NOTEWORTHY: Freshman right-hander Matt Blackburn pitched a five-inning, four-hit shutout and struck out four, while Drake Kelley went 3-for-3 from the plate with a pair of doubles and scored once for the Bulldogs. Stratford, which finished with nine hits, also received a 1-for-3 effort with two runs batted in and two runs scored from Brant Wade. Randy Brown also hit a triple for the Bulldogs.
Stratford 17, Sasakwa 1
SASAKWA 010 — 1 2 3
STRATFORD (12)5x — 17 13 1
Datey and Willis; Chase Bradstreet, Trey Helm (3) and Randy Brown. WP – Bradstreet (2-0). LP – Datey. HR – Reece Reynolds (Stratford). 3B – Chris Kozak 2, Brown 2 (Stratford). 2B – Dakota Noland, Reynolds, Bradstreet, Brant Wade (Stratford). HL – Reynolds 2-2, 4 RBIs; Kozak 2-3, 3 RBIs; Brown 2-3, 2 RBIs; Wade 2-3, 2 RBIs; Bradstreet 2-3, 1 RBI (Stratford).
NOTEWORTHY: Reece Reynolds homered while Chris Kozak and Randy Brown hit two triples apiece as Stratford thrashed Sasakwa in just three innings. Reynolds went 2-for-2 with four runs batted in and Kozak was 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Brown went 2-for-3 and knocked in a pair of runs, Brant Wade was 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs, and Chase Bradstreet went 2-for-3 and picked up one RBI. Bradsreet (two innings) and Trey Helm (one inning) combined on the three-inning, two-hitter.