Tigers held to four hits, fall to 3-3 in WVC
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — The Marshfield baseball team had a chance to move up the Wisconsin Valley Conference standings, but D.C. Everest pitcher John Breske was not about to let that happen.
Breske threw a complete-game four-hitter as D.C. Everest shut out Marshfield 2-0 on Tuesday at Jack Hackman Field.
With the victory, Everest (5-2 in WVC, 9-5 overall) maintains its hold on second place behind unbeaten Wausau West. Marshfield drops to 4-6 overall and 3-3 in the WVC after suffering its third-straight loss.
Matt Jagodzinski had an RBI single to score pinch runner Ben Bosi in the first inning, and Conner Langbehn scored on a double steal in the second to provide Everest and Breske with all the offense they would need.
Connor Jasurda pitched six innings for Marshfield was the hard-luck losing pitcher as he allowed only five hits and four walks while striking out seven.
Marshfield had two runners on the first inning before Breske wiggled out of it with a pair of fielder’s choice groundballs and another ground out.
Braden Bohman led off with a walk, and Ryan Krueger followed with a single. A fielder’s choice put runners on first and third before Jared Klein hit a tapper back to the pitcher, and Bohman was thrown out at home trying to score.
Austin Palacek led off the third inning with a single, and Bohman walked, but Marshfield’s attempted rally was quickly snuffed out as Everest converted a triple play.
Krueger hit into what would have been a 6-4-3 double play, but it turned into a triple play as Palacek rounded third too far and was gunned down by Langbehn.
The Tigers only had two baserunners the rest of the game as Breske cruised to the shutout win. He struck out four and walked just two.
“The D.C. Everest pitcher (Breske) threw a great game against us,” Marshfield coach Jon Bauer said. “Connor did a nice job for us. We just didn’t get enough of the little things done to win this one.”
Marshfield will play at D.C. Everest on Thursday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Evergreens 2, Tigers 0
D.C. Everest 110 000 0 – 2 5 0
Marshfield 000 000 0 – 0 4 0
WP: John Breske. LP: Connor Jasurda.
SO: Breske 4; Jasurda (6 inn.) 7, Logan Jakobi (1 inn.) 1. BB: Breske 2; Jasurda 4, Jakobi 0.
Top hitters: DC, J.J. Berdahl 2×3; Matt Jagodzinski 1×3, RBI. M, Braden Bohman 1×1, 2 BBs; Ryan Krueger 1×3; Jared Klein 1×3; Austin Palacek 1×2.
Records: D.C. Everest 9-5, 5-2 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 4-6, 3-3 WVC.