College Softball: Ridgewater takes 2 games from St. Cloud Technical
ST. CLOUD -- The Ridgewater Lady Warriors softball team extended its winning streak to six games after they swept a doubleheader from St. Cloud Technical College Friday.
After being held scoreless for the first three innings, Ridgewater plated three runs in the fourth en route to winning the opening game, 6-2.
Brooke Henderson then highlighted a 10-hit attack for the Lady Warriors in the nightcap with a two-run homer as Jazmin Petersen and Ridgewater blanked the Cyclones 10-0.
Ridgewater (2-0, 9-3) resumes play Tuesday as it hosts Fergus Falls in a doubleheader starting at 3 p.m.
Ridgewater 6, St. Cloud Tech 2
Nicole Blizil knocked in half of the Lady Warriors' six runs with a two-run single in the fourth inning and an RBI single in the sixth after Tiffany Volk led off the inning with a triple.
Molly Anderson also singled in a run in the fourth inning for Ridgewater, which took advantage of eight walks issued by St. Cloud Tech starter Chandra Schmitz.
Ridgewater's Kristin Kahle benefited from the offense to earn the win after surrendering just five hits and one walk, while striking out four in seven innings of work.
Ridgewater 000 311 1 -- 6 7 1
St. Cloud Tech 000 011 0 -- 2 5 1
HITTING - Ridgewater: Tiffany Volk 1-for-5, 3b; Nicole Blizil 2-for-4, 3 rbi; Jodi Merritt 1-for-4; Sara Beyer 1-for-4, 2b; Kristin Kahle 1-for-3, 2b; Molly Anderson 2-for-4, rbi ... St. Cloud Tech: Ashia Volkers 2-for-3, 2b; Victoria Swenson 1-for-3, rbi; Chandra Schmitz 1-for-3, rbi; Stephanie Nelson 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Kristin Kahle (W) 7-5-2-2-1-4 ... St. Cloud Tech: Chandra Schmitz (L) 7-7-6-5-8-2
Ridgewater 10, St. Cloud Tech 0
Jazmin Petersen didn't walk a batter and struck out five while allowing only four singles in picking up a shutout.
A slim 3-0 Ridgewater lead after five innings expanded to 10-0 after the Lady Warriors scored seven runs in the sixth. Before Brooke Henderson homered in the inning, Kristin Kahle slugged a three-run double to spark the Ridgewater offense. Kahle also doubled in a run in the first.
Ridgewater 100 027 -- 10 10 0
St. Cloud Tech 000 000 -- 0 4 7
HITTING - Ridgewater: Nicole Blizil 1-for-4; Kristin Kahle 3-for-4, 2 2b's, 4 rbi; Brooke Henderson 2-for-4, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Sara Beyer 1-for-4; Jodi Merritt 2-for-3; Kim Brill 1-for-3 ... St. Cloud Tech: Stephanie Nelson 1-for-3; Kayla Guck 1-for-2; Chandra Schmitz 1-for-1; Alyze Boraas 1-for-1
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Jazmin Petersen (W) 6-4-0-0-0-5 ... St. Cloud Tech: Chantel Millwood (L) 6-10-10-5-0-2