Stratford softball pounds out 26 hits in rout of Pittsville
Lorrie Luepke earns win, drives in six runs for Tigers
By Paul Lecker
PITTSVILLE — Stratford ripped out 26 hits and took advantage of six Pittsville errors to blast the Panthers 25-2 in a Marawood Conference South Division softball game Friday at Pittsville High School.
Lorrie Luepke allowed just two hits in five innings to earn the win for Stratford (18-4, 10-1 Marawood South). She also added three hits and six RBIs.
Brittany Bredemann went 5-for-6 with four runs scored and three RBIs, Casey Kolbeck had four hits and two RBIs, and Kaylee Geiger had two singles, a home run, and drove in four for the Tigers.
Alexis Hofmann added a pair of doubles and scored twice, and Emily Manecke had a hit, two RBIs, and scored four runs for Stratford.
Stratford will finish its Marawood South schedule Monday at home against Marathon. The Tigers can assure at least a share of the conference title with a win.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 25, Panthers 2
Stratford 263 3(11) – 25 26 0
Pittsville 000 20 – 2 2 6
WP: Lorrie Luepke. LP: Kohl.
SO: Luepke 5; Kohl (4 2/3 inn.) 1, Shaw 0. BB: Luepke 4; Kohl 1, Shaw 1.
Top hitters: P, Klein 2B, run; Salatycki RBI; Delaney RBI. S, Sammy Kaiser 2×3, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Dallas Adams 2×5, 3 runs; Emily Manecke 1×1, 2 RBIs, 4 runs; Brittany Bredemann 5×6, 4 runs, 3 RBIs; Luepke 3×6, 3B, 6 RBIs; Casey Kolbeck 4×5, 2B, 2 RBIs; Kaylee Geiger 3×5, HR, 4 RBIs; Alexis Hofmann 2×5, 2 2Bs, 2 runs; Jessica Schwabe 3 runs; Macie Frueh 2B; Courtney Krall 3 runs.
Records: Stratford 18-4, 10-1 Marawood South; Pittsville 2-12, 2-7 Marawood South.