Brueggen has three hits, two RBIs in Blue Devils’ win
By Paul Lecker
EAU CLAIRE — The Marshfield Post 54 American Legion baseball team salvaged a four-game split at the Eau Claire Legion Tournament with an 8-3 win over Altoona on Sunday afternoon at Carson Park.
Nine different Marshfield players had at least one hit in the victory as the Blue Devils finished 2-2 at the three-day tournament and are now 9-10 this summer.
Dawson Brock allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings and struck out six to grab the win for the Blue Devils.
Marshfield scored a pair of runs in the first inning, three more in the third to take a 5-1 lead, and held on from there.
Jake Brueggen had a two-run single in the first, and Jared Johnsrud and Hunter Korger had RBI singles in the third for the Blue Devils.
Austin Palacek doubled to scored Brueggen in the fourth, Ryan Krueger had an RBI single in the fifth, and Johnsrud added another RBI hit in the sixth to round out the scoring for Marshfield.
Brueggen finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBIs, and Paul Maguire, Krueger, and Johnsrud each had two singles in the win.
Marshfield hosts Plover in its final home game of the season at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hackman Field.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Marshfield 8, Altoona 3
Altoona 010 200 0 – 3 9 2
Marshfield 203 111 x – 8 14 1
WP: Dawson Brock. LP: Dylan Sahm.
SO: Sahm (5 inn.) 4, Nate McMahon (1 inn.) 0; Brock (6 1/3 inn.) 6, Branden Montalvo (2/3 inn.) 0. BB:Sahm 3, McMahon 1; Brock 4, Montalvo 0.
Top hitters: A, Jake Nelson 2×4, RBI; McMahon 2×4; Logan Irvine 1×3, 2 RBIs. M, Ryan Krueger 2×3, RBI; Paul Maguire 2×4, 2 runs; Jake Brueggen 3×4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Austin Palacek 2B, RBI; Jared Johnsrud 2×3, 2 RBIs.