By Paul Lecker
GILMAN – Macie Weber, Colleen Arnold and Courtney Buss each had two hits to lift the Spencer softball team to a 7-1 win over Gilman on Friday in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division matchup.
Spencer scored once in the second and added two-run innings in the third, fourth and sixth to pull away and improve to 8-2 overall and 6-0 in the Cloverbelt East. Gilman is now 9-4 and 6-2 in the conference with both losses coming to the Rockets.
Buss doubled twice and scored two runs, Marisa Johnson scored twice, and Weber had two RBIs for Spencer.
“This was a huge win on the road for us against a very good Gilman team,” Spencer coach Jason Gorst said. “Courtney Buss and Colleen Arnold really gave us some production in the bottom of the order.”
Spencer hosts Pittsville in a nonconference doubleheader Saturday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Rockets 7, Pirates 1
Spencer 012 202 0 – 7 9 2
Gilman 000 010 0 – 1 3 2
WP: Macie Weber. LP: E. Johnson.
SO: Weber 7; Johnson 6. BB: Weber 2; Johnson 3.
Top hitters: S, Marisa Johnson 2 runs; Weber 2×4, 2 RBIs; Colleen Arnold 2×4, RBI; Courtney Buss 2×3, 2 2Bs, 2 runs, RBI. G, Webster 2×2.
Records: Spencer 8-2, 6-0 Cloverbelt East; Gilman 9-4, 6-2 Cloverbelt East.