College Baseball: Ridgewater sweeps cross-over, runs win streak to six games
Tribune staff report
AUSTIN -- The Ridgewater baseball team wrapped up a perfect weekend with a pair of wins on Saturday during a cross-over tournament at Riverland.
Ridgewater defeated Hibbing 19-4 and Central Lakes 12-6, giving the Warriors a six-game winning streak heading into a difficult stretch in their schedule.
The Warriors improved to 6-7 and will play Fergus Falls on at 1 p.m. Saturday in Spice. Because of scheduling conflict, the game was moved. On Sunday, the team travels to St. Cloud for a 1 p.m. game.
In Saturday's first game, the Warriors trailed 2-1 before breaking it open with a nine-run third inning. They tacked on seven more in the fourth.
Jordan Ruter was 4-for-5, drove in a run and scored three times. Jason Shaul was 3-for-4, doubled twice and had four RBIs. Travis Kahl had two hits in three trips, drove in two runs and scored three. Mike Nielsen and Taylor Gonyea also drove in two runs apiece, and Clint Larson had two hits. Joey Schreck worked all five innings to even his record at 1-1.
In Game Two, the Warriors again pounced early and kept the offense rolling, scoring four runs in the second, another in the third and seven in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.
Ruter doubled and tripled and drove in three runs, Shane Trattles was 3-for-4 and scored twice, and Shaul, Zach Fischer and Jake Rambow all had two hits.
Trent Berg improved to 2-1, scattering six hits and striking out six.
Ridgewater 19, Hibbing 4
Ridgewater 109 72 -- 19 18 1
Hibbing 201 01 -- 4 5 0
HITTING - Ridgewater: Jordan Ruter 4-5 rbi r-3, Travis Kahl 2-3 2b rbi-2 r-3, Jason Shaul 3-4 2b-2 rbi-4, Zach Fischer 1-4 r, Mike Nielsen 2-4 3b r-2, Taylor Gonyea 2-3 2b rbi r-2, Jake Rambow 1-3 rbi r-2, Clint Larson 2-4 r-2, Trent Berg 1-3 rbi-2 r-2, ... Hibbing: Adam Smith 1-3 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Joey Schreck (W, 1-1) 5-5-4-4-3-3 ... Hibbing: Jesse Olson (L)
Ridgewater 12, Central Lakes 6
Central Lakes 002 020 2 -- 6 6 2
Ridgewater 041 223 x -- 12 13 0
HITTING - Central Lakes: T.Lenz 2-3 2b-2 rbi ... Ridgewater: Jordan Ruter 2-4 2b 3b rbi-3 r, Jason Shaul 2-4 3b rbi r-2, Zach Fischer 2-4 r-2, Mike Nielsen 1-3 r-2, Greg Barnes 1-4 2b, Jake Rambow 2-2 2b r-2, Shane Trattles 3-4 r-2
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Central Lakes: Hoemberg (L) ... Home: Trent Berg (W, 2-1) 7-6-6-6-4-6