By Paul Lecker
GILMAN – Spencer scored 13 runs in the top of the first inning and rolled past Gilman 19-5 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division baseball game Friday at Gilman High School.
Nate Neumann earned the win, striking out six in a five-inning effort. The game ended via the 10-run rule.
Mitch Susa smacked a home run, and Jonny Tomke and Jake Meyers each had three hits and four RBIs for the Rockets (7-2 overall, 5-1 Cloverbelt East). Gilman is now 0-4 in the conference.
Spencer hosts Auburndale for a nonconference doubleheader on Saturday.
Rockets 19, Pirates 5
Spencer (13)01 50 – 19 18 1
Gilman 401 00 – 5 7 2
WP: Nate Neumann. LP: Chase Rosemeyer.
SO: Neumann 6.
Top hitters: S, Mitch Susa 1B, HR; Jonny Tomke 3 hits, 4 RBIs; Jake Meyers 3 hits, 4 RBIs; Calvin Lenz 1B, 2B; Hunter Luepke 2 hits; Neumann 2 hits.
Records: Spencer 7-2, 5-1 Cloverbelt East; Gilman 0-4 overall and Cloverbelt East.