WAUSAU – Newman Catholic scored multiple runs in all four of its at-bats and pitcher Nate Klement allowed just one hit in five innings as the Cardinals crushed Bowler 12-1 in a WIAA Division 4 baseball regional semifinal Tuesday at Brockmeyer Park.
No. 2 seed Newman Catholic (10-9) will play at No. 1 seed Three Lakes/Phelps on Wednesday at 5 p.m. for a D-4 regional final.
Klement struck out four and did not walk a batter, giving up just one single in the third inning.
Jacob Pfiffner had three hits, including a home run, drove in three runs and scored three times to lead the Cardinals’ offense.
Eli Gustafson added two hits and three RBI, and Tyler Ackermann drove in a pair of runs for Newman Catholic.
Bowler finishes its season with an 8-7 record.
Cardinals 12, Panthers 1
Bowler 001 00 - 1 1 3
Newman Catholic 423 3x - 12 9 1
WP: Nate Klement. LP: Danian Schultz.
SO: Schultz (3 inn.) 4, Beau Brunner (1 inn.) 1; N. Klement 5. BB: Schultz 4, Brunner 1; N. Klement 0.
Top hitters: B, Schultz 1x2, run. NC, Tyler Ackermann 1x4, 2 RBI, run; Eli Gustafson 2x4, 2B, 2 runs, 3 RBI; Josh Klement 2x3, run; Jacob Pfiffner 3x4, HR, 3 runs, 3 RBI.
Records: Bowler 8-7; Newman Catholic 10-9.