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Baseball preview: Pitching depth looks strong for Marshfield

Posted on 12 April 2017 by paul

Marshfield senior Jake Brueggen anchors a strong pitching staff for the Tigers. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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By Paul Lecker
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For the second season in a row, the Marshfield High School baseball team will have a first-time head coach.

Jon Bauer replaces Shane Freitag as the Tigers’ manager and inherits a team that finished 13-13 overall and 6-6 in the Wisconsin Valley Conference.

Marshfield won its playoff opener before losing in a WIAA Division 1 regional final to Eau Claire North last spring.

After a few weeks of practice, the Tigers are scheduled to open their season with a nonconference doubleheader Thursday against Eau Claire North at Jack Hackman Field.

Bauer said he has been impressed with what he has seen so far this spring.

“I really like our work ethic,” Bauer said. “I think we’ll have enough good pitching necessary to compete with the new pitch count limits. Our hitting and fielding, hopefully, will be strengths as well.”

The WIAA passed a rule last summer that states a pitcher can throw up to 100 pitches in a day. Three days rest are then required before the player may pitch again. Pitchers who throw 1-30 pitches in a day will not require any rest; 31-49 pitches thrown requires one day rest; 50-75 mandates two days rest; and 76-100 pitches requires three days off before returning the mound.

Seniors Connor Jasurda, Jake Brueggen and Hunter Korger are expected to make up the starting pitching rotation, and Bauer said he will determine the rest as the season moves forward.

Seniors Aaron Braun and Logan Jakobi, juniors Branden Montalvo, Connor Berry, Austin Palacek, Tyler Spaeth, Mitch Wilhelm, and Jared Johnsrud, and sophomore Ryan Krueger will also compete for mound time for the Tigers.

Senior Paul Maguire will see time at catcher and in the outfield for the Tigers are earning first-team all-Wisconsin Valley Conference honors in 2016 as a utility player. He hit .395 with 11 RBIs in conference play a year ago.

Senior outfielder Braden Bohman is also back for his third year on the varsity. He and Brueggen were honorable mention all-conference selections. Bohman hit .326 with 12 runs scored and five stolen bases, and Brueggen was 2-2 with a 4.03 earned-run average in Valley action.

Senior Jared Klein is also back for his third year on the varsity and will catch and play first base.

“Our expectations are to show up, show that we can play, show that we can improve as the season progresses, and show that we can be good teammates,” Bauer said. “I really like the effort this group demonstrates in practice every day.”

MARSHFIELD TIGERS
Coach:
Jon Bauer, first year.
Last year’s record: 13-13, 6-6 Wisconsin Valley Conference.
2016 WIAA playoffs: Def. Merrill 10-2 in WIAA Div. 1 regional semifinal; Lost to Eau Claire North 7-0 in regional final.
Returning players: Braden Bohman, sr., OF; Jake Brueggen, sr., P/OF; Logan Jakobi, sr., IF; Connor Jasurda, sr., IF/P; Jared Klein, sr., C/1B; Hunter Korger, sr., IF/P; Paul Maguire, jr., C/OF; Austin Palacek, jr., P/IF.
Top newcomers: Aaron Braun, sr., P/OF; Austin Goode, sr., OF; Branden Montalvo, jr., C/P/IF; Connor Berry, jr., P/IF; Andy Goettl, jr., OF; Tyler Spaeth, jr., IF/P; Ryan Krueger, so., P/IF; Mitch Wilhelm, jr., P/IF; Jared Johnsrud, jr., P/IF.

AUBURNDALE APACHES
Coach:
Mark Brost, 13th season (124-86).
Last year’s record: 7-9, 6-6 Marawood Conference South Division.
2016 WIAA playoffs: Lost to Weyauwega-Fremont 3-1 in WIAA Div. 3 regional quarterfinals.
Returning players: Logan Willfahrt, sr., C; Cason Schmutzer, jr., LF; Ryan Isaacson, jr., 1B; Aaron Willfahrt, sr., CF/P; Caleb Weinfurter, sr., 2B/P; Cam Ertl, jr., RF/P; Colton Wright, so., SS/P; Dylan Altmann, 3B.
Top newcomers: Dalten Hoffman, jr., 2B/3B; Trayton Weister, so., 2B/3B; Cooper Weinfurter, fr., OF/2B; Steve Hartman 1B.
What the coach said: “Auburndale should be solid defensively and offensively,” Brost said. “Our pitching should be a strength as the season progresses. We hope to be one of the better teams in the Marawood South and compete for a conference championship.”

