Marshfield baseball whips Merrill
Tigers move to 4-4 in WVC
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — The Marshfield baseball team won its third-straight game, blasting Merrill 10-0 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference matchup Thursday at Hackman Field.
The Tigers have climbed back to the .500 mark in the Valley, improving to 10-7 overall and 4-4 in the conference. Merrill is now 6-11 and 2-6 in the WVC.
Marshfield got things started when Cameron Swanson knocked in a pair of runs in the second inning with a single. Swanson then stole second and came around to score on a Merrill error.
Caleb Alexander led off the third with a single, stole second and third, and scored on an RBI groundout by Sam Klein to put the Tigers up 4-0.
Marshfield finished off the scoring with a six-run fourth inning.
Matt Meyer had an RBI single, Trevor Schwecke knocked in two runs with a hit, Jack Donahue and Sam Klein had sacrifice flies to score two more, and Jeremy Brost finished things off with an RBI single.
Donahue tossed the five-inning complete-game shutout for the Tigers, allowing just four hits.
Marshfield will host its annual tournament Friday and Saturday at Hackman Field and Reeths Field. The Tigers will play Menomonie at 5 p.m. Friday and will host Holmen at 10:30 a.m. and Antigo at 1 p.m. on Saturday. Antigo will play Menomonie at 10:30 a.m., and Holmen will take on Menomonie at 1 p.m. at Reeths Field.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 10, Bluejays 0
Merrill 000 00 – 0 4 1
Marshfield 031 6x – 10 9 1
WP: Jack Donahue. LP: Ryan Golisch.
SO: Golisch (3 inn.) 1, Kyle Cichy (1 inn.) 0; Donahue 3. BB: Golisch 3, Cichy 1; Donahue 2.
Top hitters: MAR, Caleb Alexander 3 SBs, 2 runs; Sam Klein 2 RBIs; Trevor Schwecke 2 RBIs; Cameron Swanson 2 RBIs.
Records: Merrill 6-11, 2-6 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 10-7, 4-4 Wisconsin Valley Conference.