College Baseball: Ridgewater slugs Anoka-Ramsey in twin bill sweep
Tribune Staff Report
COON RAPIDS -- Ridgewater blasted Anoka-Ramsey Tuesday behind 33 hits as the Warriors collected a MCAC South sweep with a 14-4 win in a six-inning opener and a 10-2 victory in the nightcap.
"Those are the best two games (we played all year)," said first-year Ridgewater head coach Dennis Boe. "The big thing we got, really, was good pitching with exceptional hitting. We did a good job and we knew we needed these two games."
Travis Kahl went 7-for-9 and Taylor Gonyea 5-for-5 in the sweep to ignite the Ridgewater offense. Benefitting from the support was Trenton Berg in Game One and Adam Brewers in Game Two. Both left-handers threw complete games on the mound while not issuing a walk.
Ridgewater hosts Minnesota West at 2 p.m. today for a division doubleheader that was rained out on Saturday.
Ridgewater 14, Anoka-Ramsey 4
Kahl had four hits in five trips to the plate, while Gonyea and Mike Nielsen had three hits each for the Warriors, who scored in every inning after being shut out in the first frame.
Zach Fischer added a solo home run and Jake Rambow three RBI.
Ridgewater 024 314 -- 14 18 2
A-R 010 030 -- 4 9 3
HITTING - Ridgewater: Shane Trattles 1-for-5, rbi; Jason Schaul 1-for-4; Zach Fischer 2-for-5, solo HR, 2 runs, 2 rbi; Taylor Gonyea 3-for-3, 3 runs, rbi; Mike Nielsen 3-for-4, 3 runs, 2 rbi; Travis Kahl 4-for-5, 2 runs, rbi; Greg Barnes 2-for-5, 2 rbi; Jake Rambow 2-for-2, 3 rbi ... Anoka-Ramsey: Brady Dristie 3-for-3; Gristad 2-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Trenton Berg (W) 6-9-4-4-0-1 ... Anoka-Ramsey: Tyler Ball (L) 4-13-10-10-3-0, Brandon Hoyne 2-5-4-4-1-0
Ridgewater 10, Anoka-Ramsey 2
Gonyea capped the scoring in the six-run Warriors' seventh with a bases-clearing double. The freshman from Pine City finished with four RBI and Jordan Ruter drove in two more.
Jason Schaul singled and doubled twice and Kahl added three singles to pace the Warriors' 15-hit attack.
Ridgewater 030 100 6 -- 10 15 2
A-R 000 020 0 -- 2 4 1
HITTING - Ridgewater: Jordan Ruter 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Trenton Berg 1-for-5, rbi; Jason Schaul 3-for-4, 2 2b's, 2 runs, rbi; Zach Fischer 1-for-3; Taylor Gonyea 2-for-2, 2b, 4 rbi; Mike Nielsen 1-for-4; Travis Kahl 3-for-4, 2 runs; Clint Larson 2-for-4 ... Anoka-Ramsey: Brady Dristie 1-for-4, run
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Adam Brewers (W) 7-4-2-2-0-4 ... Anoka-Ramsey: Luke McKay (L) 5-10-4-4-8-6, Patrick Freese 1-5-6-6-3-1