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Stratford edges Spencer softball in pitcher’s duel

Posted on 19 May 2017 by paul

Stratford pitcher Kiana Weiler delivers to the plate during the Tigers’ softball game against Spencer on Friday at Hilgemann Field in Stratford. Weiler threw a complete-game shutout as the Tigers won 1-0. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

Spencer second baseman Sadie Mercier kneels on second base for a forceout after fielding a ground ball during the Rockets’ softball game at Stratford on Friday. (Photo by Paul Lecker/MarshfieldAreaSports.com)

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By Paul Lecker
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STRATFORD – The Spencer and Stratford softball teams locked into a pitcher’s duel as both of its aces dominated the opposition’s potent lineups.

Something had to give eventually, and it was Stratford that finally pushed a run across.

Cassidy VanDerLeest knocked in pinch runner Madisyn Daul with a single in the bottom of the sixth inning to plate the game’s only run as the Tigers beat Spencer 1-0 in a nonconference game Friday at Hilgemann Field.

Kiana Weiler struck out six for Stratford and Tiffany Meinders had four strikeouts for Spencer as both starting pitchers were on their games. Neither walked a batter and both scattered seven hits.

Weiler was able to keep the hard-hitting Rockets off-balance with a variety of pitches.

“She was really good at getting ahead in the count and then she gets even better,” Spencer coach Jason Gorst said. “We need to be more aggressive going after strike one and strike two because once she has two on you she’s very, very tough.”

With the victory, Stratford (17-6) snapped Spencer’s 17-game winning streak. Seven different Rockets (17-5) had hits in the loss. VanDerLeest and Sammy Kaiser each had two hits for Stratford.

Stratford completed a nonconference two-game sweep of Spencer, as the Tigers won on the road 5-2 back on March 31 in the season opener for both teams.

“Kiana threw her changeup in different situations, full count a couple of times, she threw it early in the count,” Stratford coach Mandy Pankratz said. “We had a discussion with her and (catcher) Brittany (Bredemann) about, ‘Let’s not be predictable. Let’s throw that pitch when they expect us not to.’ She locates it well, locates her drop curve well, and she comes back with a strike when she needs it.”

Both teams open WIAA playoff action next week. Stratford is the No. 5 seed in its Division 3 sectional and will play at No. 4 Prescott in a regional quarterfinal on Tuesday. Spencer earned a first-round bye as the No. 1 seed in its Division 4 bracket and will play either Spring Valley or Cadott at home Wednesday in a regional semifinal.

Tigers 1, Rockets 0
Spencer 000 000 0 – 0 7 2
Stratford 000 001 x – 1 7 0
WP:
Kiana Weiler. LP: Tiffany Meinders.
SO: Meinders 4; Weiler 6. BB: None.
Top hitters: ST, Sammy Kaiser 2×3; Cassidy VanDerLeest 2×3, RBI.
Records: Spencer 17-5; Stratford 17-6.

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Stratford softball tops Auburndale in Marawood South finale

Posted on 18 May 2017 by paul

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STRATFORD – Eight different Stratford players had hits, and Sammy Kaiser hit a home run and had two RBIs to lift the Tigers past Auburndale 14-4 in a Marawood Conference South Division softball game Thursday at Hilgemann Field.

The game was the Marawood South finale for both teams. Auburndale is now 9-8 overall and finishes 6-6 in conference play, while Stratford improves to 16-6 and ends up 9-3 in the Marawood South.

Sammy Griesbach was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, Cassidy VanDerLeest, Courtney Kaiser and Shalynn Griesmer each added a pair of hits, and Kaiser had three RBIs for the Tigers.

Kiana Weiler earned the win, striking out six in the five-inning, complete-game effort.

Marissa Ponshock hit a home run and Mackenzie Raab had two RBIs for Auburndale.

Stratford hosts Spencer in a nonconference game Friday, while Auburndale is off until Saturday when it hosts its annual tournament.

Tigers 14, Apaches 4
Auburndale 030 10 – 4 7 0
Stratford 293 0x – 14 13 2
WP:
Kiana Weiler. LP: Alexis Soppe.
SO: Soppe (1 2/3 inn.) 0, Maggie Willfahrt (2 1/3 inn.) 1; Weiler 6. BB: Soppe 3, Willfahrt 6; Weiler 0.
Top hitters: A, Mackenzie Raab 1×3, 2 RBIs; Marissa Ponshock HR, RBI; Rachael Bolder 2×3; Willfahrt 2B. S, Brittany Bredemann 1×3, 2 RBIs; Sammy Griesbach 3×4, 2 runs; Weiler 2 RBIs; Sammy Kaiser HR, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Cassidy VanDerLeest 2×2, RBI; Courtney Kaiser 2×4, 3B, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Shalynn Griesmer 2×4, 2 runs; Sam Manecke 2 runs; Val Licciardi 3B, 2 runs, 3 RBIs.
Records: Auburndale 9-8, 6-6 Marawood Conference South Division; Stratford 16-6, 9-3 Marawood South.

