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Menomonie hands Marshfield baseball its first loss

Posted on 22 April 2017 by paul

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MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield baseball team dropped its home opener, losing 3-2 to Menomonie in eight innings in a nonconference game Saturday at Hackman Field.

Jake Brueggen threw all eight innings for the Tigers (2-1), scattering nine hits in the loss. He struck out eight and walked two.

Menomonie (3-5) scored twice in the top of the fifth inning only to see the Tigers tie it on a two-run single by Brandon Montalvo in the bottom of the sixth that scored pinch runner Andy Goettl and Paul Maguire.

Menomonie scored in the top of the eight and held Marshfield scoreless in the bottom of the frame to finish off the victory.

“Jake pitched a great game,” Marshfield coach Jon Bauer said. “We just couldn’t get enough runs. It’s a tough loss but we’ve got to move on and get ready for the next one.”

Braden Bohman and Montalvo each had two hits for the Tigers.

Marshfield returns to action Tuesday at Wisconsin Rapids. Game time at Witter Field is 4:30 p.m.

Mustangs 3, Tigers 2 (8 inn.)
Menomonie 000 020 01 – 3 9 1
Marshfield 000 002 00 – 2 7 0
WP:
Lecheler. LP: Jake Brueggen.
SO: Wang (6 inn.) 3, Lecheler (2 inn.) 3; Brueggen 8. BB: Wang 1, Lecheler 2; Brueggen 2.
Top hitters: MEN, Brenner 2×4. MAR, Brandon Montalvo 2×4, 2 RBIs.
Records: Menomonie 3-5; Marshfield 2-1.

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Four Marshfield pitchers combine to shut out Tomah in nonconference baseball

Posted on 21 April 2017 by paul

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TOMAH – Four Marshfield pitchers combined on a four-hit shutout as the Tigers topped Tomah 6-0 in a nonconference baseball game Friday.

The Tigers (2-0) scored five runs in the top of the fourth inning and added another in the fifth to provide all that they needed.

Hunter Korger, Logan Jakobi and Austin Palacek each pitched two innings, and Mason Coffren threw a three-up, three-down seventh to finish off the shutout for Marshfield.

“We played a lot of guys this evening and they all did a great job,” Marshfield coach Jon Bauer said. “Our pitching and defense was strong and we put together a nice rally in the middle of the game to give us some room. It was nice to get more pitchers some game experience and they all did a great job.”

Paul Maguire and Palacek each had two hits, and Connor Jasurda, Jakobi, Maguire and Ryan Krueger had RBIs for Marshfield in the victory.

Marshfield hosts Menomonie in a nonconference game Saturday at 11 a.m. at Hackman Field.

Tigers 6, Timberwolves 0
Marshfield 000 510 0 – 6 7 0
Tomah 000 000 0 – 0 4 2
Tomah statistics incomplete.
WP:
Logan Jakobi.
SO: Hunter Korger (2 inn.) 1, Jakobi (2 inn.) 0, Austin Palacek (2 inn.) 0, Mason Coffren (1 inn.) 2. BB: Korger 0, Jakobi 1, Palacek 0, Coffren 0.
Top hitters: M, Paul Maguire 2×3, 2B, RBI; Brandon Montalvo 2 runs; Palacek 2×4.
Records: Marshfield 2-0; Tomah 5-2.

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Marshfield baseball tops Stevens Point in season-opener

Posted on 18 April 2017 by paul

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STEVENS POINT – Marshfield scored six runs in the top of the fourth inning and it proved to be enough as the Tigers downed Stevens Point 6-3 in its long-awaited baseball season-opener Tuesday at Bukolt Park.

Connor Jasurda earned the win on the mound for the Tigers, striking out two in four innings. Hunter Korger tossed an inning and Jake Brueggen earned the save as the Marshfield pitchers allowed nine Stevens Point hits.

Jasurda, Ryan Krueger and Brueggen each had two hits for the Tigers.

