Stratford softball whips Newman Catholic in Marawood South opener
Tigers pound out 12 hits in win
By Paul Lecker
STRATFORD — Brittany Bredemann had two hits and two RBIs to help push the Stratford softball team to a 7-2 victory over Wausau Newman Catholic in its Marawood Conference South Division opener Tuesday at Hilgemann Field.
Sammy Griesbach went 3-for-3, and Lorrie Luepke, Kaylee Geiger, and Sammy Kasier each added two hits for Stratford (1-1 overall).
Kiana Weiler earned the win for the Tigers, scattering seven hits in a complete-game effort. She had seven strikeouts and three walks.
Stratford trailed 2-0 after two innings before scoring six times in the bottom of the third and Weiler held Newman (1-1 overall and Marawood South) scoreless the rest of the way.
Stratford plays at Auburndale on Friday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 7, Cardinals 2
Newman Catholic 020 000 0 – 2 7 2
Stratford 006 001 x – 7 12 5
WP: Kiana Weiler. LP: Taylor Jankowski.
SO: Jankowski 2; Weiler 7. BB: Jankowski 1; Weiler 3.
Top hitters: S, Brittany Bredemann 2×4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Lorrie Luepke 2×4; Kaylee Geiger 2×3, 2B, 2 runs; Sammy Kaiser 2×3; Sammy Griesbach 3×3.
Records: Wausau Newman Catholic 1-1 overall and Marawood South; Stratford 1-1, 1-0 Marawood South.