AUBURNDALE – Hailey Grimm and Ashlyn Grimm combined on a three-hitter as the Auburndale softball team improved to 3-0 this season with a 6-3 victory over Wausau Newman Catholic on Tuesday at Auburndale High School.
The game was the Marawood Conference South Division opener for both teams.
Faith Haferman had a two-run single in the first inning and an RBI single in the third, and Georgi Schmutzer knocked in a pair of runs in the fifth for the Eagles.
Hailey Grimm struck out two and allowed two runs in four innings to earn the win for Auburndale. Ashley Grimm snagged the save, striking out three and giving up one run over the final three innings.
The two teams will meet against Thursday at Sunnyvale Park in Wausau.
Eagles 6, Cardinals 3
Wausau Newman Catholic 011 000 1 - 3 3 5
Auburndale 201 030 x - 6 7 5
WP: Hailey Grimm. LP: Stevie Samuels. SV: Ashley Grimm.
SO: Samuels 4; H. Grimm (4 inn.) 2, A. Grimm (3 inn.) 3. BB: Samuels 3; H. Grimm 0, A. Grimm 3.
Top hitters: WNC, Angela Donath 2B. A, Faith Haferman 2x3, 3 RBIs; Georgi Schmutzer 1x3, 2 RBIs; A. Grimm 2B.
Records: Wausau Newman Catholic 1-2, 0-1 Marawood Conference South Division; Auburndale 3-0, 1-0 Marawood South.