The Cherokee Washington High softball team split two recent Lakes Conference games with Spencer, dropping a 14-1 five-inning job in a weather make-up in Cherokee Friday night, and turning the tables to snag a 6-4 win at Spencer Monday night.
Clare Tuttle hit a double and scored a run to pace the meager Cherokee offense, while Taylor Woods was 1-1 with a single and RBI.
McLaury got the pitching win for Spencer, alowing one run on three hits in three innings of work. Casie Galm and Taylor Anderson cracked home runs for the winners.
Shanon Shaefer got the pitching win for Cherokee, giving up four runs on eight hits and three walks in the full seven innings.
McLaury took the mound loss for Spencer, allowing six runs on 10 hits and striking out six in seven innings.
"Everyone played great tonight and we finally got the hits we needed to score the baserunners," said Cherokee coach Cara Lubeck. "We have been stranding quite a few lately and tonight the hits fell in the gaps where they needed to. Defensively, we didn't give up not matter what the situation and made the ley plays to prevent Spencer from scoring."
Cherokee (3-12 over all, 2-6 in Lakes Conference) plays at Spirit Lake tonight, and in the Spencer Invitational Friday and Saturday.