Spencer baseball holds off Columbus Catholic
Rockets now 8-1 in Cloverbelt East
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — The Spencer baseball team survived a wild back-and-forth game to beat Marshfield Columbus Catholic 12-10 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division contest Thursday night at Jack Hackman Field.
Spencer led 4-1 after one inning, and then the Dons scored five times in the third to take the lead.
The Rockets responded with four runs in the fourth and added three more in the sixth to pull ahead 12-7.
Columbus scored twice in the bottom of the seventh but could not get any closer as the Rockets hung on to improve to 9-2 overall and 8-1 in the Cloverbelt East. The Dons fall to 3-7 and 3-6 in the conference.
Calvin Lenz earned the win for the Rockets, giving up five runs in five innings of relief.
Hunter Luepke, Jonny Tomke, and Jake Meyers each had two hits for Spencer.
Billy Young was 3-for-4, and Tyler Fuerlinger and Charles Payant each had two hits for Columbus, which had 10 in all.
Spencer is at Gilman, and Columbus Catholic is at Colby in a pair of Cloverbelt East games Friday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Rockets 12, Dons 10
Spencer 400 413 0 – 12 9 2
Columbus Catholic 105 101 2 – 10 10 2
WP: Calvin Lenz. LP: Bailey Keffer.
SO: Hunter Luepke (2 inn.) 2, Lenz (5 inn.) 1; Keffer (4 2/3 inn.) 4, Matthias Gouin (2 1/3 inn.) 1. BB:Luepke 3, Lenz 2; Keffer 9, Gouin 2.
Top hitters: S, Luepke 2×3, 3B; Jonny Tomke 2×3; Jake Meyers 2×3; Lenz 2B. CC, Tyler Fuerlinger 2×4; Charles Payant 2×4; Billy Young 3×4; Brett Loveland 2B.
Records: Spencer 9-2, 8-1 Cloverbelt East; Columbus Catholic 3-7, 3-6 Cloverbelt East.