Stratford softball whips Colby in WIAA Division 3 regional quarterfinal
Tigers do not allow a hit, score 15 runs in three innings
By Paul Lecker
STRATFORD — Stratford started out its postseason with a bang, taking care of Colby 15-0 in just three innings in a WIAA Division 3 softball regional quarterfinal Wednesday at Hilgemann Field.
The game was originally scheduled for Tuesday but was postponed by rain.
Stratford (21-5) moves on to a regional semifinal against the Marathon-Edgar winner at home at 5 p.m. Thursday.
The Tigers scored one run in the first inning and added seven more in both the second and third innings to end the game via the 15-run, three-inning rule.
Macie Frueh had a single, a double, and a triple, scored twice, and drove in two runs for the Tigers. Sammy Griesbach aded two hits, two RBIs, and two runs, and Dallas Adams, Casey Kolbeck, and Kaylee Geiger also had two RBIs apiece for Stratford.
Lorrie Luepke earned the win. She did not allow a hit in three innings, struck out three, and walked two.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 15, Hornets 0
Colby 000 – 0 0 3
Stratford 177 – 15 9 0
WP: Lorrie Luepke. LP: Hayes.
SO: Hayes (1 2/3 inn.) 5, Bruesewitz (2/3 inn.) 0; Luepke 3. BB: Hayes 3, Bruesewitz 4; Luepke 2.
Top hitters: S, Brittany Bredemann 2B, 3 runs; Sammy Griesbach 2×3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Dallas Adams 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Casey Kolbeck 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Kaylee Geiger 2B, 2 RBIs; Macie Frueh 3×3, 2B, 3B, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.
Records: Colby 3-15; Stratford 21-5.