MONTALVO LEADS MARSHFIELD BASEBALL TO SWEEP OF MERRILL
MERRILL – The Marshfield baseball team swept a doubleheader from Merrill, winning 5-2 and 11-4 on Thursday at the MARC.
The Tigers improve to 11-6 overall and 6-4 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference, while Merrill falls to 8-8 and 3-7 in the WVC.
Trey Montalvo went a combined 5-for-7 with a home run in the opening game, and two runs scored in both games. He also didn’t allow a run in 2 1/3 innings pitched, earning the save in both contests for the Tigers.
Nick Urban was the winning pitcher in Game 1, striking out 10. Peter Earll added a double and two RBIs for the Tigers.
In Game 2, Marshfield scored three times in both the second and third innings, and put the finishing touches on the sweep with a four-run sixth.
Simon Slade earned the win, giving up four runs in five innings with three strikeouts.
Logan Homolka and Parker Weik each had two RBIs.
Marshfield plays a nonconference game at Eau Claire North on Friday and will finish its Wisconsin Valley Conference schedule Tuesday with a doubleheader at home against Wausau West.
Tigers 5, Bluejays 2
Marshfield 002 012 0 - 5 7 0
Merrill 100 001 0 - 2 4 3
WP: Nick Urban. LP: Zach Kriegel. SV: Trey Montalvo.
SO: Urban (6 2/3 inn.) 10, Montalvo (1/3 inn.) 0; Kriegel 2. BB: Urban 1, Montalvo 0; Kriegel 2.
Top hitters: MAR, Montalvo 3x4, HR, 2 runs, RBI; Peter Earll 2B, 2 RBIs. MER, Caleb DeJong 2x2; Peyton Becker 2B, 2 RBIs.
Tigers 11, Bluejays 4
Merrill 010 120 0 - 4 7 3
Marshfield 033 104 x - 11 10 1
WP: Simon Slade. LP: Sam Reimann. SV: Montalvo.
SO: S. Reimann (4 inn.) 1, Henry Reimann (2 inn.) 4; Slade (5 inn.) 3, Montalvo (2 inn.) 1. BB: S. Reimann 3, H. Reimann 2; Slade 3, Montalvo 2.
Top hitters: MER, Becker 2B, RBI; Erik Mann RBI; Mason Johnson 2B; Connor Cortright HR, RBI. MAR, Urban 2x4, 2B, 2 runs; Logan Homolka 2B, 2 RBIs; Slade 2B, RBI; Montavlo 2x3, 2 runs; Earll 2 runs; Parker Weik 2x3, 2B, 2 RBIs.
Records: Marshfield 11-6, 6-4 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Merrill 8-8, 3-7 WVC.