Blue Devils play Fond du Lac in elimination game Thursday at 1 p.m.
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — The start to the 2017 Wisconsin Junior American Legion State Baseball Tournament could not have been any worse for the host Marshfield Post 54 Blue Devils.
After starting approximately 40 minutes late due to rain, the Green Bay Shockers scored eight runs in the bottom of the first inning and went on to beat Marshfield 13-3 in five innings on Wednesday night at Jack Hackman Field.
Five singles, two errors, a hit batter, and a walk led to the eruption by the Shockers, who scored at least once in all five of their at-bats. Marshfield finished with four errors in all, and its two pitchers walked eight.
Marshfield scored on an RBI single by Joey Goettl in the second inning. After the Shockers added single runs in the second and third innings to open up a 10-1 lead, the Blue Devils struck for two in the fourth.
Mitch Wilhelm scored on a passed ball, and Tyler Spaeth singled to drive in Tyler Wein, but that was all Marshfield could get across in the defeat.
Marshfield (19-8) will face Fond du Lac in an elimination game at 1 p.m. Thursday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Shockers 13, Blue Devils 3
Marshfield 010 20 – 3 8 4
Green Bay 811 21 – 13 11 0
Green Bay roster not provided.
LP: Logan Schreiner.
SO: Schreiner (1 1/3 inn.) 1, Ty Pankratz (2 2/3 inn.) 1. BB: Schreiner 3, Pankratz 5.
Top hitters: M, Tyler Spaeth 2×3, 2B, RBI; Mitch Wilhelm 1×3, run; Hunter Weik 1×2, run.