Apaches use 8-run third inning to push past Wildcats
By Paul Lecker
AUBURNDALE — The Auburndale softball team overcame an early deficit and routed Northland Lutheran 15-5 in its final Marawood Conference South Division game of the season Monday at Auburndale High School.
Northland Lutheran (0-9 overall and Marawood South) scored four runs in the top of the first inning before Auburndale (6-14, 3-9 Marawood South) chipped away.
The Apaches scored once in the first, tied the game with three in the second, and then blew it open with an eight-run third after falling behind 5-4.
Auburndale ended the game via the 10-run rule with a three-run fifth inning.
Katie Lundgren and Brooke Anderson each had three hits, and Rachael Bolder had a pair of doubles for Auburndale.
Robyn Brokish earned the win, striking out eight in five innings.
Auburndale will participate in the WIAA Division 3 playoffs beginning May 26.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Apaches 15, Wildcats 5
Northland Lutheran 401 00 – 5 3
Auburndale 138 03 – 15 11
Northland Lutheran statistics not reported.
WP: Robyn Brokish.
SO: Brokish 8. BB: Brokish 4.
Top hitters: A, Brooke Anderson 3×3, 2B, 3B, 2 runs; Katie Lundgren 3×4, 2 runs; Rachael Bolder 2×3, 2 2Bs, RBI; Hannah Bolder 2 runs; Jenna Ertl 2 runs; Sydney Schmutzer 2 runs; Paiton Richardson 2 runs.
Records: Northland Lutheran 0-9 overall and Marawood South; Auburndale 6-14, 3-9 Marawood South.