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Fireworks Come Early For Appleton -

In the final game before the 4th of July break the Legends supplied some early fireworks for all in attendance in Marinette on Thursday night. Appleton strung together 13 runs on 15 hits to cruise to a 13-2 victory. The pitching was stellar, as it has been all season. Chris Huettner started on the hill for the Legends. After Huettner gave up one in the first he held the Redbirds quiet for the remainder of his outing. Evan Sankey got his first action of the season on the hill pitching pitching the 4th, 5th, and 6th innings collecting the win. Matt DeYoung followed Sankey, and Luke Watson came in to shut the door. The offense produced in almost every inning but a 6 run 9th put away the Redbirds for good. The offense was lead by Kevin Kangas' 2-3, 3RBI night. Evan Bohman was 2-3, 2B, Matt DeYoung 2-5, Dom Hillesheim 2-5, Nick Goudreau 3-5, Bryce Cross 2-5, 2RBI, and Carl Valk 2RBI. 

With the win Appleton jumps up into 1st place in NEWBL play!


Mother Nature Wins Again -

Appleton once again was forced to cancel tonight's game because of the weather. The Legends were looking to knock off Green Bay tonight and jump in front of them in the standings. With the cancelation Appleton remains .5 games behind Green Bay. The teams have not yet agreed on a makeup date.


Legends Clicking On All Cylinders - 

At Appleton the Legends took down the Manitowoc Bandits 10-0 in a game that only lasted 7 innings because of the run rule. The pitching combination of BJ Chase, Jake Stern, and Reed Blake threw a three hit shutout. The offense was highlighted by Carl Valk's 3RBI and Kevin Kangas' 2RBI. Trent Whitcomb led the hit parade going 3-5. Evan Bohman was 2-3, Matt DeYoung was 2-3 with a 2B, and Brady Stolzman added a 2B. 

With the win the Legends move to 4-2 in NEWBL play and 10-3 overall. The win moves Appleton into 2nd place in the league standings, only .5 games behind Green Bay. Appleton will look to jump Green Bay in the Standings as they play each other in Green Bay on Wednesday. 


Legends Pitching Shuts Down Stars - 

At Hortonville the Legends pitching staff shut down the Star bats and did not allow an earned run. Jack Mahoney tossed the first two for the Legends followed by Chris Huettner for three and Nick Goudreau came in for the final two. The offense came out of the gate hot as the Legends batted around and put up a 5 spot in the first. Appleton added another run in the 6th and Hortonville scratched the board in the 7th before the Legends closed out the 6-1 game. Evan Bohman continued his hot streak going 2-3, 2B. Dom Hillesheim was 2-4 and Jordy Plamann made his season debut by stroking a double.


Another Rainout - 

The Appleton Legends had to cancel tonight's game against Marinette because of field conditions and the projected forecast. This marks the 5th rainout or suspended game this season. The teams have not yet selected a date to makeup the contest.


Appleton Takes the 4th Annual Cancer Game - 

At Koslo Park in Menasha, the Appleton Legends beat the Menasha Macs 7-4 in the 4th Annual "Unless Cancer Benefit Game". The Legends scored 3 runs in the top of the 9th to break the 4-4 tie. Matt DeYoung got the win on the mound and Luke Watson recorded the save. The Legends recorded 11 hits lead by Evan Bohman who was 3-4, 2B. Kevin Kangas and Dom Hillesheim both had two hits and each drove in two runs.


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