Columbus Catholic softball cracks win column in Cloverbelt East with sweep of Colby
Litwaitis wins both games on mound, hits game-winning homer for Dons
By Paul Lecker
COLBY — The Marshfield Columbus Catholic softball team won its first two Cloverbelt Conference East Division games of the season as it swept a doubleheader with Colby at Colby High School on Tuesday.
The Dons won 10-4 and 11-10 to improve to 3-7 overall and 2-7 in the Cloverbelt East. Colby remains winless, falling to 0-9 and 0-8 in conference play.
In Game 1, Sierra Litwaitis threw a complete game for the Dons, striking out three and walking three. She also had a double and an RBI at the plate.
Maren Seefluth had a single, a double, and three RBIs, and Addison Baierl added a double and a single for the Dons, who had eight hits in all.
Litwaitis smacked a two-run home run in the fifth inning of the second game to give the Dons the two-run lead. She finished off the game on the mound to earn the victory in both contests. She also hit a triple in the game and finished with four RBIs.
Seefluth had a single, a double, and a triple, and Ella Schultz added a pair of hits in the victory for the Dons.
Columbus hosts Greenwood on Friday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Dons 10, Hornets 4
Columbus Catholic 310 420 0 – 10 8 3
Colby 002 200 0 – 4 5 1
WP: Sierra Litwaitis. LP: Hanson.
SO: Litwaitis 3; Hanson 6. BB: Litwaitis 3; Hanson 4.
Top hitters: CC, Maren Seefluth 2×2, 2B, 3 RBIs; Addison Baierl 2×2, 2B; Litwaitis 2B, RBI. COLBY, Underwood 3B, RBI.
Dons 11, Hornets 10
Colby 260 011 0 – 10 2 4
Columbus Catholic 202 340 x – 11 11 5
WP: Litwaitis. LP: Derrico.
SO: Derrico 1; Baierl (1 inn.) 1, Ella Schultz (3 inn.) 2, Litwaitis (3 inn.) 1. BB: Derrico 4; Baierl 3, Schultz 5, Litwaitis 1.
Top hitters: COLBY, Underwood 2 runs. CC, Seefluth 3×4, 2B, 3B; Schultz 2×4; Litwaitis 2×2, 3B, HR, 4 RBIs.
Records: Columbus Catholic 3-7, 2-7 Cloverbelt East; Colby 0-9, 0-7 Cloverbelt East.