Stratford softball whips Pittsville, moves to 5-0 in Marawood South
By Paul Lecker
STRATFORD — The Stratford softball team continued its undefeated streak in the Marawood Conference South Division after blasting Pittsville 11-1 on Tuesday.
Stratford pounded out 11 hits and took advantage of five walks and four Pittsville errors to roll to the win.
The game was tight midway through with Stratford clinging to a 2-1 lead after four innings. The Tigers then scored seven times in the fifth and added two more in the sixth to end the game via the 10-run rule.
Sammy Griesbach, Casey Kolbeck, Kaylee Geiger, and Sammy Kaiser each had two hits for Stratford (9-2 overall, 5-0 Marawood South).
Lorrie Luepke earned the win with 3 2/3 innings of shutout relief and smacked a home run for the Tigers.
Stratford plays at Marathon on Thursday. Marathon is also unbeaten in the Marawood South at 4-0.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 11, Panthers 1
Pittsville 100 000 – 1 9 4
Stratford 011 072 – 11 11 1
WP: Lorrie Luepke. LP: Shaw.
SO: Shaw 1; Jessica Schwabe (2 1/3 inn.) 2, Luepke (3 2/3 inn.) 3. BB: Shaw 5; Schwabe 0, Luepke 0.
Top hitters: P, Klein 2×3. S, Sammy Griesbach 2×4, 2 runs; Dallas Adams 2B, RBI; Luepke HR, 2 runs; Casey Kolbeck 2×4, 3B, 2 RBIs, 2 runs; Kaylee Geiger 2×4, 2B, w runs; Valieda Crillo 2 RBIs; Sammy Kaiser 2×3, 2B.
Records: Pittsville 1-5, 1-3 Marawood South; Stratford 9-2, 5-0 Marawood South.