The Manawa baseball team set out this week to right the ship but ran into good Iola-Scandinavia and Wausau Newman Catholic squads. The Wolves lost both games, falling to 0-5 overall.
Wausau Newman Catholic 10, Manawa 9
The adrenalin was flowing on the Wolves side of the field as soon as they walked into Woodchuck Stadium in Wausau on Tuesday, April 17. The State Baseball games used to be played in this stadium and they have done a great job restoring the stadium for the Wausau Woodchucks.
The bats and running the bases were key for Manawa as the team scored each inning except for the second. Down 3-2 after two innings the Wolves tied it up in the third and took the lead by one run in the fourth inning.
After Wausau Newman tied the game the Wolves again struck fast in the fifth inning scoring three runs to take a commanding lead. Newman came back with one run in the bottom of the fifth. Manawa finished off the seventh inning with two more runs and a two run lead.
Newman got back into the game off of four walks and a hit batter, followed by a single and the eventual double that scored the winning run. Manawa took on their fifth loss of the season 10-9.
Iola 10, Manawa 0
With a wind chill around 30 degrees on Monday, April 16, I-S broke the game open in the second inning with five runs followed by three more in the fourth. Two consecutive hits and a passed ball allowed the tenth run in the bottom of the fifth inning to close out the Wolves in five innings.
Manawa now sits at 0-3 in conference and 0-5 overall.