Stratford baseball grabs walk-off win over first-place Marathon
Cole Hoffman homers for Tigers
By Paul Lecker
STRATFORD — The Stratford baseball team scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to hand first-place Marathon its first Marawood Conference South Division loss of the season on Monday with a 4-3 victory at home.
Riley Anderson hit a three-run home run to put Marathon (11-3, 6-1 Marawood South) on top 3-1 in the top of the fourth.
The Tigers responded with single runs in the fourth, fifth, and seventh innings to win it as pitcher Lucas Heidmann kept Marathon scoreless after the homer.
Heidmann finished with seven strikeouts and three walks.
Cole Hoffman went 3-for-3 with a home run for Stratford (6-6, 5-4 Marawood South).
Stratford plays at Wisconsin Rapids Assumption on Tuesday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 4, Raiders 3
Marathon 000 300 0 – 3 12 0
Stratford 100 110 1 – 4 9 2
WP: Lucas Heidmann. LP: Ryan Gassner.
SO: Gassner 15; Heidmann 7. BB: Gassner 3; Heidmann 3.
Top hitters: M, Noah Dirks 2×3; Carter Hanke 2×3; Hunter Schara 2×4, 2B; Riley Anderson 3×4, HR, 3 RBIs. S, Cole Hoffman 3×3, HR, RBI; Rylan Peterson 2×3, RBI; Nick Stoflet 2×3, 2 runs.
Records: Marathon 11-3, 6-1 Marawood South; Stratford 6-6, 5-4 Marawood South.