Rockets use 11-run fourth inning to get past Bulldogs
By Paul Lecker
GRANTON — The Spencer baseball busted open a tight game with an 11-run fourth inning and went on to beat Granton 16-1 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division contest Tuesday.
The Rockets scored once in the first inning and held on to that lead before ripping off 11 runs in the fourth and adding four more in the fifth to finish off the victory.
Spencer is now 6-6 overall and 6-5 in the Cloverbelt East. Granton drops to 1-11 and 0-9 in the conference.
Dom Wichlacz earned the win, throwing four shutout innings and striking out three for the Rockets. He also was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored at the plate.
Hunter Luepke had two doubles, a triple, scored three times, and knocked in three runs, and Lukas Ellefson had two hits and two RBIs as well for Spencer.
The Rockets host Loyal on Thursday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Rockets 16, Bulldogs 1
Spencer 100 (11)4 – 16
Granton 000 01 – 1 7
Granton statistics not provided.
WP: Dom Wichlacz.
SO: Wichlacz (4 inn.) 3, Tanner Kleinschmidt (1 inn.) 1. BB: Wichlacz 0, Kleinschmidt 0.
Top hitters: S, Wichlacz 3×4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs; Lukas Ellefson 2×3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Hunter Luepke 3×3, 2 2Bs, 3B, 3 RBIs, 3 runs.
Records: Spencer 6-6, 6-5 Cloverbelt Conference East Division; Granton 1-11, 0-9 Cloverbelt East.