Rockets win 17th-straight game
By Paul Lecker
MARSHFIELD — Tiffany Meinders held Marshfield Columbus Catholic to just one hit in four innings as the Spencer softball team blanked the Dons 19-0 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division game on Thursday at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.
Spencer finishes its Cloverbelt East schedule with a perfect 14-0 record, the third-straight season in which the Rockets went undefeated on their way to the conference title. Spencer has now won 17 games in a row this season (17-4 overall) and 41 straight in Cloverbelt East play.
Columbus falls 4-11 overall and 2-10 in the Cloverbelt East. The Dons host Owen-Withee for a doubleheader on Friday to wrap-up their conference schedule.
Spencer scored multiple runs in all four of its at-bats, including six in the third and seven in the fourth to end the game via the 15-run rule.
Four Columbus pitchers combined to walk 20 Spencer batters. The Rockets had eight hits, including two from Faith Bauer. Cinnamin Harwood had a hit, walked three times, and scored four runs in the victory.
Zoe Stratman had Columbus’ lone hit.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Rockets 19, Dons 0
Spencer 336 7 – 19 8 1
Columbus Catholic 000 0 – 0 1 1
WP: Tiffany Meinders. LP: Addison Baierl.
SO: Meinders 5; Baierl (1 inn.) 0, Annika Brown (1/3 inn.) 0, Maddie DeSmet (2 1/3 inn.) 1, Sophia Mauney 0. BB: Meinders 0; Baierl 5, Brown 5, DeSmet 10, Mauney 0.
Top hitters: S, Faith Bauer 2×3, 2 RBIs, run; Jenna Schober 2B, 2 runs, 4 RBIs; Courtney Buss 2 runs; Meinders 3 RBIs; Cinnamin Harwood 4 runs; Katie Fleischman 3 runs; Sadie Mercier 2 runs. C, Zoe Stratman 1×2.
Records: Spencer 17-4, 14-0 Cloverbelt East; Columbus Catholic 4-11, 2-10 Cloverbelt East.