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Marshfield Clinic Post 54 Junior Legion pushes win streak to nine with sweep at Merrill

Posted on 30 June 2015 by paul

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MERRILL – The Marshfield Clinic Post 54 Junior American Legion baseball team extended its win streak to nine with a pair of wins at Merrill on Monday.

The Blue Demons (13-6 overall) won 18-8 and 7-1 to continue their winning streak that began with a 5-0 performance at the La Crosse Tournament from June 19-21.

In Game 1, Hunter Korger earned the complete-game victory. Connor Jasurda had a single and a double, and Sawyer Lovstad had two singles and two RBIs for Marshfield.

Jasurda threw a complete game in the second game of the twinbill to earn the victory.

Logan Matson and Paul Maguire each had two hits in the win.

Marshfield plays at Pittsville on Tuesday.

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Marshfield Clinic Post 54 Senior Legion takes second at Sheboygan Tournament

Posted on 29 June 2015 by paul

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SHEBOYGAN – The Marshfield Clinic Post 54 Senior American Legion baseball team went 4-1 and finished second at the Sheboygan Legion Tournament this past weekend.

Marshfield defeated Menasha 5-3 on Friday, edged Plover 4-3 and routed Sheboygan 13-3 on Saturday, and defeated Green Bay Southwest 13-2 on Sunday before falling in the championship game to Sheboygan 9-8.

Sam Neville was the winning pitcher for Marshfield against Menasha on Friday. He tossed a complete game with seven strikeouts and no walks. Trevor Schwecke had two hits and Nate McDonald had a pair of RBIs for the Blue Devils.

Jake Brueggen earned the win and Jeremy Binder garnered the save in the win over Plover on Saturday.

McDonald, Schwecke and Booker Bredlau each had two hits in the victory.

Against Sheboygan on Saturday, Bobby Pilz was the winning pitcher. Sam Neville went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles and four RBIs to lead the Blue Devils’ offense.

Neal Matson had four hits and Scott Berg picked up the victory over Green Bay Southwest on Sunday.

In the championship game, Schwecke took the loss in relief of Jack Donahue as the Blue Devils dropped the slugfest.

Neville had three hits and McDonald and Shane Coker each had a pair of hits for Marshfield.

Marshfield returns to action Tuesday with a home game against Plover.

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Marshfield Clinic Post 54 Legion baseball rolls past Merrill

Posted on 26 June 2015 by paul

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MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield Clinic Post 54 American Legion Blue Devils defeated Merrill 6-1 in a Wisconsin Valley Legion League game Thursday at Jack Hackman Field.

Neal Matson had a pair of hits and an RBI for the Blue Devils.

Mitch Susa earned the win on the mound for Marshfield.

Complete statistics were not provided.

The Blue Devils play at the Sheboygan Tournament from Friday through Sunday.

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Marshfield Chaparrals power past Abbotsford

Posted on 26 June 2015 by paul

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ABBOTSFORD – Sam Schwanebeck and Justin Rayburn each went 3-for-5 to help the Marshfield Chaparrals to a 7-2 victory over the Abbotsford Merchants in a Dairyland League amateur baseball game Thursday at Red Arrow Park.

Schwanebeck hit a home run and Rayburn had a double and two stolen bases for the Chaparrals.

Bo Howard was the winning pitcher for Marshfield.

The Chaparrals are at home Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. against Everest.

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Marshfield Clinic Post 54 Junior Legion sweeps two from RSW

Posted on 24 June 2015 by paul

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MARSHFIELD – The Marshfield Clinic Post 54 Junior American Legion baseball team stayed hot, sweeping a doubleheader from Rothschild-Schofield-Weston 8-2 and 8-4 on Tuesday night at Jack Hackman Field.

The Blue Demons improve to 11-6 with the two wins and have won seven straight games.

Connor Jasurda was the winning pitcher in Game 1, tossing a complete game with two strikeouts.

Jared Klein had three singles, a walk and four RBIs, and Sawyer Lovstad had two singles, a walk and two RBIs for Marshfield.

Zach Needham won the second game on the mound, giving up four runs in six innings. Hunter Korger tossed a shutout inning of relief to secure the victory.

Jasurda, Jake Brueggen, Austin Goode and Paul Maquire each had two hits, and Jasurda had two RBIs for Marshfield.

The Blue Demons play a doubleheader at Stevens Point on Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m.

