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STEVENS POINT DOUBLES UP WISCONSIN RAPIDS IN LEGION BASEBALL REGIONAL OPENER

Zaleski Sports


MARSHFIELD – The Stevens Point Sixers scored five runs in the top of the third inning to take control and went on to a 10-5 win over Wisconsin Rapids in a Class AAA American Legion baseball regional opener Wednesday at Jack Hackman Field.


Stevens Point (12-6) moves into a winners’ bracket game at 4 p.m. Thursday. Wisconsin Rapids (9-3) will play in an elimination game at 1 p.m. Thursday.


Ben Raczek had a two-run double and scored on a double by Evan Tuskowski, and two more runs scored on an error to give the Sixers a 5-0 lead in the third.

After a Ryan Sering RBI single by Wisconsin Rapids in the bottom of the third, Stevens Point responded with an RBI single by Raczek in the fourth.


Wisconsin Rapids scored again in the fourth on an RBI single by Ashton Potter, only to see the Sixers come back again with a run in the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Nolan Thalacker to give Stevens Point a 7-2 lead.


Deacan Koback had an RBI double and Isaac Cychosz singled home two in the top of the seventh to extend the Sixers’ lead to 10-2.


Wisconsin Rapids scored three times in the bottom of the inning on the strength of RBI singles from Tyler Beyer and Caden Sengbusch, and a fielder’s choice RBI by Jacob Dekarske, but Point was able to close out the win.


Cychosz earned the win for Stevens Point, striking out six in 5 2/3 innings, and went 3-for-5 at the plate with two RBIs and two runs scored. Raczek added three hits and three RBIs in the win.


Jacob Wipfli had three hits for Wisconsin Rapids.


Sixers 10, Rangers 5

Stevens Point 005 110 3 - 10 13 1

Wisconsin Rapids 001 100 3 - 5 12 3

WP: Isaac Cychosz. LP: Tyler Beyer.

SO: Cychosz (5 2/3 inn.) 6, Ben Raczek (1 inn.) 1, Josh Opiola (1/3 inn.) 1; Beyer (5 2/3 inn.) 5, Erick Stienhilber (1 1/3 inn.) 0. BB: Cychosz 1, Raczek 0, Opiola 0; Beyer 0, Stienhilber 2.

Top hitters: SP, Benett Klish 2x4; Cychosz 3x5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Raczek 3x5, 2 2Bs, 3 RBIs; Colby Hintz 2 runs; Deacan Koback 2B, 2 runs; Brady Houston 2x4, 2B, RBI. WR, Ryan Sering 2x4, RBI; Jacob Wipfli 3x4; Cole Ladick 2x3.

Records: Stevens Point 12-6; Wisconsin Rapids 9-3.


Class AAA American Legion Baseball Tournament

Double-elimination, at Jack Hackman Field, Marshfield

Wednesday, July 21

Game 1 – Stevens Point (12-6) 10, Wisconsin Rapids (9-3) 5

Game 3 – D.C. Everest vs. Plover (14-8), 4 p.m.

Game 2 – Marshfield (11-9) vs. Wausau (13-12), 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 22

Game 4 – Wisconsin Rapids (9-3) vs. Game 2 loser, 1 p.m.

*Game 5 – Stevens Point (12-6) vs. Game 3 loser, 4 p.m.

Game 6 – Game 2 winner vs. Game 3 winner, 7 p.m.

Friday, July 23

Game 7 – Game 4 winner vs. Game 6 loser, 1 p.m.

Game 8 – Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 4 p.m.

Game 9 – Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 loser, 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 24

Game 10 – Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 1 p.m.

If Game 10 loser suffered first loss: Game 11 – Game 10 winner vs. Game 10 loser, 4 p.m.

*Note: If Game 3 loser wins Game 5, the following schedule will be followed for the final two days

Friday, July 23

Game 7 – Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 1 p.m.

Game 8 – Game 5 loser vs. Game 6 loser, 4 p.m.

Game 9 – Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner, 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 24

Game 10 – Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 1 p.m.

If Game 10 loser suffered first loss: Game 11 – Game 10 winner vs. Game 10 loser, 4 p.m.

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