Soppe, Bolder drive in two runs each for Apaches
By Paul Lecker
AUBURNDALE — A nine-run fourth inning propelled the Auburndale softball team to a 13-2 blowout of Wausau Newman Catholic in a Marawood Conference South Division game Monday at Auburndale High School.
The Apaches led just 2-1 before scoring two runs in the third inning and adding nine more in the fourth to pull away.
Nine different Auburndale players scored, and the Apaches (9-7, 6-5 Marawood South) took advantage of nine walks to earn the win.
Alex Soppe earned the win for the Apaches, allowing just two hits and two walks in four innings. She also had two doubles and two RBIs at the plate.
Hannah Bolder added a single, a double, and two RBIs, and Jenna Ertl also had two hits for Auburndale.
Auburndale plays at Stratford on Thursday in its final Marawood South game of the season.
(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)
Apaches 13, Cardinals 2
Newman Catholic 001 01 – 2 3
Auburndale 112 9x – 13 9
Newman statistics not provided.
WP: Alexis Soppe.
SO: Soppe (4 inn.) 3, Maggie Willfahrt (1 inn.) 0. BB: Soppe 2, Willfahrt 2.
Top hitters: A, Brooke Anderson 2 SBs, 2 runs; Mackenzie Raab 2 BBs, 2 runs; Jenna Ertl 2×3, 2 runs; Hannah Bolder 2×3, 2B, 2 RBIs, 2 runs; Soppe 2×3, 2 2Bs, 2 RBIs.
Records: Wausau Newman Catholic 4-7, 4-6 Marawood South; Auburndale 9-7, 6-5 Marawood South.