SPASH Baseball Takes Pair from Merrill to Open Season

Merrill (OnFocus) – The SPASH Panthers opened the 2021 baseball season with a twinbill against Merrill, and came away with 7-0 and 7-4 wins.

Kenny Schultz went 2×3 in each game for SPASH.

“We played good defense for our first day out. We got more comfortable at the plate as the day progressed,” said SPASH Head Coach Kraig Terpstra.

Logan Schulfer picked up the win in game one and Kaden Thauer was the winning pitcher in game two.

Game 1

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th Runs Hits Errors
Merrill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3
SPASH 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 7 0

WP-    Logan Schulfer WP (1-0) 5ip 7 k’s, 1 bb, 1 hits 0 r, 0 er

            Bryce Ehr  1ip 1 k, 2bb, 1 hit, 0 run, 0 er

Bryce Pelky 1ip 1 k’s, 0 bb, 0hits, 0 r

SPASH Leading Hitters- Kenny Schultz 2-3, Jake Sankey Double, Logan Schulfer  Double

Game 2

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th Runs Hits Errors
Merrill 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 5 4
SPASH 2 2 2 1 0 0 x 7 10 2

WP-    Isaiah Christianson  3 2/3ip 2 k’s, 3 bb, 2 hits 0 r, 0 er

            Kaden Thauer  wp (1-0) 2 1/3ip 1 k, 0bb, 1 hit, 1 run, 1 er

Riley Warzynski 1ip 2 k’s, 0 bb, 2hits, 3r. 2er

SPASH Leading Hitters- Tommy Drohner Double, Kenny Schultz 2-3, Jon Nafe 2-3,Logan Schulfer  Double

SPASH is now 2-0  and 2-0 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference

“We played well but we have room to improve,” Terpstra added.

Next Game: SPASH plays Wausau West at Bukolt on May 6th at Bukolt Park at 4pm in a DH

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David Keech
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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]