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Spencer softball roughs up Colby

Posted on 21 April 2017 by paul

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COLBY – Tiffany Meinders threw a three-inning no-hitter and hit a three-run home run to lead the Spencer softball team to a 17-0 rout of Colby in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division game Friday at Colby High School.

The game was called after three innings due to the 15-run rule.

“I liked our focus from the start,” Spencer coach Jason Gorst said. “We played a prettly clean ballgame.”

Meinders struck out eight and walked two to earn the win for the Rockets (3-4, 2-0 Cloverbelt East). She also had a single to go with her home run and finished with five RBIs.

Felicia Bauer had three RBIs, and Katie Fleischman and Cinnamin Harwood each scored three runs for Spencer.

The Rockets play at Loyal on Monday.

Rockets 17, Hornets 0
Spencer 467 – 17 8 0
Colby 000 – 0 0 1
WP:
Tiffany Meinders. LP: Hanson.
SO: Meinders 8; Hanson (2 inn.) 2, Fisher (1 inn.) 0. BB: Meinders 2; Hanson 11, Fisher 2.
Top hitters: S, Katie Fleischman 2×3, 2 RBIs, 3 runs; Cinnamin Harwood 3 runs, 2 RBIs; Meinders 2×4, HR, 5 RBIs; Lexi Baehr 2 runs; Courtney Buss 2 runs; Jenna Schober 2 runs; Felicia Bauer 2 runs, 3 RBIs.
Records: Spencer 3-4, 2-0 Cloverbelt Conference East Division; Colby 0-3, 0-2 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.

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Area softball preview: Expectations high for experienced Marshfield

Posted on 20 April 2017 by paul

Marshfield junior Megan Donahue is a force on the mound and at the plate for the Tigers, who are off to a 6-1 start this season. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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By Paul Lecker
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A strong group of returning players and an upset victory in the playoffs last spring has the Marshfield softball team thinking big coming into the 2017 season.

The Tigers won a WIAA Division 1 regional title last season with an upset victory at Chippewa Falls and finished 15-13 overall after losing 2-1 in the sectional semifinals to Hudson.

First-team all-Wisconsin Valley Conference outfielder Jenna Jakobi and second-team pick Megan Donahue, the team’s main pitcher, are among those returning to the starting lineup for the Tigers, who are off to a 6-1 start this season.

Jakobi, a sophomore, hit .424 with 30 runs scored and seven outfield assists last year, while Donahue, a junior, smacked 12 home runs, had 47 RBIs and totaled 243 strikeouts in 141 1/3 innings on the mound.

Also back are junior catcher Emily Draeger, senior third baseman Melissa Roberts, junior first baseman Kaitlyn Konrardy, junior infielder Morgan Nordbeck, and sophomore outfielders Rhiannon Corozolla and Maddie Mews.

“We have high expectations this year with a good returning core group of players coming back,” second-year Marshfield coach Daniel Costa said. “We expect to compete with the best teams in our conference for a conference title.”

Freshman Jordan Pretsch, and juniors Jasmine Fredrick and Madison Derus are among those that will also compete for playing time.

Marshfield’s lone loss this season came to defending conference and WIAA Division 1 state champion Stevens Point 4-1 on April 6.

After finishing fourth in the Wisconsin Valley Conference last season (7-5), Marshfield is primed to make a run toward a top spot.

“With so many of our conference teams winning playoff games and advancing last year, the fact that we have such a strong conference can only help us in the long run come playoff time,” Costa said. “After getting a small taste of success in our mouths with a regional championship at Chippewa Falls last year, we are eager and hungry to try to make an even deeper run into the playoffs this year.”

MARSHFIELD TIGERS
Coach:
Daniel Costa, second year (15-13).
Last year’s record: 15-13, 7-5 Wisconsin Valley Conference.
This year so far (through April 18): 6-1, 3-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference.
2016 WIAA playoffs: Def. New Richmond 10-0 in Div. 1 regional semifinals; Def. Chippewa Falls 11-8 in regional finals; lost to Hudson 2-1 in sectional semifinals.
Returning players: Megan Donahue, jr., P/C; Emily Draeger, jr., C; Jenna Jakobi, so., OF; Melissa Roberts, sr., 3B; Kaitlyn Konrardy, jr., 1B/P; Megan Nordbeck, jr., 2B/SS; Rhiannon Corozolla, so., OF; Maddie Mews, so., OF.
Top newcomers: Jordan Pretsch, fr., SS/2B; Jasmine Fredrick, jr., OF; Madison Derus, jr., Utility.

