Stratford softball outslugs Assumption
Tigers move to 3-0 in Marawood South
By Paul Lecker
STRATFORD — Stratford held off a late rally to beat Wisconsin Rapids Assumption 9-7 in a Marawood Conference South Division softball game Friday at Hilgemann Field.
The Tigers had four players with multihit games and 12 hits in all to outlast Assumption and win their fourth game in a row. Stratford is now 4-1 overall and 3-0 in the Marawood South. Assumption drops to 4-4 and 3-1 in the conference.
Stratford scored four times in the first and led 5-0 after two innings. Assumption then reached Tigers pitcher Kiana Weiler for four runs in the third.
Stratford led 8-4 before Assumption scored twice in the sixth and once in the seventh to make it close, but the Royals could not get any more in the final inning.
Brittany Bredemann had three hits, including two doubles, and drove in two runs for the Tigers. Kaylee Geiger added a single, a home run, and three RBIs; Sammy Kaiser had a pair of doubles; and Val Licciardi had two this and scored twice for Stratford.
Stratford hosts its annual home invitational on Saturday and is home against Marathon, which is also unbeaten in the Marawood South, on Monday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 9, Royals 7
Assumption 004 002 1 – 7 7 1
Stratford 411 021 x – 9 12 3
WP: Kiana Weiler. LP: Sullivan.
SO: Krings (1 inn.) 0, Sullivan (5 inn.) 3; Weiler 2. BB: Krings 2, Sullivan 2; Weiler 3.
Top hitters: A, Milkeg 2B, 2 runs; Nelson HR, 4 RBIs; Sullivan 2×4, 2B; Krings 2B. S, Brittany Bredemann 3×4, 2 2Bs, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Kaylee Geiger 2×2, HR, 3 RBIs; Val Licciardi 2×4, 2 runs; Sammy Kaiser 2×4, 2B.
Records: Assumption 4-4, 3-1 Marawood South; Stratford 4-1, 3-0 Marawood South.