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Softball: Warriors rally to topple Tech

A three-run fourth inning broke a 2-2 tie and propelled the Brainerd Warriors to a 5-2 Central Lakes Conference victory over the St. Cloud Tech Tigers Tuesday at Adamson Field in Brainerd.

Brainerd Warrior Richelle Bjork prepares to catch the ball Tuesday at first base against the St. Cloud Tech Tigers at Adamson Field in Brainerd. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch Video and Gallery
Brainerd Warrior Richelle Bjork prepares to catch the ball Tuesday at first base against the St. Cloud Tech Tigers at Adamson Field in Brainerd. Steve Kohls/ Brainerd Dispatch Video and Gallery

A three-run fourth inning broke a 2-2 tie and propelled the Brainerd Warriors to a 5-2 Central Lakes Conference victory over the St. Cloud Tech Tigers Tuesday at Adamson Field in Brainerd.

Clare Ceynowa opened the fourth with a single followed by Jordyn Sullivan's double. Ceynowa scored on a Cassidy Zontelli groundout before Emma Korhonen walked. Vanessa Britton stepped into the batter's box only to watch Sullivan score on a passed ball, which also helped Korhonen advance to third. Two pitches later Britton smacked a sacrifice fly to centerfield to score Korhonen for a 5-2 advantage.

Lexi Roby and Richelle Bjork collected Brainerd's other two hits and Elaina Christiansen and Kylie Lange each drove in a run during a two-run third which knotted the score after Tech's Bryana Lommel belted a two-run homer in the first.

Sadie Jordan walked twice and scored a run and Korhonen finished with walks and two runs.

"The girls did a great job of taking advantage of seven walks and four hits and turning it into five runs," said Brainerd head coach Shane Jordan. "We take pride in running the bases and we did a good job of that today.

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"17-1 is a great accomplishment, but our goals are still in front of us. We control our own destiny and now we just need to go take it."

Jordyn Sullivan pitched the first three innings. She allowed two runs on two hits. She struck out two and walked none for the win.

Jillian Ewald pitched the final four innings. She struck out four and walked none.

St. Cloud Tech 2 5 1

Brainerd 5 4 0

WP: Jordyn Sullivan. LP: Melissa Bautch. 2B: B-Sullivan. HR: SC-Bryana Lommel. Conference: Brd 11-1. Overall: Brd 17-1. Next: Brainerd hosts Fergus Falls 5 p.m. Thursday.

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