Willmar gets sweep of Sartell
WILLMAR -- Willmar swept the Sartell Sabres 9-0 and 4-3 in Central Lakes Conference softball on Tuesday.
In Game 1, Hanna Pederson carried a perfect game into the sixth inning. She finished with a two-hitter, one a short pop off the glove of diving Willmar catcher Bevin Williams and the other on a bunt.
The Sabres didn't hit the ball out of the infield. Pederson didn't walk a batter and finished with 14 strikeouts.
Pederson, who pulled an abdominal muscle Saturday that kept her out of the Monticello tournament, held back on her velocity but had excellent location and a good change up.
Heather Horning and Katie Switzer each had a pair of hits and Chelsey Hamann had three RBI.
In Game Two, Horning tossed a four-hitter for the win. She walked four and fanned three.
Chelsey Wierschem knocked in two runs for Willmar with a double and two singles. Horning and Megan Rudie also had RBI hits.
Trailing 3-2, Willmar scored twice in the top of the seventh.
Sartell dropped to 1-7 and 1-9 overall; Willmar is 6-1 in the CLC and 8-5.
Willmar 9, Sartell 0
Sartell 000 000 0 -- 0 2 3
Willmar 025 101 x -- 9 8 0
HITTING - Sartell: Mindy Ouren 1-for-2, Brittany Madden 1-for-3 ... Willmar: Bevin Williams 1-for-3, Chelsey Wierschem 1-for-3, 2 runs; Heather Horning 2-for-3, 2b, 2 rbi, 3 runs; Chelsey Hamann 1-for-3, 2 runs, 3 rbi; Amanda Croonquist 1-for-3, 2 rbi; Katie Switzer 2-for-3, rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Sartell: Brittney Becker (L) 6-8-9-7-2-1 ... Willmar: Hanna Pederson (W) 7-2-0-0-0-14
Willmar 4, Sartell 3
Willmar 020 000 2 -- 4 7 1
Sartell 003 000 0 -- 3 4 1
HITTING - Willmar: Chelsey Wierschem 3-4 2b 2 rbi, Heather Horning 1-3, 2b rbi, Megan Rudie 1-3 rbi, Kelsey Kotzenmacher 1-2 2b, Bevin Williams 1-1 ... Sartell: Hannah Salk 2-3, Jenn Halicke 1-2, Erin. Deters 1-2,
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Willmar: Heather Horning (W) 7-4-3-3-4-3 ... Sartell: Brianna Pilarski (L) 7-7-4-4-2-2