Blue Devils extend winning streak to six
By Paul Lecker
ANTIGO — The Marshfield Post 54 American Legion Junior baseball team improved to 3-0 in the Antigo Tournament with a pair of victories on Saturday at Kretz Park.
Marshfield beat East Troy 6-5 and Gladstone (Mich.) 8-5 to improve to 9-3 this season. The Blue Devils have now won six-straight games.
Against East Troy, Marshfield trailed 4-1 before tying the game with a three-run third inning. East Troy rallied to make it 5-5, and then the Blue Devils plated the game-winner in the bottom of the sixth.
Riley Boushack and Devyn Palmer each had two hits and two RBIs in the victory.
Marshfield scored in five of its six at-bats against Glandstone to take an 8-2 lead. Gladstone scored three times in the top of the seventh before Ryan Zickert recorded the final out to save the victory for Marshfield starter Will Voss.
Voss struck out four and allowed two runs in five innings.
Ryan Krueger and Ben Gust each had two hits, and Caden Schillinger and Mason Coffren both scored twice for Marshfield.
In the opening game of the Antigo Junior Legion Baseball Tournament on Friday night at Kretz Park, the Blue Devils scored multiple runs in five different innings and rolled past Antigo 13-5.
Marshfield jumped out to a 7-0 lead after scoring three runs in the first inning and four in the fourth. The Blue Devils added two runs in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings to finish off the win.
Coffren earned the victory for Marshfield, striking out eight in six innings. He walked nine but allowed just two hits and three earned runs (four overall). He also added an RBI double for the Blue Devils.
Boushack, Tyler Spaeth, and Mitch Wilhelm each had two hits, and Spaeth, Boushack, and Schillinger drove in a pair of runners each for Marshfield.
Marshfield will play Oshkosh North at 2:30 p.m. Sunday to wrap up play in the three-day tournament.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Marshfield 6, East Troy 5
East Troy 220 001 0 – 5 4 1
Marshfield 103 101 x – 6 7 2
East Troy roster not provided.
WP: Jacob Earll.
SO: Logan Schreiner (3 inn.) 1, Earll (4 inn.) 4. BB: Schreiner 4, Earll 1.
Top hitters: M, Riley Boushack 2×3, 2 RBIs; Hunter Weik 1×4, 2B, 2 runs; Caden Schillinger 1×3, 2B, RBI; Devyn Palmer 2×3, RBI.
Marshfield 8, Gladstone (Mich.) 5
Gladstone 101 000 3 – 5 7 4
Marshfield 201 311 x – 8 8 3
Gladstone roster not provided.
WP: Will Voss. SV: Ryan Zickert.
SO: Voss (5 inn.) 4, Schillinger (1 2/3 inn.) 2, Zickert (1/3 inn.) 0. BB: Voss 3, Schillinger 1, Zickert 0.
Top hitters: M, Ryan Krueger 2×4, 2B, RBI; Schillinger 2B, 2 runs; Mason Coffren 2 runs; Ben Gust 2×3, RBI.
Marshfield 13, Antigo 5
Marshfield 300 422 2 – 13 9 1
Antigo 000 130 1 – 5 3 7
Antigo roster not provided.
WP: Mason Coffren.
SO: Coffren (6 inn.) 8, Matt Handrick (1 inn.) 0. BB: Coffren 9, Handrick 1.
Top hitters: M, Riley Boushack 2×3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Caden Schillinger 3B, 2 RBIs, run; Tyler Spaeth 2×3, 2 RBIs, 3 runs; Mitch Wilhelm 2×4, run; Mason Coffren 2B, RBI, run; Ryan Zickert 2 runs.
Records: Marshfield 7-3; Antigo not provided.