Panthers score five in seventh inning to beat Apaches
By Paul Lecker
AUBURNDALE — Pittsville scored five times in the top of the seventh inning to defeat Auburndale 7-3 in a Marawood Conference South Division softball game Tuesday at Auburndale High School.
Pittsville scored twice in the top of the fourth, and Auburndale came back with three runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 3-2 lead.
Robyn Brokish knocked in Katie Lundgren with an RBI single, and Paiton Richardson had a big two-run double to plate Brokish and Jenna Ertl to put the Apaches ahead.
Brokish relieved starting pitcher Rachael Bolder in the fifth and tossed two shutout innings before the Panthers (2-10, 2-6 Marawood South) rallied with a big seventh inning.
Bolder and Richardson each had two hits for the Apaches (5-11, 2-7 Marawood South).
Auburndale return to action Thursday with a home game against Wisconsin Rapids Assumption.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Panthers 7, Apaches 3
Pittsville 000 200 5 – 7 5
Auburndale 000 300 0 – 5 7
Pittsville statistics not provided.
LP: Robyn Brokish.
SO: Rachael Bolder (4 inn.) 0, Brokish (3 inn.) 1. BB: R. Bolder 7, Brokish 3.
Top hitters: A, R. Bolder 2×3; Paiton Richardson 2×3, 2B, 2 RBIs.
Records: Pittsville 2-10, 2-6 Marawood South; Auburndale 5-11, 2-7 Marawood South.