Spencer baseball holds on to beat Marshfield Columbus Catholic
Luepke hits home run, drives in four for Rockets
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Spencer scored six runs in the second inning to turn an early deficit into a lead, and it held on for an 8-7 victory over Marshfield Columbus Catholic in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division baseball game Thursday at Jack Hackman Field.
Columbus scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning only to see Spencer respond with six in the top of the second.
The Dons rallied to tie the game at 6-6 in the fifth before Spencer scored twice in the top of the seventh to regain the lead.
Columbus scored once in the bottom of the seventh to pull closer but could not get the tying run across.
Evan Dieringer had two hits and two RBIs to lead the Columbus offense.
Hunter Luepke had a single, a home run, and four RBIs, and Lukas Ellefson was 3-for-4 with a pair of RBIs for Spencer.
Columbus hosts Neillsville, and Spencer is at Gilman in Cloverbelt East action Friday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Rockets 8, Dons 7
Spencer 060 000 2 – 8 10 1
Columbus Catholic 301 020 1 – 7 9 2
WP: Caden Schillinger. LP: Bryce Fuerlinger.
SO: Dominic Wichlacz (4 1/3 inn.) 3, Schillinger (2 2/3 inn.) 2; Bailey Keffer (5 inn.) 5, B. Fuerlinger (2 inn.) 1. BB: Wichlacz 5, Schillinger 2; Keffer 5, B. Fuerlinger 3.
Top hitters: S, Lukas Ellefson 3×4, 2 runs; Hunter Luepke 2×4, HR, 4 RBIs. CC, Evan Dieringer 2×2, 2 RBIs; Jarred Mandel 1×3, 2 RBIs; Ryan Dieringer 2B.
Records: Spencer 7-8, 7-6 Cloverbelt Conference East Division; Columbus Catholic 5-10, 5-9 Cloverbelt East.