Auburndale baseball pulls past Newman Catholic
Auburndale finishes Marawood South season with 6-6 record
By Paul Lecker
AUBURNDALE — Auburndale took advantage of eight walks to knock off Wausau Newman Catholic 11-8 in its Marawood Conference South Division baseball finale Thursday at Auburndale High School.
Newman (2-12, 1-11 Marawood South) led 7-0 after 1 ½ innings before Auburndale (7-9, 6-6 Marawood South) got its offense rolling.
The Apaches scored six times in the second inning, tied the game at 8-8 after three, and pulled ahead with a run in the fourth and two more in the sixth.
Cody Steins was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Cooper Krings scored three times for the Apaches.
Auburndale will play at Amherst in a WIAA Division 3 regional quarterfinal on Tuesday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Apaches 11, Cardinals 8
Newman Catholic 251 000 0 – 8 9
Auburndale 062 102 x – 11 5
Newman statistics not provided.
WP: Paul Willfahrt.
SO: P. Willfahrt (4 inn.) 5, Caleb Weinfurter (1 2/3 inn.) 2, Cooper Krings (1 1/3 inn.) 2. BB: P. Willfahrt 0, Weinfurter 2, Krings 2.
Top hitters: A, Cody Steins 2×3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Krings 3 runs; Mason Kollross 2 runs.
Records: Wausau Newman Catholic 2-12, 1-11 Marawood South; Auburndale 7-9, 6-6 Marawood South.
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