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2017 WIAA state softball playoffs, regional scores & schedule

Posted on 17 May 2017 by paul

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The 2017 WIAA state softball playoffs kicked off with regional quarterfinals and a few regional semifinals Tuesday across Wisconsin.

Regional semifinals continue in all five divisions on Wednesday, May 24, with regional finals scheduled for Friday, May 26.

Regional winners move on to the sectionals. Sectional semifinals are Tuesday, May 30, and sectional finals are Thursday, June 1. Survivors qualify for the WIAA State Softball Tournament at Goodman Fields in Madison on June 8-10.

Here is a look at the entire WIAA softball regional scores and schedule:

2017 WIAA State Softball Playoffs
Division 1
Sectional 1
Regional semifinals, May 23

No. 5 Marshfield 8, No. 12 New Richmond 0
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 9 Wisconsin Rapids at No. 8 Wausau West
No. 13 Wausau East at No. 4 Superior
No. 14 River Falls at No. 3 D.C. Everest
No. 11 Eau Claire North at No. 6 Eau Claire Memorial
No. 10 Menomonie at No. 7 Hudson
Regional finals, May 26
Wisconsin Rapids-Wausau West winner at No. 1 Stevens Point
No. 5 Marshfield vs. TBA
Hudson-Menomonie winner at No. 2 Chippewa Falls
Sectional 3
Regional semifinals, May 23

No. 3 Holmen 4, No. 14 Madison West 0
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 9 Madison East at No. 8 Monona Grove
No. 12 Madison Memorial at No. 5 Verona
No. 13 Madison La Follette at No. 4 La Crosse Central
No. 11 Tomah at No. 6 Middleton
No. 10 Baraboo at No. 7 Waunakee
Regional finals, May 26
Madison East-Monona Grove winner at No. 1 Sun Prairie
No. 3 Holmen vs. TBA
Waunakee-Baraboo winner at No. 2 DeForest
Sectional 2
Regional semifinals, May 24

No. 9 Appleton North at No. 8 De Pere
No. 12 Green Bay East at No. 5 Hortonville
No. 13 Menasha at No. 4 Green Bay Preble
No. 14 Green Bay Southwest at No. 3 Pulaski
No. 11 Appleton West at No. 6 Ashwaubenon
No. 10 Appleton East at No. 7 Kimberly
Regional finals, May 26
Appleton North-De Pere winner at No. 1 Kaukauna
Kimberly-Appleton East winner at No. 2 Bay Port
Sectional 4
Regional semifinals, May 24

No. 9 Sheboygan North at No. 8 Sheboygan South
No. 12 Manitowoc at No. 5 West Bend West
No. 13 Oconomowoc at No. 4 Slinger
No. 14 Hartford at No. 3 Beaver Dam
No. 11 Fond du Lac at No. 6 Oshkosh West
No. 10 Neenah at No. 7 West Bend East
Regional finals, May 26
Sheboygan North-Sheboygan South winner at No. 1 Oshkosh North
West Bend East-Neenah winner at No. 2 Watertown
Sectional 5
Regional semifinals, May 24

No. 9 Burlington at No. 8 Oregon
No. 12 Janesville Parker at No. 5 Beloit Memorial
No. 13 Stoughton at No. 4 Fort Atkinson
No. 14 Milton at No. 3 Janesville Craig
No. 11 Waterford at No. 6 Elkhorn
No. 10 Lake Geneva Badger at No. 7 Union Grove
Regional finals, May 26
Burlington-Oregon winner at No. 1 Westosha Central
Union Grove-Lake Geneva Badger winner at No. 2 Wilmot
Sectional 7
Regional semifinals, May 24

No. 9 Brookfield East at No. 8 Brookfield Central
No. 12 Milwaukee Washington at No. 5 Whitefish Bay
No. 13 Milwaukee Vincent at No. 4 Cedarburg
No. 14 Milwaukee Madison at No. 3 Mequon Homestead
No. 11 Milwaukee Riverside/Golda Meir at No. 6 Greendale Nicolet
No. 10 Milwaukee Bradley at No. 7 Milwaukee King
Regional finals, May 26
Brookfield East-Brookfield Central winner at No. 1 Germantown
Milwaukee King-Milwaukee Bradley winner at No. 2 Milwaukee Divine Savior Holy Angels
Sectional 6
Regional semifinals, May 23

