GREENWOOD – Greenwood/Loyal erupted for 12 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to defeat Marshfield Columbus Catholic 15-9 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division softball game Tuesday at George Scherer Athletic Park.
Columbus scored multiple runs in each of its first four at-bats, taking a 9-3 lead after scoring three times in the top of the fourth.
Greenwood/Loyal suddenly found its offense, scoring 12 times in the bottom of the fourth. Neither team scored in the final three innings. G/L remains unbeaten in the Cloverbelt East at 3-0 and improves to 4-4 overall.
Cierra Dieringer, Hailey Zimmermann and Mattea Schlafke each had two hits. Cierra Dieringer hit a home run and drove in two runs, and Raella Dieringer also had two RBIs for the Dons.
Kayla Bremmer had three hits, including a home run, and drove in four runs, and Gracie North had two hits for Greenwood/Loyal.
Columbus Catholic (1-4, 1-3 Cloverbelt East) plays at Spencer on Thursday. Greenwood/Loyal will be at Owen-Withee.
Greenwood/Loyal 15, Columbus Catholic 9
Columbus Catholic 222 300 0 - 9 10 6
Greenwood/Loyal 102 (12)00 x - 15 9 4
G/L pitchers and stats not reported.
LP: Hailey Zimmermann.
SO: Zimmermann (3 1/3 inn.) 4, S Casperson (2 2/3 inn.) 3. BB: Zimmermann 6, Casperson 6.
Top hitters: CC, Cierra Dieringer 2x4, HR, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Sam Casperson 2B, 2 runs, RBI; Zimmermann 2x3, 2 runs, RBI; Raella Dieringer 1x3, 2 RBIs; Mattea Schlafke 2x4; Breanna Duda 2B, RBI. GL, Kayla Bremmer 3x5, HR, 2 runs, 4 RBIs; Zaida Brock 2 runs; Gracie North 2x4, RBI; Kaitlyn Lindner 2B, 4 runs, 2 RBIs; Emma Schlough 2 runs.
Records: Columbus Catholic 1-4, 1-3 Cloverbelt Conference East Division; Greenwood/Loyal 4-4, 3-0 Cloverbelt East.