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Spencer softball survives to beat Cadott in WIAA Division 4 regional semifinal

Posted on 24 May 2017 by paul

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SPENCER – Jenna Schober knocked in Courtney Buss with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning as Spencer beat Cadott 2-1 in a WIAA Division 4 softball regional semifinal Wednesday at Spencer High School.

Spencer (18-5) moves on to a D-4 regional final Thursday at home against Thorp (12-10). Game time is 5 p.m.

Cadott led 1-0 before the Rockets rallied with a run in the fifth to tie it.

Schober walked, went to second on a passed ball and third on a ground out before scoring on another ground out by Sadie Mericer to tie the game.

Spencer just missed out on taking the lead in the sixth when Tiffany Meinders would have scored on a suicide squeeze bunt by Buss, but Buss was called out for stepping on the plate as she bunted.

Finally, in the eighth, the Rockets found pay dirt. Buss singled with two strikes and two outs, stole second, and scored on Schober’s single to right field to win it.

Meinders went the entire game on the mound for the Rockets, scattering seven hits. She did not walk a batter and struck out seven.

Mercier had two of Spencer’s eight hits.

Rockets 2, Hornets 1
Cadott 001 000 00 – 1 7 1
Spencer 000 010 01 – 2 8 1
WP:
Tiffany Meinders. LP: Erickson.
SO: Erickson 4; Meinders 7. BB: Erickson 2; Meinders 0.
Top hitters: C, Wahl RBI; Hanson run; Burgess 2B. S, Sadie Mercier 2×3, RBI; Jenna Schober 1×3, run, RBI; Courtney Buss 1×4, run.
Records: Cadott 4-14; Spencer 18-5.

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Stratford edges Spencer softball in pitcher’s duel

Posted on 19 May 2017 by paul

Stratford pitcher Kiana Weiler delivers to the plate during the Tigers’ softball game against Spencer on Friday at Hilgemann Field in Stratford. Weiler threw a complete-game shutout as the Tigers won 1-0. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Spencer second baseman Sadie Mercier kneels on second base for a forceout after fielding a ground ball during the Rockets’ softball game at Stratford on Friday. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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By Paul Lecker
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STRATFORD – The Spencer and Stratford softball teams locked into a pitcher’s duel as both of its aces dominated the opposition’s potent lineups.

Something had to give eventually, and it was Stratford that finally pushed a run across.

Cassidy VanDerLeest knocked in pinch runner Madisyn Daul with a single in the bottom of the sixth inning to plate the game’s only run as the Tigers beat Spencer 1-0 in a nonconference game Friday at Hilgemann Field.

Kiana Weiler struck out six for Stratford and Tiffany Meinders had four strikeouts for Spencer as both starting pitchers were on their games. Neither walked a batter and both scattered seven hits.

Weiler was able to keep the hard-hitting Rockets off-balance with a variety of pitches.

“She was really good at getting ahead in the count and then she gets even better,” Spencer coach Jason Gorst said. “We need to be more aggressive going after strike one and strike two because once she has two on you she’s very, very tough.”

With the victory, Stratford (17-6) snapped Spencer’s 17-game winning streak. Seven different Rockets (17-5) had hits in the loss. VanDerLeest and Sammy Kaiser each had two hits for Stratford.

Stratford completed a nonconference two-game sweep of Spencer, as the Tigers won on the road 5-2 back on March 31 in the season opener for both teams.

“Kiana threw her changeup in different situations, full count a couple of times, she threw it early in the count,” Stratford coach Mandy Pankratz said. “We had a discussion with her and (catcher) Brittany (Bredemann) about, ‘Let’s not be predictable. Let’s throw that pitch when they expect us not to.’ She locates it well, locates her drop curve well, and she comes back with a strike when she needs it.”

Both teams open WIAA playoff action next week. Stratford is the No. 5 seed in its Division 3 sectional and will play at No. 4 Prescott in a regional quarterfinal on Tuesday. Spencer earned a first-round bye as the No. 1 seed in its Division 4 bracket and will play either Spring Valley or Cadott at home Wednesday in a regional semifinal.

Tigers 1, Rockets 0
Spencer 000 000 0 – 0 7 2
Stratford 000 001 x – 1 7 0
WP:
Kiana Weiler. LP: Tiffany Meinders.
SO: Meinders 4; Weiler 6. BB: None.
Top hitters: ST, Sammy Kaiser 2×3; Cassidy VanDerLeest 2×3, RBI.
Records: Spencer 17-5; Stratford 17-6.