No. 3 Hartland Arrowhead 15, No. 14 Milwaukee Pulaski/Arts/Carmen South/Juneau 0
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 9 Wauwatosa East at No. 8 Sussex Hamilton
No. 12 West Allis Central at No. 5 Waukesha West
No. 13 Milwaukee Hamilton at No. 4 West Allis Hale
No. 11 Waukesha South at No. 6 Waukesha North
No. 10 Mukwonago at No. 7 Wauwatosa West
Regional finals, May 26
Wauwatosa East-Hamilton winner at No. 1 Kettle Moraine
No. 3 Hartland Arrowhead vs. TBA
Wauwatosa West-Mukwonago winner at No. 2 Menomonee Falls
Sectional 8
Regional semifinals, May 24

No. 9 Greendale at No. 8 South Milwaukee
No. 12 Racine Park at No. 5 Muskego
No. 13 Milwaukee Reagan at No. 4 Franklin
No. 14 Milwaukee Bay View/Lifelong Learning
No. 11 Racine Horlick at No. 6 Kenosha Indian Trail
No. 10 Kenosha Tremper at No. 7 Racine Case
Regional finals, May 26
Greendale-South Milwaukee winner at No. 1 Oak Creek
Racine Case-Kenosha Tremper winner at No. 2 Kenosha Bradford/Reuther
Division 2
Sectional 1
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 8 Amery 11, No. 9 Black River Falls 0
No. 8 Hayward 13, No. 9 Ashland 9
No. 7 Lakeland 23, No. 10 Colby/Abbotsford 11
Regional quarterfinals, May 24
No. 10 Sparta at No. 7 La Crosse Logan
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 8 Amery at No. 1 Baldwin-Woodville
No. 5 West Salem at No. 4 Osceola
No. 6 Somerset at No. 3 Ellsworth
No. 8 Hayward at No. 1 Rice Lake
No. 5 Merrill at No. 4 Rhinelander
No. 6 Medford at No. 3 Mosinee
No. 7 Lakeland at No. 2 Antigo/White Lake
Regional semifinals, May 25
La Crosse Logan-Sparta winner at No. 2 Onalaska
Sectional 4
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 9 Ripon at No. 8 Milwaukee Lutheran
No. 9 Milwaukee Pius XI Catholic at No. 8 Milwaukee School of Languages
No. 7 St. Francis 18, No. 10 Milwaukee St. Anthony 2
Regional quarterfinals, May 24
No. 10 Shorewood at No. 7 Brown Deer
Regional semifinals, May 24
Ripon-Milwaukee Lutheran at No. 1 Grafton
No. 5 Plymouth at No. 4 Port Washington
No. 6 Sheboygan Falls/Kohler at No. 3 Kewaskum
Pius XI-School of Languages winner at No. 1 New Berlin West
No. 5 Milwaukee St. Thomas More at No. 4 New Berlin Eisenhower
No. 6 Wisconsin Lutheran at No. 3 Cudahy
No. 7 St. Francis at No. 2 Whitnall
Regional semifinals, May 25
Brown Deer-Shorewood winner at No. 2 Waupun
Sectional 2
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 8 Waupaca 12, No. 9 Appleton Xavier 3
No. 10 Berlin at No. 7 Little Chute
No. 9 Green Bay Notre Dame 10, No. 8 Clintonville 6
No. 7 Two Rivers 10, No. 10 Green Bay West 2
Regional semifinals, May 23
No. 3 Denmark 13, No. 6 Oconto Falls 1
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 8 Waupaca at No. 1 Freedom
No. 5 Fox Valley Lutheran at No. 4 Winneconne
No. 6 West De Pere at No. 3 Wrightstown
Little Chute-Berlin winner at No. 2 New London
No. 9 Green Bay Notre Dame at No. 1 Seymour
No. 5 Marinette at No. 4 Shawano
No. 7 Two Rivers at No. 2 Luxemburg-Casco
Sectional 3
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 9 Madison Edgewood 6, No. 8 Reedsburg 2
No. 10 Lodi at No. 7 Mount Horeb
Regional quarterfinals, May 23
No. 9 Pewaukee at No. 8 Whitewater
No. 10 Big Foot at No. 7 East Troy
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 9 Madison Edgewood at No. 1 McFarland
No. 5 Adams-Friendship at No. 4 Sauk Prairie
No. 6 Mauston at No. 3 Portage
Mount Horeb-Lodi winner at No. 2 Evansville
No. 5 Monroe at No. 4 Jefferson
No. 6 Waukesha Catholic Memorial at No. 3 Edgerton
Regional semifinals, May 25
Pewaukee-Whitewater winner at No. 1 Beloit Turner
East Troy-Big Foot winner at No. 2 Delavan-Darien
Division 3
Sectional 1
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 9 Frederic/Luck 4, No. 8 Unity 1
No. 7 Ladysmith 15, No. 10 Webster/Siren 0
No. 8 Neillsville/Granton 8, No. 9 St. Croix Central 1
No. 7 Stanley-Boyd 21, No. 10 Nekoosa 10
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 9 Frederic/Luck at No. 1 Northwestern
No. 5 St. Croix Falls at No. 4 Cumberland
No. 6 Barron at No. 3 Cameron
No. 7 Ladysmith at No. 2 Spooner
No. 8 Neillsville/Granton at No. 1 Bloomer
No. 5 Stratford at No. 4 Prescott
No. 6 Durand at No. 3 Elk Mound
No. 7 Stanley-Boyd at No. 2 Altoona
Sectional 4
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 9 Wisconsin Dells 9, No. 8 Wautoma 2
No. 7 Cedar Grove-Belgium 16, No. 10 Racine St. Catherine’s 6
Regional quarterfinals, May 24
No. 10 Winnebago Lutheran at No. 7 North Fond du Lac
No. 9 Oostburg at No. 8 Whitefish Bay Dominican
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 9 Wisconsin Dells at No. 1 Laconia
No. 5 Lomira at No. 4 Mayville
No. 6 Westfield at No. 3 Campbellsport
No. 5 Watertown Luther Prep at No. 4 Kettle Moraine Lutheran
No. 6 Kenosha St. Joseph at No. 3 Greendale Martin Luther
No. 7 Cedar Grove-Belgium at No. 2 Random Lake
Regional semifinals, May 25
North Fond du Lac-Winnebago Lutheran winner at No. 2 Poynette
Oostburg-Dominican winner at No. 1 Shoreland Lutheran
Sectional 2
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 9 Wittenberg-Birnamwood 5, No. 8 Gillett/Suring 3
No. 10 Northland Pines at No. 7 Amherst
Regional semifinals, May 23
No. 3 Tomahawk 12, No. 6 Omro 0
No. 3 Southern Door 4, No. 6 New Holstein 1
Regional quarterfinals, May 24
No. 9 Sturgeon Bay at No. 8 Howards Grove
No. 10 Kiel at No. 7 Manitowoc Roncalli
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 9 Wittenberg-Birnamwood at No. 1 Oconto
No. 5 Bonduel at No. 4 Peshtigo
