MARATHON – The Auburndale softball team plated six runs in the fifth inning and held off a Marathon rally to win a Marawood Conference South Division contest 8-6 on Tuesday at Marathon High School.
Erin Griesbach hit a two-run homer in the first inning, Faith Hafermann and Hailey Grimm added two-run doubles in the fourth, and Georgi Schmutzer had an RBI single in the fourth as well for the Eagles, who improve to 8-3 overall and 3-2 in the Marawood South.
Marathon drops to 6-8 and 1-4 in the Marawood South.
The two teams meet again Thursday at Auburndale High School beginning at 4:45 p.m.
Eagles 8, Raiders 6
Auburndale 200 060 0 - 8 12 2
Marathon 000 030 3 - 6 6 3
WP: Ashlyn Grimm. LP: Andrea Seymour.
SO: A. Grimm 7; Seymour 3. BB: A. Grimm 4; Seymour 2.
Top hitters: A, Samantha Stanton 2x4, 2B; Erin Griesbach HR, 2 RBIs; Faith Hafermann 3x4, 2B, 2 RBIs; Hailey Grimm 2x3, 2B, 2 RBIs; Georgi Schmutzer 2x4, RBI. M, Seymour 3x4, 2B.
Records: Auburndale 8-3, 3-2 Marawood Conference South Division; Marathon 6-8, 1-4 Marawood South.