St. Cloud Apollo handed two losses Thursday to Brainerd, knocking the Warriors out of first place in the Central Lakes Conference softball standings.
Host Apollo won the first game 5-2, then beat Brainerd 4-2 in the nightcap.
Apollo was led by Kallie Mathieson, who was 3-for-6 in the two games.
Hannah Reichl picked up the win in game 1.
Jordan Sterling pitched a complete game to win game 2 for Apollo.
Brainerd falls to 4-3 in the CLC and 7-5 overall. Apollo is 6-3 in the conference and overall. St. Cloud Tech went into Thursday 4-1 in the conference and is now its leader.
ST. CLOUD CATHEDRAL 13, LITTLE FALLS 2
LITTLE FALLS – A six-run fourth inning propelled St. Cloud Cathedral to a Granite Ridge Conference win over Little Falls.
Rylee Medelberg and Andi Ramler each homered for the Crusaders. Medelberg finished 3-for-5 with three runs scored and four RBI. Ramler finished 1-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI.
Nicole Prom got the complete-game win for Cathedral, giving up six hits, two runs and one walk.
Kristin Stewart hit a solo home run and tripled and scored both runs to lead Little Falls. Jordan Schuett went 2-for-4 with one RBI.
ALBANY 15, FOLEY 5 (5 innings)
ALBANY – Brooke Swarthout went 3-for-3 with a grand slam and five RBI for Albany in a Granite Ridge Conference win over Foley.
Albany scored 10 runs in the first to kick off the game.
Emily Schoenberg and Abby Silvers each went 2-for-3 for the Huskies (5-3 GRC, 8-3 overall).
Ellie Manderfeld went 2-for-4 to lead Foley.
BECKER 10, ZIMMERMAN 0 (5 innings)
ZIMMERMAN – Haley Harmon allowed one hit over five innings to lift Becker past Zimmerman. Harmon was 2-for-3. Erika Schwartz was also 2-for-3 for the Bulldogs (10-0).
Zimmerman’s lone hit came from Anissa Rosario.
MILACA 4, MORA 2
MILACA – Rachel Airhart went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI, Kristina Loegering went 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI, and pitcher Hannah Johnson had 11 strikeouts to help the Wolves defeat the Mustangs.
MELROSE 12, PAYNESVILLE 6
PAYNESVILLE – Justine Revermann went 3-for-4 with four RBI to help Paynesville beat Melrose.
Avri Bitz and Whitney Austing each had two hits and Abby Hinnenkamp homered for the Dutchmen.
Allie Stanger went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI to lead Paynesville.
Kayla Schaefer went 2-for-4 with one RBI for the Bulldogs.
SAUK CENTRE 15, BOLD 5
SAUK CENTRE – Pitcher Amanda Lahr got the win and had two strikeouts to help the Mainstreeters defeat the Warriors.
Lahr went 2-for-2 and scored a run, Brooke Fetterer went 2-for-3, had two runs scored and two RBI, and Madison Moritz went 2-for-4, had a double and two RBI for Sauk Centre.
Peyton Weis went 2-for-4 and had an RBI for BOLD.
ROCKFORD 5-13, EV-W 4-4
ROCKFORD – McKenzy Belanger went 2-for-3 and had an RBI, and Allison McNeal went 2-for-3 to help the Rockets defeat the Eagles in the first game of a doubleheader.
Pitcher Bria Majeski earned the win.
Bobbi Block went 1-for-3 and had a home run for Eden Valley-Watkins.
In the second game, McNeal went 4-for-4, had five RBI, two doubles and a home run. Belanger went 1-for-4, had two RBI and a home run to help Rockford complete the sweep.
Emili Cain was the winning pitcher.
Brook Stang went 3-for-4, had an RBI and a homer for the Eagles.
KIMBALL 16-18, PIERZ 6-4
KIMBALL – Pitcher Emily Utecht had five strikeouts and earned the win to help the Cubs defeat the Pioneers.
Becky Holtz went 3-for-4, scored three runs and an RBI. Lauren Libbesmeier went 2-for-3 had an RBI and a home run. Madison Libbesmeier went 2-for-5, had two RBI, scored two runs and had a double. Utecht went 2-for-3, scored three runs, had three RBI and a jp,er.
Brianna Meyer had a double and Elizabeth Carson homered for Pierz.
In the second game, Madison Libbesmeier earned the win and had 10 strikeouts.
Utecht went 3-for-5 scored three runs, had eight RBI two doubles and a grand slam. Madison Libbesmeier went 3-for-3 scored fve runs had two RBI and two doubles. Katie Merchant went 2-for-3 scored two runs had three RBI and a home. McKenzie Leiter went 3-for-4 with a triple and RBI and a triple for the Cubs.
OSAKIS 22, ROYALTON 2
OSAKIS – Alecia Kaelke went 3-for-4, had a single, a double and a home run to help the Silverstreaks defeat the Royals.
Krista Fearing went 2-for-4, had a triple and a double, and pitcher Rylee Mickle got the win for Osakis.
Kayla Eli and Haley Olson both went 1-for-3 for Royalton.