Marshfield baseball drops WVC opener to Wausau West
Tigers held to three hits in home loss
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Payton Nelson had three hits and scored three times, and Grant Hill struck out seven over four innings to lift Wausau West to a 9-3 win over Marshfield in the Wisconsin Valley Conference opener for both teams Tuesday at Reeths Field.
Zach Pearson also had three hits and drove in two runs, and Travis Lang hit a solo home run for the Warriors, who were playing in their season opener.
Jake Brueggen suffered the loss for the Tigers (0-3 overall) after giving up four runs — three earned — and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out four and did not walk a batter.
The Tigers were limited to three hits: singles by Braden Bohman, Paul Maguire, and Hunter Korger. Maguire’s hit drove in two runs for Marshfield.
Marshfield plays at Wausau West on Thursday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Warriors 9, Tigers 3
WP: Grant Hill. LP: Jake Brueggen. SV: Chandler Fochs.
SO: Hill (4 inn.) 7, Fochs (3 inn.) 4; Brueggen (4 1/3 inn.) 4, Hunter Korger (2 2/3 inn.) 3. BB: Hill 1, Fochs 1; Brueggen 0, Korger 2.
Top hitters: WW, Logan Grunenwald 2B, 2 runs; Zach Pearson 3×4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Payton Nelson 3×5, 2B, 3 runs; Paul Weise 2B; Travis Lang HR, RBI. M, Braden Bohman 1×4, run; Paul Maguire 1×3, 2 RBIs.
Records: Wausau West 1-0 overall and Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 0-3, 0-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference.