Columbus Catholic baseball routs Granton
Keffer strikes out nine in Dons’ win
By Paul Lecker
GRANTON — The Marshfield Columbus Catholic baseball team used three big innings to get past Granton 10-1 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division game Friday.
The Dons scored three runs in the third and sixth innings and four in the seventh to end a mini two-game losing streak. Columbus is now 3-6 overall and 3-5 in the Cloverbelt East. Granton drops to 0-10 and 0-8 in the conference.
Bailey Keffer earned the win, striking out nine in six innings. Bryce Fuerlinger struck out the side in the seventh to finish it off for Columbus.
Fuerlinger was 3-for-4, Evan Dieringer was 2-for-3, and Keffer had two hits and two RBIs for the Dons.
Columbus plays at Neillsville on Monday at 4:30 p.m.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Dons 10, Bulldogs 1
Columbus Catholic 003 003 4 – 10 11 0
Granton 000 100 0 – 1 5 3
WP: Bailey Keffer. LP: Brock Opelt.
SO: Keffer (6 inn.) 9, Bryce Fuerlinger (1 inn.) 3; Opelt (6 inn.) 4, Hunter Martin (1 inn.) 1. BB: Keffer 2, B. Fuerlinger 1; Opelt 0, Martin 2.
Top hitters: CC, B. Fuerlinger 3×4; Evan Dieringer 2×3; Keffer 2×4, 2 RBIs; Tyler Fuerlinger 2B; Calvin Brown 2B; Jarred Mandel 2B. G, Riemer 2×3, HR, RBI.
Records: Columbus Catholic 3-6, 3-5 Cloverbelt East; Granton 0-10, 0-8 Cloverbelt East.