MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield American Legion baseball team snapped a five-game losing streak by splitting a doubleheader against Chippewa Falls on Saturday at Jack Hackman Field.
Marshfield won the opener 4-3 in walk-off fashion before Chippewa Falls turned the tables with a 15-7 win in the nightcap.
In Game 1, Marshfield trailed 3-2 before rallying in the bottom of the seventh.
Carsten Jirschele and Kale Weisenberger singled to lead off the inning, Peter Earll bunted and reached on an error with Jirschele scoring from second to tie the game. Chandler Schmidt followed with a single to right field to plate Weisenberger with the winning run.
Jirschele went 3-for-3 and Schmidt had two hits in the win for the Blue Devils.
Camden Daul threw a complete game for Marshfield, striking out four and walking one, to earn the victory.
Chippewa Falls came out swinging in Game 2, scoring four runs in the first and third innings, and five times in the second to take a commanding 13-2 lead.
Karson Bowe had three hits and four RBIs, Grady Fredrick was 4-for-5 with three RBIs, and Trevor Bowe, Ethan Goulet and Michael Maurer all drove in two runs for Chippewa Falls.
Schmidt went 4-for-4, and Jirschele, Colten Schillinger and Parker Weik each had two hits for the Blue Devils.
Marshfield (9-9) will close out its regular-season schedule with a pair of road games – at Antigo on Sunday and at Wisconsin Rapids on Monday.
The Blue Devils will host the Class AAA regional tournament at Jack Hackman Field on July 21-24. Marshfield hosts Wausau at 7 p.m. Wednesday, with Stevens Point playing Wisconsin Rapids at 1 p.m. and D.C. Everest taking on Plover at 4 p.m. on the opening day of the tournament.
The regional champion, or the second-place team should Plover win the double-elimination tournament, will move on to the Class AAA Wisconsin State American Legion Baseball Tournament at Memorial Park in Plover on July 28-31. Plover is automatically in the state tournament field as the host team.
Marshfield 4, Chippewa Falls 3
Chippewa Falls 030 000 0 - 3 9 3
Marshfield 020 000 2 - 4 8 1
WP: Camden Daul. LP: Michael Maurer.
SO: Leo Burmeister (4 1/3 inn.) 2, Maurer (1 2/3 inn.) 1; Daul 4. BB: Burmeister 1, Maurer 0; Daul 1.
Top hitters: CF, Grady Fredrick 2x3; Owen Krista 2x3. M, Chandler Schmidt 2x4, RBI; Carsten Jirschele 3x3, RBI.
Chippewa Falls 15, Marshfield 5
Chippewa Falls 454 000 2 - 15 16 3
Marshfield 201 200 2 - 7 13 4
WP: Will Jacobson. LP: Noah Grimm.
SO: Trevor Bowe (3 inn.) 3, Jacobson (4 inn.) 1; Grimm (2 inn.) 3, Kale Weisenberger (1 inn.) 1, Cody Donahue (4 inn.) 2. BB: Bowe 1, Jacobson 1; Grimm 2, Weisenberger 0, Donahue 2.
Top hitters: CF, Krista 3 runs; Ben Steinmetz 2x5, 3 runs; Teig Perlberg 2 runs; Fredrick 4x5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs; Jace Cota 2x5, RBI; Karson Bowe 3x4, 3 runs, 4 RBIs; T. Bowe 2x3, 2B, 2 RBIs; Ethan Goulet 2 RBIs; Mauer 2x5, 2 RBIs. M, Jirschele 2x3, 2 runs, RBI; Logan Homolka 3B, RBI; Schmidt 4x4; Colten Schillinger 2x3, RBI; Parker Weik 2x4.
Records: Chippewa Falls not reported; Marshfield 9-9.