Undefeated Loyal cruises past Columbus Catholic baseball
Loyal scores seven in second, nine in fifth to beat Dons
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Columbus Catholic led by three after one inning but could not hold off a potent Loyal offense as the Greyhounds rolled to a 19-6 victory in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division baseball game Monday at Jack Hackman Field.
The Dons (3-6, 3-5 Cloverbelt East) led 4-1 after one inning before Loyal scored seven times in the second, twice in the third, and nine more times in the fifth to win the game via the 10-run rule.
Charles Payant and Brett Loveland each had two hits for Columbus.
Loyal is now 11-0 overall and 8-0 in the Cloverbelt East. Jake Waldhart and Kenyon Rachu each had three hits for the Greyhounds.
Columbus plays at Neillsville on Tuesday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Greyhounds 19, Dons 6
Loyal 172 09 – 19 14
Columbus 400 20 – 6 9
WP: Jake Waldhart. LP: Charles Payant.
SO: Waldhart 8; Payant (3 inn.) 2, Bailey Keffer (1 inn.) 0, Tyler Fuerlinger (1 inn.) 0. BB: Waldhart 1; Payant 5, Keffer 4, Fuerlinger 2.
Top hitters: L, Waldhart 3×4, 2 RBIs; Riley Geiger 2×3; Kenyon Rachu 3×3; Brendan Collins 2B; Ben Zimmerman 2×3. CC, Fuerlinger 2B; Payant 2×3; Brett Loveland 2×3, 2B; Billy Young 2B; Matthias Gouin 2B.
Records: Loyal 11-0, 8-0 Cloverbelt East; Columbus Catholic 3-6, 3-5 Cloverbelt East.