NEILLSVILLE SOFTBALL BLASTS SPENCER, WRAPS UP CLOVERBELT EAST TITLE
SPENCER – The Neillsville softball team will finish no worse than tied for first place in the Cloverbelt Conference East Division after defeating Spencer 20-8 on Thursday at Neillsville High School.
The Warriors improve to 11-2 overall and finish their conference schedule at 11-1. Loyal/Greenwood, which is 10-1 in the Cloverbelt East, could earn a share of the title with Neillsville if it wins its final conference game Friday at Gilman.
Neillsville, which scored 10 times in the opening inning, slammed 19 hits, eight for extra bases. All but one of the Warriors’ hitters had two hits or more.
Emma Moseley led the way for Neillsville going 3-for-5 with a triple, a home run and four RBI. Marie Jorgensen added three hits and three RBI, and Mia Trunkel had two hits and drove in three for the Warriors.
Madison Knecht and Sam Soback each had three hits and two RBI, and Heavyn Kind had a double and a triple for Spencer (2-14, 1-10 Cloverbelt East).
Spencer will wrap up its conference schedule at Marshfield Columbus Catholic on Friday at the Marshfield Fairgrounds. Neillsville will host Medford for a nonconference game on Friday. Both games start at 5 p.m.
Warriors 20, Rockets 8
Neillsville (10)00 514 - 20 19 0
Spencer 020 402 - 8 13 4
WP: Delaney Rochester. LP: Berklie Ireland.
SO: Rochester 6; Ireland (4 inn.) 0, Emma Nieman (2 inn.) 1. BB: Rochester 2; Ireland 6, Nieman 1.
Top hitters: N, Rochester 2x4, 2B, 3 runs, 2 RBI; Mia Trunkel 2x5, 2B, 3 RBI; Emma Moseley 3x5, 3B, HR, 3 runs, 4 RBI; Callee Mohr 2x5, 2B, 3B, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Ella King 2x4, 2 2Bs, RBI; Ava Mortenson 2x3, 3 runs; Marie Jorgensen 3x3, 2 runs, 3 RBI; Lainey Horn 2 runs; Sydney Subke 3x4, 3 runs, 2 RBI. S, Jaci Cook 1x4, 2 RBI; Madison Knecht 3x4, 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Heavyn Kind 2x4, 2B, 3B, RBI; Sam Soback 3x4, 2B, 2 RBI; Nieman 2x2, RBI.
Records: Neillsville 11-2, 11-1 Cloverbelt Conference East Division; Spencer 2-14, 1-10 Cloverbelt East.