COLUMBUS CATHOLIC DONS
Coach:
Joe Seitz, 12th year (64-118).
Last year’s record: 7-12, 7-9 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.
2016 WIAA playoffs: Lost to Prentice 5-0 in WIAA Div. 4 regional quarterfinals.
Returning players: Tyler Fuerlinger, sr., SS/P; Charles Payant, sr.,P/C/3B; Ryan Dieringer, sr., 2B; Bailey Keffer, sr., P/OF; Noah Taylor, so., OF/3B/P; Bryce Fuerlinger, so., OF/P.
Top newcomers: Ethan Meece, so., OF/P; Will Boyer, OF; Jarred Mandel, so., C/3B/P; Evan Dieringer, so., 1B; Calvin Brown, so., utility.
What the coach said: “We have some younger kids who saw a lot of playing time last year, so they have some varsity experience and we have good upper class leadership,” Seitz said. “If we can develop more pitching this year, with the new pitch count rules, and play solid defense, we can be competitive in our conference.”

SPENCER ROCKETS
Coach:
Tim Buttke, first year.
Last year’s record: 13-6, 12-4 Cloverbelt Conference East Division.
2016 WIAA playoffs: Lost to Stratford 4-3 in WIAA Div. 3 regional semifinal.
Returning players: Hunter Luepke, jr., OF/P; Carson Hildebrandt, so., IF/C; Dom Wichlacz, IF/P; Caden Schillinger, jr., C/P; Tanner Kleinschmidt, so., IF/P; Lukas Ellefson, jr., OF.
Top newcomers: Brett Kasch, fr., IF/P; Darren Wilconne, IF/OF; Tyler Brandt, OF/IF.
What the coach said: “Since we will be very young we are just focused on getting better each day,” Buttke said. “Fortunately, we are talented. To be successful we need to consistently play up to our capabilities. I think our strength will be our 1-5 batters. Carson Hildebrandt has really impressed so far this spring. Dom Wichlacz and Caden Schillinger bring back some experience and they both have made great jumps from last year to this spring. Hunter Luepke is a fantastic athlete. The sky is the limit for him and he’s also an exceptionally high-quality young man.”

STRATFORD TIGERS
Coach:
Brad Grube, fourth year (34-28).
Last year’s record: 11-7, 8-4 Marawood Conference South Division.
2016 WIAA playoffs: Def. Colby 5-4 in WIAA Div. 3 regional quarterfinals; Def. Spencer 4-3 in regional semifinals; lost to Marathon 6-0 in regional final.
Returning players: Cole Hoffmann, sr., P/IF; Lucas Heidmann, sr., P/IF; Dakota Singer, sr., OF; Mark Handrick, jr., C; Andrew Bargender, jr., C; Eli Drexler, so., OF; Kade Ehrike, so., IF/P.
Top newcomers: Lance Heidmann, so., IF/P; Ty Pankratz, so., IF/P; Maverick Licciardi, so., IF/P; Dylan Schoenherr, so., IF/C; Connor Multerer, jr., IF; Tim Wenzel, jr., OF; Hunter Austin, jr., OF; Ryan Foley, so., IF.
What the coach said: “Our strengths will be our work ethic, defense, and baseball understanding,” Grube said. “We need to work on moving runners when they are in scoring position. We want to be competitive in all areas of baseball to give us the best chance to win.”

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Stratford, Auburndale well-represented on Marawood South all-conference baseball and softball teams

Posted on 18 June 2016 by paul

Stratford third baseman Kaylee Geiger was one of three Tigers named to the first team of the 2016 all-Marawood Conference South Division softball team. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Stratford third baseman Kaylee Geiger was one of three Tigers named to the first team of the 2016 all-Marawood Conference South Division softball team. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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Stratford’s Bredemann unanimous first-team pick to softball team
Stratford junior catcher Brittany Bredemann was one of four players unanimously selected to the All-Marawood Conference South Division softball team.

Bredemann hit .460 (23 of 50) with eight doubles, three triples, and 19 RBIs for the Tigers, who were 10-2 in the Marawood South.

Senior third baseman Kaylee Geiger and senior pitcher/designated player Lorrie Luepke were also named to the first team for Stratford.

