AUBURNDALE SOFTBALL STARTS STRONG, TOPS STRATFORD
AUBURNDALE – Ashlyn Grimm hit a three-run home run in the first inning to spark the Auburndale softball team to a 9-2 win over Stratford in a Marawood Conference South Division game Thursday at Auburndale High School.
Hailey Grimm threw a complete game for the Eagles, striking out three and scattering six hits.
Kaitlyn Kundinger went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, Ashlyn Grimm finished 3-for-3 and scored twice, and Georgi Schmutzer had two hits and three RBIs in the win for Auburndale (12-3, 6-2 Marawood South).
Megan Wiese had a home run and a double for Stratford (4-14, 1-9 Marawood South).
Auburndale plays a doubleheader at Edgar on Friday and a nonconference game at Chequamegon on Saturday to finish its regular-season schedule.
Stratford hosts Eau Claire Regis in its finale on Monday.
Eagles 9, Tigers 2
Stratford 000 011 0 - 2 6 2
Auburndale 420 202 x - 9 12 2
WP: Hailey Grimm. LP: Bailey Linzmaier.
SO: H. Grimm 3. BB: H. Grimm 2. (Stratford pitching stats not reported).
Top hitters: S, Linzmaier 2x4; Megan Weise 2x3, 2B, HR. A, Kaitlyn Kundinger 3x4, 2B, 2 runs; Erin Griesbach 2x3, 2 runs; Ashlyn Grimm 3x3, HR, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Georgi Schmutzer 2x4, 3 RBIs.
Records: Stratford 4-14, 1-9 Marawood Conference South Division; Auburndale 12-3, 6-2 Marawood South.