PARK FALLS – The Stratford softball team needed just three innings to defeat Chequamegon 17-1 via the 15-run rule Friday.
The Tigers scored nine times in the first inning and eight more in the third, taking advantage of 11 walks and eight hits to improve to 3-3 this season.
Bailey Linzmeier and Kressa Wenzel each had two hits, and Ally Zuleger had a double and three RBIs for Stratford.
Zuleger picked up the win, striking out four and allowing four hits in three innings.
Stratford will play at the Gilman-Thorp Slamfest on Saturday.
Tigers 17, Screaming Eagles 1
Stratford 908 - 17 8 0
Chequamegon 100 - 1 4 2
WP: Ally Zuleger. LP: Brandt.
SO: Zuleger 4; Brandt (2 1/3 inn.) 4, Schulrz (2/3 inn.) 0. BB: Zuleger 0; Brandt 11, Schurlz 0.
Top hitters: S, Bailey Linzmeier 2x3, 2B, 3 runs; Kressa Wenzel 2x2, 3 runs; Tessa Berg 2B, RBI; Delaney Dennee 2 runs; Megan Wiese 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Riley Flink 2 runs; Tessa Miller 2 runs; Zuleger 2B, 3 RBIs.
Records: Stratford: 3-3; Chequamegon 0-6.