Stratford softball pounds Pittsville, maintains lead in Marawood South
Geiger, Weiler homer for Tigers
By Paul Lecker
STRATFORD — The Stratford softball team had 21 hits and used a 12-run fourth inning to whip Pittsville 19-1 in a Marawood Conference South Division game Friday at Hilgemann Field.
The Tigers already led 7-1 before exploding in the fourth and ended it via the 10-run rule after five innings.
Lorrie Luepke allowed just one hit and struck out seven to earn the win for Stratford (13-5, 9-1 Marawood South).
Kiana Weiler went 4-for-4 with a double, a home run, and four RBIs; Kaylee Geiger also hit a home run and drove in three; and Casey Kolbeck and Courtney Krall each added three RBIs for the Tigers.
The Tigers own a one-half game lead over Marathon in the conference standings and play at Marathon on Monday. Stratford will finish its Marawood South schedule Thursday at Northland Lutheran.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Tigers 19, Panthers 1
Pittsville 000 10 – 1 1 5
Stratford 403 (12)x – 19 21 0
WP: Lorrie Luepke. LP: Steph Kohl.
SO: Kohl (3 2/3 inn.) 0, Shaw (1/3 inn.) 0; Luepke 7. BB: Kohl 0, Shaw 1; Luepke 1.
Top hitters: S, Brittany Bredemann 3×5, 2B; Luepke 2×4, 2B; Kaylee Geiger 3×4, 2B, HR, 4 runs, 3 RBIs; Kiana Weiler 4×4, 2B, HR, 4 runs, 4 RBIs; Sammy Kaiser 2 runs; Emily Manecke 2×3, 2 runs; Casey Kolbeck 2×4, 2B, 3 RBIs; Courtney Krall 3×4, 3 RBIs.
Records: Pittsville 6-9, 2-7 Marawood South; Stratford 13-5, 9-1 Marawood South.