MOSINEE – Davin Stoffel knocked in Eli Miland with a single in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Mosinee baseball team a 9-8 walk-off win over Medford in a wild WIAA Division 2 regional final Wednesday at Mosinee High School.
Mosinee (24-3) moves on to a D-2 sectional at Abbotsford on Tuesday. The Indians will play Altoona in the second of the two semifinals at 1 p.m. Rice Lake and Osceola will play the first game at 10 a.m. The winners will play for a sectional championship and a berth in the state tournament at approximately 4 p.m.
The game was scoreless heading into the bottom of the sixth inning as Mosinee’s Keagen Jirschele and Medford’s Chubs Guden.
Suddenly, Mosinee was able to figure out Guden, smacking back-to-back-to-back home runs to lead off the frame. Stoffel, Tanner Unertl and Gavin Obremski hit consecutive long balls to put Mosinee up 3-0 and chase Guden from the game.
Trenton Dorn knocked in a run to make it 4-0.
Jirschele was lifted in the top of the seventh after surpassing the 100-pitch mark and Medford rallied against Stoffel and Trevor Garski to pull ahead with a six-run frame. Two bases-loaded walks and a three-run triple by Tanner Hraby put the Raiders ahead 5-4. Hraby scored on a sacrifice fly to give Medford a two-run lead.
But that wasn’t safe either. Mosinee rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh as Garski had an RBI double and scored on a single by Drake Grod to tie the game at 6-6, forcing extra innings.
After a scoreless eighth, Medford scored twice in the top of the ninth on a two-run, two-out double by Logan Baumgartner.
Mosinee had one last rally left to save its season. Garski and Grod led off the inning with singles and moved up a base on a bunt by Trenton Dorn. Garski scored on a wild pitch before Miland walked. Another wild pitch played Grod to tie the game and two batters later Stoffel delivered the game-winning hit to centerfield for Mosinee.
Indians 9, Raiders 8 (9 inn.)
Medford 000 000 602 - 8 8 0
Mosinee 000 004 203 - 9 16 0
WP: Taylor Lemanski. LP: Tanner Hraby.
SO: Chubs Guden (5 inn.) 4, Seth Mudgett (3 inn.) 1, Hraby (1/3 inn.) 0; Keagen Jirschele (6 1/3 inn.) 3, Davin Stoffel (0 inn.) 0, Trevor Garski (2/3 inn.) 1, Lemanski (2 inn.) 3. BB: Guden 4, Mudgett 3, Hraby 2; Jirschele 1, Stoffel 3, Garski 1, Lemanski 2.
Top hitters: MED, Mudgett 2B, 2 runs, RBI; Guden 2x4, 2B, RBI, run; Hraby 3B, run, 3 RBI; Logan Baumgartner 2B, 3 RBI; Braxton Weissmiller 2x5. MOS, Stoffel 3x5, HR, 2 RBI; Tanner Unertl HR, RBI; Gavin Obremski HR, RBI; Garski 4x5, 2B, 3 runs, RBI; Drake Grod 4x5, RBI; Lemanski 2B.
Records: Medford 22-6; Mosinee 24-3.