Baseball: Le Mars blanks Spencer, 12-0
The Tiger bats struggled Friday evening in a 12-0 conference loss to undefeated Le Mars, 12-0 in six innings, at Andy McGaffin Field. Le Mars starter Chris Eckstaine tossed a no-hit shutout to improve the Bulldogs to 8-0 on the season. Eckstaine walked four batters and struck out eight.
The Bulldogs benefited from five Tiger errors as they scored in all six innings, including four runs in both the top of the third and sixth. Eckstaine and catcher Kendall Candor each hit solo home runs.
Spencer's Weston Glienke started on the mound and went 2 2/3 innings, allowing six runs on four hits, four walks and two strikeouts. Blake Seier pitched the final 3 1/3 innings and gave up six runs on five hits and four walks, while striking out seven. Six of Le Mars' 12 runs were unearned as Spencer struggled to make the routine play at times during the loss.
Parker Rolfes of Le Mars went 3-for-4 with a double. The Bulldogs tallied nine hits, drew eight walks, and stranded 10 runners.
Spencer falls to 6-4 overall on the season and 2-2 in the Lakes Conference. After winning four in a row, Spencer is now on a two-game losing streak, which includes Thursday night's loss to North Union, 6-3.