Softball: Spencer wins two at Le Mars tourney

Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Tiger softball team got back in the win column at the Le Mars tournament on Friday, defeating Sioux City West, 7-4, and Hinton, 10-0 in five innings.

Taylor Anderson picked up the win in the first game against West, giving up four runs on four hits over seven innings, while striking out six. The junior pitcher also drove in two runs at the plate.

Maddie Gould went 3-for-4 in the win, Kari Kramer added two hits and two runs, and Karis Rhode drove in two runs. The Tigers collected eight hits on the night.

"We found ways to get on. Things started out a little bit flat but after we opened up the strike zone, things started going for us," Spencer coach Greg Jones said. "It was a good overall win for us. I was pleased with our pitching."

In the Tigers' second game of the day, nearly everybody hit and scored as Spencer trounced Hinton, 10-0 in five innings. Seven players picked up at least one RBI and Spencer got contributions up and down the lineup.

"A lot of kids helped out to get the win," Jones said. "Everybody got in and did their part. It's nice to get everybody some playing time because that will help out later in the season."

Madi Rost picked up the shutout win with a complete game, allowing just two hits and not walking a batter. Rost, a freshman, hit one batter and struck out two in the win, and also went 2-for-4 at the plate with a run and RBI.

Spencer scored one in the first and four in the second to an early lead. They would add five more in the fifth to end the game due to the 10-run rule. Hinton fell to 1-15 on the year.

Alexa Allen went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two stolen bases. Paige Wigen and Kramer also collected two hits. Anderson, Rhode, and Maddie Gould each went 1-for-3 with an RBI.

The Tigers (7-5) will face Akron-Westfield and Sergeant Bluff-Luton in Saturday's action as the Le Mars tournament continues.

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