Columbus Seniors Fall to Burke Again in State Tournament

The postseason ended Tuesday for the Cornerstone Insurance Group Columbus Seniors in a 10-6 loss to Burke. 

Columbus, which had bowed to Burke 11-0 in Saturday’s opening round of the Class A National Division state tournament, battled back with two straight wins to advance to yesterday’s semifinals. 

Burke broke a scoreless tie with three runs in the fourth inning, helped by two Cornerstone errors.  Columbus trailed 5-0 going to the bottom of the fifth before scoring four runs to pull within one.  However, Burke staged a two-out rally in the sixth to score twice and tacked on three more insurance runs in the seventh, before Cornerstone managed its final run in its last at-bat. 

Columbus, which went 2-2 at state for a second straight year, ended with an overall record of 19-13.