WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The opening of a new sports complex is always a big deal and that is no different in Wisconsin Rapids with uts new sports quadplex with two baseball and two softball fields as well as areas for field events for track and field.
Though the varsity baseball field is not quite ready to be played on, the Lincoln High School baseball team was able to take the field for the first time on Tuesday night on the JV field as it played host to the Mosinee Indians.
Mosinee posted a 6-0 win in the nonconference matchup.
Mosinee came out of the gates running all over the base paths, but Canon Plawman the Wisconsin Rapids catcherm was ready for it as he recorded two caught stealings and had two outs at home to stop momentum that Mosinee had early in the game.
Wisconsin Rapids started Jordan Tibbets on the mound, who threw 37 pitches and recorded one strikeout and no runs allowed. The Raiders' second pitcher, Braden Lewis, pitched outstanding as he finished with 58 pitches and recorded nine strikeouts.
The game was knotted up at 0-0 until the sixth inning when Mosinee’s No. 9 batter Eli Miland reached first base on a throwing error by Wisconsin Rapids Caden Sengbusch. On the very next pitch, Keegan Jirschele ripped a ball to the right field fence, driving in Miland to give Mosinee a 1-0 lead.
The Red Raiders would bounce into a double play in the sixth to end their threat to score.
In the seventh, Jirschele would come through again for Mosinee as he one-hopped a ball to the right field fence and drove in three more runs.
Mosinee is scheduled to be back in action on Thursday against Wautoma and Wisconsin Rapids is scheduled to play at home against Antigo on Thursday.