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Spencer’s Mitch Susa, Marisa Johnson earn all-state honors for baseball, softball

Posted on 22 June 2015 by paul

Spencer senior Mitch Susa was an honorable mention all-state selection by the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Spencer senior Mitch Susa was an honorable mention all-state selection by the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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Seniors Mitch Susa and Marisa Johnson have capped off their decorated athletic careers at Spencer High School with top honors after being named to the all-state teams in their respective sports for the spring season.

Susa was an honorable mention selection on the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association all-state team after hitting .476 for the Rockets.

Susa was also a first-team all-Cloverbelt Conference East Division selection after helping Spencer to a 20-5 record and a 15-1 mark in the conference to tie Neillsville for the title.

Johnson, who was the Cloverbelt East softball Player of the Year, was a third-team all-state selection by the Wisconsin Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association.

Johnson, a shortstop, was the team’s leadoff hitter this season as the Rockets went 21-4 and were a perfect 14-0 in winning the Cloverbelt East championship.

Among the other area baseball players to earn all-state honors were Athens’ outfielder Shane Coker (first team), Neillsville infielder Neal Matson (second team), Marathon pitcher Ryan Gassner (third team), Stevens Point pitcher Alex Lee (honorable mention), utility player Noel Winch (honorable mention) and infielder Trevor Anderson (honorable mention), and Wausau West outfielder Peyton Nelson (honorable mention). Coker was picked as the North Central District II Player of the Year, and was named State Player of the Year along with La Crosse Aquinas’ Rudy Rott and Oconomowoc’s Logan Wonn.

Central Wisconsin players picked to the all-state softball team were D.C. Everest outfielder Makayla Pagel (first team), Mosinee outfielder Bailey Schultz (first team), Stevens Point pitcher Aubrey Drohner (first team), Stevens Point outfielder Ally Miklesh (second team), Mosinee pitcher Rochelle Koshalek (second team), Stevens Point infielder Shaylee Kluck (third team), Stevens Point Pacelli outfielder Sami Kay Shafranski (third team), Wisconsin Rapids outfielder Madison Bogie (third team), and Athens pitcher Kyncaide Diedrich (third team).

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Spencer senior Marisa Johnson named Cloverbelt East Softball Player of the Year

Posted on 22 June 2015 by paul

Spencer senior shortstop Marisa Johnson was picked as the 2015 Cloverbelt Conference East Division Softball Player of the Year. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Spencer senior shortstop Marisa Johnson was picked as the 2015 Cloverbelt Conference East Division Softball Player of the Year. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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Spencer senior shortstop Marisa Johnson was one of three first-team selections for the Rockets to the All-Cloverbelt Conference East Division Softball Team and was named the conference’s Player of the Year.

Senior outfielder Brooke Kettleborough and junior pitcher Macie Weber were also named to the first team for the Rockets, who went 21-4 overall and were a perfect 14-0 in the Cloverbelt East to win the title.

Johnson was also named to the third team on the Wisconsin Fastpitch Coaches Association all-state team, and Kettleborough was selected to play on one of the state all-star teams that played on June 16 in Wisconsin Dells.

“This may have been the first time we had eight athletes receive recognition,” Spencer coach Jason Gorst said. “We tend to focus on team goals, but it is nice for some of the individuals to have their moment in the spotlight. We are really going to miss their (Johnson and Kettleborough’s) leadership in the program.”

Juniors Mandie Schultz and Lindsey Vaughan, and freshman Lexi Baehr were second-team selections, and junior Kallie Reckner and senior Colleen Arnold were honorable mention choices for Spencer.

Columbus Catholic junior Abby Baierl was the lone Don named to the all-conference team. She was an honorable mention pick.

2015 All-Cloverbelt Conference East Division Softball Team
First Team:
Brooke Webster, sr., Gilman; Emily Johnson, jr., Gilman; Morgan Birkeholz, jr., Gilman; Kaylee Learman, fr., Greenwood; Morgan Reinwand, so., Loyal/Granton; Devyn Schoonover, jr., Loyal/Granton; Allie Pfeiffer, sr., Neillsville; Marisa Johnson, sr., Spencer; Brooke Kettleborough, sr., Spencer; Macie Weber, jr., Spencer.
Second Team: Kendall Skabroud, sr., Gilman; Kayla Chause, so., Gilman; Ashley Walker, jr., Greenwood; Madison Lucas, sr., Greenwood; Ryleigh Wilke, jr., Loyal/Granton; Jena Pavloc, jr., Neillsville; Dani Pfeiffer, jr., Neillsville; Mandie Schultz, jr., Spencer; Lindsey Vaughan, jr., Spencer; Lexi Baehr, fr., Spencer.
Honorable Mention: Felicia Stange, fr., Colby; Abby Baierl, jr., Marshfield Columbus Catholic; Taylor Hendricks, so., Gilman; Morgan Hinker, sr., Greenwood; Kelly Nielsen, fr., Greenwood; Baileigh Johnson, fr., Neillsville; Kallie Reckner, jr., Spencer; Colleen Arnold, sr., Spencer.
Player of the Year: Marisa Johnson, Spencer.

