Auburndale softball storms back to top Pittsville
By Paul Lecker
PITTSVILLE — The Auburndale softball team scored 13 runs in its final two at-bats to come back from a four-run deficit and defeat Pittsville 20-12 in a wild Marawood Conference South Division game Friday at Pittsville High School.
Pittsville led 7-0 after two innings before the Apaches scored six times in the third.
The Panthers pushed their lead back to 11-7 after five innings. Then Auburndale scored seven times in the sixth and six more times in the seventh to pull away.
Shannon Yahnke went 4-for-5 with four RBIs, Brooke Anderson had three RBIs and scored three times, Robyn Brokish was 3-for-4, and Sydney Schmutzer had three hits and four RBIs for Auburndale.
Brokish earned the win, giving up three runs in four innings of relief, as Auburndale improves to 1-3 overall and 1-2 in the Marawood South. The game was Pittsville’s conference opener, and it is 0-2 overall.
Auburndale hosts Tigerton and Iola-Scandinavia for a tournament on Saturday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Apaches 20, Panthers 12
Auburndale 006 017 6 – 20 17
Pittsville 522 110 1 – 12 13
Pittsville statistics not provided.
WP: Robyn Brokish.
SO: Rachael Bolder (3 inn.) 3, Brokish (4 inn.) 3. BB: Bolder 5, Brokish 1.
Top hitters: A, Allison Linzmeier 2×2; R. Bolder 2 RBIs, 2 runs; Hannah Bolder 4 runs; Brokish 3×4; Brooke Anderson 3 RBIs, 3 runs; Shannon Yahnke 4×5, 4 RBIs, 2 runs; Sydney Schmutzer 3×4, 2B, 4 RBIs, 2 runs.
Records: Auburndale 1-3, 1-2 Marawood Conference South Division; Pittsville 0-2, 0-1 Marawood South.