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College softball: Ridgewater opens season by splitting pair of games on Saturday and Sunday

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COCOA BEACH, Fla. — The Ridgewater softball team split four games over the weekend during the Warriors’ southern spring trip.

The Warriors defeated Fisher College (Mass.) 11-1 and lost to the County College of Morris (N.J.) 11-8 on Sunday.

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On Saturday, to open its season, Ridgewater defeated Hibbing 8-1 and lost to Itasca 8-5.

The Warriors play two games, including a second game against MCAC rival Itasca, today before returning home on Tuesday.

In the four weekend games, pitcher Brittany Nissen picked up two wins and a loss, working 16 innings and allowing just two earned runs. Nissen struck out 17 batters, including 10 in five innings against Fisher College on Sunday.

Brooke Carlson had a home run and a double among her five hits and she drove in six runs.

Jenna Kincade also had a home run among her four hits and drove in three runs, and Brielle Hauge was 7-for-15 with four doubles. Kari Shipman also had five hits.

Sunday’s Games

Game One

Ridgewater 11, Fisher 1

Ridgewater    362 00 — 11 9 2  

Fisher    000 10 — 1 2 2  

HITTING – Ridgewater: Kari Shipman 2-4, Brielle Hauge 3-4 2b-2, Brooke Carlson 1-2 hr rbi-2, Jessie Kalenberg 1-3 rbi, Brenna Holwerda 1-2 rbi, Dani Emkes 1-1 … Fisher: Samantha Maldonado 1-2, Jayla Vega 1-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Ridgeswater: Brittany Nissen (W) 5-2-1-0-1-10 … Fisher: Vega (L)

Game Two

CC of Morris 11,  Ridgewater 8

Ridgewater    003 302 0 — 8 8 4  

CC of Morris    501 005 x — 11 5 3  

HITTING – Ridgewater: Shipman 1-4 rbi, Kalenberg 1-4 rbi, Hauge 2-4 2b-2 rbi, Nissen 2-4, Datri Jensen 1-4 hr rbi-2, Emkes 1-3 … CC of Morris: Stacey Abasto 2-5

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Ridgewater: Alicia Koenen 2-3-6-6-9-0, Nissen (L) 4-2-5-1-2-2 … CC of Morris: Jess Cannon (W)

Saturday’s Games

Game One

Ridgewater 8, Hibbing 1

Ridgewater    203 002 1 — 8 8 2  

Hibbing    001 000 0 — 1 3 4  

HITTING – Ridgewater: Kalenberg 2-4, Hauge 1-4, Jensen 1-3, Justine Otremba 1-1, Carlson 1-4 2b rbi-2, Nissen 1-3 hr rbi-4, Jenna Kincade 1-2 hr rbi-2 … Hibbing: Hope Moser 1-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Ridgewtar: Nissen (W) 7-3-1-1-2-5 … Hibbing: Jenna Missingill (L)

Game Two

Itasca 8, Ridgewater 5

Ridgewater    010 121 0 — 5 11 2  

Itasca    100 133 x — 8 12 2  

HITTING – Ridgewater: Shipman 2-4 3b-2, Kalenberg 1-3, Hauge 1-3, Carlson 3-4 rbi-2, Otremba 1-4 2b, Kincade 3-4 rbi … Itasca: Ariel Olson 4-4 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) – Ridgewater: Kalenberg (L) 6-12-8-6-2-4 … Itasca: Onya Olson (W)

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