Stratford baseball sweeps two from Edgar

MAUSTON – The Stratford and Edgar baseball teams opened their Marawood Conference South Division schedules, moving their two conference matchups scheduled for this week down to Woodside Sports Complex on Tuesday with the Tigers sweeping a doubleheader.

Stratford won 10-1 and 14-6 to improve to 4-1 overall this spring. Edgar is now 3-4.

In Game 1, Lance Heidmann scattered 10 hits over six innings of work, allowing just a single first-inning run to earn the victory for Stratford. Kale Weisenberger pitched a scoreless seventh inning to finish off the win.

Eli Drexler, Chandler Schmidt, and Dawson Moen each had two hits, Colten Schillinger scored three times, and Moen had a pair of RBIs for the Tigers.

Stratford scored five times in the bottom of the first inning of the second game, only to see Edgar claw back to take a 6-5 lead after a four-run sixth inning.

The Tigers responded with nine-run bottom of the inning to win going away.

Stratford took advantage of nine walks and had seven hits to pull out the victory, and the sweep of the twinbill.

Drexler and Schmidt each had two more hits, with Schmidt driving in two runs for the Tigers.

Stratford is off until next Tuesday, when it hosts Wausau Newman Catholic.

Game 1
Tigers 10, Wildcats 1
Stratford 203 110 3 – 10 10 0
Edgar 100 000 0 – 1 10 1
WP:
Lance Heidmann. LP: Brock Handrick.
SO: Heidmann (6 inn.) 1, Kale Weisenberger (1 inn.) 2; Handrick (3 2/3 inn.) 4, Drew Guden (1/3 inn.) 0, Tyler Westfall (3 inn.) 0. BB: Heidmann 2, Weisenberger 2; Handrick 5, Guden 3, Westfall 3.
Top hitters: S, Eli Drexler 2×4, RBI; Chandler Schmidt 2×5, 2B, 2 runs; Devyn Palmer 2 runs; Colten Schillinger 3 runs; Dawson Moen 2×5, 2 RBIs. E, Kyle Brewster 2×4; Handrick 2×4, RBI; Brayden Baumgartner 2×3, Austin Dahlke 2×3, 3B; Austin Miller 2B.

Game 2
Tigers 14, Wildcats 6
Edgar 002 004 0 – 6 5 1
Stratford 500 009 x – 14 7 1
WP:
Chandler Schmidt. LP: Konnor Wolf.
SO: Wolf (5 1/3 inn.) 3, Brewster (0 inn.) 0, Baumgartner (2/3 inn.) 1; Ty Pankratz (4 inn.) 2, Schmidt (3 inn.) 4. BB: Wolf 6, Brewster 2, Baumgartner 1; Pankratz 2, Schmidt 2.
Top hitters: E, Guden 2 runs; Miller 2B, 2 RBIs; Baumgartner 2 RBIs. S, Drexler 2×4, 2B, 2 runs; Schmidt 2×4, 2 RBIs; Palmer 2 runs; Moen 2 runs; Kade Ehrike 2 runs.
Records: Stratford 4-1, 2-0 Marawood Conference South Division; Edgar 3-4, 0-2 Marawood Conference South Division.