LOYAL – The Marshfield Columbus Catholic baseball team continued its early-season roll with a 12-1 whitewashing of Loyal in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division game Tuesday at Loyal High School.
The Dons scored all 12 of their runs in the first three innings to cruise to the win and improve to 7-0 overall and 5-0 in the Cloverbelt East.
Cole Timmler went 4-for-4 with four RBI, and Emmitt Konieczny, Blake Jakobi and Brock Bennington each had two hits in the victory for Columbus Catholic.
Columbus hosts Neillsville on Friday at 5 p.m. at Jack Hackman Field. The game will be broadcast live at zaleskisports.com.
Loyal plays at Neillsville on Thursday and a doubleheader at Spencer on Friday.
Dons 12, Greyhounds 1
Columbus Catholic 534 00 - 12 13 0
Loyal 000 01 - 1 4 4
WP: Cy Becker. LP: Zettler.
SO: Becker (3 inn.) 6, Brock Bennington (1 inn.) 2, Sam Wilczek (1 inn.) 1; Zettler (2 1/3 inn.) 1, Pagenkopf (1 2/3 inn.) 2, Deagan Sandelier (1 inn.) 2. BB: Becker 2, Bennington 0, Wilczek 1; Zettler 3, Pagenkopf 0, Sandelier 0.
Top hitters: CC, Emmitt Konieczny 2x4, 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Blake Jakobi 2x3, 2 runs, RBI; Bennington 2x3, RBI; Cole Timmler 4x4, 2B, 2 runs, 4 RBI; Grant Olson 1x3, 2 runs, RBI; Xane Adler 2B, RBI. L, Lindner 2x2, RBI; Sandelier 2B.
Records: Columbus Catholic 7-0, 5-0 Cloverbelt Conference East Division; Loyal 2-5, 2-2 Cloverbelt East.