Blue Devils end season
By Hub City Times staff
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — The season came to an end July 23 for the Marshfield American Legion Post 54 baseball team. The Blue Devils lost to Wisconsin Rapids 8-2 in round three of the AAA Region 2 American Legion tournament held at Witter Field in Wisconsin Rapids.
The Post 9 Rangers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning. Marshfield scored in the top of the fourth on an RBI double by Ben Gust. But Rapids got a run in the fourth inning as well. Marshfield scored again in the fifth, but Post 9 put the game away with a four-run sixth inning.
Mason Coffren took the loss for Marshfield. He threw 96 pitches over five innings of work, giving up four runs on five hits while walking four and striking out two. Preston Wagner pitched the sixth inning, giving up four runs on three hits.
Earlier in the tournament, Marshfield beat D.C. Everest on July 22, after losing to Wausau in the opening round on July 21.
The Blue Devils ended their season 22-16. Plover went on to win that tournament, and competed July 28-31 at the AAA state tournament in Marinette.