Prentice blanks Columbus Catholic in WIAA Division 4 baseball regional quarterfinal
Dons held to two hits in home loss
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Prentice’s Taylor Brayton limited Marshfield Columbus Catholic to just two hits as the Buccaneers blanked the Dons 5-0 in a WIAA Division 4 baseball regional quarterfinal Thursday at Jack Hackman Field.
Brayton struck out 10, walked three, and gave up just the two hits to earn a complete-game shutout victory for Prentice (3-10).
Columbus pitcher Billy Young matched Brayton through the first five innings in keeping the game scoreless. Then the Buccaneers scored five times in the sixth. All of the runs were unearned. Young finished with six strikeouts and six walks while giving up just three hits.
The Dons end their season with a 7-12 record.
Prentice moves on to a regional semifinal at No. 1 seed Loyal (18-1) on Tuesday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Buccaneers 5, Dons 0
Prentice 000 005 0 – 5 3 4
Columbus Catholic 000 000 0 – 0 2 2
WP: Taylor Brayton. LP: Billy Young.
SO: Brayton 10; Young 6. BB: Brayton 3; Young 6.
Records: Prentice 3-10; Columbus Catholic 7-12.