Rockets win season opener, host Columbus Catholic on Friday
By Paul Lecker
SPENCER — Bobby Pilz tossed a two-hit shutout to propel the Spencer baseball team to a 4-0 shutout of Neillsville in the Rockets’ season opener Tuesday at Spencer High School.
Pilz tossed six no-hit innings before giving up back-to-back hits to lead off the seventh. He responded by striking out the side to preserve the shutout. In the game Pilz struck out nine and walked one.
Pilz went 2-for-4 at the plate; Jonny Tomke walked four times out of the leadoff spot in the lineup; and Hunter Luepke added a single, a triple, two RBIs and two stolen bases for Spencer.
Spencer hosts Columbus Catholic on Friday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Rockets 4, Warriors 0
Neillsville 000 000 0 – 0 2 3
Spencer 003 001 x – 4 6 0
WP: Bobby Pilz. LP: Jake Kunze.
SO: Kunze 6, Jason Kurth 4; Pilz 9. BB: Kunze 6, Kurth 4; Pilz 1.
Top hitters: N, Kunze 2B. S, Pilz 2×4; Hunter Luepke 2×4, 3B, 2 RBIs, 2 SBs.
Records: Neillsville 1-2, 1-1 Cloverbelt East; Spencer 1-0 overall and Cloverbelt East.