NEILLSVILLE – The Greenwood baseball team scored 14 runs in the final two innings to hand Neillsville its first Cloverbelt Conference East Division loss of the season on Friday at Neillsville High School.
Greenwood scored four times in the fourth inning and added two more in the fifth to take a 8-5 lead, then poured it sending 24 batters to the plate and scoring 14 times in the final two innings.
Greenwood is now 8-6 overall and 6-2 in the Cloverbelt East. Neillsville drops to 7-2 overall and 6-1 in conference play, maintaining a one-half game lead over Greenwood and a one-game advantage of Columbus Catholic in the Cloverbelt East standings.
Greenwood had 12 hits and took advantage of 17 Neillsville walks to roll to the win.
Austen Humke had three hits and three RBIs, and Cooper Bredlau and Sully Whitford each had two hits and four RBIs in the win for the Indians.
Bredlau earned the win on the mound for Greenwood, allowing seven runs while striking out 10 in six innings.
Carson Opelt and Michal Zoschke each had two hits and scored a run for Neillsville.
Neillsville will be at Spencer on Tuesday and at Marshfield Columbus Catholic on Wednesday. Greenwood is off until Thursday when it hosts Owen-Withee.
Indians 22, Warriors 7
Greenwood 101 427 7 - 22 12 3
Neillsville 021 111 1 - 7 7 3
WP: Cooper Bredlau. LP: Braden Trunkel.
SO: C. Bredlau (6 inn.) 10, Sully Whitford (1 inn.) 3; Trunkel (3 2/3 inn.) 4, Sam Hayes (1 1/3 inn.) 2, Carson Opelt (2/3 inn.) 3, Drew Brown (1/3 inn.) 1, Carrson Mohr (0 inn.) 0, Bryce Erickson (1 inn.) 2. BB: C. Bredlau 4, Whitford 2; Trunkel 5, Hayes 1, Opelt 5, Brown 1, Mohr 2, Erickson 3.
Top hitters: G, Xander Hinker 3 runs; Westen Schmitz 5 BBs, 4 runs; C. Bredlau 2x5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs; Austen Humke 3x4, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Jonah Hinker 2 RBIs; Whitford 2x5, 2B, 2 runs, 4 RBIs; Fletcher Bredlau 2x3, 4 runs, RBI; Mason Learman 3 runs. N, Trunkel 2 runs; Opelt 2x3, 2B, RBI; Micah Zoschke 2x4.
Records: Greenwood 8-6, 6-2 Cloverbelt Conference East Division; Neillsville 7-2, 6-1 Cloverbelt East.