AUBURNDALE APACHES
Coach:
Anne Teska, second year (9-10-1).
Last year’s record: 9-10-1, 6-6 Marawood Conference South Division.
This year so far (through April 18): 1-2, 0-1 Marawood South.
2016 WIAA playoffs: Lost to Loyal/Granton 7-2 in Div. 3 regional quarterfinals.
Returning players: Brooke Anderson, sr., SS; Jenna Ertl, sr., CF; Kaeden Dvorak, sr., C; Emma Dimick, jr., 2B; Hannah Bolder, jr., 1B; Rachael Bolder, jr., 3B/P; Teryn Lau, so., LF; Mackenzie Raab, so., RF; Alexis Soppe, so., P; Marissa Ponshock, so., 3B; Marissa Spatz, so., C.
Top newcomers: Jenna Snortheim, so.; Maggie Willfahrt, fr., P; Carly Willfarht, fr.; Natalie Aue, fr.; Abby Koopman, fr.
What the coach said: “Our expectations this year is to finish over .500,” Teska said. “We also expect to give teams a tough game. We start out season with a bang and beat Prentice 17-0 on March 31. We would also like to go farther in the regionals.”

COLUMBUS CATHOLIC DONS
Coach:
Arnie Neubauer, first year.
Last year’s record: 3-14, 1-11 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.
This year so far (through April 18): 1-1, 0-1 Cloverbelt East.
2016 WIAA playoffs: Lost to Rib Lake 9-8 in Div. 4 regional quarterfinals.
Returning players: Sierra Litwatis, sr., SS/OF/P; Maddie DeSmet, sr., P/1B; Ella Schultz, jr., SS/P/OF; Maren Seefluth, so., OF/SS; Annie Baierl, so., C.
Top newcomers: Cassidy Strey, OF; Zoe Stratman, OF/2B; Sophia Mauney, OF/3B/P; Bekah Kitzhaber, OF/1B; Kasey Carter, OF; Taylor Tolppi, C/OF; Anna Roewe, 2B; Brooke Neider, 3B; Emiliy Nemitz, 3B; Holly Dean, OF; Annika Brown, 2B/OF; Addison Baierl, OF/1B/P; Mathilde Le gruella, jr., OF.
What the coach said: “(We want to) create an atmosphere that has players realizing that there’s a lot of positive fastpitch ability here at Columbus Catholic, and be competitive in every game,” Neubauer said. “There’s not a lot of pitching experience coming into the season. Our approach will be taking one at-bat at a time and one game at a time.”

SPENCER ROCKETS
Coach:
Jason Gorst, seventh year (120-42).
Last year’s record: 17-6, 12-0 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.
This year so far (through April 18): 2-4, 1-0 Cloverbelt East.
2016 WIAA playoffs: Def. Loyal/Granton 14-4 in Div. 3 regional finals; lost to Marathon 2-1 in sectional semifinals.
Returning players: Courtney Buss, sr., SS/C; Jenna Schober, sr., OF; Lexi Baehr, jr., IF/C; Cinnamin Harwood, sr., iF; Katie Fleischman, sr., OF; Sadie Mercier, jr., IF/C; Tiffany Meinders, so., P; Felicia Bauer, so. OF.
Top newcomers: Montana Kleinschmidt, sr., 1B; Miranda Jackson, sr., DP; Aryiah Schuh, fr., OF; Shaelee Neitzel, so., OF.
What the coach said: “We have a lot of rebuilding to do with some of our major losses,” Gorst said. “The conference should have more parody than in past seasons, with as many as five teams that could win the championship. We hope to be competitive in that group, but we will need players to step forward.”

