Blue Devils (3-1) play at La Crosse on Monday
By Paul Lecker
ASHWAUBENON — Cole Hoffman tossed a no-hitter for the Marshfield Clinic Post 54 Senior American Legion baseball team as it split a doubleheader with AshPort on Sunday.
Marshfield won 3-0 behind Hoffman’s no-hitter but lost to the second game 4-3 to end its three-game winning streak. The Blue Devils are now 3-1 and play at La Crosse on Monday.
Hoffman walked six and hit a batter while striking out three to earn the win. Jake Brueggen had two hits and an RBI, and Jack Donahue had a two-RBI single in the fourth inning as Marshfield scored all three of its runs.
In Game 2 Mitch Susa had an RBI groundout to put Marshfield up 1-0 in the first inning.
After AshPort went up 3-1, the Blue Devils rallied with a run in the fifth on an RBI groundout by Billy Young and another in the top of the seventh on an RBI single by Nate McDonald.
AshPort won it in the bottom of the seventh, plating a run with one out against Marshfield reliever Jacob Neve.
McDonald had two of Marshfield’s six hits in the loss.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Marshfield 3, AshPort 0
Marshfield Post 54 000 300 0 – 3 5 1
AshPort 000 000 0 – 0 0 0
WP: Cole Hoffman. LP: Bowers
SO: Hoffman 3; Bowers 7. BB: Hoffman 6; Bowers 3.
Top hitters: M, Jake Brueggen 2×3, RBI; Jack Donahue 1×3, 2 RBIs.
AshPort 4, Marshfield 3
Marshfield Post 54 100 010 1 – 3 6 1
AshPort 001 200 1 – 4 6 1
WP: Ark. LP: Jacob Neve.
SO: Devin Toburen (3 1/3 inn.) 0, Jacob Neve (3 inn.) 2; Ark 7. BB: Toburen 5, Neve 1; Ark 2.
Top hitters: M, Nate McDonald 2×4, RBI; Mitch Susa RBI; Billy Young RBI. AP, Johnson 2×3, 2B, RBI.
Records: Marshfield 3-1; AshPort 1-1.