Marshfield will be back in action Thursday when it hosts Stevens Point at Jack Hackman Field. First pitch is slated for 4:30 p.m.

Tigers 6, Stevens Point 3
Marshfield 000 600 0 – 6 11 1
Stevens Point 000 030 0 – 3 9 1
Complete statistics were not provided.
Records:
Marshfield 1-0 overall and Wisconsin Valley Conference; Stevens Point 1-1, 0-1 WVC.

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Baseball preview: Pitching depth looks strong for Marshfield

Posted on 12 April 2017 by paul

Marshfield senior Jake Brueggen anchors a strong pitching staff for the Tigers. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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By Paul Lecker
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For the second season in a row, the Marshfield High School baseball team will have a first-time head coach.

Jon Bauer replaces Shane Freitag as the Tigers’ manager and inherits a team that finished 13-13 overall and 6-6 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference.

Marshfield won its playoff opener before losing in a WIAA Division 1 regional final to Eau Claire North last spring.

After a few weeks of practice, the Tigers are scheduled to open their season with a nonconference doubleheader Thursday against Eau Claire North at Jack Hackman Field.

Bauer said he has been impressed with what he has seen so far this spring.

“I really like our work ethic,” Bauer said. “I think we’ll have enough good pitching necessary to compete with the new pitch count limits. Our hitting and fielding, hopefully, will be strengths as well.”

The WIAA passed a rule last summer that states a pitcher can throw up to 100 pitches in a day. Three days rest are then required before the player may pitch again. Pitchers who throw 1-30 pitches in a day will not require any rest; 31-49 pitches thrown requires one day rest; 50-75 mandates two days rest; and 76-100 pitches requires three days off before returning the mound.

Seniors Connor Jasurda, Jake Brueggen and Hunter Korger are expected to make up the starting pitching rotation, and Bauer said he will determine the rest as the season moves forward.

Seniors Aaron Braun and Logan Jakobi, juniors Branden Montalvo, Connor Berry, Austin Palacek, Tyler Spaeth, Mitch Wilhelm, and Jared Johnsrud, and sophomore Ryan Krueger will also compete for mound time for the Tigers.

Senior Paul Maguire will see time at catcher and in the outfield for the Tigers are earning first-team all-Wisconsin Valley Conference honors in 2016 as a utility player. He hit .395 with 11 RBIs in conference play a year ago.

Senior outfielder Braden Bohman is also back for his third year on the varsity. He and Brueggen were honorable mention all-conference selections. Bohman hit .326 with 12 runs scored and five stolen bases, and Brueggen was 2-2 with a 4.03 earned-run average in Valley action.

Senior Jared Klein is also back for his third year on the varsity and will catch and play first base.

“Our expectations are to show up, show that we can play, show that we can improve as the season progresses, and show that we can be good teammates,” Bauer said. “I really like the effort this group demonstrates in practice every day.”

MARSHFIELD TIGERS
Coach:
Jon Bauer, first year.
Last year’s record: 13-13, 6-6 Wisconsin Valley Conference.
2016 WIAA playoffs: Def. Merrill 10-2 in WIAA Div. 1 regional semifinal; Lost to Eau Claire North 7-0 in regional final.
Returning players: Braden Bohman, sr., OF; Jake Brueggen, sr., P/OF; Logan Jakobi, sr., IF; Connor Jasurda, sr., IF/P; Jared Klein, sr., C/1B; Hunter Korger, sr., IF/P; Paul Maguire, jr., C/OF; Austin Palacek, jr., P/IF.
Top newcomers: Aaron Braun, sr., P/OF; Austin Goode, sr., OF; Branden Montalvo, jr., C/P/IF; Connor Berry, jr., P/IF; Andy Goettl, jr., OF; Tyler Spaeth, jr., IF/P; Ryan Krueger, so., P/IF; Mitch Wilhelm, jr., P/IF; Jared Johnsrud, jr., P/IF.

