Meinders throws second no-hitter as Spencer softball routs Colby
Rockets clinch share of second-straight Cloverbelt East title
By Paul Lecker
SPENCER — Tiffany Meinders threw her second five-inning no-hitter of the year, and Spencer swatted two home runs as it rolled past Colby 12-1 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division softball game Friday at Spencer High School.
The win clinches at least a share of the Cloverbelt East championship for Spencer, which also won the title a year ago and has now won 25-straight conference games dating back to 2014. The Rockets improve to 13-3 overall and 10-0 in the Cloverbelt East. Colby drops to 1-12 and 1-9 in the conference.
Jenna Schober hit her first career home run, and Lexi Baehr homered for the second-straight day for the Rockets.
Spencer scored multiple runs in all four of its at-bats, and Meinders struck out 10 and walked just one to earn the win. Colby’s only run of the game was unearned.
Schober finished 3-for-3 and had three RBIs, and Cinnamin Harwood and Mandie Schultz each had two hits for the Rockets.
Spencer has pulled out of the Gilman/Thorp Tournament on Saturday, so its next game is a nonconference affair at home Thursday against Chippewa Falls McDonell. The Rockets will finish their Cloverbelt East and regular-season schedule May 20 with a doubleheader at Loyal.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Rockets 12, Hornets 1
Colby 001 00 – 1 0 2
Spencer 423 3x – 12 11 1
WP: Tiffany Meinders. LP: Hayes.
SO: Hayes (2 inn.) 1, Halopka (2 inn.) 1; Meinders 10. BB: Hayes 3, Halopka 1; Meinders 1.
Top hitters: S, Courtney Buss 2 runs, 3 SBs; Macie Weber 2B, 2 RBIs; Cinnamin Harwood 2×3, 2 runs; Lexi Baehr HR, 2 RBIs; Jenna Schober 3×3, HR, 3 runs, 3 RBIs; Mandie Schultz 2×3; Lindsay Vaughan 2 runs.
Records: Colby 1-12, 1-9 Cloverbelt East; Spencer 13-3, 10-0 Cloverbelt East.