Spencer softball shut out by Chequamegon in season-opener
By Paul Lecker
SPENCER — Chequamegon’s Megan Mader held Spencer to just three hits in a 3-0 shutout victory over the Rockets in the two teams’ season-opener in a nonconference matchup Tuesday at Spencer High School.
Chequamegon scored single runs in the first, fifth, and seventh against Spencer pitchers Macie Weber and Ellayna Lyon to pull out the win.
Brooke Kettleborough, Mandie Schultz, and Lindsey Vaughan each had hits for Spencer, which accounted for its only baserunners.
Mader struck out nine and did not walk a batter to earn the victory. Chequamegon had no errors in the field.
Emilia Ernest had a home run for the Screaming Eagles.
Spencer hosts Marshfield in a nonconference game on April 7.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Screaming Eagles 3, Rockets 0
Chequamegon 100 010 01 – 3 6 0
Spencer 000 000 00 – 0 3 4
WP: Megan Mader. LP: Macie Weber.
SO: M. Mader 9; Weber 3, Ellayna Lyon 0. BB: M. Mader 0; Weber 2, Lyon 1.
Top hitters: C, Emily Mader 2B, 2 runs; Emilia Ernest HR. S, Brooke Kettleborough 1×3; Lindsey Vaughan 1×2, 2B; Mandie Schultz 1×3.
Records: Chequamegon 1-0; Spencer 0-1.