STRATFORD TIGERS
Coach:
Mandy Pankratz, 11th year (143-80).
Last year’s record: 19-7, 10-2 Marawood Conference South Division.
This year so far (through April 18): 5-1, 1-0 Marawood South.
2016 WIAA playoffs: Def. Wittenberg-Birnamwood 11-1 in Div. 3 regional quarterfinals; def. Bonduel 6-2 in regional semifinals; def. Oconto 5-3 in regional finals; def. Marathon 3-2 in sectional semifinals; lost to Laconia 2-0 in sectional finals.
Returning players: Brittany Bredemann, sr., C; Sammy Griesbach, sr., SS; Sammy Kaiser, sr., OF; Val Licciardi, sr., OF/P; Kiana Weiler, jr., P.
Top newcomers: Shalynn Griesmer, sr., 2B; Sam Manecke, sr., 1B; Cassidy VanDerLeest, jr., 3B; Courtney Kaiser, jr., Utility; McKenzie Ford, jr., OF; Anna Goldbach, jr., 1B; Madisyn Daul, jr., Utility; Kaylee Hollatz, jr., 1B/P; Kaitlyn Doll, sr., OF; Sydney Boeger, so., IF.
What the coach said: “We have some returning players in new positions and a lot of new faces to the varsity squad,” Pankratz said. “Our goal is to work together and improve each time we are on the field. I really expect this team to make huge strides from the beginning to the end of the season.”

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Spencer softball roughs up Greenwood in Cloverbelt East opener

Posted on 18 April 2017 by paul

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GREENWOOD – The Spencer softball team won its Cloverbelt Conference East Division opener, blowing past Greenwood 12-2 on Tuesday.

Tiffany Meinders earned the win on the mound, striking out eight and scattering six hits. She also had a single, a double, and four RBIs at the plate.

Sadie Mercier had three hits and two RBIs, Cinnamin Harwood had two hits and three RBIs, and Katie Fleischman had a pair of RBIs as well for the Rockets. Fleischman also threw out a Greenwood runner at home plate from the outfield to end the game.

“We kept the bats going tonight,” Spencer coach Jason Gorst said. “I really liked the way our girls were seeing the ball at the plate. Striking out just four times against that quality of a pitcher is pretty good. Katie Fleischman is really locked in right now. I really appreciate her approach to the game.”

Spencer plays at Colby on Friday.

Rockets 12, Indians 2
Spencer 220 323 – 12 12 1
Greenwood 000 002 – 2 6 1
WP:
Tiffany Meinders. LP: Learman.
SO: Meinders 8; Learman (5 inn.) 3, Bogdonovich (1 inn.) 1. BB: Meinders 1; Learman 6, Bogdonovich 6.
Top hitters: S, Sadie Mercier 3×4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs; Katie Fleischman 1×3, 2 RBIs; Cinnamin Harwood 2×3, 2B, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Meinders 2×4, 4 RBIs; Lexi Baehr 2×3; Jenna Schober 2 runs; Aryiah Schuh 3 runs. G, Learman 3×3, HR, 2 RBIs.
Records: Spencer 2-4, 1-0 Cloverbelt East; Greenwood 4-3, 0-1 Cloverbelt East.

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Spencer softball whips Chequamegon for first win of season

Posted on 18 April 2017 by paul

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PARK FALLS – The Spencer softball team won its first game of the season and ended a four-game losing streak with a 15-1 rout of Chequamegon on Monday in nonconference action.

Tiffany Meinders earned the win, allowing just four hits and one run over five innings, while striking out seven. She also had three hits and six RBIs for Spencer.

“It felt good to pick up a win tonight,” Spencer coach Jason Gorst said. “We were able to jump out on them early in the game and we just built off of that hot start. Tiff threw another good game and our defense was very solid. Getting 17 hits off of a pretty good pitcher is pretty tough, but we have to find a way to limit our strikeouts, as we had 13 in a five-inning game.”

Sadie Mercier went 4-for-4 and scored three times, Katie Fleischmann and Meinders each had three hits, and Courtney Buss and Cinnamin Harwood both had a pair of RBIs in the win for the Rockets.

