Tigers fall to 2-1 after losing home opener
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — The Marshfield baseball team dropped its home opener, losing 3-2 to Menomonie in eight innings in a nonconference game Saturday at Hackman Field.
Jake Brueggen threw all eight innings for the Tigers (2-1), scattering nine hits in the loss. He struck out eight and walked two.
Menomonie (3-5) scored twice in the top of the fifth inning only to see the Tigers tie it on a two-run single by Brandon Montalvo in the bottom of the sixth that scored pinch runner Andy Goettl and Paul Maguire.
Menomonie scored in the top of the eighth and held Marshfield scoreless in the bottom of the frame to finish off the victory.
Braden Bohman and Montalvo each had two hits for the Tigers.
Marshfield returns to action Tuesday at Wisconsin Rapids. Game time at Witter Field is 4:30 p.m.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Mustangs 3, Tigers 2 (8 inn.)
Menomonie 000 020 01 – 3 9 1
Marshfield 000 002 00 – 2 7 0
WP: Lecheler. LP: Jake Brueggen.
SO: Wang (6 inn.) 3, Lecheler (2 inn.) 3; Brueggen 8. BB: Wang 1, Lecheler 2; Brueggen 2.
Top hitters: MEN, Brenner 2×4. MAR, Brandon Montalvo 2×4, 2 RBIs.
Records: Menomonie 3-5; Marshfield 2-1.