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Spencer softball blanks Columbus Catholic, wraps up unbeaten Cloverbelt East season

Posted on 18 May 2017 by paul

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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 the Rockets went undefeated on its 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.

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.

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2017 WIAA state softball playoffs, regional scores & schedule

Posted on 17 May 2017 by paul

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The 2017 WIAA state softball playoffs kicked off with regional quarterfinals and a few regional semifinals Tuesday across Wisconsin.

Regional semifinals continue in all five divisions on Wednesday, May 24, with regional finals scheduled for Friday, May 26.

Regional winners move on to the sectionals. Sectional semifinals are Tuesday, May 30, and sectional finals are Thursday, June 1. Survivors qualify for the WIAA State Softball Tournament at Goodman Fields in Madison on June 8-10.

Here is a look at the entire WIAA softball regional scores and schedule:

2017 WIAA State Softball Playoffs
Division 1
Sectional 1
Regional semifinals, May 23

No. 5 Marshfield 8, No. 12 New Richmond 0
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 9 Wisconsin Rapids at No. 8 Wausau West
No. 13 Wausau East at No. 4 Superior
No. 14 River Falls at No. 3 D.C. Everest
No. 11 Eau Claire North at No. 6 Eau Claire Memorial
No. 10 Menomonie at No. 7 Hudson
Regional finals, May 26
Wisconsin Rapids-Wausau West winner at No. 1 Stevens Point
No. 5 Marshfield vs. TBA
Hudson-Menomonie winner at No. 2 Chippewa Falls
Sectional 3
Regional semifinals, May 23

No. 3 Holmen 4, No. 14 Madison West 0
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 9 Madison East at No. 8 Monona Grove
No. 12 Madison Memorial at No. 5 Verona
No. 13 Madison La Follette at No. 4 La Crosse Central
No. 11 Tomah at No. 6 Middleton
No. 10 Baraboo at No. 7 Waunakee
Regional finals, May 26
Madison East-Monona Grove winner at No. 1 Sun Prairie
No. 3 Holmen vs. TBA
Waunakee-Baraboo winner at No. 2 DeForest
Sectional 2
Regional semifinals, May 24

No. 9 Appleton North at No. 8 De Pere
No. 12 Green Bay East at No. 5 Hortonville
No. 13 Menasha at No. 4 Green Bay Preble
No. 14 Green Bay Southwest at No. 3 Pulaski
No. 11 Appleton West at No. 6 Ashwaubenon
No. 10 Appleton East at No. 7 Kimberly
Regional finals, May 26
Appleton North-De Pere winner at No. 1 Kaukauna
Kimberly-Appleton East winner at No. 2 Bay Port
Sectional 4
Regional semifinals, May 24

No. 9 Sheboygan North at No. 8 Sheboygan South
No. 12 Manitowoc at No. 5 West Bend West
No. 13 Oconomowoc at No. 4 Slinger
No. 14 Hartford at No. 3 Beaver Dam
No. 11 Fond du Lac at No. 6 Oshkosh West
No. 10 Neenah at No. 7 West Bend East
Regional finals, May 26
Sheboygan North-Sheboygan South winner at No. 1 Oshkosh North
West Bend East-Neenah winner at No. 2 Watertown
Sectional 5
Regional semifinals, May 24

No. 9 Burlington at No. 8 Oregon
No. 12 Janesville Parker at No. 5 Beloit Memorial
No. 13 Stoughton at No. 4 Fort Atkinson
No. 14 Milton at No. 3 Janesville Craig
No. 11 Waterford at No. 6 Elkhorn
No. 10 Lake Geneva Badger at No. 7 Union Grove
Regional finals, May 26
Burlington-Oregon winner at No. 1 Westosha Central
Union Grove-Lake Geneva Badger winner at No. 2 Wilmot
Sectional 7
Regional semifinals, May 24

No. 9 Brookfield East at No. 8 Brookfield Central
No. 12 Milwaukee Washington at No. 5 Whitefish Bay
No. 13 Milwaukee Vincent at No. 4 Cedarburg
No. 14 Milwaukee Madison at No. 3 Mequon Homestead
No. 11 Milwaukee Riverside/Golda Meir at No. 6 Greendale Nicolet
No. 10 Milwaukee Bradley at No. 7 Milwaukee King
Regional finals, May 26
Brookfield East-Brookfield Central winner at No. 1 Germantown
Milwaukee King-Milwaukee Bradley winner at No. 2 Milwaukee Divine Savior Holy Angels
Sectional 6
Regional semifinals, May 23

