Apaches smash 13 hits in home win
By Paul Lecker
AUBURNDALE — Auburndale pounded out 13 hits and scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to edge Wausau Newman Catholic 8-7 in a Marawood Conference South Division softball game Friday at Auburndale High School.
Auburndale (2-5-1, 1-3 Marawood South) tied the game at 6-6 with three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, and after Newman Catholic (3-3, 2-3 Marawood South) scored in the top of the eighth, the Apaches plated two runs in the bottom of the frame to win it.
Alexis Soppe earned the win with two innings in relief of starter Rachael Bolder, who struck out five in six innings.
Jenna Ertl was 3-for-5 with two RBIs, and Hunter Hilber, Sydney Schmutzer, Robyn Brokish, and Brooke Anderson each had two hits for Auburndale. Hilber drove in three runs, and Schmutzer had two RBIs.
Auburndale’s next game is Thursday at Stratford.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Apaches 8, Cardinals 7 (8 inn.)
Wausau Newman 000 240 01 – 7 10
Auburndale 003 030 02 – 8 13
WP: Alexis Soppe.
SO: Rachael Bolder (6 inn.) 5, Soppe (2 inn.) 1. BB: R. Bolder 3, Soppe 1.
Top hitters: A, Brooke Anderson 2×5, 2 runs; Sydney Schmutzer 2×4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Jenna Ertl 3×5, 2 RBIs; Robyn Brokish 2×4,; Hunter Hilber 2×4, 3 RBIs; Katie Lundgren 2 runs.
Records: Wausau Newman Catholic 3-3, 2-3 Marawood South; Auburndale 2-5-1, 1-3 Marawood South.