Amherst-Northland Pines winner at No. 2 Weyauwega-Fremont
No. 5 Valders at No. 4 Kewaunee
Regional semifinals, May 25
Sturgeon Bay-Howards Grove winner at No. 1 Brillion
Roncall-Kiel winner at No. 2 Chilton
Sectional 3
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 8 Platteville 10, No. 9 Richland Center 0
No. 7 Lancaster 8, No. 10 Prairie du Chien 7
No. 10 Clinton at No. 7 Belleville
Regional quarterfinals, May 23
No. 9 Lake Mills at No. 8 Waterloo
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 8 Platteville at No. 1 La Crosse Aquinas
No. 5 Westby at No. 4 Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau
No. 6 Viroqua at No. 3 Dodgeville
Lancaster-Prairie du Chien at No. 2 Arcadia
No. 5 Palmyra-Eagle at No. 4 Brodhead
No. 6 Lakeside Lutheran at No. 3 River Valley
Belleville-Clinton winner at No. 2 Marshall
Regional semifinals, May 25
Lake Mills-Waterloo winner at No. 1 Columbus
Division 4
Sectional 1
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 8 Boyceville 9, No. 9 Chetek-Weyerhaeuser 1
No. 7 Glenwood City 15, No. 10 Cornell/Lake Holcombe 0
No. 8 Cadott 24, No. 9 Spring Valley 14
No. 7 Fall Creek 15, No. 10 Edgar 0
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 8 Boyceville at No. 1 Phillips
No. 6 Shell Lake at No. 3 Grantsburg
Glenwood City-Cornell/Lake Holcombe winner at No. 2 Clayton/Turtle Lake
No. 8 Cadott at No. 1 Spencer
No. 5 Eau Claire Regis at No. 4 Thorp
No. 6 Colfax at No. 3 Athens
No. 7 Fall Creek at No. 2 Marathon
Regional semifinals, May 25
No. 5 Chequamegon at No. 4 Flambeau
Sectional 4
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 9 Darlington 7, No. 8 River Ridge/Cassville 4
No. 10 Benton/Shullsburg 10, No. 7 New Glarus 3
Regional quarterfinals, May 24
No. 9 Kenosha Christian Life at No. 8 Pardeeville
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 9 Darlington at No. 1 Iowa-Grant
No. 5 Fennimore at No. 4 Boscobel
No. 6 Cuba City at No. 3 Mineral Point
No. 10 Benton/Shullsburg at No. 2 Wisconsin Heights
No. 5 Cambridge at No. 4 Racine Lutheran
No. 6 Lake Country Lutheran at No. 3 Deerfield
No. 7 Dodgeland at No. 2 Parkview
Regional semifinals, May 25
Kenosha Christian Life-Pardeeville winner at No. 1 Juda/Albany
Sectional 2
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 9 Crivitz at No. 8 Crandon
No. 7 Laona/Wabeno 16, No. 10 Menominee Indian 1
Regional semifinals, May 23
No. 3 Algoma 5, No. 6 Neenah St. Mary Catholic 1
Regional quarterfinals, May 24
No. 9 Stockbridge/Hilbert at No. 8 Gibraltar/Washington Island
No. 10 Sheboygan Area Lutheran at No. 7 Fond du Lac St. Mary’s Springs
Regional semifinals, May 24
Crivitz-Crandon winner at No. 1 Shiocton
No. 5 Phelps/Three Lakes at No. 4 Iola-Scandinavia
No. 6 Manawa at No. 3 Rosholt
No. 7 Laona/Wabeno at No. 2 Coleman
No. 5 Manitowoc Lutheran at No. 4 Reedsville
Regional semifinals, May 25
Stockbridge/Hilbert-Gibraltar/Washington Island winner at No. 1 Oshkosh Lourdes
St. Mary’s Springs-Sheboygan Area Lutheran winner at No. 2 Mishicot
Sectional 3
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 9 Melrose-Mindoro 10, No. 8 Whitehall 7
No. 8 Princeton/Green Lake 17, No. 9 Wayland Academy 2
No. 7 Montello 16, No. 10 Pittsville 1
Regional semifinals, May 23
No. 2 Onalaska Luther 18, No. 7 Eleva-Strum 0
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 9 Melrose-Mindoro at No. 1 Cochrane-Fountain City
No. 5 Mondovi at No. 4 Brookwood
No. 6 Osseo-Fairchild at No. 3 Independence/Gilmanton
No. 8 Princeton/Green Lake at No. 1 Horicon
No. 5 Necedah at No. 4 Tri-County
No. 6 Auburndale at No. 3 Markesan
No. 7 Montello at No. 2 Stevens Point Pacelli
Division 5
Sectional 1
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 8 Prentice 6, No. 9 Elmwood 5
No. 10 Rib Lake at No. 7 Clear Lake
No. 8 Mellen 17, No. 9 Bayfield 0
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 8 Prentice at No. 1 Chippewa Falls McDonell
No. 5 Prairie Farm at No. 4 Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran
No. 6 Plum City at No. 3 Gilman
Clear Lake-Rib Lake winner at No. 2 Pepin/Alma
No. 8 Mellen at No. 1 Hurley
No. 5 Northwood at No. 4 Birchwood
No. 6 Solon Springs at No. 3 Bruce
No. 7 Butternut/Mercer at No. 2 Drummond
Sectional 4
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 7 Potosi 15, No. 10 Pecatonica 0
No. 8 Monticello 18, No. 9 Faith Christian 2
Regional quarterfinals, May 24
No. 9 North Crawford at No. 8 Riverdale
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 5 Seneca at No. 4 Barneveld
No. 6 Highland at No. 3 Wauzeka-Steuben
No. 7 Potosi at No. 2 Southwestern
No. 8 Monticello at No. 1 Johnson Creek
No. 5 Burlington Catholic Central at No. 4 Argyle
No. 6 Fall River at No. 3 Black Hawk
No. 7 Hustisford at No. 2 Williams Bay
Regional semifinals, May 25
North Crawford-Riverdale at No. 1 Belmont
Sectional 2
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 9 Tigerton 17, No. 8 Florence 5
No. 7 Marion 17, No. 10 Pembine/Goodman 2
No. 9 Sevastopol 17, No. 8 Living Word Lutheran 6
No. 7 Green Bay NEW Lutheran 10, No. 10 Rio 0
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 9 Tigerton at No. 1 Wausaukee
No. 5 Bowler at No. 4 Niagara
No. 6 Elcho at No. 3 St. Thomas Aquinas/Lena
No. 7 Marion at No. 2 Gresham
No. 9 Sevastopol at No. 1 Oakfield
No. 5 Wild Rose at No. 4 Cambria-Friesland
No. 6 Randolph at No. 3 Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah
No. 7 Green Bay NEW Lutheran at No. 2 Almond-Bancroft
Sectional 3
Regional quarterfinals, May 23

