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Columbus Discoverers

Columbus High softball season came to an end on Wednesday during the district tournament at Omaha Marian. 

CHS defeated Omaha Bryan in its most lopsided win of the year, 12-0, in the first round but then fell to top seed Omaha Marian in the next round. Omaha Burke leads defeated Columbus 9-6 to end the Discoverers season. 

Burke controlled a 4-0 lead after two innings, but singles by Tayler Braun and Addison Huele in the top of the third closed the gap to 4-2. 

Burke stretched the lead to 5-1 in the bottom of the inning, but CHS answered with three in the fourth to tie the game at 5-5. 

Burke then scored four in the bottom of the sixth to take a 9-5 lead.

CHS scored one run in the seventh, but wasn't able to close the gap any further. 

Columbus started Wednesday with a bang, scoring four first-inning runs against Bryan then tacking on nine more in the third and ending the game early on the mercy rule.

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Braun and Addison Kudron both had multiple hits. Kudron drove in four runs on three hits including two doubles. 

Katie Stachura earned the win in the circle, no-hitting the Bears and striking out six.

Columbus then fell in a four-run hole after three Marian runs in the first and another in the second in Game 2.

Abi Gerber drove in Braun and Huele in the fifth, but it was already 5-0 at that point.

Columbus ended the regular season on Monday in a doubleheader loss at Grand Island in finals of 10-2 and 9-1.

The Discoverers started Game 1 with three straight hits and two runs but the Islanders answered right away with seven in the bottom of the first.

Grand Island led 9-0 in the nightcap before Columbus finally cracked the scoreboard in the fifth.

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