AUBURNDALE APACHES
Coach:
Mark Brost, 13th season (124-86).
Last year’s record: 7-9, 6-6 Marawood Conference South Division.
2016 WIAA playoffs: Lost to Weyauwega-Fremont 3-1 in WIAA Div. 3 regional quarterfinals.
Returning players: Logan Willfahrt, sr., C; Cason Schmutzer, jr., LF; Ryan Isaacson, jr., 1B; Aaron Willfahrt, sr., CF/P; Caleb Weinfurter, sr., 2B/P; Cam Ertl, jr., RF/P; Colton Wright, so., SS/P; Dylan Altmann, 3B.
Top newcomers: Dalten Hoffman, jr., 2B/3B; Trayton Weister, so., 2B/3B; Cooper Weinfurter, fr., OF/2B; Steve Hartman 1B.
What the coach said: “Auburndale should be solid defensively and offensively,” Brost said. “Our pitching should be a strength as the season progresses. We hope to be one of the better teams in the Marawood South and compete for a conference championship.”

COLUMBUS CATHOLIC DONS
Coach:
Joe Seitz, 12th year (64-118).
Last year’s record: 7-12, 7-9 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.
2016 WIAA playoffs: Lost to Prentice 5-0 in WIAA Div. 4 regional quarterfinals.
Returning players: Tyler Fuerlinger, sr., SS/P; Charles Payant, sr.,P/C/3B; Ryan Dieringer, sr., 2B; Bailey Keffer, sr., P/OF; Noah Taylor, so., OF/3B/P; Bryce Fuerlinger, so., OF/P.
Top newcomers: Ethan Meece, so., OF/P; Will Boyer, OF; Jarred Mandel, so., C/3B/P; Evan Dieringer, so., 1B; Calvin Brown, so., utility.
What the coach said: “We have some younger kids who saw a lot of playing time last year, so they have some varsity experience and we have good upper class leadership,” Seitz said. “If we can develop more pitching this year, with the new pitch count rules, and play solid defense, we can be competitive in our conference.”

SPENCER ROCKETS
Coach:
Tim Buttke, first year.
Last year’s record: 13-6, 12-4 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.
2016 WIAA playoffs: Lost to Stratford 4-3 in WIAA Div. 3 regional semifinal.
Returning players: Hunter Luepke, jr., OF/P; Carson Hildebrandt, so., IF/C; Dom Wichlacz, IF/P; Caden Schillinger, jr., C/P; Tanner Kleinschmidt, so., IF/P; Lukas Ellefson, jr., OF.
Top newcomers: Brett Kasch, fr., IF/P; Darren Wilconne, IF/OF; Tyler Brandt, OF/IF.
What the coach said: “Since we will be very young we are just focused on getting better each day,” Buttke said. “Fortunately, we are talented. To be successful we need to consistently play up to our capabilities. I think our strength will be our 1-5 batters. Carson Hildebrandt has really impressed so far this spring. Dom Wichlacz and Caden Schillinger bring back some experience and they both have made great jumps from last year to this spring. Hunter Luepke is a fantastic athlete. The sky is the limit for him and he’s also an exceptionally high-quality young man.”

STRATFORD TIGERS
Coach:
Brad Grube, fourth year (34-28).
Last year’s record: 11-7, 8-4 Marawood Conference South Division.
2016 WIAA playoffs: Def. Colby 5-4 in WIAA Div. 3 regional quarterfinals; Def. Spencer 4-3 in regional semifinals; lost to Marathon 6-0 in regional final.
Returning players: Cole Hoffmann, sr., P/IF; Lucas Heidmann, sr., P/IF; Dakota Singer, sr., OF; Mark Handrick, jr., C; Andrew Bargender, jr., C; Eli Drexler, so., OF; Kade Ehrike, so., IF/P.
Top newcomers: Lance Heidmann, so., IF/P; Ty Pankratz, so., IF/P; Maverick Licciardi, so., IF/P; Dylan Schoenherr, so., IF/C; Connor Multerer, jr., IF; Tim Wenzel, jr., OF; Hunter Austin, jr., OF; Ryan Foley, so., IF.
What the coach said: “Our strengths will be our work ethic, defense, and baseball understanding,” Grube said. “We need to work on moving runners when they are in scoring position. We want to be competitive in all areas of baseball to give us the best chance to win.”

