Neillsville shuts down Columbus Catholic baseball
Dons held to three hits, lose fourth-straight
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Neillsville scored a pair of runs in the first inning and busted the game open with a five-run second to ease past Marshfield Columbus Catholic 11-1 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division baseball game Friday at Jack Hackman Field.
Neillsville remains unbeaten this season, moving to 12-0 overall and 11-0 in the Cloverbelt East. Columbus Catholic dropped its fourth-straight game this week and is now 4-7 overall and in the conference.
Columbus was held to three hits by Neillsville hurler Neal Matson, who struck out eight and walked four.
The Dons host Wisconsin Rapids Assumption in a nonconference doubleheader Saturday at Hackman Field beginning at 9:45 a.m.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Warriors 11, Dons 1
Neillsville 250 211 – 11 11 0
Columbus Catholic 000 100 – 1 3 3
WP: Neal Matson. LP: Jeremy Binder.
SO: Matson 4; Binder (4 inn.) 3, Charles Payant (2 inn.) 2. BB: Matson 4; Binder 3, Payant 2.
Top hitters: N, Nathan Peterson 3×4; Nate McDonald 2×3, 2B; Jason Kurth 2×4; Matson 2B.
Records: Neillsville 12-0, 11-0 Cloverbelt East; Columbus Catholic 4-7 overall and Cloverbelt East.