AUBURNDALE SOFTBALL REBOUNDS FROM LOSS TO PHILLIPS WITH SWEEP AT HOME INVITE
AUBURNDALE – The Auburndale softball team rebounded from a loss Friday to sweep two games at its home invitational on Saturday.
Phillips defeated the Eagles 8-5 on Friday, but Auburndale responded with a 9-8 win over Amherst and an 11-5 victory over Northland Pines on Saturday. All three games were played at Auburndale High School.
Phillips used a five-run sixth inning to pull ahead and take Friday’s Marawood crossover contest.
Kaitlyn Kundinger had three hits and two RBIs, and Kaydee Jo Zenner had a double and two runs batted in for Auburndale.
Auburndale trailed 8-6 to Amherst before scoring twice in the fourth to tie it, and once in the bottom of the sixth to win it.
Ashlyn Grimm went the distance on the mound to earn the win, striking out five. She also had three hits, three runs scored and three RBIs.
Samantha Stanton was 3-for-4 and scored twice, and Kundinger, Erin Griesbach and Regynn Lau all had two hits for the Eagles. Griesbach had a double and a home run, driving in two.
Hailey Grimm threw five innings to grab the win against Northland Pines, with four strikeouts.
Ashlynn Grimm ripped a pair of home runs and drove in three, and Georgi Schmutzer and Lau had two hits each.
Auburndale (7-3, 5-2 Marawood Conference South Division) plays at Marathon on Tuesday.
Loggers 8, Eagles 5
Phillips 002 015 0 - 8 13 1
Auburndale 104 000 0 - 5 7 2
WP: Jada Eggebecht. LP: Hailey Grimm.
SO: Eggebrecht 4; H. Grimm (6 inn.) 5, Ashlyn Grimm (1 inn.) 1. BB: Eggebrecht 2; H. Grimm 1, A. Grimm 0.
Top hitters: A, Kaitlyn Kundinger 3x4, 2 RBIs; A. Grimm 2B; Kaydee Jo Zenner 2B, 2 RBIs.
Records: Phillips 10-1; Auburndale 5-3.
Eagles 9, Falcons 8
Amherst 300 500 0 - 8 8 0
Auburndale 330 201 x - 9 13 1
WP: A. Grimm. LP: Peskie.
SO: Peskie 5; A. Grimm 5. BB: Peskie 2; A. Grimm 5.
Top hitters: AUB, Samantha Stanton 3x4, 2 runs; Kundinger 2x4, 2 runs; Erin Griesbach 2x4, 2B, HR, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; A. Grimm 3x4, 3 runs, 3 RBIs; Regynn Lau 2x3. AM, Peskie 2x3, 2 HRs, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Jastromski HR; Firkus 2B.
Records: Amherst 8-2; Auburndale 6-3.
Eagles 11, Eagles 5
Auburndale 240 113 0 - 11 11 0
Northland Pines 200 003 0 - 5 8 2
WP: H. Grimm. LP: Satterburg.
SO: H. Grimm (5 inn.) 4, A. Grimm (2 inn.) 0; Satterburg 1. BB: H. Grimm 1, A. Grimm 2; Satterburg 4.
Top hitters: AUB, Kundinger 2B; A. Grimm 3x5, 2 HRs, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Georgi Schmutzer 2x4, 2B, 2 runs; Lau 2x2.
Records: Auburndale 7-3; Northland Pines 5-5.