Hatchet baseball season ends with losses to Rosholt, Antigo
Isaiah Scheffler named 2nd Team All-Conference
For the Tomahawk Leader
TOMAHAWK – The Tomahawk Hatchet baseball team’s season ended with a pair of losses last week, dropping their regular season finale at home to Rosholt and losing at Antigo in a regional quarterfinal in five innings.
On Tuesday, June 8, weather played a role in ending the final regular season game early. Nearby storms forced the game to be called after five and a half innings with the score at 7-2 in favor of the Hornets. By rule, a suspended game that is not completed reverts to the fifth inning score and becomes complete, which made the official final 5-2, Rosholt.
Each team scored in the first inning, with Rosholt’s scoring set up by a two-out fielding error, hit batter and a double-steal. Tomahawk took advantage of a Hornet error as Tyler Welke reached on a dropped throw, and consecutive hits by Isaiah Scheffler and Payton Bunce plated Welke.
Rosholt tallied twice in the third and fourth, and in both cases, leadoff hits started the rallies. Tomahawk answered with one in the bottom of the fourth with Marcus Matti drawing a leadoff walk, stealing second and scoring on a Tyler Jablonski single.
Tomahawk’s game on Thursday June 10 saw the Hatchets jump on the Red Robins and pitcher Eli Fleishman in the second inning. After both teams went down one-two-three in their respective first innings, Marcus Matti and Ryan Skees tallied two-out base hits ahead of Tyler Jablonski’s two-run triple.
The lead was short-lived, however, as Antigo answered with a five-spot in the bottom of the inning. Connor Koltz led things off with a double to left, followed by another hit, an error, two walks and another hit. A 4-6-3 double play ended the inning.
Antigo would tack up nine more runs in the home half of the third, sending nine batters to the plate after two were out with a runner at second base.
Tomahawk finished the season at 3-16. Isaiah Scheffler was named 2nd Team Great Northern Conference outfielder for the spring season.
The American Legion season opened on Thursday, June 17, with a home game against Rib Lake, followed by a trip to Park Falls on Friday, June 18.