Pilz, Luepke each have three hits, three RBIs for Rockets
By Paul Lecker
SPENCER — Nate Neumann struck out eight and earned the victory with a five-inning two-hitter as the Spencer baseball team remained unbeaten with a 12-2 rout of Gilman in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division game Tuesday at Spencer High School.
The Rockets are now 5-0 overall and 4-0 in the Cloverbelt East. Gilman drops to 1-3 overall and in the conference.
The Rockets scored four times in the first and added another in the second to take a quick 5-0 lead.
After Gilman scored twice in the fourth, Spencer put the game away via the 10-run rule with a seven-run bottom of the fifth.
Bobby Pilz went 3-for-3 with three RBIs, and Hunter Luepke was 3-for-4 with a double and three RBIs for Spencer.
“Nate did a real nice job of letting his defense work tonight,” Spencer coach Steve Pilz said. “Our pitching has been carrying us, and Nate is a big part of that.”
The Rockets play at Colby on Friday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Rockets 12, Pirates 2
Gilman 000 20 – 2 2 2
Spencer 410 07 – 12 9 1
WP: Nate Neumann. LP: Dallas Skabrand.
SO: Skabrand 3; Neumann 8. BB: Skabrand 6; Neumann 1.
Top hitters: S, Bobby Pilz 3×3, 3 RBIs; Hunter Luepke 3×4, 2B, 3 RBIs.
Records: Gilman 1-3 overall and Cloverbelt East; Spencer 5-0, 4-0 Cloverbelt East.