Stratford softball holds off Newman Catholic

STRATFORD – The Stratford softball team kept its perfect Marawood Conference South Division record intact as it downed Wausau Newman Catholic 9-5 on Tuesday at Hilgemann Field.

The Tigers (4-1, 3-0 Marawood South) survived despite serving up 13 walks to Newman Catholic (0-3 overall and Marawood South).

Stratford led 6-0 after two innings before Newman chipped away. Despite getting only one hit, the Cardinals scored five runs to get to within a run, before the Tigers scored single tallies in their final three at-bats to build a cushion.

Mazie Nagel had three hits and an RBI, and Mariah Zawislan, Paige Kolbeck and Jessamae Rice each had two hits for the Tigers, who had 11 overall.

Stratford plays at Newman on Thursday.

Tigers 9, Cardinals 5
Wausau Newman Catholic 002 300 0 – 5 1 2
Stratford 420 111 x – 9 11 3
Maria Schoenfuss. LP: Samuels.
SO: Samuels (2 1/3 inn.) 0, Sukanen (3 2/3 inn.) 2; Schoenfuss (3 inn.) 2, Wenzel (4 inn.) 3. BB: Samuels 3, Sukanen 1; Schoenfuss 9, Wenzel 4.
Top hitters: S, Mariah Zawislan 2×2, RBI; Paige Kolbeck 2×4; Jessamae Rice 2×4, 2B, 2 runs, 3 RBIs; Mazie Nagel 3×4, 2B, RBI; Emily Meyer 2 RBIs.
Records: Wausau Newman Catholic 0-3 overall and Marawood Conference South Division; Stratford 4-1, 3-0 Marawood South.

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