MARSHFIELD – Columbus Catholic used a seven-run second inning to pull ahead and rolled to an 11-1 win over Spencer in a WIAA Division 4 baseball regional semifinal Tuesday at Jack Hackman Field.
Spencer took a 1-0 lead on an RBI single by Connor Bacon that plated Luke Roehrborn.
The Dons responded with a seven-run eruption in the bottom of the frame with the help of three walks and a three-run double by Blake Jakobi, who went opposite field with a rope to left-center.
Columbus pitcher Cy Becker blanked the Rockets (7-15) the rest of the way and finished with five strikeouts and just two hits allowed, both in the second inning.
Brock Bennington scored three times, and Cole Timmler had two hits and three RBI for the Dons.
Top-seed Columbus Catholic (17-3) will host No. 2 seed Edgar (12-5) in a regional final Wednesday at Hackman Field. The game will start at 5 p.m. and will be broadcast on zaleskisports.com.
Dons 11, Rockets 1
Spencer 010 00 - 1 2 2
Columbus Catholic 070 22 - 11 7 2
WP: Cy Becker. LP: Madden Prybylski.
SO: Prybylski (3 1/3 inn.) 1, Andrew Sieracki (1 1/3 inn.) 0; Becker 5. BB: Prybylski 7, Sieracki 1; Becker 2.
Top hitters: S, Connor Bacon 1x2, RBI. CC, Blake Jakobi 2B, 3 RBI; Brock Bennington 3 runs; Cole Timmler 2x3, 2B, 3 RBI; Alex Edwards 2B; Nathan Nemitz 2 runs.
Records: Spencer 7-15; Columbus Catholic 17-3.