Big first inning sends Wausau West past Marshfield baseball
Tigers wrap up regular season Thursday at West
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Wausau West exploded for seven runs in the first inning and never looked back, beating Marshfield 10-4 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference baseball game Tuesday at Jack Hackman Field.
The Warriors added three more in the second inning before Marshfield got its offense going, scored once in both the second and third innings, and two more times in the sixth but could not come all the way back from the big deficit.
Hunter Korger threw 5 1/3 innings of scoreless relief for the Tigers, striking out four.
“They started out on us fast,” Marshfield coach Jon Bauer said. “We kept at it and kept chipping away. Hopefully we can improve on few things before we get them again on Thursday.”
Braden Bohman, Jake Brueggen, and Logan Jakobi each had RBIs for Marshfield.
Wausau West clinched at least a share of first place in the Wisconsin Valley Conference standings, improving to 10-1 (14-2 overall). Marshfield drops to 7-11 and 6-5 in the conference.
Marshfield plays at Wausau West on Thursday in its Wisconsin Valley Conference and regular-season finale. The Tigers open postseason play May 30 at home against New Richmond in a WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Warriors 10, Tigers 4
Wausau West 730 000 0 – 10 13 1
Marshfield 011 002 0 – 4 4 2
WP: Gruenenwald. LP: Connor Jasurda.
SO: Gruenenwald (4 1/3 inn.) 4, Hill (2 2/3 inn.) 3; Jasurda (1 2/3 inn.) 1, Hunter Korger (5 1/3 inn.) 4. BB: Gruenenwald 7, Hill 1; Jasurda 2, Korger 3.
Top hitters: WW, Nelson 2×4, 2B, 3 RBIs; Gruenenwald 2×4; Wokatsch 2×5, 2B, 2 runs; Fochs 2×4, 2 runs, 4 RBIs; Hill 2×4. M, Braden Bohman 3B, RBI.
Records: Wausau West 14-2, 10-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 7-11, 6-5 WVC.