MARSHFIELD, WISCONSIN RAPIDS SPLIT WVC BASEBALL DOUBLEHEADER
MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield baseball team opened its Wisconsin Valley Conference slate with a split of a doubleheader against Wisconsin Rapids on Thursday.
The Tigers won Game 1 12-2 in six innings before Rapids pulled out a 10-9 win in the second game on a walk-off hit.
Marshfield is now 3-2 overall and 1-1 in conference play, while Wisconsin Rapids is 2-4 and 1-3 in the Valley.
Logan Homolka had a complete game in the opener, striking out four, to earn the win for the Tigers. He did not walk a batter and had five shutout innings before allowing two runs in the top of the sixth.
Marshfield came back to score four in the bottom of the inning, ending the game due to the 10-run rule.
Homolka, and Adam Zee each had three hits, with Zee connecting on two doubles and driving in four runs. Simon Slade added two hits and two RBIs, and Jaden Wilhelm had a pair of RBIs as well for Marshfield.
Braden Lewis had two hits and drove in both of Rapids’ runs.
In Game 2, Wisconsin Rapids pulled out to a 6-1 lead before things got wild.
Marshfield scored four times in the fourth and added three more in the fifth, only to see Rapids score in each of those innings as well and hold a 9-8 lead.
Parker Weik drove in Homolka in the top of the sixth for Marshfield to tie the game at 9-9, and that held until the bottom of the seventh.
With two outs, Austin Junemann reached on an error, stole second and scored on Zach Schaeffer’s single to left to give Wisconsin Rapids the win and the split in the twinbill.
Homolka had four hits and two RBIs, and Will Fetting had a single, a double and three RBIs to lead the Marshfield offense.
Junemann and Ryan Huber each had three hits for the Raiders.
Marshfield hosts Hudson for a nonconference game at 5 p.m. Friday. The game will be live at zaleskisports.com.
Tigers 12, Raiders 2
Wisconsin Rapids 000 002 - 2 6 6
Marshfield 015 204 - 12 11 2
WP: Logan Homolka. LP: Caden Sengbusch.
SO: Sengbusch (2 1/3 inn.) 3, Eli Hahn (3 1/3 inn.) 5; Holmolka 4. BB: Sengbusch 5, Hahn 0; Homolka 0.
Top hitters: WR, Braden Lewis 2x3, 2B, 2 RBIs; Brennan Huber 2B. M, Trey Montalvo 2 runs; Homolka 3x4, RBI; Simon Slade 2x3, 2B, 3 runs, 2 RBIs; Adam Zee 3x3, 2 2Bs, 4 RBIs; Jaden Wilhelm 2 RBIs; Tim Kraus 3 runs.
Raiders 10, Tigers 9
Marshfield 001 431 0 - 9 12 3
Wisconsin Rapids 033 210 1 - 10 12 2
WP: Lewis. LP: Nick Urban.
SO: Slade (3 inn.) 0, Urban (3 2/3 inn.) 6; Jordan Tibbetts 2, Zach Schaeffer (1 inn.) 1, Jedd Grassl (1 1/3 inn.) 2, Lewis (1 1/3 inn.) 1. BB: Slade 2, Urban 2; Tibbetts 2, Schaeffer 2, Grassl 0, Lewis 1.
Top hitters: M, Urban 2x4, 2 RBIs; Homolka 4x5, 2 RBIs; Parker Weik 2 runs; Kyroden Swanson 2 runs; Will Fetting 2x2, 2B, 2 runs, 3 RBIs. WR, Austin Junemann 3x5, 2B, 2 RBIs; Schaeffer 2x2, RBI; Huber 3x4, 2B, 2 runs, RBI; Zach Nowak 2x4, RBI; Ryan Sering 2 runs.
Records: Wisconsin Rapids 2-4, 1-3 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 3-2, 1-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference.