Auburndale baseball defeats Newman Catholic for third-straight win
Apaches now 4-4 in Marawood South
By Paul Lecker
WAUSAU — The Auburndale baseball team won its third game in a row with an 8-1 victory over Wausau Newman Catholic in a Marawood Conference South Division game Thursday at Brockmeyer Park.
The Apaches scored three runs in both the third and seventh innings to pull away.
Auburndale is now 4-5 overall and 4-4 in the Marawood South, moving ahead of Newman Catholic (4-8, 4-6 Marawood South) in the conference standings.
Logan Willfahrt and Colton Wright each had two this and two RBIs, and Cason Schmutzer added a pair of hits for the Apaches.
Cam Ertl was the winning pitcher, striking out four in six innings.
Auburndale hosts first-place Marathon on Friday at 4:45 p.m.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Apaches 8, Cardinals 1
Auburndale 013 001 3 – 8 9
Newman Catholic 001 000 0 – 1 4
WP: Cam Ertl.
SO: Ertl (6 inn.) 4, Colton Wright (1 inn.) 1. BB: Ertl 5, Wright 0.
Top hitters: A, Logan Willfahrt 2×4, 2 RBIs; Ryan Isaacson 2 runs; Cason Schmutzer 2×4, 2 runs; Wright 2×4, 2B, 2 RBIs.
Records: Auburndale 4-5, 4-4 Marawood South; Wausau Newman Catholic 4-8, 4-6 Marawood South.