Win streak ends, but Chaps still red hot
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield Chaparrals are now 15-2, thanks to an 11-game winning streak that ended this past week.
Following a 9-7 loss to the Eau Claire Cavaliers July 18 at Hackman Field in Marshfield, the Chaps rebounded with back-to-back wins July 21 and 22 versus Medford and the Everest Merchants.
In their most recent game, the Chaps defeated Everest 5-4 July 22. Marshfield was held scoreless until the fourth inning, when Jack Donahue and Justin Rayburn singled. Both scored on a double by Jason Kurth. In the fifth inning, Austin Littman singled, then scored on a double by Riley Erickson, who then scored on a double by Rayburn. Sam Schwanebeck singled to score Rayburn.
Everest scored a run in the sixth inning, and one more in the seventh, before a two-run rally in the ninth inning fell short.
Bobby Pilz picked up the win for Marshfield. He scattered seven hits over 6 1/3 innings of work. He also struck out five. Kade Lancour went the rest of the way to preserve the win. Erickson and Rayburn each went 3-for-4 with doubles. Schwanebeck went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Littman was 2-for-5, and Nate McDonald doubled.
The night before the win over Everest, Marshfield beat Medford 8-2. Chaps rookie Hunter Korger tossed a beauty, allowing two runs while scattering nine hits. Korger also struck out 11 batters, and did not issue a walk in the complete-game win.
The game was tied at one going into the top of the seventh inning, when Marshfield’s offense erupted for four runs.
Schwanebeck and Rayburn each had RB I singles, and Bobby Pilz had a sacrifice fly.
Erickson doubled to lead off the Marshfield eighth inning, and then scored on an RBI single by Luke Wirtz, who went 3-for-4 with two RBIs.
Marshfield is back in action on July 28 at 1:30 p.m. against Minoqua at Jack Hackman Field.