Marathon beats Stratford to clinch Marawood South baseball title
Tigers play at Assumption on Tuesday night
By Paul Lecker
MARATHON — Marathon wrapped up the Marawood Conference South Division baseball title with a 9-1 win over Stratford on Monday at Marathon High School.
Stratford pitchers combined to walk nine batters, and Karter Underwood and Ryan Gassner homered for Marathon, which improves to 13-3 overall and 8-1 in the Marawood South. Stratford falls to 7-6 and 6-4 in the conference.
Stratford was held to three hits, a double by Mark Handrick and a home run and single from Dylan Peterson.
Gassner struck out 11 to earn the complete-game win for Marathon.
Stratford finishes its Marawood South schedule this week with games Tuesday at Wisconsin Rapids Assumption and Thursday at Northland Lutheran.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Raiders 9, Tigers 1
Stratford 010 000 0 – 1 3 2
Marathon 320 013 x – 9 6 0
WP: Ryan Gassner. LP: Lucas Heidmann.
SO: Heidmann (5 inn.) 1, Eli Drexler (1 inn.) 2; Gassner 11. BB: Heidmann 4, Drexler 5; Gassner 2.
Top hitters: S, Dylan Peterson 2×3, HR; Mark Handrick 2B. M, Gassner 2×2, HR, 3 runs; Karter Underwood HR, 2 RBIs, 3 runs; Williamson 2 RBIs.
Records: Stratford 7-6, 6-4 Marawood South; Marathon 13-3, 8-1 Marawood South.