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NEWBL Statement on 2020 Season

The Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League (NEWBL) has announced its plans for the 2020 season.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the NEWBL has announced its teams will be playing an uneven amount of games against each other. No official league standings will be kept as a result, and the league will not be recognizing any individual player awards or stats.

The Green Bay Storm, due to circumstances related to the pandemic, will not be taking the field in 2020, but plan to return in 2021.

The remaining six NEWBL teams (Appleton, Menasha, Sheboygan, along with NEWBL newcomers Greater Green Bay, Kewaskum, and West Allis) will all play against each other. The total amount of games each team plays against each other will vary from team to team based on circumstances in each teams’ respective communities related to the pandemic.

The NEWBL is tentatively planning on an end-of-year tournament during the third week of August. Details of the planned tournament will be announced at a later date.

Follow the NEWBL on Facebook and Twitter for news and information on all league teams during the season.

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NEWBL Award Winners, All-League Teams Announced

The Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League has announced its end of the year award winners and all-league teams for the 2019 season.

Most Valuable Player: Sam Hawley (Menasha Macs)
Most Valuable Pitcher: Hunter Barber (Menasha Macs)
Co-Rookie of the Year: Hunter Barber (Menasha Macs)
Co-Rookie of the Year: Quin Henwood (Appleton Legends)
Batting Champion: Sam Hawley (Menasha Macs)
Regular Season Champion: Appleton Legends

NEWBL First Team All-League

PositionPlayerTeam
PitcherHunter BarberMenasha Macs
Eric SchmitzSheboygan A’s
CatcherTony KruegerAppleton Legends
InfieldQuin HenwoodAppleton Legends
Marcus RauschenbachGreen Bay Storm
Jake FalishSheboygan A’s
Adam GrambowMenasha Macs
OutfieldColin EnglebertMenasha Macs
Sam HawleyMenasha Macs
Josh GatesSheboygan A’s

NEWBL Second Team All-League

PositionPlayerTeam
PitcherBrian BrownMenasha Macs
BJ ChaseAppleton Legends
CatcherCole SchawbowGreen Bay Storm
InfieldJimmy JuergensenSheboygan A’s
Aaron MoodyAppleton Legends
Ben Kohl Menasha Macs
Harry SteldtSheboygan A’s
OutfieldJaxon SpiegelbergAppleton Legends
Matt BaehmanAppleton Legends

NEWBL All-League Honorable Mention

PositionPlayerTeam
PitcherGrant Ver VoortAppleton Legends
Catcher Logan VietmeierSheboygan A’s
Infield Ryan BrouchAppleton Legends
Drew JohnsonMenasha Macs
Outfield Ryan HinskeMenasha Macs
Ross KristSheboygan A’s
Mike CohenGreen Bay Storm

Photo by: Steve Schultz Photography

Legends Win 2019 NEWBL Title

The Appleton Legends are your 2019 Northeastern Wisconsin Baseball League champions.

The Appleton Legends weathered a push by Menasha Macs in the fourth inning where Appleton coughed up three runs, but the Legends still won 7-4 on Thursday, clinching the NEWBL title over Menasha.

Appleton got things started in the first inning. An error scored one run for Appleton Legends.

Tyler Gronert was the winning pitcher for Appleton. He allowed two hits and zero runs over three innings, striking out three. BJ Chase threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen. Chase recorded the last six outs to earn the save.

Jason Wierschke took the loss for Menasha. He surrendered six runs on six hits over two innings, striking out two and walking zero.

Grant Ver Voort started the game for Appleton. He allowed five hits and four runs over four innings, striking out three

Appleton racked up ten hits in the game. Tony KruegerJohn Hendrick, and Bryce Cross each managed multiple hits.

Menasha tallied nine hits on the day. Adam GrambowBerbenColin Englebert, and Beauchamp all managed multiple hits.

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Sheboygan Clinches Lead in Seventh to Defeat Green Bay

Sheboygan snatched the lead late in the game in a 9-6 victory over the Green Bay Storm on Tuesday. The game was tied at six with Sheboygan batting in the bottom of the seventh when Taisei Fukuhara doubled on a 2-1 count, scoring two runs.

Both pitching staffs had their hands full, frequently dealing with runners on base. Sheboygan collected ten hits and Green Bay had nine.

Sheboygan fired up the offense in the first inning, when Fukuhara hit a solo homer.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Sheboygan tied things up at six. Jake Falish drove in one when he doubled.

Green Bay scored three runs in the third inning. The big inning for Green Bay came thanks to a walk by Brett Reinhart and a double by Mike Cohen.

Eric Schmitz led the A’s to victory on the pitcher’s mound. He surrendered six runs on nine hits over nine innings, striking out 12 and walking one.

Cohen took the loss for the Storm. He went two-thirds of an inning, allowing one run on one hit and walking one.

Bryce Braspennickx started the game for the Storm. He surrendered five runs on six hits over four and a third innings, striking out seven

Sheboygan tallied two home runs on the day. Jake Arens went for the long ball in the third inning. Fukuhara had a four bagger in the first inning.

Sheboygan scattered ten hits in the game. Fukuhara and Falish each racked up multiple hits. Fukuhara went 3-for-4 at the plate.Green Bay Storm tallied nine hits on the day. Brad SzymusiakMarcus Rauschenbach, and Hunter Larsonall collected multiple hits for Green Bay Storm.

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