Tigers’ left-hander tosses three hit shutout, strikes out nine
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Marshfield senior left-hander Jake Brueggen tossed a three-hit, complete-game shutout as the Tigers downed New Richmond 5-0 in a WIAA Division 1 baseball regional semifinal Tuesday at Jack Hackman Field.
Marshfield (8-12) moves on to a D-1 regional final at Chippewa Falls (14-8) at 5 p.m. Thursday. The winner advances to sectionals Tuesday, June 6, at Bukolt Park in Stevens Point.
Brueggen struck out nine, did not walk a batter, and scattered three hits to pick up the win for Marshfield.
Marshfield scored once in the first, another time in the fifth, and gave Brueggen some breathing room with three more runs in the sixth.
Jared Klein had a single, a double, and three RBIs for Marshfield; Connor Jasurda went for 3-for-4; and Ryan Krueger and Braden Bohman each had two hits in the win.
“We played well offensively, defensively, and pitched it real well too,” Marshfield coach Jon Bauer said. “Jake threw a shutout and was very efficient with his pitches, a great game for him. Jared Klein had some big hits in key moments to drive in three for us. He did a great job behind the plate too.”
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Marshfield 5, New Richmond 0
New Richmond 000 000 0 – 0 3 3
Marshfield 100 013 x – 5 13 0
WP: Jake Brueggen. LP: Grant Riemenschneider.
SO: Riemenschneider 1; Brueggen 9. BB: Riemenschneider 1; Brueggen 0.
Top hitters: M, Braden Bohman 2×4, run, RBI; Ryan Krueger 2×4, 2 runs; Jared Klein 2×3, 2B, 3 RBIs; Connor Jasurda 3×4.
Records: New Richmond 14-10; Marshfield 8-12.