MARSHFIELD – Columbus Catholic scored nine runs in the bottom of first inning and held off Rib Lake to win 12-7 in a nonconference softball game Monday at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.
Cierra Dieringer, Hailey Zimmermann, Mattea Schlafke and Brianna Duda each had two RBI for the Dons, who improve to 4-5 with their third-straight win.
Zimmermann earned the win with four innings of relief. She struck out eight and allowed two runs.
Columbus Catholic plays a Cloverbelt Conference East Division doubleheader at Loyal/Greenwood on Tuesday.
Dons 12, Redmen 7
Rib Lake 302 000 2 - 7 7 4
Columbus Catholic 900 300 x - 12 12 3
WP: Hailey Zimmermann. LP: Emily Rodman.
SO: Rodman 2; Akosua Yeboah (3 inn.) 2, Zimmermann (4 inn.) 8. BB: Rodman 4; Yeboah 4, Zimmermann 3.
Top hitters: RL, Molly Heiser 2x4, RBI; Leah Chmielowiec 2x4, 2 RBI; Kyla Kennedy 2B, 3 runs, RBI; Rodman 1x4, 2 RBI. CC, Cierra Dieringer 2x4, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Sam Casperson 1x3, 2 runs; Zimmermann 2x3, 2 2Bs, 2 RBI; Mattea Schlafke 2x4, 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Brianna Duda 1x3, 2 RBI.
Records: Rib Lake 2-4; Columbus Catholic 4-5.