SPENCER – Columbus Catholic scored eight times in the first two innings and pulled away to defeat Spencer 15-5 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division softball game Thursday at Spencer High School.
The Dons scored in five of their six at-bats, scoring five times in the top of the sixth to finish off the game via the 10-run rule.
Sam Casperson earned the win on the mound, striking out four in three innings, and went 5-for-5 with a double and a triple and scored three times for the Dons.
Haley Van Wyhem added two hits and two RBIs, and Autumn Vine added three RBIs for Columbus Catholic (2-4, 2-3 Cloverbelt East).
Cassidee Widmann had two RBIs, and Elexa Post had two hits and scored three times for Spencer (0-8, 0-5 Cloverbelt East).
Both teams will play Cloverbelt East games Friday. Columbus Catholic is at Colby/Abbotsford and Spencer will be at home against Owen-Withee.
Dons 15, Rockets 5
Columbus Catholic 530 115 - 15 14 2
Spencer 202 010 - 5 5 7
WP: Sam Casperson. LP: Madison Knecht. SV: Hailey Zimmermann.
SO: Casperson (3 inn.) 4, Zimmermann (3 inn.) 6; Knecht (5 2/3 inn.) 2, Kaelyn Schreiner (1/3 inn.) 0. BB: Casperson 4, Zimmermann 2; Knecht 3, Schreiner 2.
Top hitters: CC, Alyssa Rueth 3B, RBI; Casperson 5x5, 2B, 3B, 3 runs, RBI; Zimmermann 2B, 3 runs, RBI; Haley Van Wyhem 2x3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Breanna Duda 3 runs, 4 RBIs; Rhya Dieringer 2 runs, RBI; Autumn Vine 3 RBIs. S, Elexa Post 2x2, 3 runs; Cassidee Widmann 2B, 2 RBIs; Sam Soback 2B, RBI.
Records: Columbus Catholic 2-4, 2-3 Cloverbelt Conference East Division; Spencer 0-8, 0-5 Cloverbelt East.