DETROIT LAKES -- The Brainerd Warriors softball team won the Detroit Lakes tournament Saturday by defeating Fergus Falls 7-2, Bemidji 2-0 and Detroit Lakes 4-2.
Julie Moran and Gina Clough swung big bats for the Warriors in the first game, going 3-for-5 and 3-4, respectively. Each had an RBI and run scored.
Alissa Anderson was 2-4 with two RBI and Megan Arns was 2-5 with two runs scored.
Anderson also got the job done on the mound, striking out four Fergus Falls batters and walking none.
In the second game, Moran came through again as she went 2-3 with a triple and RBI.
Melynda Ringstrom was the winning pitcher for the Warriors in the second game. She gave up one hit, three walks and struck out four.
Lisa Gorron and Sacha Holbrook each doubled, contributing to the Warriors' third win of the day against Detroit Lakes.
Anderson pitched another complete game for the Warriors, giving up six hits, two runs, no walks, and three strikeouts.
Anderson improved her record to 6-5 this season with 20 strikeouts and 13 walks and an ERA of 2.65.
"Every game so far this season has been close," Brainerd coach Janell Westphal said. "We either have great offense or great defense, but never both on any given night.
"However, the girls played great on both sides in all three games and look at the results. The girls had the winning attitude and wanted first place today. It's tough to beat a team when all 18 players are committed to one goal.
"The best thing that I saw in these three games was that there were no standouts. Every team member played well and played together, and that's what it takes to win."
The Warriors remain 2-5 in the Central Lakes Conference, but jump up to 7-5 overall.
They will travel to St. Cloud Apollo at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.
Fergus Falls 100 010 0 -- 2 7 3
Brainerd 401 002 x -- 7 13 0
Brainerd -- Alissa Anderson and Jessica Ostergren, Sacha Holbrook (5). WP -- Anderson.
Bemidji 000 000 0 -- 0 1 1
Brainerd 000 011 x -- 2 5 3
Bemidji -- Sweeney and Sundvall; Brainerd -- Melynda Ringstrom and Ostergren, Holbrook. WP -- Ringstrom. LP -- Sweeney.
Detroit Lakes 110 000 0 -- 2 6 3
Brainerd 040 000 0 -- 4 6 2
DL -- Omberg and Wiedenitsch; Brainerd -- Anderson and Ostergren, Holbrook. WP -- Anderson. LP -- Omberg. Conference -- B 2-5. Overall -- B 7-5. Next game -- Brainerd at St. Cloud Tech 4 p.m. Tuesday.
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