AUBURNDALE – The Auburndale baseball team finished its regular-season schedule with a 7-1 loss to Marawood Conference North Division champion Athens in a nonconference game Tuesday at Auburndale High School.
The Apaches were held to five hits and their only run came on a Colton Wright home run in the fourth inning.
Athens busted open a scoreless game with two runs in the fourth. After Wright’s homer, the Bluejays (14-3) scored three times in the fifth and added two more in the sixth to pull away.
Cooper Weinfurter took the loss for Auburndale (7-9), allowing five runs in 4 2/3 innings. He finished with four strikeouts and two walks.
Auburndale will play a WIAA Division 3 regional quarterfinal at Spencer on Thursday at 5 p.m.
Bluejays 7, Apaches 1
Athens 000 232 0 – 7 10
Auburndale 000 100 0 – 1 5
Athens statistics not reported.
LP: Cooper Weinfurter.
SO: Weinfurter (4 2/3 inn.) 4, Hunter Wright (1 1/3 inn.) 0, Colton Wright (1 inn.) 1. BB: Weinfurter 2, H. Wright 1, C. Wright 0.
Top hitters: AUB, C. Wright 2×3, HR, RBI.
Records: Athens 14-3; Auburndale 7-9.