Marshfield Legion bumps off Green Bay Southwest in opener at Eau Claire Tournament
Blue Devils snap six-game losing skid
By Paul Lecker
EAU CLAIRE — The Marshfield Post 54 American Legion baseball team snapped a six-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over Green Bay Southwest on the opening day of the Eau Claire Legion Tournament on Friday night at Carson Park.
Austin Palacek had a two-run single, and Walker Wuethrich added an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning to provide Marshfield with all the runs it needed.
Jake Brueggen allowed one run in six innings, scattering eight hits with three strikeouts, to earn the victory. Jacob Neve pitched a three-up, three-down seventh to grab the save for the Blue Devils, who are now 8-8.
Ryan Krueger had two of Marshfield’s six hits.
Marshfield plays Winona (Minn.) LeJetz at 3 p.m. and Eau Claire at 8 p.m. on Saturday and wraps up the tournament on Sunday with an 11 a.m. game against Altoona.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Marshfield 3, Green Bay Southwest 1
Green Bay Southwest 000 010 0 – 1 8 2
Marshfield 300 000 x – 3 6 2
WP: Jake Brueggen. LP: Noah Schmidt. SV: Jacob Neve.
SO: Schmidt 6; Brueggen (6 inn.) 3, Neve (1 inn.) 0. BB: Schmidt 2; Brueggen 4, Neve 0.
Top hitters: GB, Schmidt 2×4, run. M, Ryan Krueger 2×3; Austin Palaceck 1×3, 2 RBIs; Walker Wuethrich 1×3, RBI.