Loyal/Granton to face Spencer on Wednesday in regional semifinal
By Paul Lecker
AUBURNDALE — A promising season came to an abrupt end for the Auburndale softball team as it dropped a 7-2 decision to Loyal/Granton in a WIAA Division 3 regional quarterfinal Tuesday at Auburndale High School.
Auburndale came into the contest winners of nine of its last 14 games. After starting the season 0-5, the Apaches finish the year with a 9-10-1 record.
The Greyhounds scored twice in the third and four times in the fourth to open up a 6-0 lead. Auburndale had 11 hits but could manage only two runs in the loss.
Mickey Terry was 3-for-3 with a triple and an RBI, and Sydney Schmutzer went 3-for-4 with an RBI for Auburndale.
Loyal/Granton (7-9) will play at Spencer (16-5) in a D-3 regional semifinal at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Greyhounds 7, Apaches 2
Loyal/Granton 002 401 0 – 7 9
Auburndale 000 100 1 – 2 11
LP: Robyn Brokish.
SO: Brokish 2. BB: Brokish 3.
Top hitters: A, Mackenzie Raab 2×3; Sydney Schmutzer 3×4, RBI; Mickey Terry 3×3, 3B, RBI; Jenna Ertl 2B.
Loyal/Granton statistics not provided.
Records: Loyal/Granton 7-9; Auburndale 9-10-1.