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Spencer’s Bobby Pilz named Cloverbelt Conference East Baseball Player of the Year

Posted on 22 June 2015 by paul

Spencer shortstop/pitcher Bobby Pilz was chosen as the 2015 Cloverbelt Conference East Division Baseball Player of the Year. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Spencer shortstop/pitcher Bobby Pilz was chosen as the 2015 Cloverbelt Conference East Division Baseball Player of the Year. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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Cloverbelt Conference East Division co-champion Spencer had a pair of first-team selections and two others earn all-conference honors for the 2015 baseball season.

Spencer junior shortstop/pitcher Bobby Pilz was named the Cloverbelt East Player of the Year, an honor that he also earned during the 2014-15 boys basketball season.

Pilz was joined on the first team by teammate Mitch Susa, a senior infielder/pitcher.

Junior second baseman Jonny Tomke and junior catcher/pitcher Calvin Lenz were second-team picks, and first baseman Ryan Busse, also a junior, was an honorable mention choice for the Rockets, who were 20-5 and tied Neillsville for first place in the conference with a 15-1 mark.

“Bobby Pilz is the ultimate competitor,” Spencer coach Justin Rayburn said. “He wants the ball on the mound in the biggest games. He is one of those kids that performs his best in big moments against good teams.

“Mitch Susa constantly works on his game. Whether Mitch goes 4-for-4 or 0-for-4, he will be working on the tees, taking extra swings in the cage, whatever it takes to better his game.”

Columbus Catholic’s Kienan McIntee, a senior infielder/pitcher, was also named to the first team. Senior infielder/pitcher Jeremy Binder and sophomore infielder Tyler Fuerlinger were second-team selections for the Dons, who finished 10-11 overall and 8-8 and tied for fourth place in the conference.

“Kienan dealt with a hip flexor problem in the middle of the season but had a good second half,” Columbus coach Joe Seitz said. “He batted third in the lineup and a .418 avearge and led the team in extra base hits. He also had 59 strikeouts in 36 innings.

“Tyler batted second to start the year and became our leadoff hitter. He handles the bat very well and became a very good defensive player. Jeremy was our No. 1 pitcher and became our most clutch hitter down the stretch.”

2015 All-Cloverbelt Conference East Division Baseball Team
First Team:
Andy Hogden, sr., Colby; Kienan McIntee, sr., Marshfield Columbus Catholic; Kody Learman, sr., Greenwood; Devin Opelt, sr., Neillsville; Nathan Peterson, sr., Neillsville; Nolan Matson, sr., Neillsville; Sam Neville, sr., Neillsville; Neal Matson, sr., Neillsville; Bobby Pilz, jr., Spencer; Mitch Susa, jr., Spencer.
Second Team: Jeremy Binder, sr., Marshfield Columbus Catholic; Tyler Fuerlinger, so., Marshfield Columbus Catholic; Booker Bredlau, sr., Greenwood; Dane Toburen, sr., Greenwood; Brenden Collins, jr., Loyal; Riley Geiger, so., Loyal; Jason Kurth, jr., Neillsville; Nate McDonald, sr., Neillsville; Kole Karaba, so., Owen-Withee; Calvin Lenz, jr., Spencer; Jonny Tomke, jr., Spencer.
Honorable Mention: Aaron Morrow, fr., Colby; Zach Person, fr., Gilman; Jesse Ogle, sr., Gilman; Seth Naedler, sr., Granton; Riley Fischer, sr., Loyal; Jake Kunze, jr., Neillsville; Hayden Houts, sr., Owen-Withee; Ben Esker, jr., Owen-Withee; Kolton Kaduce, sr., Owen-Withee; A.J. Ovyn, fr., Owen-Withee; Ryan Busse, jr., Spencer.
Player of the Year: Bobby Pilz, Spencer.

