Stratford takes down Newman Catholic
By Darren Kieffer
STRATFORD – It was a big night for Stratford softball, during April 23 conference action against Newman Catholic.
Stratford had a 6-0 lead to start off the third inning, before Newman Catholic got on the board with two runs of their own. Maria Schoenfuss retired two runners and allowed no hits, while shutting out Newman Catholic through the first two innings. Throughout her time pitching, she walked nine batters, which would lead to a combined five runs in the third and fourth innings. These were the only runs for Newman Catholic, as Schoenfuss was relieved by right-handed pitcher, Kylah Wenzel.
Wenzel allowed only one hit, as she retired three runners and shut out Newman for the remainder of the game. Schoenfuss receives a win for this game, and Wenzel gets a save.
Jessamae Rice hit 3-4 on the game, including a double in the last half of the game that would bring runners home, as she finished with three RBIs. Mazie Nagel also finished 3-4, hitting two singles and a double with one RBI. Mariah Zawislan hit 2-2 with one RBI, and Emily Meyer hit 1-4 but brought home two runners on the game.
Newman Catholic did not struggle to get on base this game as they were walked 13 times – Schoenfuss with nine and Wenzel with four. Everyone got on base for Newman Catholic, but they couldn’t register any hits. The only hit for Newman Catholic came from Grace Ende who had a single.
Stevie Samuels received a loss, after allowing six runs in two innings for Newman Catholic.
The Stratford Tigers got the 9-5 win against the Newman Catholic.