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College Softball: Ridgewater heading to nationals


WILLMAR -- In a spring seldom fit for outdoor sports, the Lady Warriors looked quite comfortable once again.

Doing what they do best -- socking the cover off the ball -- Ridgewater College thumped Anoka-Ramsey 8-0 in a five-inning game to win the school's fifth Region 13A championship in seven years on Friday afternoon under heavy overcast and a chilly north wind at the college field.

At least it didn't rain as it did much of Thursday's opening rounds.

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Rand Middleton

Covers Willmar and area high schools and Ridgewater College, plus amateur baseball, stock car racing and fitness events in summer. Writes weekly column since 1980. Began working in radio and at weekly newspaper in Munising, Michigan, in 1972. Started parttime at West Central Daily Tribune Sept. 1974. Fulltime beginning Feb. 1979. Married to Tribune news clerk Donna (Miller) Middleton, formerly of Kerkhoven. 2 grown children. 

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