Geiger led the Tigers with a .556 batting average in conference play (25 of 45) and topped the Marawood South with nine doubles, three home runs, and 24 runs scored. She also had 18 RBIs.

Luepke hit .444 (20 of 45) with seven doubles and 13 RBIs, and was 5-0 with a 2.07 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 27 innings pitched.

Senior first baseman Casey Kolbeck and junior outfielder Sammy Griesbach were second-team picks, and sophomore pitcher Kiana Weiler and freshman shortstop Macey Kilty were honorable mention selections for Stratford.

Auburndale had three all-conference performers, with senior Sydney Schmutzer named to the second team, and junior Brooke Anderson and senior Robyn Brokish earning honorable mention status after the Apaches finished 6-6 and in fourth place in the standings.

Schmutzer hit .500 (15 of 30), while Anderson had a team-high 14 runs scored and batted .394, and Brokish hit .281 and went 3-0 pitching with a 3.00 ERA.

2016 All-Marawood Conference South Division Softball Team
First team:
Taylor Nelson, jr., Wisconsin Rapids Assumption; Erin Sullivan, so., Wisconsin Rapids Assumption; *Ellie Schill, so., Wisconsin Rapids Assumption; Allison Stieber, sr., Marathon; *Amanda Kind, jr., Marathon; *Julia Anderson, sr., Marathon; Lauren Fech, jr., Wausau Newman Catholic; Lorrie Luepke, sr., Stratford; Kaylee Geiger, sr., Stratford; *Brittany Bredemann, jr., Stratford. (* unanimous selection)
Second team: Macyn Krings, sr., Wisconsin Rapids Assumption; Sydney Schmutzer, sr., Auburndale; Cameron Sonnentag, sr., Marathon; Courtney Ford, sr., Marathon; Jayce Blume, sr., Marathon; Taylor Jankowski, sr., Wausau Newman Catholic; Cassie Bieneck, sr., Northland Lutheran; Steph Kohl, sr., Pittsville; Casey Kolbeck, sr., Stratford; Sammy Griesbach, jr., Stratford.
Honorable mention: Claire Preuss, jr., Wisconsin Rapids Assumption; Colette Stoflet, so., Wisconsin Rapids Assumption; Brooke Anderson, jr., Auburndale; Robyn Brokish, sr., Auburndale; Sasha Hornung, so., Marathon; Paige Kurtz, jr., Marathon; Brogan Kimball, sr., Wausau Newman Catholic; Mikayla Tomsyck, sr., Wausau Newman Catholic; Hallie Engelbrecht, jr., Northland Lutheran; Cassidy Maroszek, fr., Northland Lutheran; Carly Solatycki, sr., Pittsville; Skye Klein, jr., Pittsville; Kiana Weiler, so., Stratford; Macey Kilty, fr., Stratford.

Stratford has pair of all-Marawod South baseball team
Stratford juniors Cole Hoffman and Dylan Peterson, and Auburndale junior Logan Willfahrt were among the first-team selections to the 2016 All-Marawood Conference South Division Baseball Team, as voted on by the seven conference coaches.

All three local players were unanimous selections as nine of the 10 first-team picks were chosen unanimously by the coaches.

Stratford finished 8-4 and in a tie for second place with Pittsville in the conference standings behind champion Marathon. Auburndale was 6-6 and in fourth place.

Hoffman led the Marawood South in batting average, hitting .500 (20 of 40), with two home runs, eight RBIs, 16 runs scored, and 10 stolen bases. He also went 5-2 on the mound with a 1.10 earned-run average, which was second in the conference.

Peterson batted .409 (18 of 44) with a team-high 12 RBIs.

Willfahrt led the conference with 11 stolen bases, and hit .343 (12 of 35) with 11 runs scored and eight RBIS.

Auburndale junior Caleb Weinfurter and Stratford junior Dakota Singer were among the second-team selections.

