GREENWOOD – For the first time ever, Marshfield Columbus Catholic is the Cloverbelt Conference East Division baseball champions.
Emmitt Konieczny allowed just three hits, and Cole Timmler went 2-for-4 with four RBI to lead Columbus Catholic to a 12-1 win over Greenwood on Thursday at Greenwood Elementary School.
With the win, the Dons improve to 13-0 overall and 9-0 in the Cloverbelt East, clinching the conference championship. Columbus Catholic will wrap up its conference schedule with a home game against Spencer at Jack Hackman Field in Marshfield on Friday at 5 p.m. The game will be broadcast live at zaleskisports.com.
The Dons pulled out to a 4-0 lead after a three-run third inning. Following a Greenwood run, Columbus finished off the win with two runs in the fourth inning and six more in the fifth, ending the game via the 10-run rule.
Konieczny struck out seven and walked three, and also added two hits and a run scored on offense for the Dons.
Grant Olson was 3-for-3 with two RBI, Blake Jakobi added two hits and three runs, and Brock Bennington also scored three times for Columbus.
Greenwood will play at Neillsville on Friday.
Dons 12, Indians 1
Columbus Catholic 103 26 - 12 12 0
Greenwood 001 00 - 1 3 5
WP: Emmitt Konieczny. LP: Mason Learman.
SO: Konieczny 7; Learman (4 inn.) 4, Ludovic (1 inn.) 1. BB: Konieczny 3; Learman 3, Gage Ludovic 0.
Top hitters: CC, Konieczny 2x5; Blake Jakobi 2x4, 3 runs, RBI; Brock Bennington 1x2, 3 runs; Cole Timmler 2x4, 2B, 4 RBI; Grant Olson 3x3, 2 RBI.
Records: Columbus Catholic 13-0, 9-0 Cloverbelt Conference East Division; Greenwood 6-4, 5-3 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.