Columbus Catholic baseball drops game at Owen-Withee
Dons fall to 6-7 in Cloverbelt East
By Paul Lecker
OWEN-WITHEE — Owen-Withee scored three runs in its final two at-bats to edge Marshfield Columbus Catholic 8-5 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division baseball game Friday.
Columbus Catholic tied the game at 5-5 with a run in the top of the fifth before the Blackhawks pulled away with a run in the bottom of the inning and two more in the sixth.
Billy Young suffered the loss for the Dons (6-8, 6-7 Cloverbelt East), striking out three and allowing 11 hits and three walks in a complete-game effort.
Brett Loveland had two of Columbus Catholic’s four hits against Owen-Withee pitcher Kole Karaba, who walked 11 but struck out seven.
Columbus Catholic is off until May 23 when it finishes its regular season with a doubleheader at Greenwood.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Blackhawks 8, Dons 5
Columbus Catholic 300 110 0 – 5 4 4
Owen-Withee 300 212 x – 8 11 4
WP: Kole Karaba. LP: Billy Young.
SO: Young 3; Karaba 7. BB: Young 3; Karaba 11.
Top hitters: CC, Brett Loveland 2×3; OW, Mark Kitlica 2×3; A.J. Ovyn 3B; Karaba 4×4; Darryn Bottlemy 2×4.
Records: Columbus Catholic 6-8, 6-7 Cloverbelt East; Owen-Withee 7-6, 7-5 Cloverbelt East.