Spencer opens its Cloverbelt Conference East Division schedule Tuesday at Greenwood.

Rockets 15, Screaming Eagles 1
Spencer 546 00 – 15 17 2
Chequamegon 010 00 – 1 4 1
WP:
Tiffany Meinders. LP: Dane.
SO: Meinders 7; Dane 13. BB: Meinders 0; Dane 4.
Top hitters: S, Sadie Mercier 4×4, 3 runs, 2 SBs; Katie Fleischman 3×3, 2B, 3 runs; Cinnamin Harwood 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Meinders 3×4, 2 2Bs, 6 RBIs; Courtney Buss 2×4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Jenna Schober 2×4, 3B, RBI. PF, Borne HR, RBI.
Records: Spencer 1-4; Chequamegon 4-2.

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Spencer softball drops home game to Westfield

Posted on 13 April 2017 by paul

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SPENCER – The Spencer softball team dropped its third-straight game to start the season, falling at home to Westfield 7-5 in a nonconference game Thursday at Spencer High School.

Westfield (4-2) led 5-0 after 4½ innings and 7-1 after scoring twice in the top of the seventh before the Rockets started to mount a comeback.

Spencer scored four times in the bottom of the seventh inning but its rally came up short.

“We have had a bit of a trend where we don’t get going till late in the game,” Spencer coach Jason Gorst said. “We have to just stick with things and find a way to be more productive earlier in the game.”

Tiffany Meinders took the loss for Spencer, striking out nine and allowing 14 hits in a complete-game effort.

Cinnamin Harwood and Katie Fleischman each had two hits for Spencer (0-3).

Spencer plays a nonconference game at Chequamegon on Monday.

Pioneers 7, Rockets 5
Westfield 100 220 2 – 7 14 3
Spencer 000 010 4 – 5 9 2
WP:
Mades. LP: Tiffany Meinders. SV: Hockerman.
SO: Mades (6 1/3 inn.) 7, Hockerman (2/3 inn.); Meinders 9. BB: Mades 1, Hockerman 1; Meinders 0.
Top hitters: W, Vogel 2×5, 2B; Hockerman 2×4; Wahl 2×4, 2 runs; Reetz 2 runs; Mades 2×4; Reichoff 3×4, 4 RBIs. S, Katie Fleischman 2×4; Cinnamin Harwood 2×4.
Records: Westfield 4-2; Spencer 0-3.

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Stratford outlasts Spencer in softball opener

Posted on 31 March 2017 by paul

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SPENCER – Stratford scored three runs in the top of the first inning and held off a late rally to beat Spencer 5-2 in a nonconference softball game Friday at Spencer High School.

The game was the season-opener for both teams.

Stratford pushed its lead to 5-0 with single runs in the fourth and fifth innings.

Spencer scored twice in the bottom of the seventh but came up short in its comeback bid.

Brittany Bredemann went 4-for-4 with two runs scored, and Sammy Griesbach and Courtney Kaiser each had two hits in the win for the Tigers.

Kiana Weiler tossed a complete game, striking out six and allowing five hits and one walk to earn the win for Stratford.

Tiffany Meinders struck out 11 for Spencer.

“We got off to a bit of a rough start, but we played better as the game went on,” Spencer coach Jason Gorst said. “Stratford played a very fundamentally solid game. They should be a good team this year.”

Stratford makes a quick turnaround and plays a doubleheader at Poynette on Saturday against Poynette and Monona Grove.

Spencer hosts Eau Claire Regis in nonconference action on Monday.

Tigers 5, Rockets 2
Stratford 300 110 0 – 5 11 1
Spencer 000 000 2 – 2 5 3
WP:
Kiana Weiler. LP: Tiffany Meinders.
SO: Weiler 6; Meinders 11. BB: Weiler 1; Meinders 2.
Top hitters: ST, Brittany Bredemann 4×4, 2B, 2 runs; Sammy Griesbach 2×4, run; Courtney Kaiser, 2×4; Cassidy VanderLeest 2B. SP, Lexi Baehr 2B.
Records: Stratford 1-0; Spencer 0-1.