No. 8 Marshfield Columbus Catholic 5, No. 9 Northland Lutheran/Wisconsin Valley Lutheran 1
No. 10 Owen-Withee at No. 7 Port Edwards
Regional semifinals, May 23
No. 3 Greenwood 16, No. 6 Wausau Newman Catholic 1
Regional quarterfinals, May 24
No. 9 Royall at No. 8 Wonewoc-Center
No. 11 Kickapoo at No. 6 Hillsboro
No. 10 Weston at No. 7 La Farge
Regional semifinals, May 24
No. 8 Marshfield Columbus Catholic at No. 1 Wisconsin Rapids Assumption
No. 5 Loyal at No. 4 Augusta
Port Edwards-Owen-Withee winner at No. 2 Blair-Taylor
No. 5 New Lisbon at No. 4 Cashton
Regional semifinals, May 25
Royall-Wonewoc-Center winner at No. 1 De Soto
Hillsboro-Kickapoo winner at No. 3 Ithaca
La Farge-Weston winner at No. 2 Bangor

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Stratford softball shuts out Newman, Northland Lutheran

Posted on 17 May 2017 by paul

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WAUSAU – The Stratford softball team swept a pair of Marawood Conference South Division games on Tuesday at Sunnyvale Park, knocking off Wausau Newman Catholic 5-0 and Northland Lutheran 18-0.

