Slade tosses complete game for Tigers
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Marshfield scored three unearned runs and took advantage of some wild pitching to down Mosinee 5-2 in a nonconference baseball game Monday at Jack Hackman Field.
Tyson Slade tossed a complete game, striking out two without walking a batter, and scattered five hits for the Tigers, who have won three of their last four games and improve to 3-4 this season. Mosinee drops to 2-1.
Mosinee scored a run in the top of the first inning before Marshfield rallied to take the lead with a pair in the second.
Hunter Korger singled, and Slade reached on an error with two outs. Korger scored on a bases loaded walk by Austin Palecek, and Braden Bohman was hit by a pitch to plate Slade and give the Tigers the lead.
Mosinee quickly tied it in the third when Landon Stephan singled and later scored on a double play.
Starting with the double play, Slade downed 12-straight Mosinee batters before hitting Ben Vandehey with a pitch with one out in the seventh. Slade retired the next two to finish off the win as the Tigers played an errorless game.
“Tyson’s a guy that’s going to pound the strike zone and make you hit it,” first-year Marshfield coach Shane Freitag said. “You have to play defense behind him. He came out and did that.
“We’ve had a couple of games where we didn’t take care of the baseball (and committed errors). I told the guys. He threw strikes, and we took care of the baseball. We need to do that.”
Marshfield pulled ahead in the fourth when Jeremy Brost led off the inning with a walk; went to second on a throwing error by Vandehey, the Mosinee pitcher; and ended up scoring on a sacrifice fly by Bohman.
The Tigers added two more in the fifth on an RBI single by Scott Berg and a sacrifice fly from Slade.
“We’re fortunate we had that many (five) walks,” Freitag said. “They were patient at the plate, but we needed some more hits. Our bats kind of went silent, especially coming off a 12-hit game (Saturday). They are putting the ball in play. They just weren’t line drives today.”
Marshfield hosts Rhinelander in a nonconference game Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at Hackman Field.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 5, Indians 2
Mosinee 101 000 0 – 2 5 1
Marshfield 020 120 x – 5 5 0
WP: Tyson Slade. LP: Ben Vandehey.
SO: Vandehey (4 inn.) 1, Zach Bedner (2 inn.) 3; Slade 2. BB: Vandehey 5, Bedner 0; Slade 0.
Top hitters: MOS, Landon Stephan 2×3, 2B, 2 runs. MAR, Braden Bohman 2 RBIs; Hunter Korger 2×3.
Records: Mosinee 2-1; Marshfield 3-4.