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Spencer, Columbus Catholic place numerous athletes on all-Cloverbelt Conference East softball, baseball teams

Posted on 24 June 2016 by paul

Spencer senior pitcher Macie Weber was named Cloverbelt Conference East Division Softball Player of the Year. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Spencer senior pitcher Macie Weber was named Cloverbelt Conference East Division Softball Player of the Year. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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By Paul Lecker
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Athletes from Spencer and Marshfield Columbus Catholic dotted the All-Cloverbelt Conference East Division softball and baseball teams, which were released recently.

Seven Rockets earn all-Cloverbelt East softball honors
Cloverbelt Conference East Division champion Spencer had seven of its nine regular starters named to the all-Cloverbelt East softball team for the 2016 season.

The Rockets won their second-straight Cloverbelt East title, going undefeated again at 12-0 and ran their conference winning streak to 27 games in the process.

Senior pitcher Macie Weber was named conference Player of the Year and was a first-team selection after going a perfect 9-0 on the mound and hitting eight homers in all this season.

“Macie was a great player for us all four years,” Spencer coach Jason Gorst said. “She is a great kid and was very deserving of winning Player of the Year. Her hitting was top notch this year and she won a lot of games for us in the circle. She no doubt had a huge impact on our success. There will be big shoes to fill for sure.”

Shortstop Courtney Buss and catcher Mandie Schultz were also named to the 10-player first team for Spencer. Buss, the Rockets’ leadoff hitter, had two three-hit games during conference play.

“Mandie was a very smart and crafty catcher,” Gorst said. “Defensively, she was very good. Her ability to expand the strike zone for pitchers was remarkable. Courtney stepped in at shortstop and proved to be a high-level athlete. Her baserunning ability also really stood out.”

Sophomore first baseman Lexi Baehr and outfielder Jenna Schober were named to the second team, and outfielder Cinnamin Harwood and designated player Kallie Reckner were honorable mention picks for Spencer.

Columbus Catholic senior Abby Baierl was the Dons’ lone all-conference representative, earning second-team honors after the Dons finished 1-11.

2016 All-Cloverbelt Conference East Division Softball Team
First team:
Emily Johnson, sr., Gilman; Morgan Birkenholz, sr., Gilman; Taylor Hendricks, jr., Gilman; Kaylee Learman, so., Greenwood; Morgan Reinwand, jr., Loyal/Granton; Devyn Schoonover, sr., Loyal/Granton; Dani Pfeiffer, sr., Neillsville; Macie Weber, sr., Spencer; Courtney Buss, jr., Spencer; Mandie Schultz, sr., Spencer.
Second team: Abby Baierl, sr., Marshfield Columbus Catholic; Kayla Chause, jr., Gilman; Lexi Hinker, sr., Greenwood; Ashley Walker, sr., Greenwood; Deveni Rowley, jr., Loyal/Granton; Ryleigh Wilke, sr., Loyal/Granton; Jenna Pavlac, sr., Neillsville; Baileigh Johnson, so., Neillsville; Lexi Baehr, so., Spencer; Jenna Schober, jr., Spencer.
Honorable mention: Venessa Lopez, fr., Colby; Mariah Person, sr., Gilman; Kasee Burton, so., Gilman; Kassidy Lamovec, jr., Greenwood; Kristyn Nigon, sr., Greenwood; Haley Rueth, fr., Loyal/Granton; Cinnamin Harwood, jr., Spencer; Kallie Reckner, sr., Spencer.
Player of the Year: Macie Weber, Spencer.

Columbus, Spencer have one named to baseball first team
Marshfield Columbus Catholic senior Matthias Gouin and Spencer sophomore Hunter Luepke earned first-team selections to the 2016 All-Cloverbelt Conference East Division baseball team, as voted on by the conference coaches.

Luepke, an outfielder and pitcher, helped the Rockets to a second-place tie with Neillsville at 12-4, three games behind conference champion Loyal.

Gouin was joined on the all-conference team for Columbus by teammates Tyler Fuerlinger (second team) and Billy Young (honorable mention). The Dons finished 7-9 and in sixth place in the conference standings.