2016 All-Marawood Conference South Division Baseball Team
First team:
*Brady Baltus, sr., Wisconsin Rapids Assumption; *Logan Willfahrt, jr., Auburndale; *Ryan Gassner, sr., Marathon; *Noah Dirks, jr., Marathon; *Landen Williamson, sr., Marathon; *Karter Underwood, sr., Marathon; *Paul Downs, sr., Pittsville; Aron Masanz, sr., Pittsville; *Cole Hoffman, jr., Stratford; *Dylan Peterson, jr., Stratford. (*unanimous selection)
Second team: Joe Grunhoffer, so., Wisconsin Rapids Assumption; Caleb Weinfurter, jr., Auburndale; Ben Martin, sr., Marathon; Hunter Schara, jr., Marathon; Connor Wulf, so., Wausau Newman Catholic; Noah Panzer, sr., Northland Lutheran; Clay Schult, so., Northland Lutheran; Dakota Landphier, so., Pittsville; Jacob Neve, jr., Pittsville; Dakota Singer, jr., Stratford.
Honorable mention: Brandon Birkhauser, jr., Wisconsin Rapids Assumption; Nathaniel Clark, sr., Wisconsin Rapids Assumption; Colton Wright, fr., Auburndale; Ryan Isaacson, so., Auburndale; Riley Anderson, so., Marathon; Carter Hanke, fr., Marathon; Cade Kimball, fr., Wausau Newman Catholic; Kasey Kalafice, fr., Wausau Newman Catholic; Connor Schubring, so., Northland Lutheran; David Gustovson, jr., Northland Lutheran; Aidan Masanz, jr., Pittsville; Ryan Zickert, fr., Pittsville; Kade Ehrike, fr., Stratford.

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Marathon blanks Stratford in WIAA Division 3 baseball regional final

Posted on 01 June 2016 by paul

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MARATHON – The Stratford baseball team was shutout by Marathon 6-0 in a WIAA Division 3 regional final Wednesday at Marathon High School.

The Tigers end their season with an 11-7 record.

Marathon (18-4) moves on to the Division 3 sectionals at Bukolt Park in Stevens Point on Tuesday. The Raiders will take on Stevens Point Pacelli in the first semifinal at noon. Coleman and Neenah St. Mary Catholic will play in the second semifinal with the winners matching up for a berth in the state tournament at approximately 6 p.m.

Game statistics were not reported.

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Stratford edges Spencer in WIAA Division 3 baseball regional semifinal

Posted on 31 May 2016 by paul

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SPENCER – The Stratford baseball team advanced to the regional finals with a 4-3 victory over Spencer in a WIAA Division 3 regional semifinal Tuesday at Spencer High School.

The Tigers (11-6) will play at Marathon (17-4) in a Division 3 regional final at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. The winner moves on to sectionals on Tuesday, June 7, at Bukolt Park in Stevens Point.

Stratford split a pair of Marawood Conference South Division games with conference champion Marathon this season, handing the Raiders their only conference loss.

Spencer ends its season with a 13-6 record.

Game statistics were not provided.

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Stratford baseball whips Northland Lutheran in Marawood South finale

Posted on 19 May 2016 by paul

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KRONENWETTER – The Stratford baseball team wrapped up its Marawood Conference South Division schedule with a 15-8 win over Northland Lutheran on Thursday.

The Tigers end up in second place in the Marawood South with an 8-4 record and are now 9-6 overall.

Stratford scored 11 times in the fourth inning and held on from there.

Each team had four errors, leading to a total of 10 unearned runs.

Lucas Heidmann earned the win, striking out four in 3 1/3 innings.

Stratford had 15 hits, with six different players have two apiece. Five Tigers also had a pair of RBIs.

Stratford is the No. 3 seed in its Division 3 sectional and will host No. 6 Colby in a WIAA regional quarterfinal on Thursday, May 26, at the Tiger Stadium Baseball Field.

Tigers 15, Wildcats 8
Stratford 100 (11)00 3 – 15 15 4
Northland Lutheran 010 430 0 – 8 6 4
WP:
Lucas Heidmann. LP: Panzer.
SO: Heidmann (3 1/3 inn.) 4, Kade Ehrike (3 2/3 inn.) 2; Panzer (2 inn.) 1, Zuelstorf (5 inn.) 1. BB: Heidmann 1, K. Ehrike 0; Panzer 2, Zuelstorf 1.
Top hitters: S, Wyatt Ehrike 2×4, 3B, 3 runs; Andrew Bargender 2B, 2 RBIs; Cole Hoffman 2 RBIs; Dakota Singer 2×5, 2 runs; Dylan Peterson 2×5, 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Eli Drexler 2×5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Sam Wenzel 2×4, 2 RBIs; Nick Stoflet 2×4, 2 runs. NL, Panzer 3 runs; Schutt 2×4, 2 2Bs; Shuworing 2 runs; Zuelstorf 2 RBIs.
Records: Stratford 9-6, 8-4 Marawood Conference South Division; Northland Lutheran 2-11, 2-10 Marawood South.

