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Cardinals softball falls in Willmar

The Alexandria softball team fell to 5-3 in the Central Lakes Conference on Friday with a 5-4 loss to Willmar on the road.

Taylor Ellingson was handed the loss despite only allowing four earned runs in seven innings pitched.

Alexandria held a brief 4-3 lead in the game before Willmar scored two runs to take control. Alexandria had runners on base in both the sixth and seventh innings but was unable to find a big hit to drive home any runs.

Sarah Bruzek and Courtney Bitzan drove in the only RBIs in the game for Alexandria.

The loss dropped the Cardinals to 8-7 overall.

GAME RESULTS

ALEXANDRIA 4 4 2

WILLMAR 5 5 3

ALEXANDRIA PITCHING – Taylor Ellingson – L, 7IP, 5H, 5R, 4ER, 5BB, 6SO

ALEXANDRIA OFFENSE – Sarah Bruzek – 1B, 1 RBI; Carly Dropik – 1B; Anna Lee – 2B; Emily Kuennen – 1B; Courtney Bitzan – 1 RBI

Blaze Fugina

Blaze Fugina is the sports editor of the Woodbury and South Washington County Bulletin newspapers. Previously, Blaze worked as a sports editor for the Pierce County Herald and a sports reporter for the Alexandria Echo Press. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.

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