Stratford outlasts Spencer in softball opener
Bredemann has four hits for Tigers
By Paul Lecker
SPENCER — Stratford scored three runs in the top of the first inning and held off a late rally to beat Spencer 5-2 in a nonconference softball game Friday at Spencer High School.
The game was the season opener for both teams.
Stratford pushed its lead to 5-0 with single runs in the fourth and fifth innings.
Spencer scored twice in the bottom of the seventh but came up short in its comeback bid.
Brittany Bredemann went 4-for-4 with two runs scored, and Sammy Griesbach and Courtney Kaiser each had two hits in the win for the Tigers.
Kiana Weiler tossed a complete game, striking out six and allowing five hits and one walk to earn the win for Stratford.
Tiffany Meinders struck out 11 for Spencer.
“We got off to a bit of a rough start, but we played better as the game went on,” Spencer coach Jason Gorst said. “Stratford played a very fundamentally solid game. They should be a good team this year.”
Both teams will play again on Monday. Stratford will be at Tomahawk, and Spencer hosts Eau Claire Regis in nonconference action.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 5, Rockets 2
Stratford 300 110 0 – 5 11 1
Spencer 000 000 2 – 2 5 3
WP: Kiana Weiler. LP: Tiffany Meinders.
SO: Weiler 6; Meinders 11. BB: Weiler 1; Meinders 2.
Top hitters: ST, Brittany Bredemann 4×4, 2B, 2 runs; Sammy Griesbach 2×4, run; Courtney Kaiser, 2×4; Cassidy VanderLeest 2B. SP, Lexi Baehr 2B.
Records: Stratford 1-0; Spencer 0-1.