Columbus Catholic tops Northland Lutheran in WIAA Division 5 softball regional quarterfinal
Dons play regional semifinal at Wisconsin Rapids Assumption on Wednesday
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Sierra Litwaitis threw a complete-game five-hitter and added three hits and two RBIs at the plate to lead the Marshfield Columbus Catholic softball team to a 5-1 win over Northland Lutheran/Wisconsin Valley Lutheran in a WIAA Division 5 regional quarterfinal Tuesday at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.
After allowing a run in the top of the first, Litwaitis threw six-straight scoreless innings, striking out five and walking four for the Dons.
Columbus responded with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first and then added single tallies in the second, third, and fifth innings to pull away.
Columbus Catholic (7-11) moves on to a regional semifinal Wednesday at Wisconsin Rapids Assumption (17-0). The game will start at 2 p.m. at Robinson Park.
Maren Seefluth had two doubles and scored three times, and Brooke Neider and Maddie DeSmet each added a pair of hits for the Dons.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Dons 5, Wildcats 1
Northland Lutheran/Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 100 000 0 – 1 5 5
Columbus Catholic 211 010 x – 5 10 2
WP: Sierra Litwaitis. LP: Sara Sawyer.
SO: Sawyer 3; Litwaitis 5. BB: Sawyer 1; Litwaitis 4.
Top hitters: CC, Litwaitis 3×4, 2 RBIs; Maren Seefluth 2×3, 2 2Bs, 3 runs; Brooke Neider 2×4; Maddie DeSmet 2×3.
Records: Northland Lutheran/Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 3-10; Columbus Catholic 7-11.