COLUMBUS CATHOLIC BASEBALL DOWNS STRATFORD
STRATFORD – Blake Jakobi and Emmitt Konieczny combined on a three-hitter as the Marshfield Columbus Catholic baseball team finished off its regular season with a 4-1 win over Stratford in a nonconference matchup at the Tiger Stadium Baseball Field.
Jakobi allowed two hits and three walks in five innings to pick up the win, and Konieczny allowed a run and four walks in two innings to finish off the victory.
Grant Olson knocked in a pair of runs, and Konieczny and Cole Timmler each had two hits in the victory for Columbus Catholic (16-3).
Brady Schmidt drove in the Tigers’ lone run in the bottom of the sixth. Stratford heads to the playoffs with a 16-5 record.
Both teams will host WIAA regional semifinals on Tuesday. Stratford will play Northland Pines in a Division 3 matchup, and Columbus Catholic will be at home at Jack Hackman Field in Marshfield against Spencer in a Division 4 contest. Both games start at 5 p.m.
Dons 4, Tigers 1
Columbus Catholic 210 100 0 - 4 5 3
Stratford 000 001 0 - 1 3 5
WP: Blake Jakobi. LP: Brady Schmidt.
SO: Jakobi (5 inn.) 1, Emmitt Konieczny (2 inn.) 1; Schmidt (2 inn.) 2, Braeden Schueller (3 inn.) 1, Henry Zaleski (2 inn.) 2. BB: Jakobi 3; Konieczny 4; Schmidt 3, Schueller 2, Zaleski 0.
Top hitters: CC, Konieczny 2x4; Cole Timmler 2x4, 2B, run; Grant Olson 1x4, 2 RBI. S, Gavin Kirsch 1x2, run; Schmidt RBI.
Records: Columbus Catholic 16-3; Stratford 16-5.