Tigers come up short against Spirit Lake

Monday, June 22, 2015
Spencer first baseman Hailey Huckfelt turns to fire to first after fielding a sacrifice bunt against Spirit Lake Monday night. The Tigers fell to the Indians 5-2. (Photo by Nate Shaughnessy)

Spencer's girls finished Monday night's game at home against Spirit Lake with one more hit than the Indians, 7-6, but the Tigers couldn't bring enough runners around, falling to the No. 6-ranked team in 3A 5-2.

Karis Rhode put the Tigers on the board first, singling Madi Rost home in the bottom of the first.

Spirit Lake evened the score in the third with a sacrifice bunt, and they took a 2-1 lead in the fourth with a solo shot to left field.

A two-RBI single by the Indians in the fifth made it a 4-1 advantage. Spencer got one back in the sixth on a Mackenzie Rosendahl RBI double, but the Tigers couldn't keep the inning alive. Spirit Lake tacked on a final run in the seventh to make it 5-2.

Singles by Hailey Huckfelt and Emily Weeks in the seventh gave Spencer a little bit of life, but no runs were scored, dropping the Tigers to 9-8 on the year.

Rost pitched all seven innings, allowing six hits, five runs (three earned) and five walks. She struck out five on a night that saw her hurl 113 pitches.

The Tigers will look to get back in the win column Wednesday night in Estherville.

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