AUBURNDALE - The Auburndale softball team split a pair of nonconference games over the weekend, losing 10-0 at Athens on Friday before responding with a 9-6 win at home over Northland Pines on Saturday.
In the win on Friday, Erin Griesbach went 3-for-3 with RBI singles in the first and second innings, and Regynn Lau added two hits and four RBI, with two-run singles in the first and sixth for Auburndale.
Ashlyn Grimm earned the win with a complete game, striking out three and walking just one. She also had two hits and scored twice.
Samantha Stanton added two runs scored with two singles for Auburndale (8-8).
Athens’ pitcher Sierra Hart limited Auburndale to just one hit in the five-inning win on Friday.
Elle Gaurke had a home run and scored twice, and Jenna Handschke had two hits and two runs scored for the Bluejays (11-4).
Auburndale plays a nonconference game at Loyal/Greenwood on Monday.
Bluejays 10, Eagles 0
Auburndale 000 00 - 0 1 1
Athens 252 1 - 10 7 0
WP: Sierra Hart. LP: Taylor Anderson.
SO: Anderson 1; Hart 1. BB: Anderson 6; Hart 1.
Top hitters: ATH, Elle Gaurke 2x3, HR, 2 runs; Hart 2B; Celina Ellenbecker 2B; Jenna Handschke 2x2, 2 runs.
Records: Auburndale 7-8; Athens 11-4.
Auburndale 9, Northland Pines 6
Northland Pines 100 010 4 - 6 10 3
Auburndale 310 203 - 9 11 2
WP: Ashlyn Grimm. LP: Leighla Heidtke.
SO: Heidtke 6; Grimm 3. BB: Heidtke 5; Grimm 1.
Top hitters: AUB, Samantha Stanton 2x5, 2 runs; Erin Griesbach 3x3, 3 runs, 2 RBI; Grimm 2x3, 2 runs; Regynn Lau 2x4, 4 RBI. NP, Savanna Satterburg 3x4, 3 runs; Carly Huelskamp 2x3, 2B, 2 RBI; Tommy Springer 2 RBI; Grace Pastorius 2x3.
Records: Northland Pines 4-13; Auburndale 8-8.