SPORTSDESK – Tiffany Meinders pitched all seven innings, striking out 11 and Lexi Baehr went 2 for 3 with a double and a home run to put the Spencer Rockets over the Gilman Pirates, 9-6. The Rockets’ Sadie Mercier also did her job as a lead-off hit
ter, going 3 for 4 with three RBI and topping off her performance with three stolen bases.
The Pirates came into bottom of the 7th inning, trailing the Rockets 9-3. Gilman scored 3 runs before Meinders buckled down with one out and struck out the final two Pirate batters. Rockets coach Laschel Canfield, “I am very impressed with our bats today, Lexi coming up with a big home run, she has been working really hard on it and it has paid off.
Also extremely proud of Tiffany, after a rocky start to the 7th inning she dug deep and shut them down with two strike outs to end the game.”
The Rockets are now 2-0 and sit atop the Cloverbelt East standings in first place. Next week for the Rockets:
4/30 4:30 pm at Pittsville, 5/1 5:30 pm at Neillsville, 5/4 5:00 pm at Greenwood