ABBOTSFORD/COLBY BASEBALL HOLDS OFF LATE RALLY TO DEFEAT NEWMAN CATHOLIC
WAUSAU – Abbotsford/Colby held off a late Wausau Newman Catholic rally and slipped past the Cardinals 5-4 in a nonconference baseball game Friday at Newman Catholic High School.
Despite having only three hits, Abbotsford/Colby pulled out to a 5-1 lead after 6½ innings.
A/C pitcher Nick Olvera was seemingly rolling along until Newman chased him in the bottom of the seventh. After an error and a walk, Brennan Shaughnessy smacked a three-run home run to bring the Cardinals to within one.
Mateo Lopez entered for the Falcons and got the final two outs to earn the save and give Abbotsford/Colby the victory.
Abbotsford/Colby (9-3) plays a nonconference game at Adams-Friendship on Monday.
Falcons 5, Cardinals 4
Abbotsford/Colby 010 301 0 - 5 3 2
Newman Catholic 100 000 3 - 4 6 3
WP: Nick Olvera. LP: Josh Klement. SV: Mateo Lopez.
SO: Olvera (6 1/3 inn.) 5, Lopez (2/3 inn.) 1; Brennan Shaughnessy (1 inn.) 1, Klement (6 inn.) 5. BB: Olvera 3, Lopez 0; Shaughnessy 4, Klement 0.
Top hitters: AC, Ross Elmhorst 2 RBIs. NC, Dylan Ackerman 2 runs; Shaughnessy 2x3, HR, 3 RBIs.
Records: Abbotsford/Colby 9-3; Newman Catholic 2-5.