NEILLSVILLE – Bryce Erickson had three doubles, four RBIs and scored four times as the Neillsville baseball team whipped Necedah 13-3 in a WIAA Division 3 regional quarterfinal on Thursday at Neillsville High School.
The third-seeded Warriors (13-2) move on to a regional semifinal at No. 2 seed Marathon (15-7) on Tuesday.
The Warriors scored three times in each of the first two innings, then put the game away with a six-run third.
Jonah Zoschke had two hits and drove in four, and Drew Brown had a pair of RBIs in the win for Neillsville.
Carson Opelt picked up the win, allowing two runs in four innings with six strikeouts.
Warriors 13, Cardinals 3
Necedah 020 01 - 3 5 3
Neillsville 336 1x - 13 11 2
WP: Carson Opelt. LP: Zeke Herried.
SO: Herried 5; Opelt (4 inn.) 6, Braden Trunkel (1 inn.) 2. BB: Herried 4; Opelt 1, Trunkel 2.
Top hitters: NEC, Khi Baradji 2B; Brandon Fuller 2x2, RBI. NEIL, Bryce Erickson 3x4, 3 2Bs, 3 runs, 4 RBIs; Trunkel 3 runs; Jonah Zoschke 2x3, 2 runs, 4 RBIs; Drew Brown 2 RBIs; Opelt 2x3, 2B; Carrson Mohr 2x3, 2 runs.
Records: Necedah 4-8; Neillsville 13-2.