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Wildcats roll past Melrose

Ashley Plucker, left, of New London-Spicer scores on a wild pitch as Melrose pitcher Jessica Tomasek covers the plate during a West Central North Conference softball game Monday at New London. All the New London-Spicer and Melrose players wore pink shoelaces (inset photo) to bring awareness for cancer research.xxxx Tribune photo by T.J. Bartelt1 / 2
All the New London-Spicer and Melrose players wore pink shoelaces to bring awareness for cancer research. Tribune photo by T.J. Bartelt2 / 2

NEW LONDON -- New London-Spicer put up a 10-run inning on the way to beating Melrose 16-3 on Monday in West Central North Conference softball.

Megan Bergeson, who was 4-for-4, had two hits in the team's eight-hit fourth inning.

Allison Ruter drove in two runs in the inning, while Bergeson, Karli Wendlandt and Jenna Moritz drove in one each.

Moritz finished with three RBI and Lauren Bennewitz had two. Wendlandt added a triple.

In the circle, winning pitcher Jessica Rosendahl cruised through four shutout innings allowing one hit, walking none and fanning three. Allison Ruter finished.

New London-Spicer has two conference road games today, playing at St. Cloud Cathedral at 3 p.m., then traveling to Albany for a 6 p.m. game.


NLS 16, Melrose 3

Mel (1-11, 1-15) 000 03 -- 3 2 4

NLS (10-4, 11-5) 222 (10)x --16 14 0

HITTING - Melrose: Nicole Welle 1-for-1, Sidney Peternier 1-for-3 ... New London-Spicer: Megan Bergeson 4-for-4, 3 runs; Jenna Moritz 2-for-3, 3 rbi; Rebecca Dauk 1-for-2, Allison Ruter 1-for-2, Lauren Bennewitz 1-for-2, 2 rbi; Karli Wendlandt 2-for-3, 3b; Jessica Rosendahl 1-for-2, Amanda Radel 1-for-1, Taylor Thompsen 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Melrose: Jessica Tomasek (L) 3Zc-12-15-*-3-3, Kristin Herding Xc-2-1-*-0-0 ... New London-Spicer: Jessica Rosendahl (W) 4-1-0-0-0-3, Allison Ruter 1-1-3-3-5-0