By Hub City Times staff
MARSHFIELD – The first full week of May saw plenty of baseball and softball action in central Wisconsin.
The Columbus Dons’ baseball team split two games early in the week, losing at Greenwood May 7, 11-6. Evan Dieringer had two singles, a double, and two runs batted in for the Dons.
On May 8, Columbus beat Colby at Jack Hackman Field in Marshfield, 5-1. Bryce Fuerlinger pitched a two-hit shutout through six innings while walking four and striking out three Colby batters. At the plate, Eden Jacobson had two singles.
On May 7, the Dons’ softball team lost both games of a doubleheader at Greenwood. The Indians won game one 11-10. Maren Seefluth had four singles and three runs batted in for Columbus.
Greenwood won the second game 15-4. For Columbus, Brooke Neider singled, homered, and drove in three runs.
The Dons split two games on May 8 at home, losing game one to Colby/Abby, 8-2, before defeating Colby. 3-1 in the second game. Neider drove in all three runs with a single and a home run.
On May 12, the Dons split two games of a twin bill at the Wisconsin Rapids Assumption Royal Rumble. In the first game, Columbus beat Rosholt, 11-1. Addison Baierl was the winning pitcher, tossing a one-hit masterpiece. Offensively, Zoe Stratman had a big day, going 3-for-3 at the plate with three RBI’s. Annie Baierl tripled and drove in two runs, while Sophia Mauney, Ella Schultz, and Addison Baierl each had two hits.
In the second game, Columbus lost to Barneveld 17-7. Schultz was the losing pitcher. Neider had a pair of doubles while driving in three runs. Maren Seefluth went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks and an RBI.
Columbus is now 3-10 and will play a doubleheader at Spencer May 17.
The Tiger baseball team lost two games to D.C. Everest, while the softball team won its games with the Evergreens.
On May 8, Marshfield baseball lost in Schofield 10-4. Mason Coffren doubled and drove in two runs for Marshfield, while Preston Wagner had a single and two RBIs.
On May 10, at Hackman Field in Marshfield, the Tigers got beat by the Evergreens, 6-5. Austin Palacek doubled and drove in two runs; Antonio Anaya had a single, a double, and an RBI; while Brant Bohman had a pair of base hits and drove in a run.
On May 12, Marshfield split two games at its annual tournament at Jack Hackman Field in Marshfield. The Tigers beat Holmen, 8-7. The Tigers overcame deficits of 4-0 and 7-4, to win in walk-off fashion in the bottom of the seventh. Andy Goettl and Ryan Krueger each had two hits, while Mason Coffren drove in two runs. Austin Palacek got the win on the mound. Marshfield then got beat by Antigo, 5-2. Krueger had two hits in the game.
On May 10, the Tiger softball team won both games of a doubleheader at D.C. Everest.
In the first game, Marshfield won 5-1. Megan Donahue got the win in seven innings, giving up one run on four hits while walking three and striking out 11. She also singled, homered, and drove in three runs. Jordan Pretsch had a pair of base hits and a run batted in.
In the second game, Marshfield scored a 7-1 victory. Kate Konrardy was the winning pitcher, surrendering one run on two hits and walking three while striking out five. Donahue doubled twice and singled, Rhiannon Corozolla had three singles and two RBIs, and Jenna Jakobi had three base hits and a run batted in.
On May 11, the Tigers lost to Escanaba in Michigan 10-0. Marshfield had just two hits in the game.
The Rockets’ baseball team had a big week, going 3-0.
On May 8, Spencer beat Granton 12-2. Caden Schillinger was the winning pitcher. Hunter Luepke singled, tripled, homered, and drove in four runs. Dom Wichlacz had three singles and three RBIs.
On May 10, the Rockets won at Loyal, 9-2. Luepke picked up the win. Schillinger had a hit and two RBIs.
On May 11, Spencer won again, beating Colby 14-4.
Spencer softball had mixed results. The Rockets took two from Owen-Withee on May 8. Spencer won the first matchup 10-0. Tiffany Meinders picked up the win. She also had two singles, a double, and three RBIs. Lexi Baehr singled, tripled, and drove in two runs. Sadie Mercier had four base hits. The Rockets took game two by a final score of 5-0. Meinders again got the win, throwing a two-hit shutout in four innings of work. She also struck out five. Paige Bauer had four singles and an RBI.
Spencer won both games of a doubleheader on May 10 at Loyal. In game one, the Rockets won 12-1. Meinders won again, and she singled three times while driving in two runs. Aryiah Schuh doubled and drove in three runs. Baehr doubled and drove in a run.
The Rockets hosted Colby on May 11, and won the game 6-2. Meinders was the winning pitcher. She gave up one earned run on five hits, while recording eight strikeouts. Mercier and Danika Griepentrog each had two singles and an RBI. The Rockets ended the week on a sour note, losing two close games at the Gilman-Thorp Slamfest on May 12. Spencer lost to an undefeated Grantsburg team 8-7. The Rockets grabbed a 6-2 lead before the Pirates plated four runs in the seventh inning. Spencer got a run in the top of the eighth inning, but Grantsburg rallied for two runs in the bottom half of the inning to win the game. Kayla Hopperdietzel had two RBIs in the game for the Rockets.
Spencer then lost to the host Thorp Cardinals 4-3. Mercier had a 3-for-4 game at the plate. Schuh had an RBI.