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Columbus Catholic's Cierra Dieringer. (Paul Lecker file photo)

Zaleski Sports

MARSHFIELD – Columbus Catholic scored seven times in the first inning and were able to hold on to defeat Colby/Abbotsford 13-5 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division softball game Thursday at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.

Akousa Yeboah had two hits and three RBI, Cierra Dieringer had three hits and two RBI, and Cam Casperson also had two hits and scored twice for Columbus Catholic (5-7, 3-3 Cloverbelt East), which pulls ahead of Colby/Abbotsford for third place in the conference standings.

Hailey Zimmermann earned the win, giving up two unearned runs in five innings. Yeboah finished up the final two innings for the Dons.

Colby/Abbotsford pounded out 11 hits, with Josie Higley driving in two runs. The Hornets are now 4-5 overall and in the Cloverbelt East.

Dons 13, Hornets 5

Colby/Abbotsford 000 022 1 - 5 11 5

Columbus Catholic 713 002 x - 13 9 1

WP: Hailey Zimmermann. LP: Tatum Bargender.

SO: Bargender 4; Zimmermann (5 inn.) 5, Akousa Yeboah (2 inn.) 2. BB: Bargender 4; Zimmermann 0, Yeboah 0.

Top hitters: CA, Bargender 2x4; Alea Graff 2x3, RBI; Kylie Orth 2x4; Josie Higley 2x3, 2B, 2 RBI; Neveah Treankler 2xx3. CC, Cierra Dieringer 3x3, 2 2Bs, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Sam Casperson 2x4, 2B, 2 runs, RBI; Yeboah 2x4, 3 RBI; Mattea Schlafke 2 runs; Gracie Wilczek 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Janelle Haupt 2 runs.

Records: Colby/Abbotsford 4-5 overall and Cloverbelt Conference East Division; Columbus Catholic 5-7, 3-3 Cloverbelt East.

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