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College Softball: Raiders drop 1 to St. Cloud

Lisa Kossan doubled in Game One and tripled in Game Two as the Central Lakes College Raiders fell 10-6 in Game One to St. Cloud Technical College Friday, April 26 in Brainerd.

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Central Lakes College's Lindsay Hendrickson hits the ball against St. Cloud Technical & Community College Friday, April 26, at Findorff Athletic Complex in Brainerd. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch - Gallery and Video

Lisa Kossan doubled in Game One and tripled in Game Two as the Central Lakes College Raiders fell 10-6 in Game One to St. Cloud Technical College Friday, April 26 in Brainerd.

Game Two was suspended after seven innings with both teams tied at seven.

Both teams were ranked in the top 10 in the latest NJCAA with the Raiders in 10th and the Cyclones in seventh.

"The hit some balls hard and we had some bad hops and a couple of errors," Raiders head coach Ray Austin said. "They are a really good team and hit the ball well and our comeback just came up a little short."

The Raiders faced Cyclones starting pitcher Sam Patton in Game One with Kallie Plantenberg pitching for CLC. A three-run sixth inning from St. Cloud gave them the 10-6 win. Kossan and Lindsay Hendrickson each finished with two hits.

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"St. Cloud is a great team," Austin said. "They are leading the Southern Division. They are coached really well and hats off to them, they have a lot of fight. We probably saw the best pitcher we have seen this year in the first game. We put some good swings on the ball and hit it hard. Nothing to complain about. We played well."

Kali Mammenga took the mound for the Raiders in Game Two and the Raiders built a 5-2 lead after three innings. The Cyclones responded with a five-run fourth inning, but Mammenga shut them down for the last three innings.

The Raiders drew even at seven with two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Haley Youngbauer, Cassidy Zontelli, Kossan, Hendrickson and Sydney Forboard all had two hits

"Kali (Mammenga) had a lot of fight," Austin said. "She came back out and pitched well and our pitchers realize that we our never out of the game with our offense. We have had a lot of rallies in the last two weeks started from the bottom of our lineup and when we have that going we are good to go."

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Game One

St. Cloud Tech 10 7 2

Central Lakes 6 13 3

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WP:Sam Patton . LP: Kalli Plantenberg. 2B: CLC-Lisa Kossan, Hendrickson..

Game Two

St. Cloud Tech 7 10 1

Central Lakes 7 13 1

3B: CLC-Lisa Kossan. CLC-. Division: CLC 7-1. Overall: CLC 13-9. Next: Central Lakes vs. Vermilion Community College in Ely 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27 (2).

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