Stratford softball rips Pittsville
Tigers pound out seven extra base hits in road win
By Paul Lecker
PITTSVILLE — Stratford cranked out 16 hits, seven for extra bases, and dominated Pittsville 14-2 in a Marawood Conference South Division softball game Tuesday at Pittsville High School.
Emily Manecke hit a pinch-hit home run, and Kaylee Geiger had three doubles and two RBIs for the Tigers, who improve to 6-2 overall and remain perfect at 4-0 in the Marawood South.
Stratford scored twice in the top of the first inning and blew the game open with a five-run second and six-run fourth, ending it via the 10-run rule after five innings.
Lorrie Luepke earned the win, giving up four hits and three walks while striking out six for the Tigers.
Casey Kolbeck, Brittany Bredemann, Macey Kilty, and Sammy Kaiser each added two hits for Stratford.
The Tigers host Northland Lutheran for a Marawood South doubleheader on Friday at 4 p.m.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 14, Panthers 2
Stratford 250 61 – 14 16 1
Pittsville 001 01 – 2 4 4
WP: Lorrie Luepke. LP: Steph Kohl.
SO: Luepke 6; Kohl 3. BB: Luepke 3; Kohl 0.
Top hitters: S, Brittany Bredemann 2×4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Macey Kilty 2×4, 2 runs; Luepke 2B, 2 RBIs; Kaylee Geiger 3×4, 3 2Bs, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Kiana Weiler 2B, 2 RBIs; Sammy Kaiser 2×3, 2 runs; Casey Kolbeck 2×4, 2 runs; Emily Manecke HR. P, Kohl 2×2; Laney Garrels 2B; Skye Klein 2B.
Records: Stratford 6-2, 4-0 Marawood South; Pittsville 4-4, 1-3 Marawood South.