Stratford baseball shuts down Pittsville
Hoffman tosses three-hitter for Tigers
By Paul Lecker
STRATFORD — Cole Hoffman tossed a three-hit complete game, and Dylan Peterson drove in both runs as the Stratford baseball team slid past Pittsville 2-1 in a Marawood Conference South Division matchup Friday at the Tiger Stadium Complex.
Peterson drove in Hoffman twice — in the fourth and sixth innings — to provide the Tigers with all they needed.
Hoffman struck out three and walked four to earn the win for Stratford, which improves to 7-6 and 6-4 in the Marawood South. Pittsville drops to 11-5 and 5-4 in the conference.
Stratford plays at first-place Marathon on Monday. Marathon would clinch at least a share of the Marawood South title with a win.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 2, Panthers 1
Pittsville 000 100 0 – 1 3 2
Stratford 000 101 x – 2 5 1
WP: Cole Hoffman. LP: Paul Downs.
SO: Downs 2; Hoffman 3. BB: Downs 4; Hoffman 4.
Top hitters: S, Hoffman 2 runs, 3 SBs; Dylan Peterson 2 RBIs.
Records: Pittsville 11-5, 5-4 Marawood South; Stratford 7-6, 6-4 Marawood South.