By Paul Lecker
OWEN — The Marshfield Columbus Catholic baseball team rallied with four runs in the top of the seventh inning to defeat Owen-Withee 10-9 in a wild Cloverbelt Conference East Division game Tuesday.
Columbus led 5-0 after 1 ½ innings before O-W tied it up with a five-run second.
After the Dons regained the lead with a run in the fourth, Owen-Withee scored a pair of runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to grab a 9-6 advantage.
Columbus responded with a four-run seventh, and Jeremy Binder held the Blackhawks scoreless in the bottom of the inning to preserve the victory. Binder struck out six and did not walk a batter.
Billy Young and Tyler Fuerlinger each went 3-for-5. Young drove in four runs, and Fuerlinger finished with three RBIs for Columbus (3-2 overall and Cloverbelt East). Matthias Gouin added a pair of singles for the Dons.
The Dons host Loyal on Thursday at Jack Hackman Field.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Dons 10, Blackhawks 9
Columbus Catholic 140 100 4 – 10 10 4
Owen-Withee 050 022 0 – 9 10 2
WP: Jeremy Binder. LP: Kole Karaba.
SO: Binder 6; Karaba 8, Kolton Kaduce 0. BB: Binder 0; Karaba 8; Kaduce 0.
Top hitters: C, Matthias Gouin 2×4; Tyler Fuerlinger 3×5, 3 RBIs; Billy Young 3×5, 2B, 4 RBIs. OW, Kaduce 2×4; A.J. Ovyn 2×4; Hayden Houts 2B.
Records: Columbus Catholic 3-2 overall and Cloverbelt East; Owen-Withee 2-3-1, 2-3 Cloverbelt East.