Marshfield Senior Legion drops road game at Plover
Blue Devils host Stevens Point on Thursday
By Paul Lecker
PLOVER — The Marshfield Clinic Post 54 American Legion senior baseball team was held to four hits and dropped a 4-1 decision to Plover in its Wisconsin Valley Legion League opener Tuesday at Memorial Field.
Plover scored once in the second inning and Marshfield tied it with a run in the fifth on an RBI single by Jared Klein that scored Mitch Susa.
The game remained 1-1 until the bottom of the eighth when Plover scored four times with the help of a Marshfield error and a pair of hits.
Trevor Schwecke suffered the loss for the Blue Devils (4-2), allowing the three runs — one earned — in two innings of relief.
Marshfield had the tying run at the plate with two outs in the top of the ninth, but Plover ended the game with a ground out.
Marshfield hosts Stevens Point at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at Jack Hackman Field.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Black Sox 4, Blue Devils 1
Marshfield 000 010 000 – 1 4 3
Plover 010 000 03x – 4 4 1
WP: Schraeder. LP: Trevor Schwecke. SV: Thomas.
SO: Bobby Pilz (6 inn.) 5, Schwecke (2 inn.) 1; Schraeder (8 2/3 inn.) 3, Thomas (1/3 inn.) 0. BB: Pilz 2, Schwecke 4; Schraeder 3, Thomas 0.
Top hitters: M, Jake Brueggen 2B; Jared Klein RBI. P, Mallek 2×4, 2B.