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Prep Softball: Willmar foiled by Sartell

WILLMAR -- Sartell pieced together a late rally with the help of a three-run homer to edge Willmar 4-3 in a Central Lakes Conference softball game Wednesday.

The Cardinals (7-6, 9-9) were held scoreless for the first three innings before plating three runs in the fourth. Lindsay Atchison opened the scoring with an RBI single and Sarah Roehl later added a two-run double with two outs to put Willmar ahead 3-0.

But the Sabres (5-8, 6-10) would eventually get to Willmar starter Heather Horning in the sixth. Grace Sweeter tied the game with one swing as she crushed a three-run homer over the left-field fence. Sweeter struck out in her first two at bats.

Sartell then pulled ahead in the seventh when Rachel Corcoran doubled and scored on Erin Deters' bloop single.

Avery Seguin went the distance for Sartell to get the win, giving up eight hits and two walks while striking out eight. Horning gave up seven hits and two walks while fanning seven in the loss.

Roehl doubled twice and Addy Nelsen added a single and a double for Willmar.

Willmar's Senior/Parent Appreciation Night is today as the Cardinals host Alexandria at 5 p.m. in their final home game of the regular season.

Sartell 4, Willmar 3

Sartell 000 003 1 -- 4 7 1

Willmar 000 300 0 -- 3 8 1

HITTING - Sartell: Rachel Corcoran 2-for-4, 2b; Erin Deters 1-for-3, rbi; Jessica Davison 1-for-3; Grace Sweeter 1-for-3, 3-run HR, 3 rbi ... Willmar: Sarah Roehl 2-for-3, 2 2b's, 2 rbi; Heather Horning 1-for-4; Megan Rudie 1-for-2; Sara Kallhoff 1-for-4; Addy Nelsen 2-for-3, 2b; Lindsay Atchison 1-for-2, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Sartell: Avery Seguin (W) 7-8-3-3-2-8 ... Willmar: Heather Horning (L) 7-7-4-4-2-7