SPENCER — Fifth-ranked Waterloo Columbus rolled to a pair of victories Saturday to finish the Spencer Invitational 4-0.
The Sailors (21-3) hammered out 26 hits in two games, both shortened by run-rule as it blast the host Tigers (13-1) and MOC-Floyd Valley (10-0). For the tournament, Columbus out-scored its four opponents, 38-3.
After going 2-0 Friday, the Sailors opened against Spencer on Saturday.
Alivia Schultz stayed red-hot going 3-for-3 with three runs scored, a double, a home run and five runs batted in. The 3-for-3 effort, combined with a 4-for-4 game against Akron-Westfield Friday night gave Schultz hits in seven consecutive at bats.
Taylor Hogan was also 3-for-3 with a home run and 4 RBIs. Three other Sailors had multiple hits — Kayla Sproul, Sophie Meyer and Jenna Schott.
In game two, Hogan again was 3-for-3 with three runs scored, while Alivia Schultz was 2-for-4, and Sydney Schultz and Sophie Meier each drove in two runs.
Kayla Sproul picked up victory 105, moving within three of Waterloo West’s Dana Happel to become the all-time winning pitcher in metro history. Eighth grader Haile Frost pitched three scoreless innings to pick up the save.
Columbus returns to action Monday at home against Hudson.
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COLUMBUS 13, SPENCER 1
Spencer 010 — 1
Columbus 355 — 13
WP — Kayla Sproul.
COLUMBUS 10, MOC-FLOYD VALLEY 0
Columbus 153 01 — 10
MOC-Floyd Valley 000 00 — 0
WP — Kayla Sproul. Save — Haile Frost.