No. 3 Hartland Arrowhead 15, No. 14 Milwaukee Pulaski/Arts/Carmen South/Juneau 0
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 9 Wauwatosa East at No. 8 Sussex Hamilton
No. 12 West Allis Central at No. 5 Waukesha West
No. 13 Milwaukee Hamilton at No. 4 West Allis Hale
No. 11 Waukesha South at No. 6 Waukesha North
No. 10 Mukwonago at No. 7 Wauwatosa West
Regional finals, May 26
Wauwatosa East-Hamilton winner at No. 1 Kettle Moraine
No. 3 Hartland Arrowhead vs. TBA
Wauwatosa West-Mukwonago winner at No. 2 Menomonee Falls
Sectional 8
Regional semifinals, May 24

No. 9 Greendale at No. 8 South Milwaukee
No. 12 Racine Park at No. 5 Muskego
No. 13 Milwaukee Reagan at No. 4 Franklin
No. 14 Milwaukee Bay View/Lifelong Learning
No. 11 Racine Horlick at No. 6 Kenosha Indian Trail
No. 10 Kenosha Tremper at No. 7 Racine Case
Regional finals, May 26
Greendale-South Milwaukee winner at No. 1 Oak Creek
Racine Case-Kenosha Tremper winner at No. 2 Kenosha Bradford/Reuther
Division 2
Sectional 1
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 8 Amery 11, No. 9 Black River Falls 0
No. 8 Hayward 13, No. 9 Ashland 9
No. 7 Lakeland 23, No. 10 Colby/Abbotsford 11
Regional quarterfinals, May 24
No. 10 Sparta at No. 7 La Crosse Logan
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 8 Amery at No. 1 Baldwin-Woodville
No. 5 West Salem at No. 4 Osceola
No. 6 Somerset at No. 3 Ellsworth
No. 8 Hayward at No. 1 Rice Lake
No. 5 Merrill at No. 4 Rhinelander
No. 6 Medford at No. 3 Mosinee
No. 7 Lakeland at No. 2 Antigo/White Lake
Regional semifinals, May 25
La Crosse Logan-Sparta winner at No. 2 Onalaska
Sectional 4
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 9 Ripon at No. 8 Milwaukee Lutheran
No. 9 Milwaukee Pius XI Catholic at No. 8 Milwaukee School of Languages
No. 7 St. Francis 18, No. 10 Milwaukee St. Anthony 2
Regional quarterfinals, May 24
No. 10 Shorewood at No. 7 Brown Deer
Regional semifinals, May 24
Ripon-Milwaukee Lutheran at No. 1 Grafton
No. 5 Plymouth at No. 4 Port Washington
No. 6 Sheboygan Falls/Kohler at No. 3 Kewaskum
Pius XI-School of Languages winner at No. 1 New Berlin West
No. 5 Milwaukee St. Thomas More at No. 4 New Berlin Eisenhower
No. 6 Wisconsin Lutheran at No. 3 Cudahy
No. 7 St. Francis at No. 2 Whitnall
Regional semifinals, May 25
Brown Deer-Shorewood winner at No. 2 Waupun
Sectional 2
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 8 Waupaca 12, No. 9 Appleton Xavier 3
No. 10 Berlin at No. 7 Little Chute
No. 9 Green Bay Notre Dame 10, No. 8 Clintonville 6
No. 7 Two Rivers 10, No. 10 Green Bay West 2
Regional semifinals, May 23
No. 3 Denmark 13, No. 6 Oconto Falls 1
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 8 Waupaca at No. 1 Freedom
No. 5 Fox Valley Lutheran at No. 4 Winneconne
No. 6 West De Pere at No. 3 Wrightstown
Little Chute-Berlin winner at No. 2 New London
No. 9 Green Bay Notre Dame at No. 1 Seymour
No. 5 Marinette at No. 4 Shawano
No. 7 Two Rivers at No. 2 Luxemburg-Casco
Sectional 3
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 9 Madison Edgewood 6, No. 8 Reedsburg 2
No. 10 Lodi at No. 7 Mount Horeb
Regional quarterfinals, May 23
No. 9 Pewaukee at No. 8 Whitewater
No. 10 Big Foot at No. 7 East Troy
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 9 Madison Edgewood at No. 1 McFarland
No. 5 Adams-Friendship at No. 4 Sauk Prairie
No. 6 Mauston at No. 3 Portage
Mount Horeb-Lodi winner at No. 2 Evansville
No. 5 Monroe at No. 4 Jefferson
No. 6 Waukesha Catholic Memorial at No. 3 Edgerton
Regional semifinals, May 25
Pewaukee-Whitewater winner at No. 1 Beloit Turner
East Troy-Big Foot winner at No. 2 Delavan-Darien
Division 3
Sectional 1
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 9 Frederic/Luck 4, No. 8 Unity 1
No. 7 Ladysmith 15, No. 10 Webster/Siren 0
No. 8 Neillsville/Granton 8, No. 9 St. Croix Central 1
No. 7 Stanley-Boyd 21, No. 10 Nekoosa 10
