WILLMAR – The Rocori softball team won in dramatic fashion in the first game and went on to sweep a Central Lakes Conference doubleheader over Willmar on Tuesday.
Spartans trailed 1-0 going into the seventh inning of Game 1 before Nicole Johannes connected for a three-run home run to give Rocori a 4-1 win. Jocelyn Metz pitched a complete game to get the win.
Metz was 4-for-4 to lead Rocori (7-5 Central Lakes Conference, 10-8 overall) to a 7-2 win in Game 2. Abby Templin homered and finished 2-for-4 and Chelsea Schroeder was 2-for-4 with two doubles for the Spartans.
ST. CLOUD TECH 11-5, ST. CLOUD APOLLO 0-4
The Tigers took advantage of six errors committed by the Eagles to win Game 1 at Apollo High School. Brooke Benner was 1-for-1 with a walk in the loss for Apollo.
Courtney Mueller was 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead Apollo as they were edged in Game 2.
BRAINERD 2-8, SAUK RAPIDS 1-0
SAUK RAPIDS – Brainerd held Sauk Rapids to three hits in the doubleheader as the Warriors completed the sweep.
Brooke Torvik had the lone one hit in Game 1 for the Storm. Olivia Stockinger and Megan Ackerman each had one hit for Sauk Rapids (4-8 Central Lakes, 7-10 overall) in the second game.
SARTELL 8-5, FERGUS FALLS 4-2
FERGUS FALLS – Markia Smith finished the day 3-for-6 with a three-run home run and four RBI to lead Sartell to the sweep.
Joselyn Specht finished the doubleheader with four hits, including three doubles, and two RBI.
Samantha Venables and Haley Hanson got the pitching wins for the Sabres.
KIMBALL 8-13, EV-W 7-14
KIMBALL – Becky Holtz went 6-for-6 on the day with a home run and two RBI for Kimball in doubleheader split with Eden Valley-Watkins.
Madison Libbesmeier went 3-for-6 with five runs scored and Katie Merchant was 5-for-8 with five RBI for the Cubs on the day.
Kimball (3-7 Central Minnesota, 9-7 overall) hit four home runs in the doubleheader.
Brook Stang finished the doubleheader 5-for-9 with a grand slam, Ashley Anderson was 3-for-6 with a double and Mindy Forcier was 4-for-6 with four runs scored.
Forcier drove in the winning run on a single in the second game and Kimball had eight errors in Game 2.
MAPLE LAKE 14-11, HOLDINGFORD 0-1
HOLDINGFORD – Maple Lake cruised past Holdingford.
Freshman Amber Klug went 4-for-4 and freshman Linsey Rachel went 2-for-3 with a home run for Maple Lake in Game 1.
Sophomore Ellie Haney went 2-for-2 for Maple Lake in Game 2.
Freshman Jenna Scott went 1-for-2 in each game for Holdingford.
MILACA 6-4 ST. CLOUD CATHEDRAL 1-2
MILACA – Hannah Johnson finished the first game 3-for-4 with two RBI and Milaca swept St. Cloud Cathedral.
Johnson pitched all 14 innings and struck out 11 in the doubleheader.
Kristina Loegering finished the day 4-for-7 with a two-run home run for the Wolves (9-3 Granite Ridge, 12-4 overall).
Milaca’s Rachel Airhart had four hits and two RBI and Makenzie Horrigan was 3-for-7 with three RBI in the doubleheader.
Allison Rosenkrans led Cathedral with three hits and two runs scored on the day.
PAYNESVILLE 6-12, A-C-GC 3-8
PAYNESVILLE – Paynesville swept Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City in a West Central Conference doubleheader.
Kayla Schaefer got the complete-game win in Game 1, allowing three hits and three runs (two earned). She walked none and struck out five.
In Game 2, Paynesville scored eight runs in the fourth inning to earn the sweep.
Schaefer went 3-for-3 with three RBI for Paynesville. Lexi Skoglund and Allie Stanger each drove in two runs.
Hannah Wilner homered in each game for the Falcons.
MELROSE 12, STAPLES-MOTLEY 11
MELROSE – Sandra Sprenger went 4-for-5 with two RBI to help Melrose beat Staples-Motley.
Sprenger got the complete-game win for the Dutchmen.
Melrose outhit Staples-Motley 18-16 in the game.
MELROSE 9, SAUK CENTRE 6
MELROSE – In Game 2, Sandra Sprenger went 3-for-4 with two RBI for Melrose in a win over Sauk Centre.
Kayla Austing went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
Cassidy Zenzen went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBI for Sauk Centre.