Updated: Jun 27
SHEBOYGAN – The Plover and Marshfield Legion baseball teams competed at the Sheboygan Legion Tournament on Saturday.
Plover defeated Marshfield 9-1 before the Blue Devils came back to defeat Wausau 12-7 and improve to 9-6 this season. The Black Sox finished off a perfect 2-0 day with a 9-1 win over Viroqua.
Jon Nafe held Marshfield to just four singles in a complete-game effort for Plover (13-4).
Carl Biechler and Matt Eiden each had two hits, with Biechler scoring three times and Eiden driving in three for the Black Sox.
Cody Donahue had Marshfield’s lone RBI in the bottom of the seventh inning to break up the shutout bid for Nafe.
In Game 2, Marshfield had 13 hits and was able to overcome six errors to beat Wausau.
Marshfield scored seven times in the top of the first inning and never relinquished the lead despite Wausau scored in four different innings.
Nick Urban and Carsten Jirschele each had three hits for the Blue Devils, with Urban scoring three times and Jirschele driving in four runs.
Brock Bennington hit a home run and had two RBI, and Cole Timmler also had two RBI in the victory.
Jake Sankey allowed just one run and four hits through six innings of Plover’s win over Viroqua.
The Black Sox scored five times in the top of the first and added four more in the second to open up a big lead and cruise to the win.
Thomas Hunt and Ben Fonti each had two hits, with Fonti driving in three runs for Plover.
Marshfield and Plover will complete play at the tournament on Sunday.
Plover 9, Marshfield 1
Plover 014 310 0 - 9 9 0
Marshfield 000 000 1 - 1 4 1
WP: Jon Nafe. LP: Cody Donahue.
SO: Nafe 1; Donahue (3 2/3 inn.) 2, Isaac Zeps (1 1/3 inn.) 0, Ben Dietsche (2 inn.) 2. BB: Nafe 0; Donahue 8, Zeps 1, Dietsche 0.
Top hitters: P, Tommy Drohner 1x2, 2 BBs, 2 RBI; Brycen Cashin 3B; Landon Moe 2 runs; Kenny Schultz 2B; Carl Biechler 2x2, 3 runs; Matt Eiden 2x3, 2B, 3 RBI; Kaleb Mayer 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBI. M, Donahue 1x3, RBI.
Records: Plover 12-4; Marshfield 8-6.
Marshfield 12, Wausau 7
Marshfield 720 100 2 - 12 13 6
Wausau 311 002 0 - 7 9 1
WP: Mason Pavloski. LP: Gavin Steppert.
SO: Pavloski (6 inn.) 4, Cole Timmler (1 inn.) 2; Steppert (0 inn.) 0, Wes Schneider (5 1/3 inn.) 2, Evan Graff (1 2/3 inn.) 1. BB: Pavloski 1, Timmler 1; Steppert 2, Schneider 5, Graff 0.
Top hitters: M, Brock Bennington 2x3, HR, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Logan Homolka 2x5, RBI; Riley Bauman 2 runs; Nick Urban 3x5, 3 runs, RBI; Timmler 1x3, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Carsten Jirschele 3x3, 2B, 4 RBI. W, Lane Juedes 3x4, 2 runs, RBI; Steppert 2B, RBI; Bryce Heil 2B, RBI; Cole Osness 2 RBI; Nate Woehlert 2x4, 2B, RBI.
Records: Marshfield 9-6; Wausau 8-6.
Plover 9, Viroqua 1
Plover 540 000 0 - 9 11 1
Viroqua 000 100 0 - 1 4 2
Viroqua statistics not complete.
WP: Jake Sankey.
SO: Sankey (6 inn.) 0, Jackson Fox (1 inn.) 3. BB: Sankey 3; Fox 0.
Top hitters: P, Drohner 2x3, 2 runs; Lucca Weinkauf 3B; Cashin 2 runs; Thomas Hunt 2x4, 2B, 2 runs, RBI; Landon Moe 1x2, 2 RBI; Ben Fonti 2x2, 2B, 3 RBI.
Records: Plover 13-4; Viroqua not reported.