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STEVENS POINT – Blade Niewiadomski and Josh Opiola combined on a two-hit shutout as the Stevens Point Post 6 American Legion baseball team blanked Merrill 9-0 in a Wisconsin Valley Legion League game Tuesday at Bukolt Park.

Niewiadomski allowed two hits and struck out 13 in 6 2/3 innings, giving way to Opiola for the final out in the shutout win for the Sixers (4-6).

Niewiadomski also had two doubles and drove in three runs, leadoff hitter Benett Klish had two hits, two RBI and scored three times, and Deacan Koback added a single, a double and two RBI for Stevens Point.

Stevens Point plays at Wisconsin Rapids in another WVLL game Wednesday at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast live at

Stevens Point 9, Merrill 0

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Stevens Point 101 304 x - 9 8 1

WP: Blade Niewiadomski. LP: McRae.

SO: McRae (3 inn.) 2, Schmeltzer (3 inn.) 0; Niewiadomski (6 2/3 inn.) 13, Josh Opiola (1/3 inn.) 0. BB: McRae 1, Schmeltzer 6; Niewiadomski 1, Opiola 0.

Top hitters: M, McRae 1x2; Hoock 1x3. SP, Benett Klish 2x3, 3 runs, 2 RBI; Niewiadomski 2x2, 2 2Bs, 3 RBI; Deacan Koback 2x4, 2B, 2 RBI; Kyle Madlena 2 runs, RBI.

Records: Merrill not reported; Stevens Point 4-6, 2-2 Wisconsin Valley Legion League.

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