Softball: Pitching shines in Warrior sweep

Brainerd at Rocori Thursday, April 22

Emma Tautges

COLD SPRING — Emma Tautges struck you seven and scattered four hits over seven innings for the complete-game shutout in Game one and went 2-4 with a triple, two runs and an RBI as the Brainerd Warriors swept the Rocori Spartans 3-0 and 6-0 in a Central Lakes Conference doubleheader Thursday, April 22.

Karisa Kroll finished 3-4 with an RBI and Olivia Tautges was 2-3 with a run and an RBI in Game One.

Mya Tautges earned the win in Game Two. She struck out six and allowed three hits in 4.2 innings. Olivia Tautges saw her first action on the mound in relief. She struck out five over two innings.

“We played a really good softball team tonight and came away with two shutout wins.
Warriors head coach Shane Jordan said. “Emma, Mya and Olivia Tautges pitched great tonight. I was most proud of our defense. We made some tremendous plays in the field that helped secure the shutouts.

“Zakia Herron made a diving stop at second base that was one of the best plays I’ve ever seen. Our positive response to adversity continues to be the strength of this team.”


Josie Kappes was 3-3 with two runs. Kroll went 2-3 and Olivia Tautges was 3-4 with a run and two RBIs. Meghan Smith drove in two runs for the Warriors

Game One
Rocori 0 4 1
Brainerd 3 8 1
WP: Emma Tautges.

Game Two
Rocori 0 3 0
Brainerd 6 13 0
WP: Mya Tautges.2B: Brd-Karlie Anderson. 3B: Brd-Emma Tautges. Conference: Brd 3-0. Overall: Brd 3-0. Next: Brainerd hosts Centennial 5 p.m. Friday, April 23.
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