Stratford is now 15-6 overall and 8-3 in the Marawood South heading into its conference finale Thursday at home against Auburndale. The Tigers host Spencer in a nonconference game, and its final regular-season game, on Friday.

Kiana Weiler pitched both games for the Tigers, allowing a total of seven hits and no walks.

Against Newman (4-8, 4-7 Marawood South), Weiler struck out nine and scattered three hits in the win.

Sammy Griesbach was 3-for-4 and scored twice, and Cassidy VanDerLeest had a single, a double and three RBIs for Stratford.

Weiler was 4-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, and Val Licciardi was 4-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored for the Tigers against Northland Lutheran (3-8, 2-8 Marawood South).

Brittany Bredemann, Sammy Griesbach, Anna Golbach and Sammy Kaiser added two hits apiece for Stratford.

Tigers 5, Cardinals 0
Stratford 000 101 3 – 5 10
Newman Catholic 000 000 0 – 0 3
Newman Catholic statistics not provided.
WP:
Kiana Weiler.
SO: Weiler 9. BB: Weiler 0.
Top hitters: S, Brittany Bredemann 2B, run; Sammy Griesbach 3×4, 2 runs; Cassidy VanDerLeest 2×4, 2B, 3 RBIs; Sam Manecke 2×3, RBI.
Records: Stratford 14-6, 7-3 Marawood South; Wausau Newman Catholic 4-8, 4-7 Marawood South.

Tigers 18, Wildcats 0
Northland Lutheran 000 00 – 0 4
Stratford 537 3x – 18 21
Northland Lutheran statistics not reported.
WP:
Weiler.
SO: Weiler 6. BB: Weiler 0.
Top hitters: S, Bredemann 2×4, 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Griesbach 2×4, RBI; Weiler 4×4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Sammy Kaiser 2×4, 2 2Bs, 2 RBIs, 3 runs; Val Licciardi 4×4, 3 RBIs, 2 runs; McKenzie Ford 3 runs; Madisyn Daul 3 runs; Anna Golbach 2×3, 2 runs; Sydney Boeger 2 RBIs.
Records: Stratford 15-6, 8-3 Marawood South; Northland Lutheran 3-8, 2-8 Marawood South.

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Stratford softball sweeps pair at GT Slam Fest

Posted on 14 May 2017 by paul

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GILMAN – The Stratford softball team swept a pair of games at the GT Slam Fest on Saturday.

The multi-team tournament was held at both Gilman and Thorp.

The Tigers beat Shell Lake 14-6 and Medford 11-7 to improve to 13-6 this season.

Kiana Weiler picked up the win in both games for Stratford, striking out 12 in five innings.

Brittany Bredemann went 5-for-5 with three doubles, three runs scored, and three RBIs in the win for the Tigers. Sammy Kaiser added three hits and three RBIs, and Val Licciardi and Sammy Griesbach both had two hits.

Against Medford, Weiler struck out five in a seven-inning complete game. Medford hit three home runs, but the Tigers were able to score 11 runs on eight hits and seven walks.

Bredemann, Griesbach and Courtney Kaiser each had two hits for the Tigers.

Stratford hosts Northland Lutheran on Monday.

Tigers 14, Lakers 6
Stratford 404 033 – 14 16 3
Shell Lake 000 321 – 6 9 5
WP:
Kiana Weiler. LP: Anderson.
SO: Weiler (5 inn.) 12, Val Licciardi (1 inn.) 0; Anderson 6. BB: Weiler 0, Licciardi 0; Anderson 5.
Top hitters: ST, Brittany Bredemann 5×5, 3 2Bs, 3 runs, 3 RBIs; Sammy Griesbach 2×5; Sammy Kaiser 3×5, 2 2Bs, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Licciardi 2×4, 2B, 3 runs, RBI. SL, Anderson 2×4; Keran 2B, RBI; Schreiber HR, 3 RBIs.
Records: Stratford 12-6; Shell Lake 2-8.

