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AUBURNDALE SOFTBALL STARTS STRONG, TOPS STRATFORD


Auburndale's Ashlyn Grimm hit a three-run home run in the first inning to help the Eagles to a 9-2 win over Stratford on Thursday. (Paul Lecker file photo)

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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.

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