EDGAR – The Edgar baseball team had seven-run innings on back-to-back days and both led to victories.
The Wildcats pasted Wausau Newman Catholic 13-1 on Thursday in a Marawood Conference South Division matchup at home, which included a seven-run fourth inning, and used a seven-run top of the eighth inning to defeat Abbotsford/Colby 13-6 in a nonconference game on the road on Friday.
Edgar is now 13-2 overall and 7-1 in the Marawood South. The Wildcats host Auburndale for a doubleheader on Tuesday and would need to win both games to tie Stratford for the conference championship.
Jordan Bunkelman had two hits and three RBIs, and Ashton Schuett had two doubles and also drove in three for Edgar against Newman Catholic.
On Friday, Edgar plated a run in the top of the seventh inning to tie the game and force extra innings, where it exploded in the eighth, scoring seven times to pull away.
Schuett struck out eight in five innings of relief to earn the win, and he also scored three times.
Drew Guden had three hits and an RBI, and Brayden Baumgartner had a triple and drove in a run for Edgar.
Hunter Soyk went 4-for-4 and scored three times for Abbotsford/Colby, which had an uncharacteristic bad night in the field with 13 errors.
Abbotsford/Colby hosts Tomahawk for a nonconference doubleheader beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Red Arrow Park.
Wildcats 13, Cardinals 1
Newman Catholic 100 00 - 1 5 3
Edgar 330 7x - 13 10 0
WP: Konnor Wolf. LP: Brennan Schughnessy.
SO: Shaughnessy (1 1/3 inn.) 1, No. 2 (no name provided) (2 inn.) 1, Taylor Lemanski (2/3 inn.) 1; Wolf (4 inn.) 6, Jordan Bunkelman (1 inn.) 1. BB: Shaughnessy 3, No. 2 0, Lemanski 2; Wolf 3, Bunkelman 0.
Top hitters: E, Drew Guden 3B, 2 runs; Austin Dahlke 3 runs; Bunkelman 2x3, 2B, 3 RBIs; Ashton Schuett 2x3, 2 2Bs, 2 runs, 3 RBIs.
Records: Wausau Newman Catholic 4-9, 2-7 Marawood Conference South Division; Edgar 12-2, 7-1 Marawood South.
Wildcats 13, Falcons 6 (8 inn.)
Edgar 011 210 17 - 13 10 2
Abbotsford/Colby 103 020 00 - 6 7 13
WP: Schuett. LP: Nick Olvera.
SO: Drew Guden (3 inn.) 6, Schuett (5 inn.) 8; Hunter Soyk (5 inn.) 6, Olvera (2 2/3 inn.) 1, J.V. Castillo (1/3 inn.) 1. BB: Guden 1, Schuett 2; Soyk 3, Olvera 1, Castillo 1.
Top hitters: E, Kyle Brewster 2x5, 2B, 2 runs; Guden 3x4, RBI; Dahlke 2 RBIs; Schuett 3 runs; Wolf 2x5, 2 runs, RBI; Brayden Baumgartner 3B, RBI; Brehm 2 runs. AC, Soyk 4x4, 2 2Bs, 3 runs, RBI.
Records: Edgar 13-2; Abbotsford/Colby 14-6.