STRATFORD – The Marshfield baseball team used a four-run seventh inning to slip past Stratford 6-4 in a nonconference game Wednesday at the Tiger Stadium Baseball Field.
Parker Weik hit a two-run homer, and Logan Homolka drove in a run with a single and scored on an error to provide Marshfield with the runs it needed in its final at-bat.
Simon Slade had an RBI single in the third inning and Tim Kraus knocked in a run with a single in the fourth to put Marshfield up 2-0.
Stratford responded with a three-run fifth. Kale Weisenberger had a two-out two-run double and later scored on an error.
Stratford tacked on a run in the sixth when Braeden Schueller drove in pinch runner Dane Poppy to make it 4-2 before Marshfield rallied to win.
Will Fetting earned the win for Marshfield as he was able to get out of a jam in the bottom of the seventh by forcing a ground out with two runners on.
Both teams finish its regular-season schedule Thursday. Marshfield (14-6) will host Wausau East at Safford Field at Marshfield High School in a nonconference game, while Stratford (16-3) will take on Rhinelander at the Tiger Stadium Baseball Field. Both teams will open postseason play June 15 with regional semifinals.
Marshfield 6, Stratford 4
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Stratford 000 031 0 - 4 9 3
WP: Will Fetting. LP: Cam Daul.
SO: Trey Montalvo (3 1/3 inn.) 0, Fetting (3 2/3 inn.) 1; Riley Bauman (5 inn.) 7, Daul (2 inn.) 1. BB: Montalvo 1, Fetting 1; Bauman 4, Daul 1.
Top hitters: M, Logan Homolka 2x4, RBI; Simon Slade 3x4, RBI; Tim Kraus 2x3, 2 runs, RBI; Parker Weik HR, 2 RBIs. S, Kale Weisenberger 2x4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Max Vanderhoof 2x4; Dane Poppy 2 runs.
Records: Marshfield 14-6; Stratford 16-3.