STRATFORD – Edgar plated two runs in the top of the seventh inning out outlast Stratford 3-1 in a Marawood Conference South Division softball game Thursday at Hilgemann Field.
In the second-straight pitchers’ duel this week between Edgar’s Mikayla Wirkus and Stratford’s Laney Pankratz, Wirkus again got the best of her counterpart, allowing just a first-inning run, one walk and four hits while striking out 12.
Wirkus struck out 11 in a 2-1 win over the Tigers on Tuesday.
Pankratz suffered the loss, striking out two and scattering seven hits for the Tigers.
Maycie Yonker had a double and two RBI, and Wirkus added a pair of hits for Edgar, which improves to 9-6 overall and clinches a second-place finish in the Marawood South, finishing at 8-2.
Tessa Berg had two hits and scored Stratford’s lone run. The Tigers fall to 7-9 and 2-7 in conference play.
Stratford plays a nonconference game at Rib Lake on Friday before finishing its Marawood South schedule at home against Wisconsin Rapids Assumption on Tuesday.
Edgar will travel to Park Falls for a nonconference game against Chequamegon on Friday.
Wildcats 3, Tigers 1
Edgar 000 100 2 - 3 7 1
Stratford 100 000 0 - 1 4 2
WP: Mikayla Wirkus. LP: Laney Pankratz.
SO: Wirkus 12; Pankratz 2. BB: Wirkus 1; Pankratz 1.
Top hitters: E, Wirkus 2x4, 2B; Maycie Yonker 1x4, 2B, 2 RBI. S, Tessa Berg 2x3, run.
Records: Edgar 9-6, 8-2 Marawood Conference South Division; Stratford 7-9, 2-7 Marawood South.