Spencer softball wins ninth in a row with shutout of Columbus Catholic
Tiffany Meinders tosses five-inning no-hitter for Rockets
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — The Spencer softball team won its 22nd-straight Cloverbelt Conference East Division game with a 12-0 shutout of Columbus Catholic on Thursday at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.
Tiffany Meinders tossed a five-inning no-hitter, struck out eight, and did not walk a batter. The game ended after five innings via the 10-run rule.
“Tiffany came out and was throwing real well,” Spencer coach Jason Gorst said. “I’m really happy to see her get her first no-hitter.”
The Rockets had 12 hits, scoring in all five innings.
Courtney Buss went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs, and Cinnamin Harwood and Mandie Schultz each had two hits for Spencer, which is now 9-2 overall and 7-0 in the Cloverbelt East after its ninth win in a row overall.
Sierra Litwaitis took the loss for Columbus Catholic, which falls to 1-8 overall and 0-8 in the conference.
Columbus Catholic is at Colby, and Spencer plays at Gilman on Friday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Rockets 12, Dons 0
Spencer 315 21 – 12 12 3
Columbus Catholic 000 00 – 0 0 0
WP: Tiffany Meinders. LP: Sierra Litwaitis.
SO: Meinders 8; Litwaitis (4 inn.) 2, Schultz (1 inn.) 2. BB: Meinders 0; Litwaitis 6, Schultz 0.
Top hitters: S, Courtney Buss 3×4, HR, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Cinnamin Harwood 2×2, 2B, 2 runs; Sadie Mercier 2 runs; Mandie Schultz 2×2, 3B, 2 RBIs; Macie Weber 2B.
Records: Spencer 9-2, 7-0 Cloverbelt East; Columbus Catholic 1-8, 0-8 Cloverbelt East.