Spencer infielder Jonny Tomke was a second-team selection.

Loyal, which went 15-1 in conference play, had four first-team selections and seven picks in all, including Player of the Year Brenden Collins.

2016 All-Cloverbelt Conference East Division Baseball Team
First team:
Matthias Gouin, sr., Marshfield Columbus Catholic; Brenden Collins, sr., Loyal; Kanyan Rachu, sr., Loyal; Colten Roehl, sr., Loyal; Riley Geiger, jr., Loyal; Jason Kurth, sr., Neillsville; Logan Matson, so., Neillsville; Kole Karaba, jr., Owen-Withee; A.J. Ovyn, so., Owen-Withee; Hunter Luepke, so., Spencer.
Second team: Aaron Morrow, jr., Colby; Tyler Fuerlinger, jr., Marshfield Columbus Catholic; Brock Opelt, jr., Granton; David Vesel, sr., Greenwood; Jake Waldhart, sr., Loyal; Josh Zupanc, sr., Loyal; Jacob Kunze, sr., Neillsville; David Harder, jr., Neillsville; Josiah Goerlitz, jr., Owen-Withee; Jonny Tomke, sr., Spencer.
Honorable mention: Billy Young, sr., Marshfield Columbus Catholic; Connor Skabroud, so., Gilman; Elliot Wininger, so., Gilman; Devin Toburen, so., Greenwood; Ben Zimmerman, sr., Loyal; Marshall Opelt, so., Neillsville; Ben Esker, sr., Owen-Withee.
Player of the Year: Brenden Collins, Loyal.

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Marathon slips past Spencer softball in WIAA Division 3 regional final

Posted on 27 May 2016 by paul

Spencer first baseman Lexi Baehr chases down a foul ball for an out during the fourth inning of Friday's WIAA Division 3 softball regional final against Marathon at Spencer High School. Marathon won 2-1 in nine innings. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Spencer first baseman Lexi Baehr chases down a foul ball for an out during the fourth inning of Friday’s WIAA Division 3 softball regional final against Marathon at Spencer High School. Marathon won 2-1 in nine innings. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Spencer's Courtney Buss slides safely into second base during the first inning of a WIAA Division 3 softball regional final against Marathon Friday at Spencer High School. Marathon won 2-1 in nine innings. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Spencer’s Courtney Buss slides safely into second base during the first inning of a WIAA Division 3 softball regional final against Marathon Friday at Spencer High School. Marathon won 2-1 in nine innings. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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SPENCER – Kenya Kaldunski hit a home run with one out in the seventh inning to tie it for Marathon, which went on to plate a run with a bases-loaded walk in the ninth and defeat Spencer 2-1 in a WIAA Division 3 softball regional final Friday at Spencer High School.

Spencer pitcher Macie Weber was two outs away from completing a shutout before Kaldunski went deep to tie the game at 1-1.

In the ninth, Julia Anderson led off the inning with a single and Amanda Kind followed with a double. After Weber got the next two Raiders out, she walked Paige Kurtz and Sasha Hornung to force in what proved to be the winning run for Marathon (15-5).

Weber walked and Cinnamin Harwood singled with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, but Marathon pitcher Cameron Sonnentag was able to get Lexi Baehr to ground to third and Anderson caught the ball and stepped on third for a force out to end the game.

Marathon will take on Marawood Conference South Division rival Stratford (18-6) in a D-3 sectional semifinal Tuesday at Neillsville. Marathon defeated Stratford twice during the conference season. The winner moves on to a sectional final on June 2 at Stevens Point Pacelli with the winner of that game qualifying for the 2016 WIAA State Softball Tournament in Madison on June 9-11.

“That is one of the all-time great games I have been a part of,” Spencer coach Jason Gorst said. “Hats of to Marathon. They are a quality program. I am very proud of our girls’ effort tonight. It was a great season that they should be proud of for years to come.”

Weber and Sonnentag matched zeros until Spencer (17-6) finally got on the scoreboard in the sixth.

Weber doubled, went to third on a wild pitch, and after Sonnentag got two outs, Jenna Schober singled to score Weber and give Spencer a 1-0 lead.