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College roundup: Updates on Michaelis, Scheuer, Howard

Posted on 24 March 2017 by paul

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A number of former local high school athletes have moved on to the next level and are playing sports collegiately across the country.

Periodically, MarshfieldAreaSports.com will publish a College Sports Roundup updating readers of some of those local athletes’ exploits at the collegiate level.

This is the second of three reports on area high school graduates that either recently finished their winter sport, or are just starting their spring sport in college.

Caitlin Michaelis

Michaelis wraps up sophomore year at Crookston
Caitlin Michaelis, a 2015 graduate of Marshfield High School, finished her sophomore season on the University of Minnesota-Crookston women’s basketball team last month.

Michaelis played in all 28 games for the Eagles, starting 27 times. She averaged 5.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game, while making 23 3-pointers and shooting 85.4 percent (35 of 41) at the free throw line.

Crookston had a tough season, finishing 8-20 after being eliminated in the second round of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Tournament on Feb. 25 by Northern State (S.D.) 83-60. Michaelis had seven points and three assists in the loss.

McKayla Scheuer

Scheuer sees minimal playing time at Bemidji
McKayla Scheuer, a 2016 Marshfield High School graduate, saw action in just seven games during her freshman season playing for the Bemidji State University women’s basketball team.

Scheuer played a total of 18 minutes, making 2 of 5 shots from the field and scoring four points.
Bemidji State finished 7-20 overall and 4-18 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, losing eight of its last nine games.

Bo Howard

Howard playing baseball at Mount Marty
Bo Howard, a 2013 Marshfield High School graduate, is a senior outfielder on the Mount Marty College baseball team.

Mount Marty, located in Yankton, S.D., is an NAIA school that plays in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. The Lancers are off to a 6-12 start after winning one of three games in a weekend series with Gustavus Adolphus at home on March 18-19.

Howard has played in, and started, 13 of the Lancers’ 18 games this season. He is batting .184 (7 of 38), with two doubles, five RBIs and five runs scored, heading into doubleheaders Saturday at Midland University in Fremont, Neb., and Sunday at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa.

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Marshfield grads Varsho, Schwecke see action for UW-Milwaukee baseball against Brewers

Posted on 25 February 2017 by paul

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PHOENIX – Two Marshfield High School graduates got a chance to play with the big boys Friday as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee baseball team played an exhibition game against the Milwaukee Brewers as the Brewers’ spring training opened in Arizona.

Junior Daulton Varsho, a 2014 graduate of Marshfield High School, and freshman Trevor Schwecke, a 2016 grad, both played for UW-Milwaukee in the 11-0 loss.

Varsho started at catcher and went 0-for-3, flying out twice and hitting into a double play.

Schwecke entered the game in the fifth inning as a defensive replacement at third base and struck out in his only at-bat.

Eight Brewers’ pitches limited UWM to two hits in the shutout.

Read more about the game at mkepanthers.com

UW-Milwaukee opened its 2017 schedule last weekend in Beaumont, Texas, losing three of four.

The Panthers split a pair of games with Illinois, losing 10-2 on Feb. 17 and winning 4-2 on Feb. 18, and lost twice to Lamar in games Feb. 18-19.

Varsho started all four games at catcher, going 3-for-15, which included a home run in the win against Illinois.

Schwecke saw action in one game, finishing 0-for-1 at the plate as a pinch hitter in the loss to Illinois.

