Antigo Typhoon splits home double header with Marshfield|
The Antigo Typhoon rebounded from a 14-4 loss in game one to salvage half of a double header against Marshfield Monday night.
Marshfield set the tone for game one by taking advantage of a walk and a single to take a 1-0 lead. The Blue Devils took advantage of two Antigo errors in the second to add two more runs.
The game would remain at 3-0 until Marshfield hit for the cycle in the top of the fifth. By the time Antigo turned an inning ending double play, the damage had been done, and Marshfield led 8-0. Another home run in the sixth made the score 11-0.
Antigo finally broke through in the sixth, taking advantage of three walks and two errors. Marshfield answered, however, with two singles and another home run in the top of the seventh. Antigo would add a run on hits from Blake Kirsch and Cameron Noskowiak in the bottom half, but it was too little, too late.
Antigo was led at the plate by Justen Wegter and Noskowiak who each doubled. Kirsch, Dan Will, and Blake Below each added singles.
Erik Schielke started on the mound for the Typhoon, lasting 4 1/3 innings and allowing three earned runs on five hits and four walks while striking out four.
Riley Dahms pitched the next 2/3, allowing four earned runs on three hits and three walks. Caleb Raddant finished for Antigo, going two innings and giving up four earned runs on four hits and striking out four.
Making a comeback
Antigo did not let its game one mistakes carry over to game two, which they won 13-11 in a five inning affair.
The big inning came in the bottom of the second, when Schielke posted a double and a home run, Below added a double, and Max Nowinsky, Riley Dahms, Jake Maly, and Randy Krebs added singles. Antigo had a 8-0 lead by the end of the inning.
Marshfield answered in the top of the third, scoring three runs on a triple and two doubles. The Typhoon had come ready to hit, however, and scored three more runs in the bottom half, helped by singles from Below, Kirsch, and Trevor Seis.
After Marshfield added two in the top of the fourth, Antigo put together its final rally, capitalizing on four walks to make the score 13-5. Marshfield threatened in the top of the fifth, bolstered by a grand slam. Kirsch finally shut the door for Antigo with the final at 13-11.
Schielke's home run and double led Antigo, while Below contributed a single and a double. Maly, Krebs, Kirsch, Seis, Nowinsky, and Dahms each added singles.
Wegter got the start for Antigo. He went 2 1/3 innings, giving up three earned runs on four hits and two walks. Josh Hale pitched the next 1 1/3, allowing two earned on two hits while striking out four.
Krebs went the next 1 1/3, allowing six earned on five hits and four walks, while striking out two. Kirsch pitched the final out, ending the game with a strikeout.
The split puts Antigo at 3-1 on the season. They will host Rhinelander on Thursday night. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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