Plover wins big after explosive second inning
By Julie Schooley
PORTAGE COUNTY – The Plover Black Sox kept their momentum going in Marshfield on July 12 after winning a weekend tournament in Sheboygan. The Black Sox took on the Marshfield Blue Devils at Hackman Field in Marshfield and won easily after a big second inning gave them a commanding lead. The Plover team would win the game, 10-2.
Plover was able to get two runs on the board in the first inning thanks to a single from Almond-Bancroft’s Thomas Hunt. Marshfield was able to answer with their own run in the bottom of the first.
The second inning opened with Kaden Thauer (SPASH) hitting a double. Marshfield Pitcher, Nick Urban (Marshfield) gave up a couple of back-to-back walks to load the bases for Tommy Drohner (SPASH) who would send three of his teammates home. Austin Beyer (Winona St.) and Marcus Jaworski (Iola-Scandinavia) would also hit big in the inning to help their team’s six run effort. Marshfield’s Chandler Schmidt came to the mound after another Urban walk and ended the inning with consecutive strikeouts.
Marshfield was able to add one run in the fifth and Plover answered with one in the sixth bringing the game to a 10-2 final.
Winning pitcher was Drew Kedrowicz (Pacelli) who ended the night with four strikeouts and allowed eight hits in his 6 innings on the mound. Taking the loss for Marshfield was Urban who pitched 1 1/3 innings but gave up eight runs on five hits.
Plover sluggers totaled 12 hits on the night. Drohner went three for four on the night. Drohner, Beyer, and Jaworski each had doubles for Plover. Marshfield’s Riley Bauman (Stratford) also went three for four at the plate, with two doubles hit during his at bats.
Black Sox Manager, Wayne Sankey was happy with their outing. “I like how our offense came out early and hit the ball. It was nice to see Drew Kedrowicz settle down after the first inning and have a nice outing.”
As of July 12, Plover is 3-2 in Wisconsin Valley Conference play and 10-6 overall. Marshfield is 1-3 in the Conference and 8-5 overall.