UW-Milwaukee flew to Florida to play three games against Eastern Michigan at Winter Haven, including a doubleheader Sunday and another game on Monday. The Panthers will play a four-game, three-day series at Evansville on March 3-5.

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Marshfield has number of athletes named to all-Wisconsin Valley Conference softball, baseball, girls soccer teams

Posted on 16 June 2016 by paul

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By Paul Lecker
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The Wisconsin Valley Conference has announced its spring sports all-conference teams for baseball, softball and girls soccer.

Marshfield had numerous athletes named to the teams.

Marshfield centerfielder Jenna Jakobi was the only freshman named first-team all-Wisconsin Valley Conference for the 2016 softball season. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield centerfielder Jenna Jakobi was the only freshman named first-team all-Wisconsin Valley Conference for the 2016 softball season. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield softball has four named to all-WVC softball team
Marshfield freshman outfielder Jenna Jakobi was named to the first team of the 2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Softball Team, as voted on by the seven conference coaches.

Jakobi hit a team-high .500 (21 of 42) in conference play with one home run and seven RBIs.

Marshfield sophomore pitcher Megan Donahue and senior third baseman Lexi Dupee were second-team picks, and sophomore catcher Emily Draeger was an honorable mention choice.

Donahue led the WVC with seven home runs and 24 RBIs, and was tied for fourth with 18 runs scored as she hit .487 (19 of 44). On the mound, she was 6-5 with a 4.45 earned-run average. She struck out 100 batters in 66 innings of work.

Dupee hit .459 (17 of 43) with four home runs and 11 RBIs. Draeger batted .439 (18 of 41) with 14 runs scored and a conference-best 10 stolen bases for the Tigers, who were 7-5 and finished in fourth place in the Valley standings.

Stevens Point pitcher Aubrey Drohner was named Player of the Year. She was a perfect 12-0 on the mound with a 1.53 ERA and struck out 69 in 64 innings, giving up just 51 hits. She also hit .487 with 23 RBIs and 23 runs scored.

2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Softball Team
First Team (* – unanimous selection)
Infielders:
*Payton Gaber, sr., Stevens Point; Shaylee Kluck, sr., Stevens Point; Maggie Plaza, jr., D.C. Everest; Chelsey LaMonica, jr., Merrill.
Outfielders: *Ally Miklesh, so., Stevens Point; Madison Bogie, sr., Wisconsin Rapids; Jenna Jakobi, fr., Marshfield.
Catcher: Jordan Kawlewski, sr., Stevens Point.
Pitchers: *Miranda Gajewski, jr., D.C. Everest; *Aubrey Drohner, jr., Stevens Point.
Utility/designated player: *Emily Travis, sr., Merrill.
Second Team
Infielders:
Lexi Dupee, sr., Marshfield; Leonna Ives, sr., Merrill; Olivia Zipperer, sr., Wausau East; Brittany Flugaur, jr., Stevens Point.
Outfielders: Hannah Worzella, sr., Stevens Point; Lexi Brown, sr., D.C. Everest; Kelsie Belfiori, fr., Merrill.
Catcher: Lauren Brinkman, sr., D.C. Everest.
Pitchers: Megan Donahue, so., Marshfield; Taylor Krueger, so., Merrill.
Utility/designated player: Rachel Plautz, so., D.C. Everest.
Honorable Mention
Infielders:
Chaela West, so., Wisconsin Rapids; Ally Dzurka, sr., D.C. Everest; Maddix Bonnell, so., Merrill; Sami Brown, jr., Wausau West.
Outfielders: Halle Pavelski, so., Stevens Point; Cassandra Casper, sr., Merrill; Brianna Mancl, so., Wisconsin Rapids.
Catchers: Emily Draeger, so., Marshfield; Calli Oberg, so., Merrill; Josie Bartishofski, fr., Wausau East.
Player of the Year: Aubrey Drohner, Stevens Point.
Co-coaches of the Year: Mike Mathies, D.C. Everest, and Tom Drohner, Stevens Point.

