EDGAR BASEBALL ROLLS GREENWOOD, MOVES TO WEDNESDAY REGIONAL FINAL
EDGAR - The Edgar Wildcats baseball team finished off the Greenwood Indians early in a run-shortened WIAA Division 4 regional semifinal on Tuesday, with a 13-3 win at Edgar High School.
Edgar moves on to a D-4 regional final on Wednesday at Jack Hackman Field in Marshfield against No. 1 seed Marshfield Columbus Catholic.
Edgar got started early with three runs in the first inning as the Wildcats roughed up Greenwood starting pitcher Zander Hinker. The Wildcats pounded four hits and put the ball in play each of the seven at-bats in the inning.
It was more of the same in the second for Edgar as Jase Apfelbeck batted in Everet Brehm and Brady Stencil to start the four-run frame. Jordan Bunkelman tripled to deep center field scoring Apfelbeck and the route was on.
Greenwood made noise in the top of the third with Rogan Travis delivering a two-run hit and Gabe Ludovic knocking in another run.
Edgar, leading 9-3 entering the bottom of the fifth inning, saw four more runs cross the plate as the game was called due to the 10-run rule.
Bunkelman and Ashton Schuett each had four RBI and three hits apiece as part of Edgar’s 13-hit effort.
Schuett picked up the win for Edgar, pitching all five innings and striking out eight.
Edgar will play Columbus Catholic at Hackman Field in Marshfield on Wednesday at 5 p.m. The game will be featured live at zaleskisports.com