STRATFORD – Riley Bauman knocked in Kade Ehrike with the game’s only run with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning to give Stratford a 1-0 win over Nekoosa in a WIAA Division 3 baseball regional quarterfinal on Thursday at the Tiger Stadium Baseball Field.
Stratford (16-2) will host Stevens Point Pacelli (19-7) in a Division 3 regional semifinal Tuesday at 4:45 p.m.
Pitching was the name of the game Thursday as both teams had only two hits each before the game-winning single by Bauman.
Lance Heidmann threw a complete-game two-hit shutout for the Tigers, striking out four without walking a batter.
Max Boivin suffered the loss for Nekoosa (2-16), striking out six.
Tigers 1, Papermakers 0
Nekoosa 000 000 0 – 0 2 1
Stratford 000 000 1 – 1 3 1
WP: Lance Heidmann. LP: Max Boivin.
SO: Boivin 6; Heidmann 4. BB: Boivin 3; Heidmann 0.
Top hitters: S, Riley Bauman 1×2, RBI.
Records: Nekoosa 2-16; Stratford 16-2.