Spencer softball blanks Loyal, clinches share of Cloverbelt East crown
Schober has four hits, including homer, drives in six for Rockets
By Paul Lecker
SPENCER — The Spencer softball team clinched at least a tie for its third-straight Cloverbelt Conference East Division title with an 11-0 win over Loyal on Thursday at Spencer High School.
Spencer is now 13-4 overall and 12-0 in the Cloverbelt East with two games remaining: Friday at home against Colby and May 18 at Marshfield Columbus Catholic. Loyal drops to 5-6 and 5-4 in conference play.
The Rockets, winners of 13 straight games after starting the year 0-4, scored twice in the first inning, made it 6-0 with a three-run fourth, and finished off the game with a five-run sixth inning.
Tiffany Meinders tossed a six-hit, six-inning shutout, striking out three, and she also went 3-for-3 with an RBI at the plate for the Rockets.
Jenna Schober was the big bat for Spencer, going 4-for-4 with a double, a home run, and six RBIs.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Rockets 11, Greyhounds 0
Loyal 000 000 – 0 6 3
Spencer 201 305 – 11 12 1
WP: Tiffany Meinders. LP: Rowley.
SO: Rowley (2 inn.) 0, Reinwand (3 inn.) 3, Braesener 0, Rayhorn 0; Meinders 3. BB: Rowley 1, Reinwand 2, Braesner 3, Rayhorn 0.
Top hitters: L, Wilke 2×3, 2B. S, Sadie Mercier 2×4; Cinnamin Harwood 2 BBs, 3 runs; Meinders 3×3, 2B, 2 runs, RBI; Lexi Baehr 2B, RBI; Courtney Buss 2 runs; Jenna Schober 4×4, 2B, HR, 6 RBIs.
Records: Loyal 5-6, 5-4 Cloverbelt Conference East Division; Spencer 13-4, 12-0 Cloverbelt East.