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College softball: Ridgewater wins 1st-round game, loses in 2nd round in national tourney

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ROCHESTER, Minn. -- The Warriors are .500 after the opening day of the NJCAA Division III national championship at the McQuillan Softball Complex in Rochester.

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Ridgewater College of Willmar and Hutchinson upset No. 3 seed Anne Arundel of Maryland 4-2 in a noon game but fell to No. 2 Tompkins Cortland CC of Dryden, N.Y., 8-1 in the second round.

The Warriors (35-11) play DuPage (Ill.) today at 10 a.m. The winner stays alive in the championship bracket but the loser slips to the consolation bracket.

"We never got anything going in the second game," said coach Todd Thorstad. "Their pitcher wasn't overpowering but had good control."

Tomkins' pitcher Emile Rogers fanned 17 on a 4-hitter.

Semifinals

Tompkins 7, Ridge 1

In the first, Andrea Krause's two-out single up the middle drove in Kari Shipman, who led off the frame with a walk and moved to second on a passed ball.

Krause got two more hits but Samantha Cunningham got the only hit off Rogers, who walked only one.

Krause gave up 10 hits over 7 innings, including a 3-run homer to Taylor Fravel in the second.

Tompkins 140 002 0 -- 7 10 0

Ridgewater 100 000 0 -- 1 4 1

HITTING - Tompkins: Taylor Fravel 1-for-3, 3-run HR, 3 rbi; Katie Ducharme 1-for-3, rbi; Kristen Baker 3-for-4, 3 2b's, 3 rbi; Samijo Scheer 1-for-3, 2b; Katie Huston 1-for-4; Chelsea Houtenbrink 3-for-3 ... Ridgewater: Andrea Krause 3-for-3, rbi; Samantha Cunningham 1-for-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Tompkins: Emilie Rogers (W) 7-4-1-1-1-17 ... Ridgewater: Andrea Krause (L) 7-10-7-6-1-3

Quarterfinals

Ridge. 3, Anne Arundel 2

Kari Shipman was hit by a pitch to lead off the game. Springer sacrificed Shipman to second.

Brooke Carlson walked. Andrea Krause tripled to left field to bring in Shipman and Carlson for a quick 2-0 lead.

Arundel came back with a run in the third and another in the top of the seventh.

In the bottom of the frame, Aimee Johnson doubled leading off and Brenna Holwerda pinch-ran. Datriana Jensen walked. After a fielder's choice, Shipman stepped to the plate and lashed a double to score Holwerda with one out and end the game.

Krause threw a crisp 5-hitter with one walk and four strikeouts.

Anne Arundel 001 000 1 -- 2 5 0

Ridgewater 200 000 1 -- 3 6 1

HITTING - Anne Arundel: Elaine Nescio 3-for-4, 2b, rbi; Courtney Streambler 1-for-3, rbi; Megan Kagley 1-for-3, 2b ... Ridgewater: Kari Shipman 2-for-3, rbi; Haley Springer 1-for-2; Andrea Krause 1-for-3, 3b, 2 rbi; Aimee Johnson 2-for-3, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Anne Arundel: Elaine Nescio (L) 6.1-6-3-3-3-9 ... Ridgewater: Andrea Krause (W) 7-5-2-1-1-4

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