-6 tie in the bottom of the 6th with one run to make it 7-6. The score remained the same for the rest of the game thanks to Luke Watson's two inning save. Tim Harikkala recorded the no decision going 4+ innings. BJ Chase got the win on the mound tossing 3 innings on 3 hit baseball. Luke Watson recorded another save pitching the last two innings for the Legends. Watson registered 3 strikeouts no hits and walked one. Appleton was led on offense by Matt Baehman 2B, Dom Hillesheim 2-4, 2B, 2RBI, Trent Whitcomb 2RBI, Kevin Kangas 2-3, and Carl Valk 2B.


Bohman's HR Not Enough in Sheboygan -

In the first game back from the Independence Day break, the Legends couldn't hold a 2-0 lead as they fell to the Sheboygan A's 5-4. Appleton got on the board early as Evan Bohman crushed a 2 run HR in the first. Appleton's offense however went silent after that for five innings, as they did not score again until the 7th. The A's got four runs on one swing of the bat in third as Sheboygan's Adam Ryan hit a grand slam over the left field wall. The Legends answered back in the 7th knotting the game at 4-4. The score would remain the same until the bottom of the 9th. With bases loaded, one out, and two strikes, the A's land down a successful suicide squeeze which proved to be the winner. The Legends scattered 7 hits but Evan Bohman's 2 run HR was not enough. Mitch Eady and Reed Blake recorded no decisions for the Legends going 3.2 and 2.1 innings respectively. Matt DeYoung took the loss going 2.1 innings while striking out 4 and only allowing 1 run. 


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