MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield baseball split a doubleheader with Stevens Point on Thursday at Jack Hackman Field, handing the Panthers their first loss of the season in the nightcap.
Stevens Point overcame an early four-run deficit to win Game 1 11-8 before the Tigers struck early in Game 2 and prevailed 7-1.
Stevens Point is now 5-1 overall and in the Wisconsin Valley Conference, while Marshfield moves to 5-4 overall and 2-2 in conference play.
Marshfield led 6-2 after two innings in the opener before SPASH scored eight runs during the next three innings to pull away.
Bennett Klish had three hits and scored twice, Logan Schulfer had three hits and three RBIs, and Evan Tuskowski hit a home run for the Panthers.
Nick Urban and Logan Homolka each had two hits, and Homolka, Simon Slade and Trey Montalvo all drove in two runs for Marshfield.
Marshfield scored four times in the top of the second inning of Game 2 to give Urban, the Tigers’ pitcher, more than enough.
Urban went six strong innings, giving up just one run and three hits to earn the victory.
Homolka, Slade, Montalvo and Peter Earll all had two hits, with Earll driving in three runs, for the Tigers.
Both teams play nonconference doubleheaders on Saturday. Stevens Point hosts Chippewa Falls and Marshfield travels to La Crosse Logan.
Panthers 11, Tigers 8
Stevens Point 112 420 1 - 11 13 2
Marshfield 330 101 0 - 8 8 5
WP: Logan Schulfer. LP: Logan Homolka. SV: Bryce Pelky.
SO: Schulfer (4 inn.) 7, Pelky (3 inn.) 2; Homolka (6 inn.) 3, Trey Montalvo (1 inn.) 1. BB: Schulfer 5, Pelky 0; Homolka 1, Montalvo 0.
Top hitters: SP, Tommy Drohner 2 runs; Bennett Klish 3x4, 2 runs; Kenny Schultz 2B, 2 RBIs; Schulfer 3x3, 3 RBIs; Kaden Thauer 2 RBIs; Evan Tuskowski 2x4, HR, RBI; Gavin Przybelski 2x4, 2B, 2 runs; Lucca Weinkauf 2 runs. M, Nick Urban 2x2, 2 runs; Parker Weik 2 runs; Homolka 2x4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Simon Slade 2 RBIs; Montalvo 3B, 2 RBIs.
Tigers 7, Panthers 1
Marshfield 040 000 3 - 7 12 1
Stevens Point 010 000 0 - 1 4 0
WP: Urban. LP: Riley Warzynski.
SO: Urban (6 inn.) 3, Montalvo (1 inn.) 2; Warzynski (3 inn.) 1, Devin Mrozek (4 inn.) 3. BB: Urban 3, Montalvo 2; Warzynski 2, Mrozek 1.
Top hitters: M, Homolka 2x4, RBI; Slade 2x4; Montalvo 2x4, 2B, 2 runs, RBI; Peter Earll 2x4, 3 RBIs; Carsten Jirchele 2x2, 2B, 2 RBIs. SP, Cade Konczal 2x3, RBI.
Records: Marshfield 5-4, 2-2 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Stevens Point 5-1 overall and Wisconsin Valley Conference.