Spencer had two runners on in the first and second innings, and Baehr singled and ended up on third with two outs in the fourth, but Sonnentag was able to wiggle out of the jams each time. Sonnentag finished with six strikeouts and four walks.

Weber struck out five Marathon batters in a row during the second and third innings and Marathon only had one runner advance past first base in the first six innings. She finished with 13 strikeouts and five walks, two coming in the ninth.

Raiders 2, Rockets 1 (9 inn.)
Marathon 000 000 101 – 2 4 1
Spencer 000 001 000 – 1 7 1
WP:
Cameron Sonnentag. LP: Macie Weber.
SO: Sonnentag 6; Weber 13. BB: Sonnetag 4; Weber 5.
Top hitters: M, Amanda Kind 2×4; Kenya Kaldunski HR, RBI. S, Weber 2B, run; Jenna Schober RBI.
Records: Marathon 15-5; Spencer 17-6.

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Spencer softball routs Loyal/Granton in WIAA Division 3 regional semifinal

Posted on 26 May 2016 by paul

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SPENCER – Macie Weber hit a grand slam in a 12-run second inning to help the Spencer softball team to a convincing 14-4 victory over Loyal/Granton in a WIAA Division 3 regional semifinal Thursday at Spencer High School.

Spencer (17-5), the No. 2 seed in its half of the D-3 sectional bracket, will host Marathon in a regional final at 5 p.m. Friday.

Spencer scored twice in the first inning before erupting in the second, smacking eight hits and walking four times on its way to the 12-run inning.

“We had a huge second inning, which pretty much decided things,” Spencer coach Jason Gorst said. “I was very happy with our team enthusiasm and energy.”

Weber earned the win on the mound, striking out seven in five innings.

Weber, Cinnamin Harwood, Lexi Beahr and Kallie Reckner each had two hits for the Rockets, who had 11 in all.

Rockets 14, Greyhounds 4
Loyal/Granton 002 02 – 4 6 2
Spencer 2(12)0 0x – 14 11 0
WP:
Macie Weber. LP: Rowley.
SO: Rowley (1 2/3 inn.) 3, Reinwand (2 1/3 inn.) 2; Weber 7. BB: Rowley 4, Reinwand 1; Weber 1.
Top hitters: LG, Wilke 2×3, 2 runs; Schoonover 2×3, 2B, 2 runs; Rayhorn 2×3, 2 2Bs, 4 RBIs. S, Courtney Buss 3 BBs, 2 runs; Weber 2×4, HR, 2 runs, 5 RBIs; Cinnamin Harwood 2×3; Lexi Baehr 2×2, 2 runs; Kallie Reckner 2×3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Sadie Mercier 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.
Records: Loyal/Granton 7-10; Spencer 17-5.

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Spencer softball loses nonconference game to Athens

Posted on 24 May 2016 by paul

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SPENCER – The Spencer softball team couldn’t hold on to an early three-run lead and fell 6-3 to Athens in a nonference game Monday at Spencer High School.

The Rockets (16-5) led 3-0 after two innings before Athens (17-4) scored six runs over the final four innings, including three in the fifth, to pull out the win.

Tiffany Meinders suffered the loss, allowing five runs in three innings of relief. She did have two of Spencer’s six hits. Lexi Beahr had a double and two RBIs as well for the Rockets.

Spencer will host the winner of Tuesday’s playoff game between Auburndale and Loyal/Granton in a WIAA Division 3 regional semifinal at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Spencer High School.

Bluejays 6, Rockets 3
Athens 000 131 1 – 6 9 1
Spencer 210 000 0 – 3 6 1
WP:
Denzine. LP: Tiffany Meinders.
SO: Denzine 6; Macie Weber (4 inn.) 8, Meinders (3 inn.) 0. BB: Denzine 3; Weber 1; Meinders 1.
Top hitters: A, Lavicka 3×4, HR, 3 runs; Lira 2 RBIs. S, Lexi Baehr 2B, 2 RBIs; Meinders 2×3, 2B.
Records: Athens 17-4; Spencer 16-5.

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