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 9 Frederic/Luck at No. 1 Northwestern
No. 5 St. Croix Falls at No. 4 Cumberland
No. 6 Barron at No. 3 Cameron
No. 7 Ladysmith at No. 2 Spooner
No. 8 Neillsville/Granton at No. 1 Bloomer
No. 5 Stratford at No. 4 Prescott
No. 6 Durand at No. 3 Elk Mound
No. 7 Stanley-Boyd at No. 2 Altoona
Sectional 4
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 9 Wisconsin Dells 9, No. 8 Wautoma 2
No. 7 Cedar Grove-Belgium 16, No. 10 Racine St. Catherine’s 6
Regional quarterfinals, May 24
No. 10 Winnebago Lutheran at No. 7 North Fond du Lac
No. 9 Oostburg at No. 8 Whitefish Bay Dominican
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 9 Wisconsin Dells at No. 1 Laconia
No. 5 Lomira at No. 4 Mayville
No. 6 Westfield at No. 3 Campbellsport
No. 5 Watertown Luther Prep at No. 4 Kettle Moraine Lutheran
No. 6 Kenosha St. Joseph at No. 3 Greendale Martin Luther
No. 7 Cedar Grove-Belgium at No. 2 Random Lake
Regional semifinals, May 25
North Fond du Lac-Winnebago Lutheran winner at No. 2 Poynette
Oostburg-Dominican winner at No. 1 Shoreland Lutheran
Sectional 2
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 9 Wittenberg-Birnamwood 5, No. 8 Gillett/Suring 3
No. 10 Northland Pines at No. 7 Amherst
Regional semifinals, May 23
No. 3 Tomahawk 12, No. 6 Omro 0
No. 3 Southern Door 4, No. 6 New Holstein 1
Regional quarterfinals, May 24
No. 9 Sturgeon Bay at No. 8 Howards Grove
No. 10 Kiel at No. 7 Manitowoc Roncalli
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 9 Wittenberg-Birnamwood at No. 1 Oconto
No. 5 Bonduel at No. 4 Peshtigo
Amherst-Northland Pines winner at No. 2 Weyauwega-Fremont
No. 5 Valders at No. 4 Kewaunee
Regional semifinals, May 25
Sturgeon Bay-Howards Grove winner at No. 1 Brillion
Roncall-Kiel winner at No. 2 Chilton
Sectional 3
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 8 Platteville 10, No. 9 Richland Center 0
No. 7 Lancaster 8, No. 10 Prairie du Chien 7
No. 10 Clinton at No. 7 Belleville
Regional quarterfinals, May 23
No. 9 Lake Mills at No. 8 Waterloo
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 8 Platteville at No. 1 La Crosse Aquinas
No. 5 Westby at No. 4 Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau
No. 6 Viroqua at No. 3 Dodgeville
Lancaster-Prairie du Chien at No. 2 Arcadia
No. 5 Palmyra-Eagle at No. 4 Brodhead
No. 6 Lakeside Lutheran at No. 3 River Valley
Belleville-Clinton winner at No. 2 Marshall
Regional semifinals, May 25
Lake Mills-Waterloo winner at No. 1 Columbus
Division 4
Sectional 1
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 8 Boyceville 9, No. 9 Chetek-Weyerhaeuser 1
No. 7 Glenwood City 15, No. 10 Cornell/Lake Holcombe 0
No. 8 Cadott 24, No. 9 Spring Valley 14
No. 7 Fall Creek 15, No. 10 Edgar 0
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 8 Boyceville at No. 1 Phillips
No. 6 Shell Lake at No. 3 Grantsburg
Glenwood City-Cornell/Lake Holcombe winner at No. 2 Clayton/Turtle Lake
No. 8 Cadott at No. 1 Spencer
No. 5 Eau Claire Regis at No. 4 Thorp
No. 6 Colfax at No. 3 Athens
No. 7 Fall Creek at No. 2 Marathon
Regional semifinals, May 25
No. 5 Chequamegon at No. 4 Flambeau
Sectional 4
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 9 Darlington 7, No. 8 River Ridge/Cassville 4
No. 10 Benton/Shullsburg 10, No. 7 New Glarus 3
Regional quarterfinals, May 24
No. 9 Kenosha Christian Life at No. 8 Pardeeville
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 9 Darlington at No. 1 Iowa-Grant
No. 5 Fennimore at No. 4 Boscobel
No. 6 Cuba City at No. 3 Mineral Point
No. 10 Benton/Shullsburg at No. 2 Wisconsin Heights
No. 5 Cambridge at No. 4 Racine Lutheran
No. 6 Lake Country Lutheran at No. 3 Deerfield
No. 7 Dodgeland at No. 2 Parkview
Regional semifinals, May 25
Kenosha Christian Life-Pardeeville winner at No. 1 Juda/Albany
Sectional 2
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 9 Crivitz at No. 8 Crandon
No. 7 Laona/Wabeno 16, No. 10 Menominee Indian 1
