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The Bloomer Blackhawks took both games of a doubleheader against Ladysmith on Friday, May 3 after coming up one run short against Hayward on Monday, April 29 and being shut out by Northwestern on Tuesday, April 30.

On Monday, April 29 the Blackhawks traveled to Hayward to take on the Hurricanes. The Blackhawks stayed in it until the end, but Hayward pulled away late in a 6-5 victory on Monday.

Bloomer got on the board in the first inning when Ethan Rothbauer’s sac fly scored one run.

Hayward evened things up with a run in the bottom of the third.

The game was still tied at one with Bloomer batting in the top of the sixth when Ty Davis homered on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring three runs. Hayward came up empty in the bottom of the sixth and Bloomer scored again in the top of the seventh to lead 5–1.

But the Hurricanes rallied back in the bottom of the seventh with five runs to win 6–5.

Cole Schwab pitched two innings allowing one hit and no runs. He struck out four. Trent Tozer pitched 2.1 innings allowing one hit, one run, struck out two and walked one. Kaden Thurmond pitched two innings. He allowed no hits or runs, struck out four and walked two batters. Ethan Rothbauer took the loss for Bloomer Blackhawks. He allowed four hits and five runs over two innings, striking out three.

At the plate Ty Davis 1x4, lead the Blackhawks in RBI’s with a three run homer in the top of the sixth inning. Jack Strand, Zach Ruf, Davis, Leif Iverson, Connor Crane, and Avery Macik each managed one hit to lead Bloomer. The Blackhawks tore up the base paths with seven stolen baseses. Ruf led the way with three, Iverson had two and Rothbauer and Macik each had one stolen base.

The Bloomer Blackhawks watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 4-0 loss at Northwestern on Tuesday, April 30.

Northwestern opened up scoring in the second inning, when an error scored one run for the Tigers.

One bright spot for Bloomer was a single by Avery Macik in the first inning. Ethan Rothbauer, Ty Davis, Macik, and Trent Tozer all had one hit to lead the Blackhawks.

The Bloomer Blackhawks claimed two wins against the Ladysmith Lumberjacks on Friday, May 3 in Bloomer.

Bloomer won the first game of the double header 12-3, despite a big push by Ladysmith in the fifth inning.

In the first inning, the Blackhawks got their offense started when Ty Davis singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.


Trent Tozer comes home during the first game of a doubleheader against Ladysmith on Friday, May 3.

The Blackhawks scored four runs in the second inning two in the fifth and five in the sixth inning. Bloomer Blackhawks’s offense in the sixth inning came from singles by Jack Strand and Leif Iverson, a walk by Cole Schwab, and by Avery Macik.


Leif Iverson watches a fly ball come towards his glove for an out during the first game against Ladysmith on Friday, May 3.

Schwab took the win for Bloomer Blackhawks. He went five innings, allowing three runs on four hits and striking out four. Trent Tozer threw two innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Bloomer totaled 13 hits. Ethan Rothbauer 3x3, Carter Rubenzer 2x3, and Davis 2x4 all collected multiple hits for the Blackhawks. Rothbauer went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Bloomer Blackhawks in hits. Rothbauer also led the way in stolen bases with four, Kaden Thurmond had two, and Tozer and Rubenzer each had one. Rothbauer, Davis and Strand each had two RBI’s and Iverson, Macik, Crane and Rubenzer each had one. Bloomer didn’t commit a single error in the field.

In the second game against the Lumberjacks on Friday, Bloomer defeated Ladysmith 11-1 thanks to a timely seven runs in a big third inning. Blackhawk batters contributing to the big inning included Avery Macik, Ty Davis, Carter Rubenzer, and Jack Strand, who all drove in runs.

Kaden Thurmond got the win for Bloomer Blackhawks. He lasted five innings, allowing four hits and one run while striking out five.

Bloomer Blackhawks racked up 12 hits. Leif Iverson, Elijah Prill, and Davis each had multiple hits. Iverson went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Bloomer in hits.

Bloomer (7–5, 3–5) is scheduled to play at home against Somerset on Thursday, May 9, a doubleheader in Spooner on Saturday, May 11, and at home against Hayward on Tuesday, May 14.

