Updated: Apr 21
WAUSAU – The Stratford softball team evened its Marawood Conference South Division record with an 8-5 win over Wausau Newman Catholic on Tuesday at Newman Catholic High School.
Newman led 4-2 after three innings before the Tigers scored three times in the fourth and added two in the sixth to take a 7-4 advantage.
Laney Pankratz earned the win with a complete game, striking out nine and walking five.
Ally Zuleger went 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored, and Emma Roeper was 3-for-3 with a home run and two RBI for Stratford. Sonia Peterson also knocked in a pair of runs for the Tigers (3-1, 1-1 Marawood South).
Paige Guld had a single and two doubles, and Ashley Jankowski had a pair of singles and two RBI for Newman Catholic (1-1 overall and Marawood South). Jankowski took the loss on the mound, striking out eight in seven innings.
Stratford hosts Owen-Withee for a nonconference game Thursday at 4:45 p.m. at Hilgemann Field. The game will be broadcast live at zaleskisports.com.
Newman Catholic returns to action Friday with a nonconference game at home against Phillips.
Tigers 8, Cardinals 5
Stratford 110 302 1 - 8 12 1
Newman Catholic 004 001 0 - 5 6 1
WP: Laney Pankratz. LP: Ashley Jankowski.
SO: Pankratz 9; Jankowski 8. BB: Pankratz 5; Jankowski 0.
Top hitters: S, Bailey Linzmaier 2x4; Delaney Dennee 2x4, 2B, RBI; Ally Zuleger 3x4, 2B, 3 runs; Emma Roeper 3x3, HR, 2 runs, 2 RBI; Sonia Peterson 2 RBI. N, Paige Guld 3x4, 2 2Bs; Jankowski 2x3, 2 RBI.
Records: Stratford 3-1, 1-1 Marawood Conference South Division; Newman Catholic 1-1 overall and Marawood South.