SPENCER – Greenwood pulled out to a five-run lead and held off a Spencer rally to beat the Rockets 5-4 in a Cloverbelt Conference East Division baseball game on Thursday at Spencer High School.
With the victory, the Indians (7-1, 5-1 Cloverbelt East) pull to within one-half game of Spencer (6-1 overall and Cloverbelt East) for the lead in the conference standings.
Greenwood scored four times in the second inning and added another in the sixth to take a 5-0 lead. Spencer rallied with four runs in the bottom of the sixth, but couldn’t get another to tie the game.
Carson Hildebrandt had a pair of RBIs, and Chase Higgins and Dominic Post each drove in a run in the four-run sixth innings for the Rockets.
Spencer hosts Owen-Withee on Friday.
Indians 5, Rockets 4
Greenwood 040 001 0 – 5 8 3
Spencer 000 004 0 – 4 3 1
Greenwood statistics not reported.
LP: Kyler Bainer.
SO: Bainer (1 2/3 inn.) 4, Chase Higgins (5 1/3 inn.) 1. BB: Bainer 3, Higgins 3.
Top hitters: S, Carson Hildebrandt 2 RBIs.
Records: Greenwood 7-1, 5-1 Cloverbelt Conference East Division; Spencer 6-1 overall and Cloverbelt East.