Columbus Catholic baseball sweeps doubleheader at Owen-Withee

OWEN – The Marshfield Columbus Catholic baseball team dominated Owen-Withee in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division doubleheader on Thursday, winning both games by the 10-run rule in five innings.

Columbus won Game 1 14-2 and the second game 15-3, knocking out 20 hits in the twinbill.

Columbus Catholic is now 5-9 overall and 5-6 in the Cloverbelt East. Owen-Withee falls to 1-10 and 1-9 in conference play.

Noah Taylor struck out three and walked four in a complete-game effort in the opener for the Dons.

Columbus started the game with a six-run first inning to set the tone, and finished it off with a five-run fifth.

Eden Jacobsen had a single, two doubles and three RBIs, and Brock Bennington had a triple and three RBIs to lead the Columbus offense. Jaden NIenast also had two hits and scored twice in the win.

In Game 2, Ethan Meece earned the win with five strikeouts in the three innings.

Nineast had two hits and three RBIs, Bryce Fuerlinger had two hits and two RBIs, and Taylor scored three times for the Dons.

Columbus Catholic plays at Granton on Friday.

Game 1
Dons 14, Blackhawks 2
Columbus Catholic 610 25 – 14 8 2
Owen-Withee 001 01 – 2 5 5
WP:
Noah Taylor. LP: Aaron Ovyn.
SO: Taylor 3; Ovyn (3 2/3 inn.) 5, Justin Hubbard (2/3 inn.) 0, Allen Heindl (2/3 inn.) 0. BB: Taylor 4; Ovyn 5, Hubbard 3, Heindl 0.
Top hitters: CC, Bryce Fuerlinger 1×4, 3 runs; Jaden Nienast 2×2, 2B, 2 runs, RBI; Eden Jacobsen 3×4, 2 2Bs, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Brock Bennington 3B, 3 RBIs; Sam Wilczek 2 runs. OW, Alex Dunnivant 2×3.

Game 2
Dons 15, Blackhawks 3
Owen-Withee 001 20 – 3 6 4
Columbus Catholic 570 3x – 15 12 4
WP:
Ethan Meece. LP: Roy Stinson.
SO: Stinson (3 1/3 inn.) 3, Heindl (2/3 inn.) 0; Meece (3 inn.) 5, Will Schlafke (2 inn.) 1. BB: Stinson 3, Heindl 0; Meece 3, Schlafke 0.
Top hitters: OW, Hubbard 2×2. CC, Taylor 1×3, 3 runs, RBI; Fuerlinger 2×4, 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Nienast 2×3, 2B, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Jacobsen 2 runs; Schlafke 2×3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Austin Grubofski 2×3, RBI; Wilczek 2 runs, RBI.
Records: Owen-Withee 1-10, 1-9 Cloverbelt Conference East Division; Marshfield Columbus Catholic 5-9, 5-6 Cloverbelt East.