Jordan Carlson, Beau Goff, Casey Seelow and Kody Parman each had two hits to lead the Monona Braves to a 14-6 win over Columbus on Sunday in Home Talent League baseball at Ahuska Park.
The win improved the Braves’ record to 3-2 after two straight losses at Portage and DeForest.
The Crawdads tied the game 3-3 with three runs in the third before the Braves rallied in the bottom of the inning to take the lead for good.
Vince Schmitz and Goff had singles and Seelow walked to load the bases for Carlson, who pounded a two-run single.
After Lou Joseph walked to reload the bases with two out, Parman reached base on an error by the second basemen to score Seelow.
Taylor Carlson smacked a double deep into left center field to send home Jordan Carlson and Joseph, but Parman was out at the plate trying to score a third run.
The Braves scored another run in the fifth inning to lead 9-3, but the Crawdads scored once in the sixth and twice in the seventh to cut the lead to 9-6.
Monona came through with a five-run rally in the seventh inning to put the game away.
Monona starter Corey Schmidt earned the win after allowing four earned runs and seven hits in 6.2 innings. Andy Swanson relieved Schmidt in the seventh inning and held the Crawdads for the rest of the game. Each pitcher had three strikeouts.
Seelow slammed a two-out triple for the Braves in the fourth inning but was left stranded.
Monona entertains Portage Sunday at Ahuska Park with the first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m.
Monona 13, Rio 3
Matt Willey and Jordan Carlson homered, and Jonathan Switalla had three hits as the Braves derailed host Rio on Saturday.
Monona jumped to a 6-0 advantage with three runs in both the first and fourth innings.
Rio cut the gap to 6-3, but the Braves tallied seven runs over the final four innings by notching two in the sixth, one in seventh and two in both the eighth and ninth innings.
Monona outhit Rio 15-12 with Seelow, Taylor Carlson, Schmitz and Willey each getting two.