SCHOFIELD – The Marshfield Junior American Legion baseball team officially got its first two games under its belts on Friday night, sweeping a doubleheader 6-4 and 6-1 at D.C. Everest.
The Junior Devils, who tried to open their season Thursday against Wisconsin Rapids but was washed out by rain in the fourth inning of the opening game of a doubleheader, improve to 2-0 before playing four games in two days at the Stevens Point Junior Legion Tournament on Saturday and Sunday at Bukolt Park.
In Game 1, Marshfield managed just two hits, but took advantage of 11 walks to pull out the win, scoring three times in the first inning and twice in the third.
Brady Schmidt allowed two runs in five innings, striking out five to earn the win for Marshfield.
Brock Bennington had a single and a triple, Isaac Zeps had two hits, and Mitchell Schade drove in two runs for the Junior Devils in the second game.
Marshfield again struck early, scoring twice in the first inning and four times in the second.
Zeps allowed one run in three innings, Henry Zaleski pitched three shutout innings to earn the win, and Sloan Welch finished up the victory with a scoreless seventh.
Marshfield plays Beaver Dam at noon and Middleton at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Marshfield 6, D.C. Everest 4
Marshfield 302 010 0 - 6 2 3
D.C. Everest 020 000 2 - 4 5 1
WP: Brady Schmidt. LP: Braxten Olsen.
SO: Schmidt (5 inn.) 5, Henry Zaleski (2 inn.) 2; Olsen (1 inn.) 2, Brennen Bartelt (3 inn.) 5, Logan Cherik (2 inn.) 1, Caylor Soppe (1 inn.) 1. BB: Schmidt 4, Zaleski 1; Olsen 5, Bartelt 5, Cherik 0, Soppe 1.
Top hitters: M, Brock Bennington 1x3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Bennett Lang 2B. DC, Preston Miller 2x4; Elijah Schmidt 2 RBIs.
Marshfield 6, D.C. Everest 1
Marshfield 240 000 0 - 6 6 0
D.C. Everest 010 000 0 - 1 7 1
WP: Zaleski. LP: E. Schmidt.
SO: Isaac Zeps (3 inn.) 4, Zaleski (3 inn.) 3, Sloan Welch (1 inn.) 0; E. Schmidt (2 inn.) 0, Caden Wistrom (3 inn.) 6, Noah Chimeienski (2 inn.) 4. BB: Zeps 2, Zaleski 1, Welch 0; E. Schmidt 4, Wistrom 0, Chimeienski 0.
Top hitters: M, Bennington 2x3, 3B, run; Zeps 2x4; Mitchell Schade 1x3, 2 RBIs, run. DC, Olsen 3x4.
Records: Marshfield 2-0; D.C. Everest not reported.