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Prep Softball: Warriors sweep Cards in twin bill

Brainerd's Chelsea Manton (10) slides safely under the tag of Willmar catcher Addy Nelsen during the first game of a Central Lakes Conference doubleheader on Tuesday at Willmar High School fields. Tribune photo by Tom Larson.

Tribune Staff Report

WILLMAR -- Brainerd broke out hot bats in Willmar on Thursday, scoring a combined 23 runs to take a doubleheader from Willmar at the high school.

Brainerd won the first game 12-2 in six innings and also won 11-1 in five innings in Game Two.

Willmar managed just three hits in both games.

Addy Nelsen hit a solo homer in the first game, and Sarah Roehl and Casey Marcus also had hits.

The Game Two, Nelsen, Laura Swartz and Kassy Linbo had the Cardinals' hits.

Brainerd's Nikki DeChaine homered in both games and ended the day with five hits and six RBI. Pitcher Nikki Anderson worked both games and finished with 23 strikeouts.

Willmar, now 4-4, plays Rocori in a single game at 5 p.m. on Thursday in Willmar.

Game One

Brainerd 12, Willmar 2

Brainerd 302 052 -- 12 12 0

Willmar 010 001 -- 2 3 1

HITTING - Brainerd: Nikki Anderson 3-for-4, Nikki DeChaine 2-for-2 hr 2b rbi-4 ... Willmar: Sarah Roehl 1-for-3, Addy Nelsen 1-for-2 hr rbi, Casey Marcus 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Brainerd: Nikki Anderson (W) 6-3-2-2-0-12 ... Willmar: Heather Norning (L) 6-12-12-11-6-6

Game Two

Brainerd 11, Willmar 1

Brainerd 026 12 -- 11 15 0

Willmar 000 10 -- 1 3 2

HITTING - Brainerd: DeChaine 3-for-3 hr rbi-2, Bayley O'Hotto 3-for-4, 2-2 hr rbi-4 ... Willmar: Laura Swartz 1-for-2, Addy nelsen 1-for-2 2b rbi, Kassy Linbo 1-for-2x

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Brainerd: Nikki Anderson (W) 5-3-1-1-0-11 ... Willmar: Leah Ruter (W) 5-15-11-11-1-1

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