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Marathon beats Stratford to clinch Marawood South baseball title

Posted on 16 May 2016 by paul

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MARATHON – Marathon wrapped up the Marawood Conference South Division baseball title with a 9-1 win over Stratford on Monday at Marathon High School.

Stratford pitchers combined to walk nine batters, and Karter Underwood and Ryan Gassner homered for Marathon, which improves to 13-3 overall and 8-1 in the Marawood South. Stratford falls to 7-6 and 6-4 in the conference.

Stratford was held to three hits, a double by Mark Handrick and a homer and single from Dylan Peterson.

Gassner struck out 11 to earn the complete-game win for Marathon.

Stratford finishes its Marawood South schedule this week with games Tuesday at Wisconsin Rapids Assumption and Thursday at Northland Lutheran.

Raiders 9, Tigers 1
Stratford 010 000 0 – 1 3 2
Marathon 320 013 x – 9 6 0
WP:
Ryan Gassner. LP: Lucas Heidmann.
SO: Heidmann (5 inn.) 1, Eli Drexler (1 inn.) 2; Gassner 11. BB: Heidmann 4, Drexler 5; Gassner 2.
Top hitters: S, Dylan Peterson 2×3, HR; Mark Handrick 2B. M, Gassner 2×2, HR, 3 runs; Karter Underwood HR, 2 RBIs, 3 runs; Williamson 2 RBIs.
Records: Stratford 7-6, 6-4 Marawood South; Marathon 13-3, 8-1 Marawood South.

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Stratford baseball shuts down Pittsville

Posted on 13 May 2016 by paul

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STRATFORD – Cole Hoffman tossed a three-hit complete game and Dylan Peterson drove in both runs as the Stratford baseball team slid past Pittsville 2-1 in a Marawood Conference South Division matchup Friday at the Tiger Stadium Complex.

Peterson drove in Hoffman twice, in the fourth and sixth innings, to provide the Tigers with all they needed.

Hoffman struck out three and walked four to earn the win for Stratford, which improves to 7-6 and 6-4 in the Marawood South. Pittsville drops to 11-5 and 5-4 in the conference.

Stratford plays at first-place Marathon on Monday. Marathon would clinch at least a share of the Marawood South title with a win.

Tigers 2, Panthers 1
Pittsville 000 100 0 – 1 3 2
Stratford 000 101 x – 2 5 1
WP:
Cole Hoffman. LP: Paul Downs.
SO: Downs 2; Hoffman 3. BB: Downs 4; Hoffman 4.
Top hitters: S, Hoffman 2 runs, 3 SBs; Dylan Peterson 2 RBIs.
Records: Pittsville 11-5, 5-4 Marawood South; Stratford 7-6, 6-4 Marawood South.

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Stratford baseball grabs walk-off win over first-place Marathon

Posted on 09 May 2016 by paul

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STRATFORD – The Stratford baseball team scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to hand first-place Marathon its first Marawood Conference South Division loss of the season on Monday with a 4-3 victory at home.

Riley Anderson hit a three-run home run to put Marathon (11-3, 6-1 Marawood South) on top 3-1 in the top of the fourth.

The Tigers responded with single runs in the fourth, fifth and seventh innings to win it as pitcher Lucas Heidmann kept Marathon scoreless after the homer.

Dylan Peterson smacked an RBI single up the middle to plate the winning run in the seventh for the Tigers.

“Throughout the game we talked about being aggressive at the plate and Dylan did exactly that,” Stratford coach Brad Grube said. “I was very proud of our boys and the way they played. There hard work in practice is really paying off.”

Heidmann finished with seven strikeouts and three walks.

Cole Hoffman went 3-for-3 with a home run for Stratford (6-6, 5-4 Marawood South).

Stratford plays at Wisconsin Rapids Assumption on Tuesday.

Tigers 4, Raiders 3
Marathon 000 300 0 – 3 12 0
Stratford 100 110 1 – 4 9 2
WP:
Lucas Heidmann. LP: Ryan Gassner.
SO: Gassner 15; Heidmann 7. BB: Gassner 3; Heidmann 3.
Top hitters: M, Noah Dirks 2×3; Carter Hanke 2×3; Hunter Schara 2×4, 2B; Riley Anderson 3×4, HR, 3 RBIs. S, Cole Hoffman 3×3, HR, RBI; Rylan Peterson 2×3, RBI; Nick Stoflet 2×3, 2 runs.
Records: Marathon 11-3, 6-1 Marawood South; Stratford 6-6, 5-4 Marawood South.

