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Prep Softball: Cardinals’ offense stalls in two losses to Brainerd

BRAINERD -- Brainerd pitching squelched Willmar in a Central Lakes Conference doubleheader on Tuesday. The Warriors' Jordan Sullivan allowed just an unearned run, surrendered five hits, didn't walk a batter and struck out six in a 6-1 victory in ...

BRAINERD - Brainerd pitching squelched Willmar in a Central Lakes Conference doubleheader on Tuesday.

The Warriors’ Jordan Sullivan allowed just an unearned run, surrendered five hits, didn’t walk a batter and struck out six in a 6-1 victory in Game One.

In the second game, the Warriors’ offense came alive, as well, scoring in all five innings of a 13-1 win. Brainerd’s Maren Handrits gave up six hits and also didn’t issue a walk.

Jordyn Swoboda drove in the lone Willmar run.

In Game Two, Brainerd’s Kaye Smude homered and drove in three runs and Lexi Roby had three hits and drove in three runs.

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Willmar’s Grace Culshaw had a double among her two hits and drove in the Cards’ run. Amanda Zuidema tripled and scored the run.

Willmar, which fell to 5-5 in the CLC and 6-7 overall, is at first-place and Class AAA No. 3-ranked Rocori (11-0, 14-1) Thursday for a 5 p.m. game.

GAME ONE

Brainerd 6, Willmar 1

Willmar 001 000 0 - 1 5 2

Brainerd               022 002 x - 6 11 0

HITTING – Willmar: Jordyn Swoboda 1-2 rbi, Lexi Kopacek 1-3, Karina Rice 1-3, Carly Hulstein 1-3, Addie Erickson 1-2 … Brainerd: Lexi Roby 3-4 rbi r-2, Kaye Smude 1-3 hr rbi-2 r

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Willmar: Lexi Kopacek (L) 6-11-6-4-1-1 … Brainerd: Jordan Sullivan (W) 7-5-1-0-0-6

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GAME TWO

Brainerd 13, Willmar 1

Brainerd               124 24 - 13 14 0

Willmar 000 01 - 1 6 1

HITTING – Brainerd: Kaye Smude 2-3 hr rbi-3 r-2, Lexi Roby 3-4 2b rbi-2 r-3 … Willmar: Jordyn Swoboda 1-2, Lexi Kopacek 1-2, Amanda Zuidema 1-2 3b r, Grace Culshaw 2-2 2b rbi, Anna Backes 1-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Brainerd: Maren Handrits (W) 5-6-1-1-0-0 … Willmar: Anna Backes (L) 2.1-7-7-7-2-1, Lexi Kopacek 2.2-7-6-3-2-3

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