Tribune Staff Report
WILLMAR -- Andrea Krause and Brittney Nissen each threw a gem and the Ridgewater College fastpitch team took a pair from Riverland College of Austin 7-1 and 9-1 on Friday at College Field.
Krause threw a seven-inning six-hitter in the lidlifter; Nissen tossed a five-inning one-hitter in the second game.
Ridgewater improved to 11-3 in the MCAC Southern Division and 20-9 overall. Rochester is here at noon today for a pair of Southern games.
Ridgewater College 7, Riverland 1
Hayley Springer hit a solo home run over the centerfield fence leading off the sixth, her first college homer.
Datriana Jensen supplied an RBI single in the fourth and a two-run double in the fifth, when the Lady Warriors piled up four runs for a 6-0 lead.
Krause walked none and fanned five. Aimee Johnson doubled twice and singled.
Riverland 000 000 1 -- 1 6 1
Ridgewater 000 241 x -- 7 12 1
HITTING - Riverland: Courtney Schnaith 2-for-3, 2b; Morgan Herda 1-for-3, 2b; Hayley Underwood 1-for-3, Whitney Bamrick 1-for-3, Kim Craig 1-for-2 .... Ridgewater: Haley Springer 1-for-4, solo HR; Brooke Carlson 1-for-3, Andrea Krause 2-for-4, Aimee Johnson 3-for-4, 2 2b's, rbi; Justine Otremba 1-for-3, rbi; Datriana Jensen 2-for-4, 2b, 3 rbi; Jenn Storck 2-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Riverland: Sara Sandberg (L) 6-12-7-6-2-1 ... Ridgewater: Andrea Krause (W) 7-6-1-0-0-5
Ridgewater 9, Riverland 1
Brooke Carlson poked a towering three-run homer over the centerfield fence in a five-run first, her second of the season.
Jenna Kincade lashed a two-run triple in the second to up the lead to 8-0. She singled in the team's last run in the fourth.
Riverland 000 10 -- 1 1 2
Ridgewater 530 1x -- 9 9 0
HITTING - Riverland: Hayley Underwood 1-for-2, 3b ... Ridgewater: Kari Shipman 2-for-3, Haley Springer 1-for-3, Brooke Carlson 1-for-3, 3-run HR; Andrea Krause 1-for-2, Jenna Kincade 2-for-2, 3b, 3 rbi; Yvonne Wani 2-for-3, 2 rbi
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Riverland: Bridget Bergstrom (L) 3Zc-8-9-8-0-0, Robyn Arjes Xc-1-0-0-1-0 ... Ridgewater: Brittney Nissen (W) 5-1-1-1-1-2