Tigers 11, Raiders 7
Medford 120 004 0 – 7 8 5
Stratford 230 051 x – 11 8 4
WP:
Weiler. LP: Clausnitzer.
SO: Clausnitzer (4 2/3 inn.) 6, Fries (1 1/3 inn.) 0; Weiler 5. BB: Clausnitzer 5, Fries 2; Weiler 0.
Top hitters: M, Butkus 2×4, HR, RBI; Rau HR, 2 RBIs; Mudgett HR, 2 runs, 3 RBIs. ST, Bredemann 2×5, 2B, 3 runs, 2 RBIs; Griesbach 2×3, 2 RBIs; Courtney Kaiser 2×3, 2 runs, RBI; Licciardi 2 runs.
Records: Stratford 13-6; Medford 7-11.

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Stratford softball upends Marathon

Posted on 13 May 2017 by paul

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STRATFORD – Kiana Weiler threw a complete-game two-hitter and added two hits and two RBIs as the Stratford softball team whipped Marathon 8-1 in a Marawood Conference South Division game Friday at Hilgemann Field.

The Tigers earn a season-split with Marathon and are now 11-6 overall and 6-3 in the Marawood South. Marathon drops to 14-5 and 8-2 in conference play.

After allowing a run in the first inning on an RBI single from Amanda Kind, Weiler was perfect the rest of the game. She finished with nine strikeouts and no walks.

Stratford came back with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning and scored six times in the second to provide all the runs it would need.

Sammy Griesbach and Cassidy Vanderleest each added a pair of hits for the Tigers, and Vanderleest drove in three runs.

Stratford will compete at the Gilman/Thorp Tournament on Saturday before wrapping up the regular season with four games next week. The Tigers host Northland Lutheran on Monday, play at Wausau Newman Catholic on Tuesday, host Auburndale in their Marawood South finale Thursday, and play a nonconference game at Cloverbelt Conference East Division champion Spencer next Friday. The WIAA playoffs begin May 23.

Tigers 8, Raiders 1
Marathon 100 000 0 – 1 2 1
Stratford 260 000 x – 8 9 1
WP:
Kiana Weiler. LP: Sasha Hornung.
SO: Hornung (1 2/3 inn.) 1, Liz Boehm (4 1/3 inn.) 2; Weiler 9. BB: Hornung 1, Boehm 3; Weiler 0.
Top hitters: M, Molly Mohr 1×3, run; Amanda Kind 1×3, RBI. S, Sammy Griesbach 2×4, run; Weiler 2×4, 2 RBIs; Cassidy Vanderleest 2×3, run 3 RBIs; Courtney Kaiser 1×3, 2 RBIs; Madisyn Daul 2 runs.
Records: Marathon 14-5, 8-2 Marawood Conference South Division; Stratford 11-6, 6-3 Marawood South.

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Licciardi, Stratford softball blank Pittsville

Posted on 11 May 2017 by paul

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PITTSVILLE – Val Licciardi tossed a three-inning no-hitter and Stratford scored 16 runs in the opening inning on its way to an 18-0 victory over Pittsville on Thursday.

Licciardi struck out two and walked two in the Tigers’ victory.

Stratford is now 10-6 overall and 5-3 in the Marawood Conference South Division. Pittsville falls to 0-14 and 0-10 in the conference.

Stratford’s leadoff hitter, Brittany Bredemann, was 3-for-3 with a double, a home run and six RBIs. Sammy Kaiser, Cassidy Vanderleest and Shalynn Griesmer all had two RBIs as well for the Tigers.

Stratford hosts Marathon on Friday at 4:45 p.m. at Hilgemann Field.

Tigers 18, Panthers 0
Stratford (16)20 – 18 15 1
Pittsville 000 – 0 0 3
WP:
Val Licciardi. LP: Sanken.
SO: Licciardi 2; Sanken 3. BB: Licciardi 2; Sanken 6.
Top hitters: S, Brittany Bredemann 3×3, 2B, HR, 2 runs, 6 RBIs; Madisyn Daul 2 runs; Sammy Kaiser 3×4, 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Cassidy Vanderleest 2×2, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Kiana Weiler 2B, RBI; Courtney Kaiser 2 runs; Shalynn Griesmer 2 RBIs; Sam Manecke 2 runs; Licciardi 2 runs.
Records: Stratford 10-6, 5-3 Marawood Conference South Division; Pittsville 0-14, 0-10 Marawood South.

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Stratford splits two at Bloomer softball tournament

Posted on 07 May 2017 by paul

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BLOOMER – The Stratford softball team split a pair of games at the Bloomer Invitational on Saturday, beating Baldwin-Woodville 6-3 and losing to Bloomer 9-4.

In the win over Baldwin-Woodville, Stratford scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning to pull out the win after B-W rallied to tie the game with a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh.

Kiana Weiler struck out eight and all three runs she allowed were unearned to earn the win against Baldwin-Woodville.

Brittany Bredemann, Sammy Griesbach, Sammy Kaiser and Sam Manecke each had two hits for the Tigers (9-5).