Regional semifinals, May 23
No. 3 Algoma 5, No. 6 Neenah St. Mary Catholic 1
Regional quarterfinals, May 24
No. 9 Stockbridge/Hilbert at No. 8 Gibraltar/Washington Island
No. 10 Sheboygan Area Lutheran at No. 7 Fond du Lac St. Mary’s Springs
Regional semifinals, May 24
Crivitz-Crandon winner at No. 1 Shiocton
No. 5 Phelps/Three Lakes at No. 4 Iola-Scandinavia
No. 6 Manawa at No. 3 Rosholt
No. 7 Laona/Wabeno at No. 2 Coleman
No. 5 Manitowoc Lutheran at No. 4 Reedsville
Regional semifinals, May 25
Stockbridge/Hilbert-Gibraltar/Washington Island winner at No. 1 Oshkosh Lourdes
St. Mary’s Springs-Sheboygan Area Lutheran winner at No. 2 Mishicot
Sectional 3
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 9 Melrose-Mindoro 10, No. 8 Whitehall 7
No. 8 Princeton/Green Lake 17, No. 9 Wayland Academy 2
No. 7 Montello 16, No. 10 Pittsville 1
Regional semifinals, May 23
No. 2 Onalaska Luther 18, No. 7 Eleva-Strum 0
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 9 Melrose-Mindoro at No. 1 Cochrane-Fountain City
No. 5 Mondovi at No. 4 Brookwood
No. 6 Osseo-Fairchild at No. 3 Independence/Gilmanton
No. 8 Princeton/Green Lake at No. 1 Horicon
No. 5 Necedah at No. 4 Tri-County
No. 6 Auburndale at No. 3 Markesan
No. 7 Montello at No. 2 Stevens Point Pacelli
Division 5
Sectional 1
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 8 Prentice 6, No. 9 Elmwood 5
No. 10 Rib Lake at No. 7 Clear Lake
No. 8 Mellen 17, No. 9 Bayfield 0
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 8 Prentice at No. 1 Chippewa Falls McDonell
No. 5 Prairie Farm at No. 4 Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran
No. 6 Plum City at No. 3 Gilman
Clear Lake-Rib Lake winner at No. 2 Pepin/Alma
No. 8 Mellen at No. 1 Hurley
No. 5 Northwood at No. 4 Birchwood
No. 6 Solon Springs at No. 3 Bruce
No. 7 Butternut/Mercer at No. 2 Drummond
Sectional 4
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 7 Potosi 15, No. 10 Pecatonica 0
No. 8 Monticello 18, No. 9 Faith Christian 2
Regional quarterfinals, May 24
No. 9 North Crawford at No. 8 Riverdale
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 5 Seneca at No. 4 Barneveld
No. 6 Highland at No. 3 Wauzeka-Steuben
No. 7 Potosi at No. 2 Southwestern
No. 8 Monticello at No. 1 Johnson Creek
No. 5 Burlington Catholic Central at No. 4 Argyle
No. 6 Fall River at No. 3 Black Hawk
No. 7 Hustisford at No. 2 Williams Bay
Regional semifinals, May 25
North Crawford-Riverdale at No. 1 Belmont
Sectional 2
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 9 Tigerton 17, No. 8 Florence 5
No. 7 Marion 17, No. 10 Pembine/Goodman 2
No. 9 Sevastopol 17, No. 8 Living Word Lutheran 6
No. 7 Green Bay NEW Lutheran 10, No. 10 Rio 0
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 9 Tigerton at No. 1 Wausaukee
No. 5 Bowler at No. 4 Niagara
No. 6 Elcho at No. 3 St. Thomas Aquinas/Lena
No. 7 Marion at No. 2 Gresham
No. 9 Sevastopol at No. 1 Oakfield
No. 5 Wild Rose at No. 4 Cambria-Friesland
No. 6 Randolph at No. 3 Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah
No. 7 Green Bay NEW Lutheran at No. 2 Almond-Bancroft
Sectional 3
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 8 Marshfield Columbus Catholic 5, No. 9 Northland Lutheran/Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 1
No. 10 Owen-Withee at No. 7 Port Edwards
Regional semifinals, May 23
No. 3 Greenwood 16, No. 6 Wausau Newman Catholic 1
Regional quarterfinals, May 24
No. 9 Royall at No. 8 Wonewoc-Center
No. 11 Kickapoo at No. 6 Hillsboro
No. 10 Weston at No. 7 La Farge
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 8 Marshfield Columbus Catholic at No. 1 Wisconsin Rapids Assumption
No. 5 Loyal at No. 4 Augusta
Port Edwards-Owen-Withee winner at No. 2 Blair-Taylor
No. 5 New Lisbon at No. 4 Cashton
Regional semifinals, May 25
Royall-Wonewoc-Center winner at No. 1 De Soto
Hillsboro-Kickapoo winner at No. 3 Ithaca
La Farge-Weston winner at No. 2 Bangor

