College Softball: Raiders split 1st day of tournament

Central Lakes College at Rochester tournament

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ROCHESTER — The Central Lakes College Raiders split two games in Rochester Friday, April 1, winning Game One against Rochester 8-7 and falling in Game Two 10-1 to St. Cloud.

Trailing 7-2 headed into the bottom of the sixth, the Raiders rallied to score one in the sixth and five in the bottom of the seventh to beat Rochester 8-7 in Game One.

Lexy Swanson ripped a solo home run to score the lone sixth inning run and make it 7-3.

After Marissa Callahan pitched a scoreless top of the seventh, the Raiders went to work to score five and walk-off Rochester.

Sarah Kossan hit a bases loaded single to make it 7-4 followed by a Brooke Corrigan RBI groundout to make it 7-5.


Addie Sanford tied the game with a two-run single that scored Kossan and Cassidy Zontelli.

Sanford then scored the game-winning run on a Halle Zupan single.

Callahan got the win in 1.1 innings of relief. Victoria Wagner started for the Raiders and pitched 5.2 innings and struck out two.

Rochester was led by Journey Smith who went 4-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBIs. Bella Mehrkens launched a home run for Rochester and also picked up the loss when she failed to close the game out in the seventh.

The Raiders finish out the Rochester tournament Saturday with games against Bay College and Riverland.

Game One

Rochester 7 11 2

Central Lakes 8 7 2

WP: Marissa Callahan. LP: Bella Mehrkens. 2B: R-Journey Smith, Jamee Norlund. HR: CLC-Lexy Swanson, R-Bella Mehrkens.

Game Two

St. Cloud 10

Central Lakes 1

Overall: CLC 4-7. Next: CLC vs Bay College in Rochester 10 a.m. Saturday, April 2.

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