STRATFORD – The Stratford softball team used an eight-run third inning to open up a big lead and went on to defeat Chequamegon 11-1 in a nonconference game Friday at Hilgemann Field.
Laney Pankratz allowed just one run and three hits in five innings to earn the win for Stratford, which evens its record at 6-6.
Ally Zuleger had two hits and three RBI, and Delaney Dennee and Kylee Manecke also had two hits each for the Tigers.
Stratford will compete at the Gilman/Thorp Slamfest on Saturday.
Tigers 11, Screaming Eagles 1
Chequamegon 000 10 - 1 3 4
Stratford 008 21 - 11 11 2
WP: Laney Pankratz. LP: Brenholt.
SO: Brenholt (3 inn.) 1, Kelot (1 1/3 inn.) 0; Pankratz 5. BB: Brenholt 3, Kelto 2; Pankratz 2.
Top hitters: S, Ally Zuleger 2x4, 3 RBI; Meg Wiese 2B, 2 runs, RBI; Delaney Dennee 2x4, 2 runs, RBI; K Kylee Manecke 2x4, 2 runs; Tessa Miller 1x4, 2 RBI; Lauryn Wiesman 2 runs.
Records: Chequamegon 6-5; Stratford 6-6.