ST. CLOUD -- The Brainerd Warriors softball team scored 34 runs in its doubleheader against St. Cloud Apollo to win 16-4 and 18-1 in Central Lakes Conference play Tuesday.
Brainerd pitcher Laura Clemens notched two strikeouts, walked two and scattered 13 hits as she allowed four runs in the first game. Lisa Gorron was 3-for-3 at the plate for the Warriors in the opening contest while Jackie Byrn went 4-for-5 and Jessie Pohlkamp was 1-for-3.
In the nightcap, Warrior starter Melynda Ringstrom struck out three while she gave up just one run on four hits and no walks.
In game two, Jackie Sullivan went 2-for-3 for Brainerd with a double. Gorron was 1-for-2 and also had a double. Byrn went 2-for-2, Gena Clough was 2-for-4 and Heather Jacobson went 2-for-3.
"We hit the living tar out of the ball," Brainerd coach Mike Zauhar said. "Our bats came alive. Defensively, we've been playing great and that continued in this game as well."
St. Cloud Apollo 101 200 0 -- 4 13 0
Brainerd 600 042 4 -- 16 13 3
Brainerd -- Laura Clemens and Sacha Holbrook; SCA -- Jacobs and Gruber. WP -- Clemens. LP -- Jacobs.
St. Cloud Apollo 001 00 -- 1 4 0
Brainerd 075 6 X-- 18 11 1
Brainerd -- Melynda Ringstrom and Ashley Rodriguez; SCA -- Schloe and Dorbider. WP -- Ringstrom. LP -- Schloe. Conference -- Brd 4-2. Overall -- Brd 4-2. Next game -- Brainerd at Rocori 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
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