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Spencer softball wins twice at GT Slam Fest

Posted on 13 May 2017 by paul

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THORP – The Spencer softball team won a pair of games at the GT Slam Fest on Saturday.

The Rockets beat Thorp 4-1 and Athens 5-3 to extend their winning streak to 16 games.

Spencer’s Tiffany Meinders struck out six and allowed just one hit in the win over Thorp.

Courtney Buss, Jenna Schober, Sadie Mercier and Katie Fleischman each had two hits, and Schober had two RBIs in the victory.

Meinders also threw a complete game against Athens, striking out seven and walking just one.

Fleischman was 4-for-4 and scored twice, and Meinders had two hits and two RBIs for the Rockets.

“It was a great day of softball today,” Spencer coach Jason Gorst said. “We were able to play pretty well against two very good teams. It is great to be in a tournament (hosted by Gilman and Thorp) like that before the playoffs.

“Katie Flieschman had a great day at the plate. She is having a terrific senior year. Tiffany pitched well and the defense was relatively solid behind her.”

Spencer is off until Thursday when it plays at Marshfield Columbus Catholic in its Cloverbelt Conference East Division finale. The Rockets will finish their regular-season at home Friday against Stratford.

Rockets 4, Cardinals 1
Thorp 000 010 0 – 1 1 3
Spencer 010 300 x – 4 9 2
WP:
Tiffany Meinders. LP: L. Tyznik.
SO: L. Tyznik (4 inn.) 3, K. Tyznik (2 inn.) 1; Meinders 6. BB: L. Tyznik 0, K. Tyznik 1; Meinders 3.
Top hitters: S, Sadie Mercier 2×3, run, RBI; Katie Fleischman 2×4, RBI; Courtney Buss 2×3, 2 runs; Jenna Schober 2×3, run, 2 RBIs; Cinnamin Harwood 2B.
Records: Thorp 11-7; Spencer 15-4.

Rockets 5, Bluejays 3
Spencer 201 101 0 – 5 11 2
Athens 201 000 0 – 3 7 2
WP:
Meinders. LP: Frick.
SO: Meinders 7; Frick 4. BB: Meinders 1; Frick 1.
Top hitters: S, Fleischman 4×4, 2 runs; Meinders 2×4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Schober 2B, RBI, run. A, Brooks 2×4; Boessl 2×3.
Records: Spencer 16-4; Athens 12-9.

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Spencer softball whips Colby, wraps up third-straight Cloverbelt East championship

Posted on 12 May 2017 by paul

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SPENCER – The Spencer softball team has clinched its third-straight Cloverbelt Conference East Division championship after whipping Colby 16-6 on Friday at Spencer High School.

Spencer is now 14-4 overall and 13-0 in the Cloverbelt East with one game remaining – at Marshfield Columbus Catholic next Thursday. Colby remains winless at 0-12 overall and 0-11 in the conference.

Spencer put the game away early, scoring 13 runs in the bottom of the first inning.

Cinnamin Harwood, Katie Fleischman and Courtney Buss each had two hits, and Harwood drove in four runs for the Rockets. Jenna Schober, Tiffany Meinders and Faith Bauer all had two RBIs for Spencer.

“I am very proud of this team for their accomplishment tonight,” Spencer coach Jason Gorst said. “They have worked very hard to get here.”

