Neillsville blanks Columbus Catholic baseball
By Paul Lecker
NEILLSVILLE — Jacob Kunze and Sam Neville combined on a three-hit shutout to lead Neillsville past Marshfield Columbus Catholic 6-0 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division baseball game Thursday at Neillsville High School.
Kunze struck out three in five innings, and Neville had four strikeouts in two innings to finish off the shutout for the Warriors (4-0 overall, 3-0 Cloverbelt East).
Neillsville had 12 hits, two each from four different players.
Kienan McIntee suffered the loss the Dons (2-2 overall and Cloverbelt East), giving up five runs in five innings while striking out five.
Columbus Catholic plays at Owen-Withee on Tuesday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Warriors 6, Dons 0
Columbus Catholic 000 000 0 – 0 3 3
Neillsville 102 021 x – 6 12 1
WP: Jacob Kunze. LP: Kienan McIntee.
SO: Kunze (5 inn.) 3, Sam Neville (2 inn.) 4; McIntee (5 inn.) 5, Jeremy Binder (1 inn.) 2. BB: Kunze 4, Neville 0; McIntee 0, Binder 1.
Top hitters: N, Nathan Peterson 2×3; Neal Mattson 2×4; Neville 2×4; Nate McDonald 2×4, 3B; Logan Mattison 2B.
Records: Columbus Catholic 2-2 overall and Cloverbelt Conference East Division; Neillsville 4-0, 3-0 Cloverbelt East.