Rockets fall to 0-3
By Paul Lecker
SPENCER — The Spencer softball team dropped its third-straight game to start the season, falling at home to Westfield 7-5 in a nonconference contest Thursday at Spencer High School.
Westfield (4-2) led 5-0 after 4½ innings and 7-1 after scoring twice in the top of the seventh before the Rockets started to mount a comeback.
Spencer scored four times in the bottom of the seventh inning, but its rally came up short.
“We have had a bit of a trend where we don’t get going till late in the game,” Spencer coach Jason Gorst said. “We have to just stick with things and find a way to be more productive earlier in the game.”
Tiffany Meinders took the loss for Spencer, striking out nine and allowing 14 hits in a complete-game effort.
Cinnamin Harwood and Katie Fleischman each had two hits for Spencer (0-3).
Spencer plays a nonconference game at Chequamegon on Monday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Pioneers 7, Rockets 5
Westfield 100 220 2 – 7 14 3
Spencer 000 010 4 – 5 9 2
WP: Mades. LP: Tiffany Meinders. SV: Hockerman.
SO: Mades (6 1/3 inn.) 7, Hockerman (2/3 inn.); Meinders 9. BB: Mades 1, Hockerman 1; Meinders 0.
Top hitters: W, Vogel 2×5, 2B; Hockerman 2×4; Wahl 2×4, 2 runs; Reetz 2 runs; Mades 2×4; Reichoff 3×4, 4 RBIs. S, Katie Fleischman 2×4; Cinnamin Harwood 2×4.
Records: Westfield 4-2; Spencer 0-3.