Stratford baseball, softball teams win home games over Auburndale
By Paul Lecker
STRATFORD — The Stratford baseball and softball teams swept Marawood Conference South Division games from Auburndale on Monday.
In the baseball game, Auburndale led 3-1 after one inning and 5-1 after 4 ½ innings but could not hold on as Stratford rallied for four runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth to pull out the victory.
Paul Willfahrt was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs to lead Auburndale (0-1 overall and Marawood South)
Stratford (1-2 overall, 1-0 Marawood South) statistics were not provided.
Stratford trailed 1-0 after Auburndale scored a run in the top of the second inning before routing the Apaches 16-1 in the softball contest.
Stratford scored a pair of runs in the second inning, eight in the third, and six more in the fourth to roll to the win and improve to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the conference. The game was Auburndale’s season opener.
Jessica Schwabe and Kiana Weiler combined on a three-hitter for the Tigers, with Schwabe earning the win with three strikeouts in four innings.
Brittany Bredemann and Kaylee Geiger each went 3-for-4 with three RBIs for Stratford.
Hannah Bolder hit a home run to account for Auburndale’s lone run.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 16, Apaches 1
Auburndale 010 00 – 1 3 2
Stratford 028 6x – 16 11 0
WP: Jessica Schwabe. LP: R. Bolder.
SO: R. Bolder 2, Robyn Brokish 0; Schwabe 3, Kiana Weiler 2. BB: R. Bolder 8, Brokish 5; Schwabe 0, Weiler 0.
Top hitters: A, Hannah Bolder HR. S, Macie Frueh 2 runs; Brittany Bredemann 3×4, 3B, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Casey Kolbeck 2 runs; Kaylee Geiger 3×4, 3B, 3 runs, 3 RBIs; Valieda Crillo 2×3; Dallas Adams 2B, 3 RBIs; Sammy Griesbach 2 runs.
Records: Auburndale 0-1 overall and Marawood Conference South; Stratford 4-1, 2-0 Marawood South.
Tigers 8, Apaches 5
Auburndale 300 020 0 – 5 5
Stratford 100 043 x – 8 5
Stratford statistics not provided
LP: Paul Willfahrt.
SO: P. Willfahrt 5, Cooper Krings 0. BB: P. Willfahrt 3, Krings 1.
Top hitters: A, P. Willfahrt 2×4, 2B, 3 RBIs; Collin Hawkins 2B, RBI.
Records: Auburndale 0-1 overall and Marawood South; Stratford 1-2, 1-0 Marawood South.