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College softball: Warriors take 2 from Minn. West

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College softball: Warriors take 2 from Minn. West
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Tribune Staff Report

WORTHINGTON — The Ridgewater College softball team revved up its offense on Tuesday, thumping Minnesota West 10-3 and 9-0 in a MCAC Southern Division doubleheader.

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The Warriors improved to 2-0 in the division and 12-4 overall.

The Warriors play their home opener today, facing St. Cloud Technical College in a doubleheader beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Ridgewater ripped 20 hits off Minnesota West pitching in Game One on Tuesday, with Brielle Hauge and Kenzie Long both collecting four hits in five trips. Hauge drove in three runs and Brooke Wuertz was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI.

Courtney Olson had three hits and Heather Horning, Haley Huls and Dani Emkes all drove in runs.

Horning picked up her eighth win in 10 decisions, allowing three runs on four hits and striking out six.

In Game Two, Olson had a pair of doubles among her three hits and she drove in two runs, and Hauge continued her hot hitting, doubling twice in four trips and driving in two runs.

Wuertz also had two hits and she and Long, Horning, Huls and Emkes drove in runs.

Tasha Dallmann was 2-for-3 and also won her four game of the year, allowing just two hits in the five-inning game.

Game One

Ridgewater 10,

Minn. West 3

Ridgewater         150 011 2 — 10 20 0 

Minn. West          000 210 0 —   3  4  0 

HITTING – Ridgewater: Brooke Wuertz 2-3 2b rbi-2, Kenzie Long 4-5 rbi, Brielle Hauge 4-5 rbi-3, Courtney Olson 3-5, Heather Horning 2-4 2b rbi, Haley Huls 2-4 rbi, Tasha Dallmann 1-4, Dani Emkes 2-4 rbi … Minnesota West: Christine Kazemba 2-3 2b rbi, Brittney Hermeling 1-4, Jenny Majerus 1-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Ridgewater: Horning (W, 8-2) 7-4-3-3-3-6 … Minnesota West: Kazemba (L)

Game Two

Ridgewater 9,

Minn. West 0

Ridgewater         212 23 — 9 14 1 

Minn. West          000 00 —  0  2 1 

HITTING – Ridgewater: Wuertz 2-3 rbi, Long 1-4 rbi, Hauge 2-4 2b-2 rbi-2, Olson 3-3 2b-2 rbi-2, Horning 1-3 2b rbi, Huls 2-3 rbi, Dallmann 2-3, Emkes 1-3 2b rbi … Minnesota West: Bailey Kish 1-2, Kara Honius 1-2

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) — Ridgewater: Dallmann (W, 4-2) 5-2-0-0-2-3 … Minnesota West: Anderson (L)

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