MARSHFIELD – A five-run third inning helped push the Marshfield Chaparrals baseball team to a 9-4 win over the Pittsville River Bandits on Wednesday night at Jack Hackman Field.
Pittsville struck first with a run in the opening inning thanks to a Marshfield error and held on to the lead until the third, when the Chaparrals knocked out Pittsville starter Sawyer Ladick with a five-run frame.
Caleb Schillinger had a bases-loaded double to score three, Jake Earll followed with an RBI single, and Caleb Krommanakker walked with the bases loaded.
Isaiah Baierl had an RBI triple and scored on a groundout by Nathan Krommenakker in the fifth inning, the Chaps added two more in the sixth on back-to-back RBI doubles by Will Lee and Schillinger.
Nathan Krommenakker earned the win for the Chaparrals, allowing two runs in five innings with three strikeouts.
Marshfield improves to 7-4 and returns to action on Monday as part of the Baseball Day in Marshfield event. The Marshfield Junior Legion plays Eau Claire at 1 p.m., the Senior Legion takes on Eau Claire at 4 p.m., and the Chaparrals will play the Wausau River Hawks at 7 p.m. The Senior Legion and Chaps games will be broadcast live at zaleskisports.com.
Chaparrals 9, River Bandits 4
Pittsville 100 011 010 - 4 9 2
Marshfield 005 022 00x - 9 12 1
WP: Nathan Krommenakker. LP: Sawyer Ladick.
SO: Ladick (2 2/3 inn.) 3, Justin Rayburn (5 1/3 inn.) 1; N. Krommenakker (5 inn.) 3, Caleb Krommenakker (2 inn.) 3, Garrett Huber (2 inn.) 2. BB: Ladick 6, Ju. Rayburn 2; No. Krommenakker 0, C. Krommenakker 1, Huber 2.
Top hitters: P, Chris Downs 2x3; Ju. Rayburn 2B. M, Jason Kurth 2x3; Wil Lee 2B, 2 runs; Caleb Schillinger 2x5, 2 2Bs, 4 RBIs; Jake Earll 2 runs; Isaiah Baierl 3B, RBI.
Records: Pittsville 1-9; Marshfield 7-4.