Ridgewater baseball 2-2 over weekend
BRAINERD -- The Ridgewater Warriors baseball team split a pair ot twinbills over the weekend in MCAC Central Divison action.
Ridgewater (5-7, 11-18) plays host to Anoka-Ramsey at 1 p.m. at Bill Taunton Stadium in two more MCAC Central Division games on Wednesday.
The Warriors are vying for one of the three available post-season slots.
On Sunday in a doublheader played in Brainerd, Ridgewater routed Fergus Falls 15-5 in the first game behind a 21-hit attack. Luke Frauendiest hit a solo homer and Justin Schroeder knocked in five runs with a two-run homer and two singles.
Chris Braaten went the distance with a four hitter.
The Warriors then dropped a 12-2 decision in five innings in the finale. Ridgewater collected just five hits in the nightcap.
On Saturday in Willmar, the Warriors won the first game of a doubleheader, time drubbing Central Lakes 12-2 as Schroeder tossed a two-hitter with seven strikeouts and Benji Hager, Jake Wahl and Ryan Spelt each supplied three hits.
The Warriors then fell 10-4 in the second game. Keegan Meagher, a freshman from Paynesville, threw a six-hitter and supplemented that with three hits, including a two-run homer.
Colin Spooner, a freshman first baseman from Paynesville, added three singles.
Jake Wahl doubled twice for Ridgewater.
Game One Sunday
Ridgewater 15, Fergus Falls 5
Ridgewater 610 215 0 -- 15 21 1
F. Falls 010 040 0 -- 5 4 0
HITTING - Ridgewater: Luke Frauendiest 2-for-5, solo HR, 2 rbi; Adam Lubberts 1-for-5, Benji Hager 3-for-4, 2 rbi; Matt Christensen 4-for-5, 2 rbi; Jake Wahl 3-for-5, 2 rbi, 2b; Ryan Speltz 2-for-4, 2 rbi; Justin Schroeder 3-for-5, two-run HR, 5 rbi; Travis Radermacher 3-for-5, James Gilbertson 2-for-4 ... Fergus Falls: Tyler Anderson 2-for-4, 2 2bs; Codi Paszek 1-for-3, 2b
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Chris Braaten (W) 7-4-5-4-2-5 ... Fergus Falls: Shawn Jore (L)
Game Two Sunday
Fergus Falls 12, Ridgewater 2
Ridgewater 001 10 -- 2 5 3
Fergus Falls 124 32 -- 12 12 0
HITTING - Ridgewater: Luke Frauendiest 1-for-3, 3b; Adam Lubberts 1-for-3, Benji Hagert 1-for-2, Kyle Burg 1-for-1, Radermacher 1-for-1 ... Fergus Falls: James Knoll 3-for-4, solo HR; Clay Grimstad 4-for-4, 3b
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Matt Christensen (L) 2-6-4-4-1-1, Bobby Tyndal 2Xc-6-8-2-2-1 ... Fergus Falls: Chris Doege (W) 5-5-2-2-2-4
Game One Saturday
Ridgewater 10, Central Lakes 2
Central Lakes 002 000 0 -- 2 2 4
Ridgewater 231 013 0 -- 10 16 4
HITTING - Central Lakes: Ryan Pauly 1-for-4, Tyler Wittwer 1-for-3 ... Ridgewater: Luke Frauendiest 1-for-4, Adam Luberts 1-for-3, Benji Hager 3-for-3, 2b; Matt Christensen 2-for-2, Jake Wahl 3-for-3, Chris Braaten 1-for-3, Ryan Speltz 3-for-4, 2b; Travis Radermacher 1-for-4, James Gilbertson 1-for-3
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Central Lakes: Kyle Schaible (L) 6-16-10-9-2-4 ... Ridgewater: Justin Schroeder (W) 7-2-2-2-3-7
Game Two Saturday
Central Lakes 10, Ridgewater 4
Central Lakes 101 026 0 -- 10 16 0
Ridgewater 010 201 0 -- 4 6 0
HITTING - Central Lakes: Josh Janzen 3-for-4, Keegan Meagher 3-for-4, 2-run HR; Colin Spooner 3-for-4... Ridgewater: Luke Frauendiest 1-for-3, Matt Christensen 1-for-2, 2b; Jake Wahl 2-for-2, 2 2bs; Chris Braaten 1-for-3, Travis Radermacher 1-for-3, 2b
PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Central Lakes: Keegan Meagher (W) 7-6-4-4-2-2... Ridgewater: Tyler Kanten (L) 6Zc-10-6-6-0-3, Tyler Speltz Xc-6-4-4-1-2