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Auburndale baseball comes back to edge Stratford

Posted on 05 May 2016 by paul

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STRATFORD – Auburndale scored four times in the top of the fifth inning and the Apaches held on from there to beat Stratford 5-4 in a Marawood Conference South Division baseball game Thursday.

Stratford scored three times in the first inning before Auburndale stormed back with a run in the fourth and four more in the fifth to take the lead for good.

Caleb Weinfurter earned the win for the Apaches with a complete game, striking out five and scattering nine hits for the Apaches (2-5, 2-4 Marawood South).

Dakota Singer was 3-for-4 and Dylan Peterson drove in three runs for Stratford (5-6, 4-4 Marawood South).

Auburndale hosts Wisconsin Rapids Assumption on Friday, while Stratford is off until Monday when it is home against Marathon.

Apaches 5, Tigers 4
Auburndale 000 140 0 – 5 5 2
Stratford 300 010 0 – 4 9 2
WP:
Caleb Weinfurter. LP: Cole Hoffman.
SO: Weinfurter 5; Hoffman (4 2/3 inn.) 5, Kade Ehrike (2 1/3 inn.) 3. BB: Weinfurter 4; Hoffman 4, Ehrike 2.
Top hitters: A, Ryan Isaacson 2B, 2 runs. S, Dakota Singer 3×4; Dylan Peterson 3 RBIs.
Records: Auburndale 2-5, 2-4 Marawood South; Stratford 5-6, 4-4 Marawood South.

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Stratford baseball splits with Newman Catholic

Posted on 03 May 2016 by paul

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WAUSAU – The Stratford and Wausau Newman Catholic baseball teams split a pair of games Monday at Brockmeyer Park.

Newman Catholic scored a run in the top of the 10th inning to win the finish of a suspended game from April 12 by a score of 8-7 and Stratford came back to beat the Cardinals 7-4 in the regularly scheduled Marawood Conference South Division matchup.

Stratford is now 5-4 overall and 4-3 in the Marawood South, while Newman is 4-4 and also 4-3 in the conference. The two teams are tied for second place behind Marathon (5-0) in the conference standings.

In the game from April 12 that was completed Monday, Cole Hoffman suffered the loss, striking out four in three innings and allowing just one hit and one run. He added two hits and scored three times. Nick Stoflet finished 3-for-4 and Dakota Singer had two hits for the Tigers.

In Monday’s regularly scheduled game, the Tigers scored four times in the fourth inning to pull ahead and held on from there.

Hoffman earned the win, giving up two runs in four innings of relief. He also went 3-for-4 at the plate with a home run and scored three times. Dylan Peterson also had three hits for Stratford.

Stratford plays a nonconference game at Edgar on Tuesday.

Game 1 (Completion of suspended game from April 12)
Cardinals 8, Tigers 7 (10 inn.)
Newman Catholic 000 031 300 1 – 8 9 3
Stratford 200 014 000 0 – 7 11 4
WP:
Bates. LP: Cole Hoffman.
SO: Bates 15; Lance Heidmann (7 inn.) 7, Hoffman (3 inn.) 4. BB: Bates 14; Heidmann 7, Hoffman 3.
Top hitters: NC, Leischer 3×3; Dennis 2B. S, Wyatt Ehrike 2 runs; Hoffman 2×3, 2B, 3 runs; Dakota Singer 2×5; Nick Stoflet 3×4.

Game 2
Tigers 7, Cardinals 4
Stratford 100 420 0 – 7 10 2
Newman Catholic 110 002 0 – 4 5 0
WP:
Hoffman. LP: Bates.
SO: Heidmann (3 inn.) 3, Hoffman (4 inn.) 3; Bates (4 inn.) 3, Wulf (3 inn.) 0. BB: Heidmann 0, Hoffman 2; Bates 3, Wulf 1.
Top hitters: S, Hoffman 3×4, 2B, HR, 3 runs; Singer 2×3; Dylan Peterson 3×4, 2B; Eli Drexler 2×4, 2B. NC, Kalafice 2 RBIs; Dennis 2B; Wulf 2B; McGuken 2B.
Records: Stratford 5-3, 4-3 Marawood South; Newman Catholic 4-4, 4-3 Marawood South.

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