Hayward 6, Bloomer 5

@ Cumberland

Monday, April 29, 2019

Bloomer 100 003 1 – 5 6 5

Hayward 001 000 5 – 6 6 1

LP: Ethan Ro thbauer (2.0IP, 4H, 5R, 3ER, 4BB, 3K).

Pitching: Cole Schwab (2IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 4K), Trent Tozer (2.1IP, 1H, 1R, 1ER, 1BB 2K).

Hitting: Zack Ruf 1x2 (2 Runs, BB, TB, 3 SBs), Jackson SImmons 0x0 (BB), Leif Iverson 1x3 (Run, RBI, HBP, TB, 2 SBs), Ethan Rothbauer 0x1 (RBI, BB, SF, HBP, SB), Ty Davis 1x4 (Run, 3 RBIs, K, HR, 4 TBs), Cole Schwab 0x3 (2K), Connor Crane 1x3 (K, TB, CS), Trent Tozer 0x1 (BB), Cal Lueck 0x1 (K), Jack Strand 1x3 (TB), Carter Rubenzer 0x1 (K), Avery Macik 1x2 (Run, K, TB, SB).

Northwestern 4, Bloomer 0

@ Northwestern

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Bloomer 000 000 0 – 0 4 2

Northwestern 010 011 0 – 4 11 1

LP: Kaden Thurmond (3IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 5K).

Pitching: Cal Lueck (2IP, 4H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 1K), Avery Macik (1IP, 3H, 2R, 2ER, 1BB, 1K).

Hitting: Leif Iverson 0x3 (K), Avery Macik 1x3 (2K, TB), Ethan Rothbauer 1x3 (K, TB), Ty Davis 1x3 (K, TB), Kaden Thurmond 0x3, Elijah Prill 0x0, Connor Crane 0x3 (2K), Cole Schwab 0x2 (K), Carter Rubenzer 0x1 (K), Trent Tozer 1x2 (BB, K, TB), Jack Strand 0x3 (2K).

Bloomer 12, Ladysmith 3

@ Home

Friday, May 3, 2019

Ladysmith 000 030 0 – 3 5 2

Bloomer 140 025 X – 12 13 0

WP: Cole Schwab (5IP, 4H, 3R, 3ER, 3BB, 4K).

Pitching: Trent Tozer (2IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 2K)

Hitting: Leif Iverson 1x4 (Run, RBI, BB, K, TB), Avery Macik 1x5 (RBI, TB), Ethan Rothbauer 3x3 (3 Runs, 2 RBIs, BB, 2B, 4 TBs, 4 SBs), Ty Davis 2x4 (2 RBIs, 2 TBs), Kaden Thurmond 1x2 (2 Runs, 2 BBs, TB, 2 SBs)Connor Crane 1x3 (Run, RBI, 2K, 3B, 3 TBs), Cole Schwab 0x0 (Run, BB), Trent Tozer 1x2 (2 Runs, BB, TB, SB), Elijah Prill 0x0 (BB), Jack Strand 1x4 (2 RBIs, TB), Carter Rubenzer 2x3 (Run, RBI, BB, 2 TBs, SB), CR: Cal Lueck 0x0 (Run).

Bloomer 11, Ladysmith 1

@ Home

Friday, May 3, 2019

Bloomer 007 22 – 11 12 1

Ladysmith 000 01 – 1 4 5

WP: Kaden Thurmond (5IP, 4H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 5K).

Hitting: Leif Iverson 3x4 (2 Runs, RBI, 3 TBs, 4 SBs), Avery Macik 1x2 (Run, RBI, 2 BBs, TB, SB), Ethan Rothbauer 1x3 (Run, RBI, TB, SF, SB), Ty Davis 2x4 (2 Runs, RBI, 2B, 3 TBs, SB), Connor Crane 0x3 (3K), Trent Tozer 0x1, Cole Schwab 1x3 (Run, K, TB), Carter Rubenzer 1x2 (Run, RBI, BB, K, TB, SB), Jack Strand 1x3 (RBI, TB), Elijah Prill 2x3 (Run, 2 TBs), CR: Cal Lueck 0x0 (Run). contributed to this article. Powered by Narrative Science and GameChanger Media. Copyright 2019. All rights reserved.