Marshfield shortstop Trevor Schwecke was one of two Tigers named first-team on the 2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Baseball Team. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield shortstop Trevor Schwecke was one of two Tigers named first-team on the 2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Baseball Team. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Schwecke, Maguire named to first team all-WVC baseball
Marshfield senior shortstop Trevor Schwecke and junior outfielder/catcher Paul Maguire were among the 12 players picked for the first team of the 2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Baseball Team.

Schwecke hit .349 (15 of 43) with 10 RBIs and five stolen bases, and tied for second in the conference with six doubles. Maguire batted .395 (15 of 38) with 11 RBIs.

Marshfield senior first baseman Scott Berg was a second-team selection, while junior outfielder Braden Bohman and junior pitcher Jake Brueggen were honorable mention picks.

Berg led the Tigers, who finished 6-6 in the conference, with a .410 batting average (16 of 39) and was fifth in the conference with 13 runs scored. Bohman hit .326 (14 of 43) with 12 runs scored, and Brueggen was 2-2 on the mound with a 4.03 ERA and hit .286.

Stevens Point’s Matt McHugh and Gus Turner-Zick were named co-Players of the Year.

2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Baseball Team
First Team (* – unanimous selection)
Infielders:
*Trevor Asmundsen, sr., Merrill; *Matt McHugh, sr., Stevens Point; Trevor Schwecke, sr., Marshfield; Zach Pearson, jr., Wausau West; Nate Jackan, so., Wisconsin Rapids.
Outfielders: *Gus Turner-Zick, jr., Stevens Point; Payton Nelson, jr., Wausau West; Nick Schroeder, sr., Stevens Point.
Pitchers: *Joe Strigel, jr., Stevens Point; Logan Langbehn, sr., D.C. Everest.
Catcher: Paul Weise, jr., Wausau West.
Utility: Paul Maguire, jr., Marshfield.
Second Team
Infielders:
Cody Jensen, sr., D.C. Everest; Logan Grunenwald, jr., Wausau West; Bryce Behrens, sr., D.C. Everest; Scott Berg, sr., Marshfield.
Outfielders: Drew Hoff, sr., Merrill; Steven Lewandowski, sr., Wausau West; Sharrod Harper, sr., Wausau East.
Pitchers: Garrett Hohn, sr., Wausau West; Ryan Golisch, jr., Merrill.
Catcher: Logan Langbehn, sr., D.C. Everest.
Utility: Travis Lang, sr., Wausau West.
Honorable Mention
Infielders:
Austin Gilge, so., D.C. Everest; Tre Lemmer, sr., D.C. Everest; Jared Schmeltzer, sr., Merrill; Ted Kearney, sr., Stevens Point; Tanner Case, sr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Outfielders: Braden Bohman, jr., Marshfield; Ty Belfiori, jr., Merrill; Caleb Krommenakker, so., Wisconsin Rapids.
Pitchers: Derek Reiche, sr., D.C. Everest; Jake Brueggen, jr., Marshfield; Chandler Fochs, so., Wausau West; Grant Hill, so., Wausau West.
Catchers: Mack Journell, sr., Stevens Point; Levy Treinen, sr., Wausau East; Shawn O’Connell, jr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Co-Players of the Year: Gus Turner-Zick, Stevens Point, and Matt McHugh, Stevens Point.

Marshfield junior Maddie Haessly, right, was a second-team pick to the 2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Girls Soccer Team. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield junior Maddie Haessly, right, was a second-team pick to the 2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Girls Soccer Team. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Three Tigers named to all-WVC girls soccer squad
Marshfield junior Maddie Haessly was a second-team pick, and Emily Critelli and Julia Urban were honorable mention choices to the 2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Girls Soccer Team.

Haessly scored three of the Tigers’ 10 goals in conference play this season as Marshfield finished 1-10-1.

Dorene Sanchez of conference-champion D.C. Everest was picked as Player of the Year.