Spencer will play in a tournament at Thorp on Saturday. The Rockets will play Thorp at 10 a.m., Athens at 2 p.m., and Marathon at 4 p.m. as it looks to extend its 14-game winning streak.

Rockets 16, Hornets 6
Colby 011 31 – 6 9 2
Spencer (13)00 21 – 16 11 3
WP:
Lexi Baehr. LP: Derrico.
SO: Derrico (1 inn.) 0, Hanson (3 inn.) 1; Tiffany Meinders (1 inn.) 1, Baehr (4 inn.) 2. BB: Derrico 6, Hanson 4; Meinders 0; Baehr 1.
Top hitters: C, Hanson 2×3, 3B; Bitter 2×3, 3B, 2 runs; Underwood 2×3, 2B; Goodwin 2B. S, Katie Fleischman 2×3, 2B, 2 runs; Cinnamin Harwood 2×2, 2 runs, 4 RBIs; Meinders 2 RBIs; Shaelee Neitzel 2 runs; Baehr 2 runs; Courtney Buss 2×3, 2B, 2 runs; Jenna Schober 2 RBIs; Faith Bauer 2 runs, 2 RBIs.
Records: Colby 0-12, 0-11 Cloverbelt East; Spencer 14-4, 13-0 Cloverbelt East.

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Spencer softball blanks Loyal, clinches share of Cloverbelt East crown

Posted on 11 May 2017 by paul

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SPENCER – The Spencer softball team clinched at least a tie for its third-straight Cloverbelt Conference East Division title with a 11-0 win over Loyal on Thursday at Spencer High School.

Spencer is now 13-4 overall and 12-0 in the Cloverbelt East with two games remaining – Friday at home against Colby and May 18 at Marshfield Columbus Catholic. Loyal drops to 5-6 and 5-4 in conference play.

The Rockets, winners of 13 straight games after starting the year 0-4, scored twice in the first inning, made it 6-0 with a three-run fourth, and finished off the game with a five-run sixth inning.

Tiffany Meinders tossed a six-hit, six-inning shutout, striking out three, and also went 3-for-3 with an RBI at the plate for the Rockets.

Jenna Schober was the big bat for Spencer, going 4-for-4 with a double, a home run and six RBIs.

Rockets 11, Greyhounds 0
Loyal 000 000 – 0 6 3
Spencer 201 305 – 11 12 1
WP:
Tiffany Meinders. LP: Rowley.
SO: Rowley (2 inn.) 0, Reinwand (3 inn.) 3, Braesener 0, Rayhorn 0; Meinders 3. BB: Rowley 1, Reinwand 2, Braesner 3, Rayhorn 0.
Top hitters: L, Wilke 2×3, 2B. S, Sadie Mercier 2×4; Cinnamin Harwood 2 BBs, 3 runs; Meinders 3×3, 2B, 2 runs, RBI; Lexi Baehr 2B, RBI; Courtney Buss 2 runs; Jenna Schober 4×4, 2B, HR, 6 RBIs.
Records: Loyal 5-6, 5-4 Cloverbelt Conference East Division; Spencer 13-4, 12-0 Cloverbelt East.

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Spencer softball whips Owen-Withee in doubleheader sweep

Posted on 09 May 2017 by paul

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OWEN – The Spencer softball team took a big step toward a possible third-straight Cloverbelt Conference East Division championship by sweeping a doubleheader at Owen-Withee on Tuesday.

The Rockets rolled to 11-0 and 14-1 victories and improve to 12-4 overall and 11-0 in the Cloverbelt East after moving their overall winning streak to 12. Owen-Withee is now 2-6 overall and in the conference.

Spencer, winners of 38 Cloverbelt East games in a row, can clinch a share of the conference title with a win at home over Loyal on Thursday. Spencer hosts Greenwood on Friday and finishes its conference schedule May 18 at Marshfield Columbus Catholic.

Tiffany Meinders and Lexi Baehr combined on a one-hit, five-inning shutout in Game 1 for the Rockets, combining for nine strikeouts and the duo did not walk a batter.

Sadie Mercier and Baehr each had three hits and two RBIs in the victory.

In Game 2, Meinders struck out six in four innings and added a home run, a single and three RBIs at the plate.

Mercier and Baehr also both had two hits, and Katie Fleischman drove in four runs in the victory.

