COLD SPRING – It was a bend-but-don’t-break seventh inning for the Rocori Spartans.
Rocori beat St. Cloud Apollo 7-6 Thursday in a Central Lakes Conference softball game.
Rocori saw its four run lead fall to the wayside as Apollo roared back to take a 6-5 advantage in the top of the final frame. However, with back-to-back, two-out doubles by Katie Heinen and Jill Rothstein, Rocori was able to win. Both Rothstein and Heinen were 2-for-4 with two RBI for the Spartans (4-1). Liz Lowery had three hits for Apollo.
Fergus Falls 5-4,
St. Cloud Tech 3-5
FERGUS FALLS – Tech (6-3 Central Lakes, 6-4 overall) dropped the first game, despite a 2-for-3 effort from Brooke Feddema. Feddema clubbed two doubles and had an RBI. Emma Laudenbach was 1-for-3 with a triple, a walk, a run and a stolen base. Sam Eisenreich was 1-for-1 with a triple.
In game two, winning pitcher Jackie Bautch smacked her third home run of the seson, going 2-for-3 with a run, a double and two RBI. Lauren Palmquist went 3-for-3 with a home run. Her home run broke a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the sixth.
WILLMAR 6-2, SARTELL 1-3
SARTELL – Senior Heather Horning went all seven innings, striking out nine. She also went 2-for-4 with a run in Willmar’s game one win.
Senior Erin Deters went 2-for-3 for Sartell.
Sartell shot back in game two, this time guided by freshman hurler Faith Thompson, who went all seven innings.
Kylee Bommersbach went 2-for-3 with a run scored. Brianna Stelten went 1-for-2, driving in two RBI for Sartell.
Megan Rudnick went 2-for-3 for Willmar.
SAUK RAPIDS 3-6, ALEXANDRIA 2-9
ALEXANDRIA – Rachel Paulsen was 3-for-8 with five RBI for the Storm (4-3). Miranda Wurdelman had two hits and a RBI for Sauk Rapids in game one. Taylor Ellingson was 3-for-4 to lead the Cardinals.
ST. CLOUD CATHEDRAL 6-4, FOLEY 4-8
FOLEY – The Crusaders scored five runs in the top of the seventh to take over a lead they would never relinquish, knocking off Foley in the first of two games.
Maria Bastin pitched a complete game for Cathedral, striking out seven batters. Ellie Manderfeld was 4-for-4 for Foley in game one.
Manderfeld was 3-for-4 with a triple in game two. Ashley Thell went 2-for-3 for the Falcons (3-7 Granite Ridge, 4-7).
LITTLE FALLS 1-17
LITTLE FALLS – Albany senior Maggie Eli earned a win in the first contest, allowing one earned run, striking out four, allowing seven hits and four walks.
Sophomore Emily Schoenberg, who went 6-for-9 with five runs scored for Albany (2-6 Granite Ridge, 2-7 overall). Schoenberg went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI in the first game and 4-for-5 with three runs in the second game.
Little Falls was led by Jamie Jenks, who went 4-for-4 in the second game with five runs and five RBI. Sierra Virnig went 2-for-5 with four RBI.
ZIMMERMAN – Marikate Wegeleben and Erika Schwartz had three hits on the day for the Bulldogs (10-0). Kadee Vesledahl earned two complete-game wins.
EDEN VALLEY-WATINS 12-13, KIMBALL 0-0 (5 INN)
KIMBALL – Jamie Scherer went 6-for-6 to lead the Eagles. She blasted three homers and had five RBI.
Holly Schumacher was 4-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI. Baylee Lahr tossed both games for the Eagles.
Shelby Schiefelbein went 1-for-2 for Kimball.
MAPLE LAKE 4-4, HOLDINFORD 6-2
MAPLE LAKE – Alyssa Ohman’s home run not only broke a 4-4 tie in the fifth inning, it also set the Huskers on course to hand the Irish their first loss.
Webb who went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI for Maple Lake (10-1) in game two.
Rockford 12-16, Pierz 4-0
ROCKFORD – In game one, Pierz’s Shelbie Boser was 2-for-3 and Lea Uzalac was 2-for-2.
Pierz is 1-7 in the Central Minnesota, 1-8 overall.
Sauk Centre 5, Minnewaska 1
GLENWOOD – Madison Moritz was 2-for-4 with a double and RBI and Morgan Gamradt was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI to lead Sauk Centre.
Colleen LuGrain was the winning pitcher, tossing a four-hitter and allowing one unearned run.
PAYNESVILLE 13-1, BENSON/HANCOCK 0-3
BENSON – Sophomore Kayla Schaefer finished 5-for-8 for Paynesville (4-0 West Central, 11-0) with four runs and eight RBI.
Junior Sam Dahl was 3-for-6 with five runs, two home runs and two RBI. Junior Brianna Stang went 3-for-8 with six RBI.
Megan Schaefer won the first game, striking out 10. In game two, Brooke Wuertz tossed a one-hitter and fanned four.