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ST. CLOUD, Minn. — The Winona State University softball team split an NSIC doubleheader with St. Cloud State on Friday, and Logan High School graduate Jordyn Kleman pitched another gem to salvage the split for the Warriors.

Winona State (31-5, 10-2) lost the first game 3-1 before winning the second 3-2 after scoring in the seventh and eighth innings.

Kleman (13-1) struck out 12, walked two and allowed five hits and two earned runs while pitching all eight innings.

Onalaska Luther graduate Mariah Schultz was used as a pinch runner and scored the Warriors' first run in the top of the sixth inning. Lani Van Zyl brought they tying run home in the seventh, and Samantha McLean hit a grounder to the right spot to plate the go-ahead run in the eighth.

Kleman retired the Huskies in order in the bottom of the eighth.

Kleman has pitched 101⅓ innings and allowed 82 hits this season. Her ERA is 1.87, and she had 96 strikeouts and 18 walks.

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Assistant Sports Editor

Todd Sommerfeldt has covered sports for the La Crosse Tribune since 2003 after doing the same previously in the Fox Cities and Rock County.

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