Gilman rallies late to top Columbus Catholic baseball

GILMAN – Marshfield Columbus Catholic could not hold on to a three-run lead late and Gilman rallied for a 6-4 win in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division baseball game Friday.

Columbus scored a pair of runs in the first inning and had single tallies in the second and fifth to take a 4-1 lead before the Pirates finally got their bats going.

Gilman scored five times in the bottom of the sixth against a pair of Columbus Catholic relievers to take the lead.

Columbus Catholic pitchers combined for nine walks in the loss. The Dons are now 2-6 overall and 2-5 in the Cloverbelt East.

Bryce Fuerlinger had two hits for Columbus Catholic, which will compete at the Westby Tournament on Saturday.

Maverick Birkenholz had a single, two doubles and scored twice for Gilman (5-5, 5-4 Cloverbelt East).

The two teams will meet against Monday at Jack Hackman Field.

Pirates 6, Dons 4
Columbus Catholic 210 010 0 – 4 7 2
Gilman 100 005 x – 6 7 1
Gabe Gunderson. LP: Brock Bennington.
SO: Noah Taylor (4 inn) 3, Jarred Mandel (1 inn.) 1, Bennington (1 inn.) 1; Dallas Skabroud (2 inn.) 3, Gunderson (5 inn.) 3. BB: Taylor 3, Mandel 5, Bennington 1; Skabroud 1, Gunderson 4.
Top hitters: CC, Bryce Fuerlinger 2×4, 2B. G, Maverick Birkenholz 3×4, 2 2Bs, 2 runs, RBI; Brayden Boie 2×4, 2B, RBI.
Records: Marshfield Columbus Catholic 2-6, 2-5 Cloverbelt Conference East Division; Gilman 5-5, 5-4 Cloverbelt East.