Blue Devils continue slow start
By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield American Legion Post 54 Blue Devils closed out the month of June at 5-11. After a 0-4 start to their season, the Blue Devils won three-straight games. But since June 19, they’ve won just two of their last nine games.
Post 54 is coming off a tournament June 28-29 hosted by Green Bay Southwest, in which Marshfield went 1-3. During the opening round of action on June 28, Marshfield lost to Fond du Lac 5-3. Greenwood’s Tragen Bogdonovich had two hits. Marshfield then got beat by Green Bay Southwest 8-5. Post 54 grabbed an early 4-0 lead, but Green Bay scored four runs in the first inning, once in the second, twice in the fifth and once in the sixth. Riley Boushack drove in two of Marshfield’s runs.
Marshfield opened play on June 29 by defeating Sheboygan 4-3. Trailing 3-0, Marshfield scored in the bottom of the third inning, then tied the game with two runs in the fourth. Riley Boushack’s game-winning base hit in the bottom of the seventh drove in the winning run. Mason Coffren was the winning pitcher, going seven innings while surrendering three runs on just two hits. In their final game of the tournament, the Blue Devils blew a 3-0 lead and lost to Fond du Lac 5-4 in nine innings. Bogdonovich suffered the loss for Marshfield. Isaiah Baierl led Post 54 with four hits.
Heading into the tournament, the Blue Devils lost both games of a doubleheader with Antigo on June 26. Post 54 dropped the first game 7-3, and then lost game two 8-7. Marshfield started the losing streak with a home loss to Wisconsin Rapids June 25, losing to the Rangers 8-0 at Hackman Field. Mason Coffren led Post 54 with a pair of singles.
The Blue Devils play at a tournament in Eau Claire July 5-7, then host Plover July 9. Marshfield plays Stevens Point back-to-back in a home-and-away series. The Blue Devils play at Point July 10, then host the Post 6 Sixers at Hackman Field on July 11. Marshfield plays at Waupaca on July 12.