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College Baseball: Ridgewater drops pair

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Ridgewater came closer to winning Monday, but the Warriors still fell short, losing a doubleheader to Itasca.

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The Warriors (0-4) are off today before playing doubleheaders on Wednesday and Thursday and a single game on Friday to wrap up their spring training.

Game One

Itasca 8, Ridgewater 5

Itasca broke a 1-1 tie when Tyler Orgon ripped a two-run double on a full count with two outs in the sixth inning.

Ridgewater plated two runs in the seventh to force extra innings where Itasca produced four runs in the 10th to keep the Warriors winless. Ridgewater left the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th after plating a run.

Clint Larson singled twice and double, while Mike Nielsen doubled and singled, and Jason Shaul drove in two runs.

Shane Trattles struck out six and surrendered six hits and just one walk before running into trouble in the sixth.

Itasca 100 002 100 4 -- 8 10 2

Ridgewater 010 100 200 1 -- 5 8 0

HITTING - Itasca: Tyler Orgon 4-for-4, 2b, 2 rbi ... Ridgewater: Jason Shaul 1-for-2, 2b, 2 rbi; Mike Nielsen 2-for-5, 2b, rbi; Clint Larson 3-for-5, 2b; Jake Grangroth 1-for-2; Shane Trattles 1-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Itasca: T.J. Post 4-5-2-2-0-4, Hellman 3-2-2-2-0-2, Thiede 2-0-0-0-2-4, T.J. Erickson (W) 1-1-1-1-1-0 ... Ridgewater: Shane Trattles 6-6-3-3-1-6, Jarrod Holmgren 2-1-1-1-1-0, Taylor Gonyea (L) 2-2-4-4-2-1

Game Two

Itasca 3, Ridgewater 1

Jason Shaul led off the seventh inning with a single and moved to second base on Greg Barnes' single before scoring on Taylor Gonyea's bases-loaded single to account for Ridgewater's only run.

Shaul had two of Ridgewater's five hits. Starting pitcher Jordan Ruter gave up three hits and no earned runs while striking out five in five innings of work for the Warriors.

Ridgewater 000 000 1 -- 1 5 1

Itasca 100 002 x -- 3 5 1

HITTING - Ridgewater: Zach Fischer 1-for-3; Greg Barnes 1-for-3; Taylor Gonyea 1-for-3; Jason Shaul 2-for-3 ... Itasca: T.J. Erickson 2-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Jordan Ruter 5-3-1-0-3-5, Mike Nielsen (L) 1-2-2-2-1-2 ... Itasca: Krie (W) 5-5-1-1-4-7

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