Stratford softball wins opener at Medford
By Paul Lecker
MEDFORD — Kiana Weiler held Medford to two hits to lift the Stratford softball team to an 8-2 win over the Raiders in a nonconference game to open the 2015 season Thursday at Medford High School.
Weiler struck out eight and walked two to earn the win. She also had a hit and an RBI for the Tigers.
Stratford scored single runs in the second and third innings and led 3-1 heading into the seventh when it exploded for a five-run inning to put the game away.
Sammy Griesbach had a single, a double, and scored twice, and Kaylee Geiger and Dallas Adams each had two RBIs for Stratford.
Stratford opens its Marawood Conference South Division schedule Tuesday at home against Northland Lutheran.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 8, Raiders 2
Stratford 011 010 5 – 8 7 3
Medford 000 100 1 – 2 2 1
WP: Kiana Weiler. LP: Sydney Elsner.
SO: Weiler 8; Elsner 3. BB: Weiler 2; Elsner 5.
Top hitters: S, Dallas Adams 2 RBIs; Kaylee Geiger 2 RBIs; Sammy Griesbach 2×2, 2B, 2 runs. M, Kaitlin Walsh 2B, RBI.
Records: Stratford 1-0; Medford 0-1.