Spencer baseball hands Loyal first loss of the season
Rockets finish regular season Tuesday at Owen-Withee
By Paul Lecker
LOYAL — The Spencer baseball team broke open a scoreless game with a seven-run fourth inning and rolled from there, beating Loyal 15-5 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division contest Friday and sending the Greyhounds to their first loss of the season.
Ryan Busse and Calvin Lenz each smacked home runs for the Rockets, who are now 13-4 overall and 12-3 in the Cloverbelt East. Loyal drops to 18-1 and 15-1 in the conference, having already clinched the Cloverbelt East title.
Bobby Pilz struck out eight to earn the win on the mound. Despite seven walks, Pilz only allowed three hits and limited the damage to three runs in six innings. He also went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs at the plate.
On Thursday the Rockets lost at Greenwood 5-3. Spencer was held to six hits in the loss.
The Rockets wrap up their Cloverbelt East schedule Tuesday at Owen-Withee.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Rockets 15, Greyhounds 5
Spencer 000 704 4 – 15 11 3
Loyal 000 003 2 – 5 3 0
WP: Bobby Pilz. LP: Riley Geiger.
SO: Pilz 8. BB: Pilz 7, Hunter Luepke 3.
Top hitters: S, Pilz 3×4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Ryan Busse 1B, HR; Calvin Lenz 1B, HR; Jonny Tomke 2 hits.
Loyal statistics not reported.
Records: Spencer 13-4, 12-3 Cloverbelt East; Loyal 18-1, 15-1 Cloverbelt East.
Indians 5, Rockets 3
Spencer 001 010 1 – 3 6 5
Greenwood 000 122 x – 5 10 2
WP: Devin Toburen. LP: Nate Neumann.
SO: Neumann 4, Calvin Lenz 3. BB: Lenz 1.
Top hitters: S, Tomke 2 hits; Luepke 1B, 3B; Pilz 2B.
Greenwood statistics not reported.
Records: Spencer 12-4, 11-3 Cloverbelt East; Greenwood 7-8, 7-6 Cloverbelt East.