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Prep Softball: Cardinals split CLC twin bill with Rocori

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Prep Softball: Cardinals split CLC twin bill with Rocori
Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

COLD SPRING — The Willmar softball team split a pair of Central Lakes Conference games Tuesday against Rocori, winning Game One as the visiting team and losing Game Two as the home team.

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Willmar scored six runs in the fifth inning and held on to edge the Spartans 7-6 in the first game. Rocori put the clamps on the Cardinals’ offense in the second game, winning 9-1.

The Cardinals are 2-2 in the CLC and overall and play next against St. Cloud Apollo at 5 p.m. Thursday in Willmar.

In the first game, Allie Roehl and Jordan Martins both had two hits and six other Cardinals had hits to back up the pitching of winner Leah Ruter, who struck out nine.

But it was Roehl, Martins and Sarah Stadem who managed the Cardinals’ only hits in the second game.

Lexi Kopacek took the loss, allowing only one earned run as the Cardinals committed eight errors behind her.

Game One

Willmar 7, Rocori 6

Willmar 000 160 0 — 7 11 2  

Rocori   011 111 1 — 6  9  3 

HITTING – Willmar: Allie Roehl 2-5, Jamie Reyes 1-4, Megan Rudnick 1-4, Jordan Martins 2-4, Leah Ruter 1-3, McKenzie Hastad 1-4, Sarah Stadem 1-4, Amelia Amon 1-4 … Rocori: Kassidy Klaphake 2-4 hr rbi-2, Jocelyn Metz 2-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Willmar: Ruter (W) 7-9-6-4-3-9 … Rocori: Klaphake (L)

Game Two

Rocori 9, Willmar 1

Rocori   200 304 0 — 9 6 1 

Willmar 000 100 0 — 1 3 8 

HITTING – Rocori: Klaphake 3-4 … Willmar: Roehl 1-3, Martins 1-2, Stadem 1-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Rocori: Metz (W) … Willmar: Lexi Kopacek (L) 7-6-9-1-3-2

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