MARSHFIELD – Columbus Catholic earned a walk-off win, scoring on an error in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Spencer 12-11 in a wild Cloverbelt Conference East Division baseball matchup Friday at Jack Hackman Field.
The Dons finish off an undefeated Cloverbelt East championship season with the win, improving to 14-0 overall and 10-0 in the conference.
Spencer misplayed a groundball with two outs and the bases loaded that allowed Blake Jakobi to score with the winning run.
Spencer led 7-3 after Kaiden Miller and Andrew Sieracki had back-to-back doubles to plate two runs in the top of the fourth.
The Dons responded with a four-run bottom of the frame, keyed by an RBI double by Emmitt Konieczny and a two-run home run by Brock Bennington, to tie the game at 7-7.
The teams exchanged leads with Spencer pulling ahead again in the sixth as Sieracki smacked a three-run home run to put the Rockets up 11-9.
Columbus rallied with two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning as Cole Timmler had an RBI triple and scored on a single by Cy Becker to tie the game, then delivered the walk-off win in the seventh.
Bennington finished 4-for-5 with two RBI and three runs scored to pace the Columbus offense.
Columbus Catholic will compete at the Rosholt Triangular on Saturday. The Dons will take on Rosholt at 10 a.m. and Amherst at 12:30 p.m. Both games will be broadcast on zaleskisports.com.
Spencer’s next game is Monday at home against Stanley-Boyd.
Dons 12, Rockets 11
Spencer 032 204 0 - 11 9 4
Columbus Catholic 021 422 1 - 12 13 3
WP: Blake Jakobi. LP: Madden Prybylski.
SO: Luke Roehrborn (2 inn.) 1, Peyton Brookhart (3 inn.) 0, Prybylski (1 2/3 inn.) 0; Nathan Nemitz (3 2.3 inn.) 3, Cy Becker (1 2/3 inn.) 5, Jakobi (1 2/3 inn.) 1. BB: Roehrborn 2, Brookhart 1, Prybylski 2; Nemitz 3, Becker 2, Jakobi 0.
Top hitters: S, Prybylski 1x4, 2 RBI; Roehrborn 1x4, 2 runs; Kaiden Miller 2x4, 2B, RBI; Andrew Sieracki 2x3, 2B, HR, 2 runs, 4 RBI; Caleb Rucker 1x3, 2 runs. CC, Emmitt Konieczny 2B, RBI; Jakobi 2 runs; Brock Bennington 4x5, HR, 3 runs, 2 RBI; Cole Timmler 2x2, 3B, RBI; Xane Adler 2x4, 2B, 2 runs; Sam Wilczek 2x3, 3 runs, RBI.
Records: Spencer 5-11, 4-5 Cloverbelt Conference East Division; Columbus Catholic 14-0, 10-0 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.