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THORP – The Marshfield Columbus Catholic softball team’s season came to an end with an 11-5 loss to Thorp in a WIAA Division 5 regional semifinal Tuesday at Herzog Field.

Thorp (9-11), the No. 4 seed, moves on to a regional final at No. 1 seed Athens (14-5) on Thursday. Athens defeated Clear Lake 15-1 on Tuesday.

Columbus Catholic finishes the season with an 11-8 record.

Thorp led 5-1 after two innings before Columbus Catholic was able to cut it down to 5-4. The Cardinals responded with a four-run fourth to open their lead back up and cruised from there.

Akosua Yeboah went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI, and Cierra Dieringer also drove in two runs for the Dons.

Abby Schultze had four RBI and Elizabeth Frankwicz had three hits for Thorp.

Cardinals 11, Dons 5

Columbus Catholic 101 200 1 - 5 8 5

Thorp 230 420 x - 11 8 2

WP: Trista Leech. LP: Hailey Zimmermann.

SO: Zimmermann 4; Leech 4. BB: Zimmermann 8; Leech 3.

Top hitters: CC, Cierra Dieringer 3B, 2 RBI; Sam Casperson 2 runs; Akosua Yeboah 3x4, 2B, 2 RBI. T, Ava Teclaw 3B, 2 runs, RBI; Elizabeth Frankwicz 3x5, 3 runs; Alexa Hanson 3 runs, RBI; Abby Schultze 4 RBI; Jolene Windl 2 runs.

Records: Columbus Catholic 11-9; Thorp 9-11.

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