Against Bloomer, Stratford committed four errors leading to five unearned runs.

Weiler was 3-for-4 and Val Licciardi had two hits for Stratford.

The Tigers play at Wisconsin Rapids Assumption on Monday.

Tigers 6, Blackhawks 3 (8 inn.)
Stratford 003 000 03 – 6 10 2
Baldwin-Woodville 100 000 20 – 3 5 4
WP:
Kiana Weiler. LP: Furrer.
SO: Weiler 8; Furrer 5. BB: Weiler 1; Furrer 1.
Top hitters: S, Brittany Bredemann 2×5, 2B, 2 RBIs; Sammy Griesbach 2×4; Sammy Kaiser 2×4; Sam Manecke 2×3; Val Licciardi 2B. BW, Burr 2 runs; Campbell 2B.
Records: Stratford 9-4; Baldwin-Woodville 13-3.

Blackhawks 9, Tigers 4
Stratford 002 000 2 – 4 10 4
Bloomer 021 024 x – 9 11 1
WP:
Seibel. LP: Weiler.
SO: Weiler 2; Seibel 6. BB: Weiler 0; Seibel 3.
Top hiters: S, Weiler 3×4; Licciardi 2×2. B, C. Zwiefelhofer 2×4, 2 runs; Luzinski 2 RBIs; Seibel 2×4; Score 2×2, 2B, 2 runs; S. Zweifelhofer 2×3, 3B.
Records: Stratford 9-4; Bloomer 10-3.

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Weiler drives in five, earns pitching win as Stratford softball beats Auburndale

Posted on 04 May 2017 by paul

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AUBURNDALE – Stratford blew open a tight game with seven combined runs in the fifth and sixth innings and went on to beat Auburndale 10-2 in a Marawood Conference South Division softball game Thursday at Auburndale High School.

Stratford is now 8-4 overall and 4-2 in the Marawood South. Auburndale drops to 5-5 and 2-3 in the conference.

Kiana Weiler threw a complete game to earn the win on the mound for the Tigers, striking out four and walking none. She also went 3-for-3 with two doubles and five RBIs to lead the offensive attack.

Sammy Griesbach added three hits and two RBIs, and was one of five Tigers to score twice in the win.

Hannah Bolder and Rachael Bolder each went 2-for-3 to lead the Apaches offensively.

Stratford pounded out nine hits and used eight walks from Auburndale’s two pitchers to plate 10 runs.

Auburndale plays at first-place Wisconsin Rapids Assumption on Friday. Stratford is back in action Saturday at the Bloomer Invitational.

Tigers 10, Apaches 2
Stratford 003 025 0 – 10 9
Auburndale 001 100 0 – 2 8
WP:
Kiana Weiler. LP: Maggie Willfahrt.
SO: Weiler 4; Willfahrt (6 inn.) 1, Rachael Bolder (1 inn.) 0. BB: Weiler 0; Willfahrt 6, R. Bolder 2.
Top hitters: S, Sammy Griesbach 3×4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Weiler 3×3, 2 2Bs, 5 RBIs; Brittany Bredemann 2B, 2 runs; Mackenzie Ford 2 runs; Val Licciardi 2 runs; Madison Daul 2 runs; A, Hannah Bolder 2×3; R. Bolder 2×3.
Records: Stratford 8-4, 4-2 Marawood Conference South Division; Auburndale 5-5, 2-3 Marawood South.

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Stratford softball blanks Northland Lutheran

Posted on 28 April 2017 by paul

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KRONENWETTER – Kiana Weiler and Sammy Kaiser each had three hits and two RBIs to help the Stratford softball team to a three-inning 15-0 win over Northland Lutheran on Friday.

Weiler and Kaylee Hollatz combined on a two-hitter on the mound, striking out four.

Mckenzie Ford and Brittany Bredemann each scored three runs for the Tigers (7-3, 3-1 Marawood Conference South Division).

Stratford hosts Wausau Newman Catholic on Monday.

Tigers 15, Wildcats 0
Stratford 933 – 15 14 1
Northland Lutheran 000 – 0 2 4
WP:
Kiana Weiler. LP: Sawyer.
SO: Weiler (2 inn.) 3, Kaylee Hollatz (1 inn.) 1; Sawyer 1. BB: Weiler 0, Hollatz 1; Sawyer 3.
Top hitters: S, Brittany Bredemann 2B, 3 runs, 2 RBIs; Weiler 3×3, 2 RBIs; Sammy Kaiser 3×3, 2 RBIs; Val Licciardi 2 runs; Shalynn Griesmer 2 runs; Mckenzie Ford 2 HBPs, 3 runs.
Records: Stratford 7-3, 3-1 Marawood Conference South Division; Northland Lutheran 2-3, 1-3 Marawood South.

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