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WILLMAR -- The Willmar Cardinals bumped off St. Cloud Apollo twice on Tuesday in Central Lakes Conference softball, winning 12-2 in the first game and 9-5 in the finale.

In the opener, Heather Horning went 4-for-4, including two doubles, and drove in five runs for Willmar (5-3, 7-5). Laura Swartz went 3-for-3, also with two doubles and five RBI. Casey Marcus and Lindsey Atchison each drove in a run. Sarah Roehl scored four times. The Cardinals had 12 hits in all.

Horning tossed a two-hitter with no walks and seven strikeouts.

Mel Gabhardt drove in a run for St. Cloud Apollo (4-7, 8-9).

Horning weathered 10 hits to win the second game. She walked one and struck out four.

Haylee Hastad went 3-for-3 and scored three runs in the second game for the Cardinals. Roehl went 3-for-4 with three RBI. Horning and Sara Kallhoff had two hits and two RBI apiece.

Willmar plays at Sauk Rapids in another Central Lakes Conference game on Thursday.

Game One

Willmar 12, SC Apollo 2

SC Apollo 000 02 -- 2 2 1

Willmar 303 33 -- 12 12 1

HITTING - St. Cloud Apollo: Carrie Cremers 1-for-2, 2b; Mel Gabhardt 1-for-2, rbi ... Willmar: Sarah Roehl 1-for-1, 4 runs; Lindsey Atchison 1-for-3, 2 runs, rbi; Heather Horning 4-for-4, 2 2b's, 5 rbi; Laura Swartz 3-for-3, 2 2 2b's, 5 rbi; Casey Marcus 1-for-2, 2b, rbi; Addy Nelsen 1-for-3, 2b; Annissa Tallackson 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- St. Cloud Apollo: Julia Stiegel (L) 4Xc-12-12-11-6-4 ... Willmar: Heather Horning (W) 5-2-2-0-0-7

Game Two

Willmar 9, SC Apollo 5

Willmar 113 031 0 -- 9 12 2

SC Apollo 201 200 0 -- 5 10 4

HITTING - Willmar: Haylee Hastad 3-for-3, 3 runs; Sara Kallhoff 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2b, 2 rbi; Heather Horning 2-for-3, 2 runs, 2b, 2 rbi; Sarah Roehl 3-for-4, 2b, 3 rbi; Erica Cuchna 1-for-2, 2b, rbi; Annissa Tallackson 1-for-1, run ... St. Cloud Apollo: Katrina Johnson 2-for-4; Walz 2-for-3, rbi; Alyssa Steve 2-for-3, 2b, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Willmar: Heather Horning (W) 7-10-5-4-1-4 ... St. Cloud Apollo: Julia Stiegel (L) 7-12-9-5-1-5