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Stratford pitcher Laney Pankratz. (File photo)

Zaleski Sports

ARCADIA – The Stratford softball team won its playoff opener, defeating Arcadia 9-1 in a WIAA Division 3 regional quarterfinal on Friday at Arcadia High School.

The game was moved to Arcadia due to wet conditions at Hilgemann Field in Stratford.

The Tigers (9-11) move on to a regional semifinal at No. 1 seed Prescott (17-6) on Tuesday. Arcadia finishes the season 1-17.

Laney Pankratz struck out five without a walk and scattered eight hits to pick up the win for the Tigers.

Delaney Dennee and Megan Wiese each had two hits, and Bailey Linzmaier had two RBI for Stratford.

Tigers 9, Raiders 1

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Stratford 320 112 x - 9 9 1

WP: Laney Pankratz. LP: Bjorge.

SO: Bjorge (3 inn.) 0, Bremer (3 inn.) 4; Pankratz 5. BB: Bjorge 0, Bremer 3; Pankratz 0.

Top hitters: A, Pehler 3x4; O. Kujak 2B. S, Tessa Berg 2B, 2 runs; Kressa Wenzel 1x3, 2 runs, RBI; Delaney Dennee 2x4, 2B, RBI; Bailey Linzmaier 2 RBI; Megan Wiese 2x4, 2B.

Records: Arcadia 1-17; Stratford 9-11.

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