A's Take Game 1

The Angels got on the board first in the 4th when Josh McDearmon walked, advanced on an infield ground out and wild pitch, and then scored on Jeff Reinholtz's single. Angels starter Scott Hmielewski kept the A's off-balance through 6+ innings and the score was still 1-0 beginning the 7th inning. Yuki Kawahara singled and proceeded to steal 2nd and 3rd base. Brent Perzentka followed by walking and stealing 2nd base, forcing the Angels to intentionally walk Dan Haueter. The Angels went to their bullpen and the A's scored on Rich Rydecki's sac fly to tie the game.

The A's bats awoke in the final two innings, scoring three in each. The pivotal 8th inning was started when Jarrett Benson singled and advanced to second on Kai Westring's groundout. Danny Kennedy followed with a single, advancing Benson to third. Kennedy stole second, and with two outs the Angels responded by intentionally walking Kawahara. Perzentka lined a single up the middle, which skipped past the centerfielder and cleared the bases. This gave the A's a lead they would not relinquish.

A's starter Max Sellman pitched a complete game, allowing 1 earned run, 5 hits, 2 walks, and striking out 10. The Angels were led by Hmielewski's pitching, great team defense, and McDearmon's 2-3, R. The A's offense featured Perzentka, who had the go-ahead hit and went 2-3, with 3 BB, 2 RBI, 4 SB.

BOX SCORE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
A's 000000133 7 8 3
Angels 000100000 1 5 2

Date: September 23, 2018     Time: 10:00am      Venue: Sauk City - Jaycee Park    Game #: 8

A's
Hitters AB R H RBI BB K
Yuki Kawahara 5 2 2 2 1 0
Brent Perzentka 3 0 2 2 3 1
Dan Haueter 3 0 0 0 2 0
Rich Rydecki 2 0 0 1 2 0
Austin Grimm 3 1 0 0 1 1
Josh Glascock 5 1 1 0 0 1
Jarrett Benson 5 1 1 0 0 0
Kai Westring 5 1 1 0 0 0
Andrew Wolfe 2 0 0 0 0 1
Danny Kennedy 2 1 1 0 1 0
Totals 35 7 8 5 10 4
2B: Glascock
SB: Kawahara (2), Perzentka (4), Grimm, Glascock, Westring, Kennedy
HBP: Grimm
SF: Rydecki
Angels
Hitters AB R H RBI BB K
Cameron Jerina 4 0 0 0 0 2
Josh McDearmon 3 1 2 0 1 0
Scott Hmielewski 4 0 0 0 0 0
Jeff Reinholtz 4 0 1 1 0 1
Andrew Splitt 3 0 1 0 1 0
Brad Simon 4 0 1 0 0 3
Jeremy Johanski 4 0 0 0 0 1
Alex Binter 3 0 0 0 1 2
David Cwik 2 0 0 0 0 0
Oscar Baez 2 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 33 1 5 1 3 10

A's
Pitchers IP H R ER BB K PT
Max Sellman (W) 9.0 5 1 1 2 10 0
Angels
Pitchers IP H R ER BB K PT
Scott Hmielewski 6.1 3 1 1 6 2 0
Oscar Baez (L) 1.2 3 3 1 1 1 0
Josh McDearmon 1.0 2 3 0 2 1 0
HB: Hmielewski

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