2016 All-Wisconsin Valley Conference Girls Soccer Team
First Team (* – unanimous selection)
Goalkeeper:
Chani Pulchinski, jr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Midfielders: *McKenna Gilmore, jr., D.C. Everest; Bri Widmer, sr., D.C. Everest; Anna Zajakowski, jr., Stevens Point; *Allyson Dehnel, sr., Wausau East; Natalie Lucht, so., Wausau West; Katie Kiiskila, sr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Defenders: *Dorene Sanchez, jr., D.C. Everest; Libby Schuerman, jr., Wisconsin Rapids; Aubrey Iwinski, sr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Forward: *Justice Menge, sr., Stevens Point.
Second Team
Goalkeeper:
Gabby Schlegel, jr., Merrill.
Midfielders: Kendra Wolfgram, jr., D.C. Everest; Kelly Bodette, sr., D.C. Everest; Abby Gemza, fr., Stevens Point; Jordyn Seymour, sr., Wausau East.
Defenders: Lauren Rohr, jr., D.C. Everest; Cassy Plachetka, sr., Merrill; Courtney Milkowski, so., Stevens Point; Alexa Sheehan, jr., Wausau West.
Forwards: Maddie Haessly, jr., Marshfield; Kaitlyn Hess, jr., Wisconsin Rapids.
Honorable Mention
Goalkeeper:
Kadie Deaton, fr., Wausau West.
Midfielders: Julia Urban, sr., Marshfield; Emily Page, sr., Merrill; Sami Miles, so., Wausau East; Christina Johnson, sr., Wausau West; Kayla Durr, so., Wausau West.
Defenders: Emily Critelli, jr., Marshfield; Erin Soucek, jr., Stevens Point; Paige Klitzka, sr., Wausau East; Nikki Batterman, sr., Wausau West.
Forwards: Krista Koenig, so., D.C. Everest; Kaylee Heil, sr., D.C. Everest; Mia Iwinski, so., Wisconsin Rapids.

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Eau Claire North shuts out Marshfield in WIAA Division 1 baseball regional final

Posted on 02 June 2016 by paul

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EAU CLAIRE – The Marshfield baseball team’s season came to an end Thursday with a 7-0 loss to Eau Claire North in a WIAA Division 1 regional final at Carson Park.

The Tigers finish the season with a 13-14 record.

Eau Claire North (20-2) moves on to the Division 1 sectionals at Jack Hackman Field in Marshfield on Tuesday. North, the No. 2 seed, will play No. 3 Stevens Point in the second of two semifinals. No. 1 Eau Claire Memorial plays No. 4 Chippewa Falls in the first game at 11 a.m. The championship game is set for approximately for 4 p.m. with the winner of that moving on to the 2016 WIAA State Spring Baseball Tournament in Appleton.

Game statistics from Thursday were not provided.

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Marshfield grad Daulton Varsho named Horizon League baseball player of the year

Posted on 01 June 2016 by paul

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MILWAUKEE _ Daulton Varsho, a 2014 graduate of Marshfield High School and a sophomore on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee baseball team, has been named the Horizon League Player of the Year.

Varsho, one of three Panthers named to the all-Horizon League first team, led the conference in five offensive categories. He batted .381 with a slugging percentage of .610, had 88 hits, six triples and 141 total bases. He also had 51 RBIs, 50 runs scored and hit eight home runs in 57 games as UW-Milwaukee went 32-26 overall and 17-11 in the Horizon League.

The Panthers was eliminated in the Horizon League tournament on May 27, losing games to eventual champion Wright State and Valparaiso. Varsho was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs in the 12-7 loss to Valparaiso, and accounted for Milwaukee’s lone run with an RBI single in a 5-1 loss to Wright State.

