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College Baseball: Ridgewater stays alive in consolation

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College Baseball: Ridgewater stays alive in consolation
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ST. CLOUD -- After losing its first game of the NJCAA Region 13 basbeall tournament on Thursday, Ridgewater fought back to win its consolation game and stay alive in the double-elimination tournament.

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The Warriors fell to Riverland 6-4 in the opener before tripping Hibbing 8-3 in the loser's bracket.

Ridgewater will take on Fergus Falls at noon today at Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud.

Riverland built a 5-1 lead after three innings against Ridgewater's Cody Conners and never trailed after that.

Shane Kampsen hit a solo homer in the first and a triple in the fifth for the Warriors. Mike Weber drove in a run with a single in the fourth inning and Dustin Peters had a run-scoring single in the fifth inning.

Conners allowed eight hits and six runs in 52/3 innings. He walked one and struck out four.

Against Hibbing, Peters rapped a three-run double during the Warriors' five-run fifth inning.

Jordan Prill had a solo home run for Ridgewater in the fourth inning.

Prill finished 3-for-4. Clint Aretz had two doubles in four trips and drove in a runs. Austen Hadley was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Bobby Arens hurled 52/3 innings for the win, giving up five hits and two runs. Hadley finished.

Quarterfinals

Riverland 6, Ridgewater 4

Ridgewater 100 210 0 -- 4 5 3

Riverland 131 100 x -- 6 8 0

HITTING - Ridgewater: Austen Hadley 1-for-4; Shane Kampsen 2-for-3, 3b, solo HR, rbi; Dustin Peters 1-for-3, rbi; Mike Weber 1-for-3, rbi ... Riverland: Mondeel 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Williams 2-for-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Cody Conners (L) 52/3-8-6-4-1-4, Gavin Biegler 1/3-0-0-0-0-0 ... Riverland: Jones (W) 7-5-4-4-0-5

Consolation

Ridgewater 8, Hibbing 3

Ridgewater 110 105 0 -- 8 10 0

Hibbing 100 100 1 -- 3 6 2

HITTING - Ridgewater: Austen Hadley 2-for-3, rbi; Clint Aretz 2-for-4, 2 2b's, rbi; Jordan Prill 3-for-4, 2 runs, solo HR, rbi; Taylor Gonyea 1-for-2, 2 runs; Anthony Leaman 1-for-3; Dustin Peters 1-for-1, 2b, 3 rbi ... Hibbing: Plesch 2-for-4

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Bobby Arens (W) 52/3-5-2-2-3-2, Austen Hadley 11/3-1-1-1-1-0 ... Hibbing: Perzenanze (L) 52/3-6-7-6-3-4, second pitcher's name unknown 11/3-4-1-1-0-2

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