Eight-run fourth propels Panthers
By Paul Lecker
PITTSVILLE — Pittsville scored eight runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to overcome an early deficit and defeated Marshfield Columbus Catholic 14-4 in a nonconference baseball game Tuesday at Pittsville High School.
Pittsville is now 3-1 this season. The game was the season opener for Columbus.
Columbus scored four runs in the top of the fourth to take a 4-1 lead before the Panthers exploded for eight runs in the fourth and five more in the fifth to win the game via the 10-run rule.
Four Dons’ pitchers combined for 15 walks in the loss.
Columbus plays at Owen-Withee to open its Cloverbelt Conference East Division season Friday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Panthers 14, Dons 4
Columbus 000 40 – 4 4 2
Pittsville 010 85 – 14 4 1
WP: Neve. LP: Charles Payant.
SO: Payant (3 inn.) 1, Bailey Keffer (1/3 inn.) 0, Calvin Brown (2/3 inn.) 1, Jarred Mandel (2/3 inn.) 1; Neve 1. BB: Payant 3, Keffer 5, Brown 4, Mandel 3; Neve 1.
Top hitters: C, Tyler Fuerlinger 2B. P, Neve 2B.
Records: Columbus Catholic 0-1; Pittsville 3-1.