Stratford softball tops Edgar in regular-season finale
Tigers host Wittenberg-Birnamwood in regional quarterfinal Tuesday
By Paul Lecker
EDGAR — Stratford scored six runs in the first three innings and held off Edgar 7-3 in a nonconference softball game Friday at Edgar High School.
The Tigers scored two runs in the top of the first and added four more in the third to open up a 6-0 lead early.
Lorrie Luepke earned the win for the Tigers, striking out nine in a complete-game effort. She also had two doubles and an RBI. Kaylee Geiger had three hits, including a double, and two RBIs for Stratford (10-6).
Stratford will host Wittenberg-Birnamwood in a WIAA Division 3 regional quarterfinal on Tuesday at Hilgemann Field. The Tigers would also play at home in a regional semifinal on Wednesday if they win their playoff opener.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 7, Wildcats 3
Stratford 204 001 0 – 7 9 2
Edgar 000 030 0 – 3 6 7
WP: Lorrie Luepke. LP: Kassie Goodwin.
SO: Luepke 9; Goodwin 4. BB: Luepke 2; Goodwin 0.
Top hitters: S, Brittany Bredemann 2×4, 2 runs; Sammy Griesbach 2×4; Luepke 2×4, 2 2Bs; Kaylee Geiger 3×4, 3B, 2 RBIs; Mckenzie Ford 2 runs. E, Courtney Mueller 2×3; Ally Krueger 2×4.
Records: Stratford 10-6; Edgar 6-12.