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Marshfield Clinic Post 54 Blue Demons win La Crosse Junior Legion Tournament

Posted on 21 June 2015 by paul

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LA CROSSE – The Marshfield Clinic Post 54 Junior Legion Blue Demons finished off a perfect weekend with a 7-4 victory over Onalaska to win the La Crosse Junior Legion Tournament title on Sunday.

The Blue Demons (9-6) had four shutouts in the tournament, including a pair on Saturday and one over Union Grove on Sunday.

Marshfield beat Black River Falls 6-0 behind a complete-game effort from Connor Jasurda, who struck out six. Braden Bohman, Jared Klein and Paul Maguire each had two hits for the Blue Demons.

In the second game Saturday, Marshfield blanked Sparta 4-0. Hunter Korger tossed a no-hitter with six strikeouts to earn the win. Logan Jakobi was 4-for-4, Jasurda had a single and a double, and Maguire and Bohman each had doubles for Marshfield.

Marshfield beat Union Grove 15-0 in the first game on Sunday.

The Blue Demons outscored their opponents 34-4 in the three-day tournament.

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Marshfield grad Caitlin Michaelis scores 14 at WBCA Division 1 All-Star Game

Posted on 20 June 2015 by paul

Marshfield's Caitlin Michaelis scored 14 points for the North team in its win in the WBCA Division 1 Girls All-Star Game on Friday at Wisconsin Dells. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Marshfield’s Caitlin Michaelis scored 14 points for the North team in its win in the WBCA Division 1 Girls All-Star Game on Friday at Wisconsin Dells. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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WISCONSIN DELLS – Marshfield High School graduate Caitlin Michaelis scored 14 points to lift the North to an 80-67 win over the South in the Division 1 girls game at the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Games on Friday at JustAgame Fieldhouse.

Five girls all-star games were held Friday, with five boys games on Saturday.

Michaelis, who graduated from Marshfield last month and left the girls basketball program in third place on the all-time scoring list with 1,194 points, was 5-for-7 from the field and made a pair of 3-pointers in the win.

Michaelis will play collegiately at NCAA Division II Minnesota-Crookston next winter.

Michaelis had the opportunity to play with two of her former Wisconsin Valley Conference rivals in the all-star game. Taylor Hodell of D.C. Everest scored 10 points and had six rebounds, and Jasmin Samz of Wausau West had eight points for the North.

Alyssa Fischer of Manitowoc led the North with 18 points.

WBCA Division 1 Girls All-Star Game
June 19, at Wisconsin Dells
North 80, South 67
South 17 23 12 15 – 67
North 19 18 22 21 – 80
SOUTH (67):
Alison Hughes 2-12 1-2 7, Jenna Stanti 4-5 0-0 9, Hannah Settingsgaard 2-9 1-2 7, Val Meissner 1-3 0-0 3, Katy Walz 4-8 0-0 10, Pagie Smith 1-3 0-0 2, Taylor Higginbotham 4-10 2-2 12, Ellen Stang 0-4 3-6 3, Lily Quinn 5-10 0-0 10, Lindsey Weber 2-4 0-0 4. FG: 25-68. FT: 7-12. 3-pointers: 10-28 (Hughs 2-5, Settingsgaard 2-6, Higginbotham 2-7, Satni 1-1, Meissner 1-3, Smith 0-1, Weber 0-1). Rebounds: 38 (Higginbotham 12). Assists: 5 (five players with 1). Turnovers: 15. Fouls: 21. Fouled out: none.
NORTH (80): Elizabeth Norregaard 4-9 2-2 13, Margaret Miller 2-5 2-4 6, Jenna Smarzinski 0-2 1-4 1, Alyssa Fischer 6-14 2-2 18, Jasmin Samz 3-6 0-0 8, Taylor Hodell 3-5 4-4 10, Jessie Rabas 0-4 2-2 2, Caitlin Michaelis 5-7 2-2 14, Madison Wolf 3-9 0-0 6, Mackenzie Wolf 1-2 0-0 2. FG: 27-63. FT: 15-20. 3-pointers: 11-25 (Fischer 4-6, Norregaard 3-7, Samz 2-3, Michaelis 2-4, Miller 0-1, Mad. Wolf 0-1, Mac. Wolf 0-1, Rabas 0-2). Rebounds: 40 (Mac. Wolf 9). Assists: 7 (Norregaard 3). Turnovers: 17. Fouls: 13. Fouled out: none.

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