Macie Weber hits grand slam, strikes out seven on the mound for Spencer
By Paul Lecker
SPENCER — Macie Weber hit a grand slam in a 12-run second inning to help the Spencer softball team to a convincing 14-4 victory over Loyal/Granton in a WIAA Division 3 regional semifinal Thursday at Spencer High School.
Spencer (17-5), the No. 2 seed in its half of the D-3 sectional bracket, will host the winner of Marathon and Neillsville in a regional final at 5 p.m. Friday.
Spencer scored twice in the first inning before erupting in the second, smacking eight hits and walking four times on its way to the 12-run inning.
“We had a huge second inning, which pretty much decided things,” Spencer coach Jason Gorst said. “I was very happy with our team enthusiasm and energy.”
Weber earned the win on the mound, striking out seven in five innings.
Weber, Cinnamin Harwood, Lexi Baehr, and Kallie Reckner each had two hits for the Rockets, who had 11 in all.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Rockets 14, Greyhounds 4
Loyal/Granton 002 02 – 4 6 2
Spencer 2(12)0 0x – 14 11 0
WP: Macie Weber. LP: Rowley.
SO: Rowley (1 2/3 inn.) 3, Reinwand (2 1/3 inn.) 2; Weber 7. BB: Rowley 4, Reinwand 1; Weber 1.
Top hitters: LG, Wilke 2×3, 2 runs; Schoonover 2×3, 2B, 2 runs; Rayhorn 2×3, 2 2Bs, 4 RBIs. S, Courtney Buss 3 BBs, 2 runs; Weber 2×4, HR, 2 runs, 5 RBIs; Cinnamin Harwood 2×3; Lexi Baehr 2×2, 2 runs; Kallie Reckner 2×3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Sadie Mercier 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.
Records: Loyal/Granton 7-10; Spencer 17-5.