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Ridgewater, Fergus split 4 weekend games

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

FERGUS FALLS -- The visiting teams swept doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday between Ridgewater and Fergus Falls in MCAC Central Division baseball action.

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The Warriors (10-2, 24-10) fell to Fergus Falls at home 8-6 and 11-7 Saturday for their first division losses of the season, then beat the Spartans 10-2 and 15-5 Sunday.

On Sunday, the Warriors launched three home runsin the opener: Matt Christensen had a solo shot in the fifth inning, Shane Kampsen blasted a two-run homer in the sixth and Benji Hager hit a solo shot in the sixth.

Ridgewater's Cody Connors pitched five innings for the win, allowing two runs on five hits. He struck seven and and walked three.

In the second game, the Warriors pounded out 19 hits.

Kampsen hit a solo homer in the third inning and Austen Hadley cleared the bases with a grand-slam homer in the sixth inning.

Nathan Nietfeld, who threw two innings of relief in the first game, started this game and picked up the win. He went five innings and struck out two.

Sunday Games

(At Fergus Falls)

Ridgewater 10, Fergus Falls 2

Ridgewater 030 124 0 -- 10 10 1

Fergus Falls 001 010 0 -- 2 8 5

HITTING - Ridgewater: Luke Frauendienst 1-for-4, 2b; Cameron Lehner 1-for-3; Shane Kampsen 1-for-4, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Matt Christensen 1-for-4, 2 runs, solo HR, rbi; Benji Hager 2-for-4, 3 runs, solo HR, rbi; Kelvin Nelson 3-for-4, 2b, 3 rbi; Mike Weber 1-for-4 ... Fergus Falls: Tyler Anderson 2-for-3; Codi Paszek 2-for-3; Jared Weber 2-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Cody Connors (W) 5-5-2-1-3-7; Nathan Nietfeld 2-3-0-0-0-2 ... Fergus Falls: Anderson (L) 5-6-6-5-5-5; Aaron Link 1-3-4-4-2-1; Joe Anderson 1-1-0-0-1-1

Ridgewater 15, Fergus Falls 5

The Warriors continued to thump the ball, pounding out 19 hits.

Shane Kampsen hit a solo homer in the third inning and Austen Hadley cleared the bases with a grand slam in the sixth.

Kampsen solo HR third; Hadley grand slam in sixth.

Nathan Nietfeld, who threw two innings of relief in the first game, started this game and picked up the win. He went five innings and struck out two.

Rid (10-2, 24-10) 031 009 2 -- 15 19 4

FF (5-9, 9-20) 000 041 0 -- 5 7 1

HITTING - Ridgewater: Luke Frauendienst 3-for-4; Cameron Lehner 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2b, 2 rbi; Shane Kampsen 3-for-4, solo HR, rbi; Matt Christensen 2-for-5, 2 runs; Benji Hager 1-for-3, 2 runs; Clint Aretz 1-for-5; Kelvin Nelson 3-for-5, 2 runs; Austen Hadley 3-for-3, 3 runs, grand-slam HR, 4 rbi; Mike Weber 1-for-3, rbi ... Fergus Falls: Joe Anderson 1-for-3, 2b; Anthony Ruther 1-for-4, 2 rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Ridgewater: Nathan Nietfeld (W) 5-6-4-2-0-2; Matt Christensen 2-1-1-0-0-2 ... Fergus Falls: Kyle Shaikoski (L) 6-15-13-12-4-6; Tanner Gramm 1-4-2-2-0-0

Saturday Games

(At Willmar)

Game One

Fergus Falls 8, Ridgewater 6

Lucas Kramer hit two homers to boost the Spartans. He hit a two-run shot in the second and a three-run blast in the sixth.

Clint Aretz launched a two-run homer in the third for Ridgewater. Austen Hadley had three hits.

Fergus Falls 120 014 0 -- 8 11 1

Ridgewater 023 000 1 -- 6 9 1

HITTING - Fergus Falls: Anthony Ruther 3-for-4, 2b, solo HR, rbi; Tyler Anderson 2-for-4; Joe Anderson 2-for-3, 2b, rbi; Lucas Kramer 2-for-3, 2-run HR, 3-run HR, 5 rbi ... Ridgewater: Luke Frauendienst 2-for-5; Cameron Lehner 1-for-4; Shane Kampsen 1-for-2, 2b; Benji Hager 1-for-3, 2b; Clint Aretz 1-for-4, 2-run HR, 2 rbi; Austen Hadley 3-for-4, 2b, 3b, rbi

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Fergus Falls: Nick Johnson (W) 7-9-6-6-6-9 ... Ridgewater: Chris Braaten (L) 5Xc-10-8-8-0-5; Cody Johnson 1Zc-1-0-0-0-0

Game Two

Fergus Falls 11, Ridgewater 7

The Spartans scored in bunches, with four runs in the third and fourth, and three in the seventh. Jared Weber led Fergus Falls with three hits.

Shane Kampsen had three hits, including two doubles, and two RBI for the Warriors. Clint Aretz and Mike Weber added two hits each.

Fergus Falls 004 400 3 -- 11 15 4

Ridgewater 210 211 0 -- 7 10 3

HITTING - Fergus Falls: Anthony Ruther 2-for-4, 2 runs; Sam Thielen 2-for-4, 2b, 3 rbi; Tyler Anderson 2-for-3; Jared Weber 3-for-4; Lucas Kramer 2-for-2 ... Ridgewater: Luke Frauendienst 1-for-3; Shane Kampsen 3-for-5, 2 2b's, 2 rbi; Matt Christensen 1-for-3; Clint Aretz 2-for-3, 2b; Austen Hadley 1-for-4; Mike Weber 2-for-3

PITCHING (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) -- Fergus Falls: Brian Nobs (W) 5-10-6-5-3-5; Tyler Anderson 2-0-1-1-3-3 ... Ridgewater: Ryan Speltz (L) 3-7-7-6-2-4; Bobby Arens 3-4-2-0-0-5; Cody Johnson 1-4-2-2-0-0

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