Columbus Catholic baseball drops opener at Pittsville

first_imgEight-run fourth propels PanthersBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterPITTSVILLE — Pittsville scored eight runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to overcome an early deficit and defeated Marshfield Columbus Catholic 14-4 in a nonconference baseball game Tuesday at Pittsville High School.Pittsville is now 3-1 this season. The game was the season opener for Columbus.Columbus scored four runs in the top of the fourth to take a 4-1 lead before the Panthers exploded for eight runs in the fourth and five more in the fifth to win the game via the 10-run rule.Four Dons’ pitchers combined for 15 walks in the loss.Columbus plays at Owen-Withee to open its Cloverbelt Conference East Division season Friday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Panthers 14, Dons 4Columbus 000 40 – 4 4 2Pittsville 010 85 – 14 4 1WP: Neve. LP: Charles Payant.SO: Payant (3 inn.) 1, Bailey Keffer (1/3 inn.) 0, Calvin Brown (2/3 inn.) 1, Jarred Mandel (2/3 inn.) 1; Neve 1. BB: Payant 3, Keffer 5, Brown 4, Mandel 3; Neve 1.Top hitters: C, Tyler Fuerlinger 2B. P, Neve 2B.Records: Columbus Catholic 0-1; Pittsville 3-1.last_img

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