Spencer softball knocks off Greenwood for ninth win in a row
Meinders strikes out 11, Harwood has four RBIs for Rockets
By Paul Lecker
SPENCER — The Spencer softball team extended its win streak to nine with a 12-3 rout of Greenwood in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division game Friday at Spencer High School.
The Rockets are now 9-4 overall and remain unbeaten at 7-0 in the Cloverbelt East. Greenwood drops to 9-6 and 5-2 in the conference.
Spencer led 5-3 after 4½ innings before scoring a run in the fifth and exploding for six runs in the sixth to put the game away.
Tiffany Meinders struck out 11 and walked one in a complete-game effort to earn the pitching win for the Rockets.
Cinnamin Harwood had three hits and four RBIs, and Sadie Mericer had three hits and a pair of RBIs at the plate for Spencer.
Kaylee Learman hit a home run and drove in all three runs for Greenwood.
Spencer hosts its annual tournament on Saturday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Rockets 12, Indians 3
Greenwood 000 030 0 – 3 8 4
Spencer 200 316 x – 12 10 1
WP: Tiffany Meinders. LP: Kaylee Learman.
SO: Learman 8; Meinders 11. BB: Learman 7; Meinders 1.
Top hitters: G, Learman 2×4, HR, 3 RBIs. S, Sadie Mercier 3×5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs; Cinnamin Harwood 3×4, 4 RBIs; Shaelee Neitzel 2×3, 2 runs.
Records: Greenwood 9-6, 5-2 Cloverbelt East; Spencer 9-4, 7-0 Cloverbelt East.