Luepke has three hits for Rockets
By Paul Lecker
SPENCER — Loyal scored two runs in the top of the eighth and ninth innings to get past Spencer 5-3 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division baseball game Thursday at Spencer High School.
The game was tied 1-1 after seven innings before Loyal scored twice in the top of the eighth. Spencer extended the game with two runs in the bottom of the inning before the Greyhounds struck again and held on for the victory.
Hunter Luepke struck out five and gave up just one run through seven innings for Spencer. Tanner Kleinschmidt took the loss, allowing eight hits and four runs in two innings.
Dom Wichlacz had a single, a double, and two RBIs, and Luepke was 3-for-5 for Spencer.
The Rockets play a nonconference doubleheader at Auburndale on Saturday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Greyhounds 5, Rockets 3 (9 inn.)
Loyal 100 000 022 – 5 12
Spencer 000 010 020 – 3
Loyal statistics not reported.
LP: Tanner Kleinschmidt.
SO: Hunter Luepke (7 inn.) 5, Kleinschmidt (2 inn.) 2. BB: Luepke 5, Kleinschmidt 0.
Top hitters: S, Dom Wichlacz 2×5, 2B, 2 RBIs; Luepke 3×5.
Records: Loyal 10-5, 9-3 Cloverbelt Conference East Division; Spencer 6-7, 6-6 Cloverbelt East.