Auburndale softball rallies to top Pittsville in shootout
Hilber drives in five for Apaches
By Paul Lecker
AUBURNDALE — The Auburndale softball team won its third game in a row, rallying to beat Pittsville 14-13 in a wild Marawood Conference South Division contest Monday at Auburndale High School.
The Apaches trailed in four different innings — 1-0 after the top of the first, 4-3 in the fifth, 7-4 in the sixth, and 13-10 entering the bottom of the seventh — but were able to come back each time.
Pittsville scored six runs in the top of the seventh to lead 13-10 before Auburndale scored three times in the bottom of the inning to tie it, and the Apaches plated a run in the bottom of the eighth to win it.
Seven different Apaches had at least two hits. Hunter Hilber was 3-for-5 with two doubles, a triple, and five RBIs, and Sydney Schmutzer was 3-for-4 for the Apaaches.
Robyn Brokish earned the win for the Apaches with a scoreless innings of relief.
Auburndale (5-7-1 overall, 2-5 Marawood South) plays at Pittsville (6-7, 2-6 Marawood South) on Tuesday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Apaches 14, Panthers 13 (8 inn.)
Pittsville 100 033 60 – 13 12
Auburndale 201 016 31 – 14 17
WP: Robyn Brokish.
SO: Rachael Bolder (5 2/3 inn.) 1, Alexis Soppe (1 1/3 inn.) 1, Brokish (1 inn.) 1. BB: R. Bolder 1, Soppe 1.
Top hitters: A, Brooke Anderson 2×5, 2 runs; Mickey Terry 2×6; Sydney Schmutzer 3×4, 2 runs; Hannah Bolder 2×5, 2 runs; Brokish 2×5, 3B, 2 runs; Hunter Hilber 3×5, 2 2Bs, 3B, 5 RBIs, 2 runs; Jenna Ertl 2×5.
Pittsville statistics not reported.
Records: Pittsville: 6-7, 2-6 Marawood South; Auburndale 5-7-1, 2-5 Marawood South.