By Paul Lecker
COLBY — Calvin Lenz allowed just one hit in five innings as the Spencer baseball team routed Colby 17-0 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division matchup Thursday at Colby High School.
Lenz struck out five, did not walk a batter, and had a double offensively for the Rockets (6-2, 4-1 Cloverbelt East), who pull into sole possession of second place in the conference.
Colby drops to 4-2 overall and in the conference.
Nate Neumann was 2-for-3 with three RBIs, and Jake Meyers, Mitch Susa, and Ryan Busse each added two hits for the Rockets.
Spencer scored 10 runs in the top of the fifth inning to finish off the win via the 10-run rule.
The Rockets play at Gilman on Friday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Rockets 17, Hornets 0
Spencer 104 2(10) – 17 13 1
Colby 000 00 – 0 1 5
WP: Calvin Lenz. LP: Morrow.
SO: Lenz 5.
Top hitters: S, Nate Neumann 2×3, 3 RBIs; Jake Meyers 2×3, RBI; Mitch Susa 2×4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Ryan Busse 2×4, 2 RBIs; Lenz 2B.
Records: Spencer 6-2, 4-1 Cloverbelt Conference East Division; Colby 4-2 overall and Cloverbelt East.