Game 1
Rockets 11, Blackhawks 0
Spencer 503 03 – 11 15 0
Owen-Withee 000 00 – 0 1 3
WP:
Tiffany Meinders. LP: Faltiesck.
SO: Meinders (3 inn.) 6, Lexi Baehr (2 inn.) 3; Faltiesck 6. BB: Meinders 0, Baehr 0; Faltiesck 3.
Top hitters: S, Sadie Mercier 3×4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Katie Fleischman 2×4; Cinnamin Harwood 2B, 2 runs; Baehr 3×4, 2 2Bs, 2 RBIs; Courtney Buss 2 runs; Jenna Schober 2×3, 2 runs; Shaelee Neitzel 2 RBIs.

Game 2
Rockets 14, Blackhawks 1
Owen-Withee 000 10 – 1 4 3
Spencer 170 6x – 14 11 0
WP:
Meinders. LP: Flatiesck.
SO: Faltiesck 4; Meinders (4 inn.) 6, Baehr (1 inn.) 2. BB: Faltiesck 5; Meinders 1, Baehr 0.
Top hitters: OW; M. Simington RBI. S, Mercier 2×3, 2B, 3 runs; Fleischman 2B, 4 RBIs; Harwood 2 runs; Meinders 2×3, 2B, HR, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Baehr 2×2.
Records: Owen-Withee 2-6 overall and Cloverbelt East; Spencer 12-4, 11-0 Cloverbelt East.

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Spencer softball 9-0 in Cloverbelt East after win over Columbus

Posted on 08 May 2017 by paul

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SPENCER – Spencer took advantage of 22 walks to beat Marshfield Columbus Catholic 14-4 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division softball game Monday at Spencer High School.

The win is the Rockets’ 10th in a row and they are now 10-4 overall and 9-0 in the Cloverbelt East. Columbus drops to 1-7 and 0-7 in conference play.

Sadie Mercier and Tiffany Meinders each had two hits, and Meinders and Jenna Schober both had three RBIs for Spencer.

“We had some mistakes on the bases tonight that we will have to clean up,” Spencer coach Jason Gorst said. “A bit shaky on defense too. Otherwise it was a pretty good game.”

Sierra Litwaitis had a hit and two RBIs for Columbus.

Columbus plays a doubleheader at Colby and Spencer will be at Owen-Withee for a twinbill on Tuesday.

Rockets 14, Dons 4
Columbus Catholic 000 22 – 4 2 0
Spencer 240 62 – 14 6 3
WP:
Lexi Baehr. LP: Mauney.
SO: Mauney (1 inn.) 0, Schultz (3 1/3 inn.) 1; Tiffany Meinders (2 inn.) 2, Baehr (3 inn.) 2. BB: Mauney 8, Schultz 14; Meinders 1, Baehr 1.
Top hitters: CC, Sierra Litwaitis 1×3, 2 RBIs; Schultz 1×3, run, RBI; Tolppi run. S, Sadie Mercier 2×4, 2 runs; Meinders 2×3, 3 RBIs; Courtney Buss 2 runs; Jenna Schober 1×2, 3 RBIs; Faith Bauer 2 runs; Montana Kleinschmidt 2 runs.
Records: Columbus Catholic 1-7, 0-7 Cloverbelt Conference East Division; Spencer 10-4, 9-0 Cloverbelt East.

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Spencer softball knocks off Greenwood for ninth win in a row

Posted on 05 May 2017 by paul

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SPENCER – The Spencer softball team extended its win streak to nine with a 12-3 rout of Greenwood in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division game Friday at Spencer High School.

The Rockets are now 9-4 overall and remain unbeaten at 8-0 in the Cloverbelt East. Greenwood drops to 9-6 and 5-2 in the conference.

Spencer led 5-3 after 4½ innings before scoring a run in the fifth and exploding for six runs in the sixth to put the game away.

Tiffany Meinders struck out 11 and walked one in a complete-game effort to earn the pitching win for the Rockets.

Cinnamin Harwood had three hits and four RBIs, and Sadie Mericer had three hits and a pair of RBIs at the plate for Spencer.

Kaylee Learman hit a home run and drove in all three runs for Greenwood.

Spencer hosts its annual tournament on Saturday.

Rockets 12, Indians 3
Greenwood 000 030 0 – 3 8 4
Spencer 200 316 x – 12 10 1
WP:
Tiffany Meinders. LP: Kaylee Learman.
SO: Learman 8; Meinders 11. BB: Learman 7; Meinders 1.
Top hitters: G, Learman 2×4, HR, 3 RBIs. S, Sadie Mercier 3×5, 3 runs, 2 RBIs; Cinnamin Harwood 3×4, 4 RBIs; Shaelee Neitzel 2×3, 2 runs.
Records: Greenwood 9-6, 5-2 Cloverbelt East; Spencer 9-4, 8-0 Cloverbelt East.

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