Marshfield Post 54 Senior Legion baseball team pulls away from Stevens Point
Blue Devils now 5-2
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Bobby Pilz had a bases-loaded, two-out, two-run double to bust open a tight game and push the Marshfield Clinic Post 54 American Legion senior baseball team to a 5-1 win over Stevens Point on Thursday night at Jack Hackman Field.
The Blue Devils led 2-1 after RBI singles by Trevor Schwecke in the third and Jack Donahue in the fifth before Pilz’s decisive hit scored Cole Hoffman and Jason Kurth.
Kurth provided the final run for Marshfield (5-2, 1-1 Wisconsin Valley Legion League) with an RBI groundout to score Paul Maguire in eighth inning.
Donahue earned the win, pitching seven innings. He allowed seven hits and three walks and struck out five. Jake Brueggen tossed two shutout innings to complete the victory.
Mitch Susa, Nate McDonald, Maguire, and Pilz all had two hits for the Blue Devils.
Marshfield returns to action Monday at Wausau.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Blue Devils 5, Sixers 1
Stevens Point 100 000 000 – 1 7 1
Marshfield 001 012 00x – 5 11 2
WP: Jack Donahue. LP: Helms.
SO: Helms (6 inn.) 6, Olds (2 inn.) 2; Donahue (7 inn.) 7, Jake Brueggen (2 inn.) 4. BB: Helms 2, Olds 0; Donahue 4, Brueggen 1.
Top hitters: SP, Lodzinski 2×3, RBI; Kearney 2×4. M, Nate McDonald 2×4, 2 runs; Bobby Pilz 2×4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Mitch Susa 2×3; Paul Maguire 2×4.