Stratford softball blasts Edgar in doubleheader to open conference season

MAUSTON – The Stratford softball team kicked off its Marawood Conference South Division schedule with a doubleheader sweep of Edgar on Tuesday at Woodside Sports Complex.

The Tigers won 15-3 and 17-0 with both games ending after five innings due to the 10-run rule.

Maria Schoenfuss picked up the win in both games for Stratford (3-1 overall, 2-0 Marawood South), striking out three in the opener and four in the second game, and allowing just three runs and eight hits in 10 innings pitched.

In Game 1, Stratford scored five times in the top of the first and added seven more in the third to take a big lead.

Mariah Zawislan had four of the Tigers’ 16 hits in the opener and scored three times. Jessamae Rice and Brooke Grell each had three hits, Emily Meyer had three RBIs and Rice drove in two in the victory.

The second game was keyed by an 11-run fourth inning by the Tigers that turned a 6-0 lead into a 17-0 blowout.

Zawislan, Paige Kolbeck and Alexcis Gadke each had three hits, and Mazie Nagel, Sydney Boeger, Clare Bargender, Grell and Kylah Wenzel each had two hits for Stratford, which had 19 base hits in all.

Stratford hosts Wausau Newman Catholic on April 23.

Game 1
Tigers 15, Wildcats 3
Stratford 507 12 – 15 16 1
Edgar 102 00 – 3 6 4
WP:
Maria Schoenfuss. LP: Skylee Manecke.
SO: Schoenfuss 3; Manecke 2. BB: Schoenfuss 1; Manecke 1.
Top hitters: S, Mariah Zawislan 4×5, 3 runs; Jessamae Rice 3×4, 2B, 2 RBIs, 2 runs; Brooke Grell 3×4, 3 runs; Emily Meyer 2×4, 2B, 3 RBIs; Mazie Nagel 3B. E, Manecke 2×3, 2 RBIs; Mary Volm 2×3, 2B, 2 runs.

Game 2
Tigers 17, Wildcats 0
Edgar 000 00 – 0 2 5
Stratford 240 (11)x – 17 19 0
WP:
Schoenfuss. LP: Manecke.
SO: Manecke 2; Schoenfuss 4. BB: Manecke 1; Schoenfuss 1.
Top hitters: S, Zawislan 3×4, 3 runs; Sydney Boeger 2×4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs; Paige Kolbeck 3×4, 3B, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Alexcis Gadke 3×4, 2B, 2 runs; Nagel 2×4, 2B, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Clare Bargender 2×4, 2 runs; Grell 2×4; Kylah Wenzel 2×3.
Records: Stratford 3-1, 2-0 Marawood Conference South Division; Edgar 2-4, 0-2 Marawood South.