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SPENCER – Colby/Abbotsford scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning to outlast Spencer 13-10 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division softball slugfest on Friday at Spencer High School.

Colby/Abbotsford led 8-3 after scoring three runs in the top of the fifth, only to see Spencer close to within a run with four in the bottom of the inning.

The Hornets scored twice in the sixth before Spencer tied it with a three-run frame.

Colby/Abbotsford (4-4 overall and Cloverbelt East) was able to pull away in the top of the seventh and pitcher Tatum Bargender finished off the victory with a scoreless bottom of the inning.

Halie VanLuven and Bargender each had three hits and three RBI, Alea Graff had a double, a home run and three RBI, and Harrison Schmitt had two hits and two RBI for Colby/Abbotsford.

Samantha Soback, Kaelyn Schreiner and Jaci Cook all had two hits for Spencer, with Schreiner driving in three runs. The Rockets are now 0-6 and 0-3 in the Cloverbelt East.

Spencer will travel to Owen-Withee for a conference doubleheader on Tuesday. Colby/Abbotsford will not return to action until Thursday, May 5, at Marshfield Columbus Catholic.

Hornets 13, Rockets 10

Colby/Abbotsford 004 132 3 - 13 15 3

Spencer 200 143 0 - 10 9 4

WP: Tatum Bargender. LP: Madison Knecht.

SO: Bargender 9; Knecht 5. BB: Bargender 6; Knecht 2.

Top hitters: CA, Halie VanLuven 3x5, 3 RBI; Kya Viegut 2x5, 2 runs; Bargender 3x5, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 runs; Alea Graff 2x5, 2B, HR, 2 runs, 3 RBI; Harrison Schmitt 2x4, 2 RBI; McKinley Klabon 2 runs; Neveah Treankler 2 runs. S, Knect 2 runs; Heavyn Kind 2 runs; Samantha Soback 2x3, 2 RBI; Kaelyn Schreiner 2x2, 3 RBI; Jaci Cook 2x3, 2 runs, 2 RBI.

Records: Colby/Abbotsford 4-4 overall and Cloverbelt Conference East Division; Spencer 0-6, 0-3 Cloverbelt East.

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