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Prep Softball: Willmar drops pair to Rocori

COLD SPRING -- Defensive miscues hurt Willmar again as the Cardinals were swept by Rocori in a Central Lakes Conference doubleheader on Tuesday.

Rocori won the opener 5-0 as Willmar committed three errors that led to three unearned runs.

Rocori scored 10 unearned runs in the second game en route to a 17-1 drubbing of the Cardinals.

Willmar hosts Sartell today in another Central Lakes Conference game.

In the first game, Willmar was limited to two hits by Mia Toren, who walked three and struck out seven. Casey Marcus and Sara Kallhoff each had a single.

Rocori had nine hits off losing pitcher Heather Horning, who walked none and struck out three.

Willmar had a runner on base in every innings except one, but couldn't push a run across.

Lindsay Atchison was touched for 15 runs in three innings in the second game, but only five runs were earned as Willmar booted the ball three times. Kallhoff, a senior who hasn't pitched since her freshman year, hurled two innings and gave up three hits and two runs.

Cassie Boller drove in the lone run on a groundut.

Haylee Hastad, Sam Williams, Sarah Roehl, Sara Kallhoff, Laura Swartz and Alex Linbo had hits for Willmar. Williams' hit was a triple.

Game One

Rocori 5, Willmar 0

Willmar 000 000 0 -- 0 2 3

Rocori 100 031 0 -- 5 9 1

HITTING - Willmar: Casey Marcus 1-for-3; Sara Kallhoff 1-for-3 ... Rocori: Jessica Heinen 3-for-4, 2 2b's, rbi; Shaina Schmitz 3-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Willmar: Heather Horning (L) 6-9-5-2-0-3 ... Rocori: Mia Toren (W) 7-2-0-0-3-7

Game Two

Rocori 17, Willmar 1

Rocori 20(13) 20 --17 17 1

Willmar 00 0 01 -- 1 6 3

HITTING - Rocori: Courtney Bernard 3-for-4, 3b, 3 runs, 2 rbi; Tyler Schramel 2-for-4, 2 2b's, 3 runs ... Willmar: Haylee Hastad 1-for-2; Sam Williams 1-for-1, 3b; Sarah Roehl 1-for-1; Sara Kallhoff 1-for-3; Laura Swartz 1-for-2; Alex Linbo 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Rocori: Lindsay Kunkel (W) 5-6-1-1-1-3 ... Willmar: Lindsay Atchison (L) 3-14-15-5-2-1, Sara Kallhoff 2-3-2-2-0-2