Stratford softball routs Northland Lutheran behind Lorrie Luepke no-hitter
By Paul Lecker
STRATFORD — Lorrie Luepke tossed a five-inning no-hitter as the Stratford softball team improved to 2-0 with a 15-0 victory over Northland Lutheran in the Marawood Conference South Division opener for both teams Tuesday.
Stratford scored three runs in both the first and second innings and then blew the game open with an eight-run third.
Luepke struck out 10 and walked one in the no-hitter for the Tigers. She also had a single and three RBIs at the plate.
Stratford pounded out nine hits and used seven walks to put up 15 runs.
Brittany Bredeman was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and three runs scored to the lead the way for the Tigers. Casey Kolbeck had a triple and two RBIs, and Alexis Hofmann added a double and three RBIs for Stratford.
Stratford plays at Wausau Newman Catholic on Friday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 15, Wildcats 0
Northland Lutheran 000 00 – 0 0 2
Stratford 338 1x – 15 9 0
WP: Lorrie Luepke. LP: Engelbrecht.
SO: Engelbrecht 1, Haag 0; Luepke 10. BB: Engelbrecht 5, Haag 2; Luepke 1.
Top hitters: S, Macie Frueh 2 runs; Dallas Adams 2 RBIs; Brittany Bredemann 2×4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs; Luepke 3 RBIs; Casey Kolbeck 3B, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Alexis Hofmann 2B, 3 RBIs; Sammy Kaiser 2 runs.
Records: Northland Lutheran 0-1 overall and Marawood Conference South Division; Stratford 2-0, 1-0 Marawood South.