COLBY – Spencer was held to three hits and Colby/Abbotsford scored nine times in the second inning to pull past the Rockets for a 16-0 win in the Cloverbelt Conference East Division softball opener for both teams Monday at Colby High School.
Tatum Bargender threw a four-inning complete game, striking out four, to earn the shutout win for Colby/Abbotsford. She also had a single, a double and scored three times.
Alea Graff was 3-for-4 with a home run and five RBI for Colby/Abbotsford.
Colby/Abby hosts Gilman and Spencer will play at Loyal/Greenwood on Tuesday in Cloverbelt East contests.
Hornets 16, Rockets 0
Spencer 000 0 - 0 3 5
Colby/Abbotsford 191 5 - 16 8 2
WP: Tatum Bargender. LP: Madison Knecht.
SO: Knecht (1 2/3 inn.) 2, Berklie Ireland (2 1/3 inn.) 4; Bargender 4. BB: Knecht 4, Ireland 2; Bargender 2.
Top hitters: S, Heavyn Kind 2B. CA, Bargender 2x3, 2B, 3 runs, RBI; Kylie Orth 2 runs, 2 RBI; Alea Graff 3x4, HR, 3 runs, 5 RBI; Josie HIgley 2B, 2 RBI; McKinley Klabon 2 runs; Harrison Schmitt 2 runs; Nevah Treankler 2 runs, RBI.
Records: Spencer 0-2, 0-1 Cloverbelt Conference East Division; Colby/Abbotsford 1-0 overall and Cloverbelt East.