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Marshfield baseball uses big inning to top Merrill in WIAA Division 1 regional semifinal

Posted on 31 May 2016 by paul

Marshfield's Mason Metz dives safely back into first base after a pickoff attempt during a WIAA Division 1 baseball regional semifinal Tuesday at Jack Hackman Field in Marshfield. The Tigers won 10-2. The Merrill first baseman is Christian Kleinschmidt. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield’s Mason Metz dives safely back into first base after a pickoff attempt during a WIAA Division 1 baseball regional semifinal Tuesday at Jack Hackman Field in Marshfield. The Tigers won 10-2. The Merrill first baseman is Christian Kleinschmidt. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield offense was held hitless through the first three innings of its WIAA Division 1 baseball regional semifinal on Tuesday, but the bats were hot in the fourth and turned the game around.

The Tigers smacked seven hits and plated seven runs in the decisive fourth inning and they went on to a commanding 10-2 victory over Merrill at Jack Hackman Field.

Marshfield (13-13) moves on to a Division 1 regional final at Eau Claire North (19-2) on Thursday. The game will be played at Carson Park beginning at 1 p.m. and will be broadcast on WDLB-AM 1450 and wdlbwosq.com.

Merrill (9-15) scored an unearned run in the first inning and maintained the 1-0 lead as pitcher Ryan Golish kept the Tigers hitless through three innings.

Trevor Schwecke, who went 3-for-4 in the game, led off the bottom of the fourth with a double to break up the no-hitter and open the flood gates for Marshfield.

The Tigers had six more hits and walked three times in the inning to pile up seven runs and take control of the game.

Tyson Slade and Braden Bohman had two-RBI singles, and Jake Brueggen and Schwecke added RBI singles in the inning for the Tigers, chasing Golish from the game.

“Seeing him (Golish) a little bit more and having expectations for ourselves,” Marshfield coach Shane Freitag said were keys in the big inning. “I don’t think he got tired, but as he went on his velocity was going down a little bit. I think seeing through the second time and knowing what to expect from him (were factors).”

Brueggen did the rest on the mound, striking out 10 in 6 1/3 innings. Schwecke finished off the game by getting the final two outs after Brueggen tired and was taken out the game after walking two straight hitters.

Brueggen added an RBI single in the fifth to score Mason Metz, who had walked, to make it 8-1.

Logan Jakobi had an RBI single and Metz delivered a sacrifice fly to score pinch-runner Austin Goode with the Tigers’ final two runs in the sixth.

Eau Claire North, ranked 10th in the last Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association Division 1 state poll, had a first-round bye and will have a fresh pitching staff heading into the regional final Thursday, making it a tough road for the Tigers. The winner moves on to the sectionals on Tuesday, June 7, at Marshfield.

“We’ve been hitting the ball a little better lately, but we haven’t seen the pitching we are going to see Thursday either,” Freitag said. “I was telling the kids tonight that we had 12 hits tonight and that’s good, but we need to keep doing that. They need to swing the bats.”

Tigers 10, Bluejays 2
Merrill 100 000 1 – 2 5 3
Marshfield 000 712 x – 10 12 1
WP:
Jake Brueggen. LP: Ryan Golish.
SO: Golish (3 1/3 inn.) 2, Collin Grefe (2 inn.) 0, Kyle Juhlke (2/3 inn.) 0; Brueggen (6 1/3 inn.) 10, Trevor Schwecke (2/3 inn.) 1. BB: Golish 2, Grefe 2, Juhlke 0; Brueggen 5, Schwecke 1.
Top hitters: MER, Golish 3 BBs; Drew Hoff 3×3, RBI; Jared Schmeltzer 1×4, RBI. MAR, Braden Bohman 1×4, 2 RBIs; Schwecke 3×4, 2B, 2 runs, RBI; Logan Jakobi 2×4, RBI; Jared Klein 2×3, 2B; Mason Metz 2 runs, RBI; Tyson Slade 1×4, 2 RBIs; Brueggen 2×3, 2 RBIs.
Records: Merrill 9-15; Marshfield 13-13.

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